GRIFFITHS, JOHN THOMAS (1824 - 1895), mining engineer in U.S.A.;

Name: John Thomas Griffiths
Date of birth: 1824
Date of death: 1895
Gender: Male
Occupation: mining engineer
Area of activity: Business and Industry; Engineering, Construction, Naval Architecture and Surveying; Music; Religion
Author: Robert (Bob) Owen

Born Christmas Day 1824 in the Brynengan area of the parish of Llanystumdwy, Caernarfonshire. He emigrated with his parents to New York in 1831 but because of cholera outbreaks the family moved within a year to Minersville, Pa. The son went to work in a colliery in Minersville and subsequently at Summit Hill, Carbon County. He helped to set up the Calvinistic Methodist church in Wilkesbarre. He composed some hymn tunes. He died 18 February, 1895.


Published date: 2001

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