OWEN, WILLIAM DAVID (1874 - 1925), lawyer and journalist

Name: William David Owen
Date of birth: 1874
Date of death: 1925
Spouse: Gwendoline Owen (née Empsell)
Parent: Jane Owen
Parent: William Owen
Gender: Male
Occupation: lawyer and journalist
Area of activity: Law; Literature and Writing
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

Born 21 October 1874 at Tŷ Franan, Bodedern, Anglesey, son of William and Jane Owen. He became pupil-teacher at the village school, and afterwards, under L. D. Jones, at Garth, Bangor, and passed through Bangor Normal College. For some time he was a school teacher, but afterwards became a journalist. He was subsequently called to the Bar, but ultimately returned to Anglesey to practise as a solicitor at Rhosneigr and Llangefni; he died at Rhosneigr 4 November 1925, and was buried 7 November at Gwalchmai. He had married Gwendoline Empsell, who was editor of a women's journal. Owen's claim to inclusion in this work is his authorship of the remarkably vivid and popular romance Madam Wen (Wrexham, 1925).


Published date: 1959

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