Lucie Caroline Wren
b. 11 March 1886, d. 31 May 1943
- Father: Powhatan Sampson Wren b. July 1842, d. 19 July 1917
- Mother: Martha Campbell b. 26 April 1853, d. 15 December 1932
- A photographic portrait was made of Frank and Carnie Wren, about 1897, sent to Aunt Annie from her godchildren.
- Lucie Caroline Wren was born on 11 March 1886 in Galveston, Texas.
- She was known as Carnie.
- Powhatan Sampson Wren and Martha Campbell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Galveston, Texas, at 2306 Avenue J living in some sort of boarding house with Claude & Frances Cochran.. Other members of the household included Lucie Caroline Wren, Powhatan Sampson Wren Jr., Julia Lee Wren and Francis Jefferson Wren.
- The following appeared on 4 April 1909 in the Galveston Daily News: A wedding of much interest, though solemnized out of the city, is the Wren-Prendergast nuptials, on April 15, in Waco. Mrs. M. C. Wren, mother of the groom will attend and will be joined by Mrs. Kleber Lee, Miss Carnie Wren, and Mr. Frank Wren, all from Fort Worth. Miss Carnie Wren will be one of the bride's attendants, and Mr. Garland Tobin will be Mr. Wren's best man. Mr. Wren will bring his bride here immediately after the ceremony, and on Saturday afternoon, April 17, from 4 to 6, Mrs. M. C. Wren will entertain with a tea in honor of this bride.
- The following appeared on 11 April 1909 in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Mrs. Connelly Prendergast of 903 South Henderson street, is in Waco for the Wren-Prendergast wedding which
takes place April 15. Mrs. C. M. Wren, mother of the groom, will attend and will be joined by Mrs. Kleber Lee, Miss Carnie Wren and Mr. Frank Wren from Fort Worth. Miss Carnie Wren will be one of the bride's attendants. The bride, Miss Stella Prendergast, is a well known society girl, having often contributed her bright, happy presence to various social functions in Fort Worth, where she has a large host of friends.
- The following appeared on 20 October 1909 in the Galveston Daily News: Mr. Bryant Goree of Fort Worth and Miss Carnie Wren of this city are to be married on the 17th of November. Miss Wren has been residing in Fort Worth for the past two years with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Kelber Lee, and en route home she stopped in Houston, the guest of her brother, Mr. Clark Campbell Wren and his wife. While in that city the secret of the coming nuptials slipped out. Miss Wren is the youngest daughter of Mrs. Mattie Campbell Wren of this city. She is a graduate of the Bail? High School and numbers a large circle of friends here. Mr. Goree is likewise well known here, as he at one time resided in this city and is a member of a prominent Texas family residing in Huntsville.
- The following appeared on 14 November 1909 in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Cards have been received in Fort Worth which read: Mrs. Martha Campbell Wren invites you to be present at the marriage of her daughter, Lucie Caroline, to Mr. Bryant Kittrell Goree, on Wednesday evening, Nov. 19, 1909, at 6 o'clock, at her residence, Galveston, Texas. At home after Dec. 15, Fort Worth, Texas.
- The following appeared on 14 November 1909 in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: The Fort Worth Club tendered its president, Bryan K. Goree, a smoker Saturday night, complimentary to his marriage, Wednesday, to Miss Connie Wren of Galveston. Practically all of the 200 members of the club were present, and the festivities continued until the hands of the clock marked midnight. An orchestra furnished music for the occasion, and many short talks were made, some serious, some humorous, but all full of cordial good wishes to the president and his bride-to-be.
- She married Bryant Kittrell Goree, son of Robert Daniel Goree and Frances Rebecca Campbell, on 17 November 1909 in Galveston, Texas, at her mother's residence. B. K.'s mother and Lucie's maternal grandfather were sister and brother (Campbell family). And his father and her maternal grandmother were first cousins (Goree family).
- The following appeared on 18 November 1909 in the Galveston Daily News: The marriage of Mr. Bryant Kittrell Goree of Fort Worth to Miss Lucie Caroline Wren was solemnized Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock with a beautiful home ceremony at the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs. Martha Campbell Wren. Chrysanthemums. . . . The ribbon bearers were the two schoolgirl cousins of the bride, Misses Emma Lee and Ann Kauffman. . . . With [the bride's mother] Mrs. Wren was her daughter[-in-law] Mrs. Clarke Campbell Wren of Houston. . . . The bridesmaids and groomsmen were: Misses Margaret Polk of Sherman, Annie Harris of Texarkana, Frances Goree of Austin; Messrs. Norman Kittrell of Houston, Frank Wren of Fort Worth and Tom Caldwell of Fort Worth. . . . Miss Julia Lee Wren, the bride's sister, was maid of honor, and Mr. Wilmot O'dell of Cleburne was best man. . . . Rev. Charles s. Aves, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, officiated. The bride enetered with her brother, Mr. Clark Campbell Wren of Houston. . . . Mr. and Mrs. Goree left on the evening train for the East and will reside in Fort Worth, where their own home is ow being built. The groom is a member of the law firm of Cowan, Barney & Goree, one of the best-known firms in Fort Worth. His family is originally from Knox City, Tenn., and like the bride's family has prominent connections all through the state. . . . Among the relatives and friends from out of the city were: Miss Lucy Quarles, Fort Worth, Mr. H. D. Ponton, Houston; Mrs. Kelber Lee, Fort Worth; Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Campbell, Houston; Miss Evelyn Campbell, Houston; Miss Mary Berry, Fort Worth, Miss Robert Goree, Huntsville.
- Bryant Kittrell Goree and Lucie Caroline Wren appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, at 1416 Henderson Street.
- The following appeared on 5 July 1910 in the Galveston Daily News: Misses Julia Wren and Ann Kauffman have returned from a most enjoyable visit in Fort Worth and Waco. At the former city they were entertained by Mrs. Kleber Lee and Mrs. Bryan Goree, and at the latter by Judge Prendergast and Mrs. Joseph Wren.
- The following appeared on 5 July 1910 in The Galveston Daily News: Miss Julia Wren and Ann KauffmanMrs. Kleber LeeMrs. Bryan GoreeJudge PrendergastMrs. Joseph Wren.
- The following appeared on 21 July 1910 in The Galveston Daily News: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wren of Waco with their son, Albert Prendergast Wren, are the guests of Mr. Wren's mother, Mrs Mattie C. Wren and will remain here until after the cotton carnival and will participate in the festivities of the homecoming day. Mr. and Mrs. Clark Campbell Wren, with their son, were from Houston for the week-end and will return for the carnival. Mrs. Bryan Goree has returned to her home in Fort Worth, after a visit of a few days here.
- Bryant Kittrell Goree and Lucie Caroline Wren appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, at 1406 South Adams living next to. Other members of the household included Bryant Kittrell Goree Jr., Martha Frances Goree and Robert Daniel Goree.
- Bryant Kittrell Goree and Lucie Caroline Wren appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, at 1416 South Adams. Other members of the household included Bryant Kittrell Goree Jr. and Martha Frances Goree.
- She officially witnessed the death of Martha Campbell on 15 December 1932 at 1404 South Adams in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas; at her residence.
- The following appeared on 16 December 1932 in The Galveston Daily News: Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie C. Wren, a former resident of Galveston who died Wednesday at her home in Fort Worth, will be held this morning on the arrival of the train at 9:35 o'clock. The funeral cortege will move direct from the Union Station to the Episcopal Cemetery, where services will be held. Rev. E. H. Gibson will officiate.
Active pallbearers will be: F. French, A. T. Barclay, A. L. Crow, E. C. Northen, B. Harris, Dr. E. E. Larkins, Robert Campbell, Dr. George Lee, George Ewalt and G. H. Wilder.
Mrs. Wren is survived by two daughters, Mrs. B. K. Goree and Miss Julia Wren; three sons, P. S. Wren and Frank Wren of Fort Worth and Clark Wren of Washinton, D. C., and several grandchildren.
Mrs. Wren lived in Galveston for a long number of years prior to her removal to Fort Worth.
- Bryant Kittrell Goree and Lucie Caroline Wren appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, at 1416 South Adams. Other members of the household included Bryant Kittrell Goree Jr.
- At the time of her death Lucie Caroline Wren was living in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, at 1416 South Adams.
- Lucie Caroline Wren died on 31 May 1943 at age 57 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, drowned in the Trinity River. . Her death was officially witnessed by Francis Jefferson Wren.
- Her husband Bryant Kittrell Goree became a widower at her death.
- She was interred at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Galveston, Texas.
- The following appeared on 2 June 1943 in The Galveston News: The body of Mrs. B. K. Goree, the former Miss Connie [sic] Wren of Galveston, who died in Fort Worth on Monday, will arrive here this morning over the Santa Fe for burial. The funeral cortege will proceed from the train to Episcopal Cemetery, where services will be held, with Rev. Edmund H. Gibson officiating.
Active pallbearers will be Dr. Willard Cook, Frank French, E. C. Northen, Asa Crow, Tec Barclay and Archie Campbell.
She is survived by her husband, B. K. Goree, Fort Worth attorney, and a daughter, two sons, two brothers, Frank Wren of Fort Worth and Clark Wren of Houston and a sister, Miss Julia Wren of Lake Charles, La.
J. Levy & Bro. are in charge of funeral arrangements.
- Last Edited: 16 Feb 2013