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" Merthyr Express " Diary.…

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Sudden Death in a Colliery.


Sudden Death in a Colliery. An old nnd very much respected inhabitant passed away very suddenly on Friday morning last in the person of Mr. Samuel Da vies, of 54, Duffryn Houses. Deceased was 68 years of age, and had been an official at the Hills PIvmouth Colliery for many years but, owing to' ill-health had to retire from the duties of overman. He had been unwell for some time but resumed work about two weeks ago, and expired quite unexpectedly at work, from heart failure. He leaves a widow and one son, Mr. John S. Davies, who is undermanagec of the No. 1 South Duffryn Colliery, Hill's Ply- mouth Co., and three married daughters. De- ceased had been a deacon at the Demi Baptist Chapel, Abercanaid, for many years, where he will be greatly missed. He took an active part in Church matters when very young, having been one of the first in the formatiop of the English Baptist cause at. Merthyr Vale. He came there from the English Church at at Mountain Ash, and when lie removed to Plymouth he threw in his lot with the Welsh Baptists at Abercanaid. The funeral wa3 a private one and took place on Tuesday, deceased being buried at his native place, Mountain Ash, and the following nttended :—1st coach.—Messrs. John S. Davies (son), Fred Lloyd, Arthur Arthur and James Newman (sons-in-law), and grand-children; 2nd coach—Messrs. Austin Lloyd, Freddie Lloyd, Samuel Davies and Charlie Davies (grandsons) boys, D. John,. A. Newman, and Austin Davies; 3rd coach—Messrs. Robert Jones, Thos. Arthur, Ben. Williams, Wm. Jen- kins and David Thomas (Abercanaid); 4th coach—Messrs. • Henry Ricketts and Harry Williams (Merthyr), Wm. Hopkins (overman), Rees Williams (fireman); 5th coach—Rev. Isaac James (Baptist minister, Demi, Aber- canaid), Jlcy. H. P. Jones (English Baptist Church, Merthyr Vale), Messrs. John Davies, Wm. Evans and. Wm. Griffiths (deacons); 6th coach— Messrs. Thomas Richards, Richard Evans, Aneurin Morgan, Thos. D. Williams, John Owen and William Rees (deacons); 7th coach—Messrs. Benj. James (Troedyrhiw), William Lewis (undermariager, Merthyr Vale), George James and George Hancock; 8th coach—Messrs. David Thomas, Henry Williams and Thomas Williams (Duffryn), David Thomas (Troedy- rIuw), and Wm. Llewellyn (Duffryn). The service was conducted by the Rev. Isaac James, Demi Baptist Chapel,. Abercanaid, and the -Rev. H. P. Jones, English Baptist, Merthyr Vale; prayer was offered at the graveside by the Rev. 1 Rees Morgan, Ffynongroyw. Hint.—x'ue funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mr. Powell, Plymouth-street, Merthvr, and carried out with every liátiefactiODe.¡, H • V


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