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OBITUARY. I Mr. Ben Oar Lewis. I <4Y Drafod," published in the Welsh Settlement, Patagonia, an- nounces the death of Mr Hen Dar Lewis, at the age of 20 years. He passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10, at passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10, at Y Gaiman. and was buried on tho following Monday at Trelew Ceme- terv, the Rev. D. J. Williams, M.A., and Mr. D. D. Walters officiating. Mr Lewis was a native of Trecynon, and emigrated to Patagonia about 6 years ago, followed soon afterwards bv his father and mother, Mr and Mrs Ben Lewis, with whom and with deceased's young widow gener- al sympathy is felt. He was a nephew to Councillor Tom Lewis, Trecvnon. The widow is n sister to Airs." George Dean, Park Lodge, Tro- eynon. The late Mr Lewis was an electrician and had an extensive business in the Welsh Settlement, He was also the proprietor of a eine- ma in Y Gaiman. He was passion- atelv fond of music and a clever vio- linist. He took an active part in philanthropic movements in Pata- gonia. He held a St. Jolm Amhu- lence certificate and performed good service for the Red Cross. He was an enthusiastic Welsh Nationalist, and a lover of the Eisteddfod and all Cymric institutions. Several writers in "Y Drafod" pay high tributes to deceased's sterling character and ] godly life, j Mr and Mrs George Dean have ] just received a letter from deteareel's ¡I father and mother, in which they state that their eon died from com- plications arising out of an attack of J influenza. His sudden death was a I great shock to the whole town ot I Trelew, where lien was held fn high esteem by people of a.ll nationalities —Spaniards, Italians, Greeks, Turks, 1 Germans, English and Welsh. The ¡ funeral was one of the largest over seen in Trelew. The cortege con- tained from 40 to 50 motor ears be- sides other vehicles, and many at- j tended on horsehaeft. Although thej burial took place the day following? his death people attended from all [ parts of the long valley. The par-| ents and the- widow received lele-j grams of condolence from two of the] chief men oi the Port and HailVlay.1 j Mr. Alt, the British Consul, and! Mr. Smart, deputy manager of tlwj Railway. The letter concludes with touching and kindly references to J Mrs. Lewis, the widow. |

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