Isaac Daniel Hooson or I. D. Hooson as he was commonly known, (1880 – 1948), was a solicitor by profession but much better known as a poet. Hooson was born in Rhosllannerchrugog. His grandfather was one of a group of lead miners who had left Cornwall looking for work in North Wales sometime in the nineteenth century. They originally settled in Flintshire and at some later date Hooson’s father Edward moved to Rhos from Holywell to take up work as as an apprentice grocer. He would later set up his own grocery and drapery shop in the village.
During his lifetime Hooson published only one collection, Cerddi a Baledi, written in the years 1930-36 and published in 1936, but a second collection of his work, Y Gwin a Cherddi Eraill, was published after his death.
Hooson is best known for his poems written for children but he also wrote a Welsh language adaptation of  The Pied Piper of Hamelin under the title Y Fantell Fraith, published in 1934.
A stone memorial to him is set on the mountainside along the Panorama, just above the ‘catwalks’ forestry plantation which is part of the Offa’s Dyke Path.
There is a Welsh-language school in Rhos named after him.