Thelma Louise Wren

24 September 1899–17 January 1985 (Age 85)
Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, United States

The Life of Thelma Louise

When Thelma Louise Wren was born on 24 September 1899, in Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, United States, her father, John Rufus Wren, was 39 and her mother, Pearl Estelle Coleman, was 21. She married James Fred Smith on 3 July 1916, in Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Fairfax, Virginia, United States in 1935 and Falls Church Magisterial District, Fairfax, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 17 January 1985, in Alexandria, Fairfax, Virginia, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Mount Comfort Cemetery, Fairfax, Virginia, United States.

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James Fred Smith
Thelma Louise Wren
Marriage: 3 July 1916
Virginia Lee Smith
Mae Frances Smith
James Wade Smith Sr.
Wallace Richard Smith
Roy Frederick Smith
Gloria June Smith
William Lawerance Smith
Betty Jean Smith
Coleman Adam Smith
Patricia Ann Smith
Leonard Gordon Smith

Spouse and Children

3 July 1916
Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, United States


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1901 · Maggie Lena Walker Opens Bank

Age 2

Maggie Lena Walker was the first African American and woman to open a bank. She opened the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank on August 20, 1901. She encouraged the young people to start saving their pennies in her bank and when they hit a hundred pennies they could start a bank account with the bank.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 23

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.

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)

  • Thelma Smith in household of James Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thelma L Smith in household of James Fred Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thelma L Smith in household of James F Smith, "United States Census, 1930"

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