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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John William Wren
Mary Pharis
Marriage: 25 November 1892
Sarah Abigail Wren
Jewell Mary Wren
Harvey Wren
William Delmer Wren
Mattie Wren
John Harmon Wren
Loyce Wren
Davis Winifred Wren

Spouse and Children

25 November 1892
Freestone, Texas, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Jasper Wren


    Sarah Cebelle Barrington




+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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