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John Owen was a thorough Welshman , in language and sympathy. He was a vigorous controversialist but this did not impair his esteem of his opponents nor theirs of him. He was deeply interested in the Welsh educational system and its development , and one of his last public acts (apart from his church work) was to act as chairman of the departmental committee which published, in 1927 , the report on Welsh in Education and Life . He was also closely associated with the national eisteddfod and the Welsh Council of the League of Nations Union .
He m., 1882 , Amelia , daughter of J. Longstaff of Appleby , who survived him, and by her he had four sons and six daughters. He was buried at Abergwili , and there is an effigy of him in the Lady Chapel at S. David's Cathedral .
Thomas Iorwerth Ellis, M.A., (1899-1970), Aberystwyth
Published date: 1959