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Ebenezer Rowland Thomas (c1832-1909)
1909 Obituary 
EBENEZER ROWLAND THOMAS died on October 21, 1909, at his residence, Heulwen, Porthcawl, in his sixty-eighth year.
His career began with an official position on the railways in the Llanelly district.
Subsequently he removed to Newport, Mon., where he took up the agency of the Blaenavon Company, Ltd., besides carrying on business as an iron merchant. Having purchased the Pantmawr Limestone Quarries, he recently removed to Porthcawl.
He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1896.