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Michael Davies
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The Gravestones of Price and Annie Davies
My first cousin once removed recently made a trip to Wales and upon request he stopped by the graveyard of Price and Annie Davies to take a picture for me. Since he knows Welsh he also kindly translated the inscriptions. The original inscription reads: "Er ...

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The Marriage Of Harold And Annie
I promised my great aunt Ruth that I would transcribe Harold and Annie's marriage certificate. So here it is. I originally sent off for this record 5 or 6 years ago so I'm happy to finally put it in blog format. Date: 1911 Marriage Solemnized at: St. Paul's...

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Pushing Open Doors
I haven't blogged in about 10 days. I haven't had a lot of time, but I've been busy behind the scenes. My Uncle Michael sent through information on my Grandad's funeral. I was unable to make it back to England to attend so I read the list of those present w...

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Julia Edith Davies' Contribution To Women In Church Leadership
Julia Edith Davies. Born 9th June 1890, according to my first cousin once removed, in Manordeifi, Pembrokeshire, Wales.  Married in Merthyr Tydfil, 11th June 1905 to my great great uncle David John Davies.  Sometime between 1911 and 1917 they began leading ...

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New Photographic Discoveries: Great Uncle David John Davies
Following on from yesterday, today I take a look at all the photographs I gained of David John Davies my great uncle. Not to be confused with David John Davies my great great uncle. The younger one was named after the older by his father, Price Davies. Unti...

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New Photographic Discoveries of Great Grandfather Harold E Griffiths
Early last week I dived into researching the old Redemption Tidings of the Assemblies of God, Great Britain. I did not expect to discover anything more than some history on my great great uncle, D J Davies. Instead, I found a treasure trove of history as I ...

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"The Grandfather I Never Knew" Part 8
Another significant event that occurred early in the 1950s was an accident that happened to Idris. He worked for a company in Palmerston that sold mechanized machinery. One day he was operating a crane and attempted to lift something with it that was too he...

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David John Davies - Cause of death
"On February 4th 1931 my brother Pastor D. J. Davies, Ystrad Rhondda died and on February the 9th was buried at Penrhys Cemetery - Pastor Tom Mercy, Cross keys, and Pastor Clement Morgan, Dowlais, officiating; when there were about one thousand people at th...

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Tech Tuesday: Using the Flipboard App
As the title suggests, I want to talk about the 'Flipboard' app for Apple devices such as the iPad and iPhone. Flipboard collates information from the web and puts it into a magazine format. A quick search on the internet tells me that it is also available ...

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The Treasure That Keeps On Giving
Earlier this week I blogged about finding the article for my Great Great Uncle David John Davies' funeral. I was left with two more questions: how did he die? Who did his wife remarry? I've discovered both, although I don't know much more than that about th...
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