Owen Harris, (died 1905, aged 67), Grocer, 28 Harriet Street, Trecynon.

Owen Harris

Born in Llanddeusant, Carmarthenshire in April 1837. Owen Harris became one of the most prominent figures in the public life of Trecynon and Aberdare. He took an active interest in municipal life, and served on many public bodies; he was a member of the Aberdare School Board, and a popular Guardian of the Poor. He was elected to the first Aberdare Board of Health and in 1894 became one of the newly elected councillors of the Aberdare Urban District Council. He was a Liberal, a Progressivist and a practical Christian. He was one of the Deacons of Heolyfelin Baptist Chapel, Trecynon. His obituary in the Aberdare Leader recorded that he was noted for his generosity, chary of words but prolific in deeds and a true friend and benefactor to the poor of his neighbourhood. His wife Jennet predeceased him.