JOB, JOHN THOMAS (1867 - 1938), Calvinistic Methodist minister, hymn writer, and poet

Name: John Thomas Job
Date of birth: 1867
Date of death: 1938
Spouse: Catherine Job (née Jones Shaw)
Spouse: Etta Job (née Davies)
Parent: Mary Job
Parent: John Job
Gender: Male
Occupation: Calvinistic Methodist minister, hymn writer, and poet
Area of activity: Eisteddfod; Poetry; Religion
Author: Enaf Morrice Job

Born 21 May 1867 at Sunny Hill, Llandebïe, Carmarthenshire, the youngest of the five children of John and Mary Job - he was also a nephew of Thomas Job, Conwil. He was educated at Llandebïe National School, Watcyn Wyn's school at Gwynfryn (Ammanford), and Trevecka College, and held pastorates at Nazareth, Aberdare, 1893-8, Carneddi, Bethesda, Caernarfonshire, 1898-1917, Pentour, Fishguard, 1917-38.

He won the chair at the national eisteddfod in 1897, 1903, and 1918, and the crown in 1900; he also won the chair at the San Francisco eisteddfod of 1915. He contributed to Cymru (O.M.E.), Y Geninen, etc., wrote several hymns for the Welsh C.M. hymn-book, and published a volume of his poems - Caniadau Job. He was awarded the degree of M.A. (honoris causa) by the University of Wales in 1932.

He married (1), 1894, Etta Davies, Zenobia House, New Quay, by whom he had three children, all of whom died young, and (2), 1915, Catherine Jones Shaw, Ty'ncelyn, Bryneglwys, Denbighshire; there were two children of the second marriage, of whom one, a son, survives.

J. T. Job died 4 November 1938.


Published date: 1959

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