I have submitted obituaries on the following individuals to the Wales-Gen-L Mailing List.
I have summarized below the details of each submittal. If anyone is interested in one of
these and wishes to receive a copy off-list, please send your e-mail address.
1. Levi GIBBONS, Died 19 Apr 1896, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA: 53 years of age; born in
Dinas, near Abergwain, Penbrokeshire; came to U.S. when he was 18 years old; married in
1868 to Margaret Parry, daughter of Joseph Parry of Audenried; was one of the nine men
burned in the Stanton [mine] 17 years ago; had 13 children and 10 are living at present,
one of 11 years died seven weeks ago; surviving are Annie, Levi, Mamie, Maggie, Jennette,
Deborah, Viola, Joseph, Thomas, Franklin.
2. Owen D. JONES, Died (?) May 1896, Brooklyn, NY, USA: known all over the country as
Edmund Drury, an actor of tragic and strong melodramatic parts; on Nov. 20, 1894, married
Miss Josephine Richards of Plymouth; yesterday [20 May 1896] in the prothonotary's
office was filed an application of divorce in which Mrs. Jones asked their marital
relations be annulled; father, John O. Jones of North Welles street [Wilkes-Barre, he died
8 Sep 1896; posted separately]; Owen D. Jones was born at Trefrew, North Wales, in 1861,
and was 35 years of age; mother died when he was a boy; wife believed his death was all a
hoax and she was going right on with her divorce proceedings. "It was said that a
body was found in the North River his wife doesn't doubt, but it was not that of her
3. John O. JONES, Died 8 Sep 1896, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA: native of Trefrine, in North
Wales; resident of the U.S. for 30 years; only son was Owen D. Jones, the actor [articles
on his death posted separately].
Pasadena, MD, USA