DAVIES, DAVID CAXTON (1873 - 1955), printer and company director

Name: David Caxton Davies
Date of birth: 1873
Date of death: 1955
Parent: Margaret Davies
Parent: David Davies
Gender: Male
Occupation: printer and company director
Area of activity: Business and Industry; Printing and Publishing
Author: Evan David Jones

Born at Lampeter, Cardiganshire, 8 August 1873, son of David and Margaret Davies (the oldest inhabitant of the town when she died 28 December 1937). Educated in his native town, he became manager of the Welsh Church Press at Lampeter, and (1909-19) of Grosvenor and Chater & Co., London; manager and director of William Lewis, Ltd., printers, Cardiff, and of Davies, Harvey and Murrell, Ltd., paper merchants, London. In 1935-36 he was president of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Master Printers Alliance. He was one of the founder members of Cardiff Rotary Club. In 1947 the University of Wales conferred on him an hon. M.A. degree for his services to the publication of books and periodicals about Wales, particularly those in the Welsh language. He died 5 November 1955, and a funeral service was held in St. David's Church, Cardiff, before cremation at Thornhill on 9 November


Published date: 2001

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