Frederick William Wren Jr.

11 October 1903–26 September 1967 (Age 64)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Frederick William

When Frederick William Wren Jr. was born on 11 October 1903, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Frederick William Wren, was 33 and his mother, Bertha Caroline Humble, was 30. He married Helen I Goodrich on 17 February 1926, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 26 September 1967, in Leyden Township, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Oakbrook Terrace, DuPage, Illinois, United States.

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Frederick William Wren Jr.
Helen I Goodrich
Marriage: 17 February 1926
Frederick William Wren III
Carol L. Wren
William Robert Wren
Donald Fay Wren
Walter Leroy Wren

Spouse and Children

17 February 1926
Cook, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1905 · The Industrial Workers of the World

Age 2

The Industrial Workers of the World was founded after a convention was held by radical trade unionists from all over the United States who opposed the policies of the American Federation of Labor. The IWW opposed the American Federation of Labor's acceptance of capitalism and its refusal to include unskilled workers in craft unions. The convention took place on June 24 and was referred by the workers as the Industrial Congress or the Industrial Union Convention. The IWW aimed to promote worker solidarity in the revolutionary struggle to overthrow the employing class.

Age 17

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from the bird, Middle English wrenne, probably in reference to its small size.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Rinn ‘descendant of Rinn’, a personal name possibly derived from reann ‘spear’.3 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh Uren .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Frederick W Wren in household of Frederick W Wren, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Fredrick Wren in household of Fred W Wren, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fredrick W Wren Jr. in household of Fredrick W Wren, "United States Census, 1910"

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