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IThe late Mr. John John.I


I The late Mr. John John. A SELF-EDUCATED WELSHMAN. I The death has taken place at his residence, Parceitliyn, Llanstephan, of Mr. John Johns, the newly-elected chairman of the Carmar- thenshire County Council, in his sixty-sixth I year. The deceased gentleman, who looked the acme of robustness, had been ailing for only about a fortnight, and, although he was reported to be seriously ill during the last few days, the end came quite unexpectedly, as the result of some internal trouble. The deceased gentleman, who was a farmer, presented a typical example of the man who. by steady perseverance, surmounted great obstacles to personal advancement. Born on October 8, 1844, at a small farmhouse called Morlais-isaf, Trimsaran, near Llanelly, the late Mr Johns had to walk, at a very tender age, four miles over Pembrey Mountain, morning and evening, to the Old Furnace School, Pem- bcey. But his school life was a very short one, for, as the eldest boy of a family of seven, he had early to assist in the maintenance of the home, and had to leave school at the early age of ten to go to work. But the lad had an ardent desire for knowledge, and during his leisure hours he read all the books that came within his reach, and most of the edit cation al equipment he possessed, he acquired by sedulous private study. In his younger days he was possessed with a passion for music, and ultimately became choir leader of Sardis Chapel, Trimsaran, which position he held for many years. During his early days lie was engaged at the local collieries in divers capacities, from a door-boy to an over-man, but, owing to defec- tive eye-sight arising out. of long hours spent in a "gassy" mine, he forsook at the age of 35 the pit for the plough, and went to live at Parceithyn, Llanstephan, a farm which be- longed to his wife, and there lie remained up to his death. His wife predeceased him some nineteen years ago. He had eight children— five sons and three daughters. There were all the evidences of profound re- gret at the funeral on Tuesday. The inter- ment took place at the burial ground of Sardis Chapel. The journey of twenty miles was made by road, in unpropitious weather, taking over six hours to cover the distance. At the graveside the Rev. D. T. Griffiths officiated, whilst the Rev. James John held a service at the house in the morning.



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