Born 8 August 1848 at Mynydd Llandygài, Caernarfonshire - his mother was a sister to William Owen, Prysgol (1813 - 1893). He was the leader for the strikers at the Penrhyn quarry, Caernarfonshire, in the 1896 strike and the unofficial adviser of the quarrymen in the great strike of 1900-03. He became financial secretary to the North Wales Quarrymen's Union. He was a cultured man and a sane leader. He died 24 November 1917 at Mynydd Llandygài.
Published date: 1959
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