John William Wren

5 August 1873–16 February 1964 (Age 90)
Washington, Texas, United States

The Life of John William

When John William Wren was born on 5 August 1873, in Washington, Texas, United States, his father, William Jasper Wren, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Cebelle Barrington, was 23. He married Mary Pharis on 25 November 1892, in Freestone, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 2, Freestone, Texas, United States for about 5 years. He died on 16 February 1964, in Longview, Gregg, Texas, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Freestone, Freestone, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John William Wren
1873–1964
Mary Pharis
1872–1919
Marriage: 25 November 1892
Sarah Abigail Wren
1895–1983
Jewell Mary Wren
1895–1919
Harvey Wren
1898–1983
William Delmer Wren
1900–1984
Mattie Wren
1904–
John Harmon Wren
1905–1974
Loyce Wren
1907–1989
Davis Winifred Wren
1910–1971

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 November 1892
Freestone, Texas, United States
children

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

    William Jasper Wren

    Male1839–1929Male

    Sarah Cebelle Barrington

    Female1850–1924Female

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 12

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1897 · The Union Loop Elevated

Age 24

The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 

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)

  • John Wren in household of William J Wren, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John W Ren, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Wren, "United States Census, 1910"

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