Powhatan Sampson Wren Jr.
b. 13 February 1879, d. 4 February 1948
- Father: Powhatan Sampson Wren b. July 1842, d. 19 July 1917
- Mother: Martha Campbell b. 26 April 1853, d. 15 December 1932
- Powhatan Sampson Wren Jr. was born on 13 February 1879 in Galveston, Texas.
- Clark Calhoun Campbell and Lucy Caroline Goree appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Galveston, Texas, at 5 East Broadway. Other members of the household included Powhatan Sampson Wren Jr., Clark Calhoun Campbell Jr., Lucie Frances Campbell, Powhatan Sampson Wren, Martha Campbell, Clark Campbell Wren, Mary Caroline Campbell and Ann W. Campbell. Boarders (nieces) Mary and Nannie Campbell are the sisters of Sam Campbell, found nearby in the household of Clark's brother Archibald, all children of Clark's brother Marcus.
- 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 Powhatan Sampson Wren Jr., Julia Lee Wren, Lucie Caroline Wren and Francis Jefferson Wren.
- He was a clerk, according to the 1900 census.
- He married Unknown (?)
- The following appeared on 9 February 1908 in The Arizona Republic: (Wickenburg, Feb. 8) . . . Judge Wren and Mrs. P. S. Wren Jr. were in town on business on Friday and Saturday.
- The following appeared on 23 February 1908 in The Arizona Republic: (Wickenburg, Feb. 22) . . . Miss Mattie McMellen, who has been visiting with Mrs. P. S. Wren, Jr., Constellation, for the last three weeks returned to Los Angeles Tuesday.
Judge Wren and Mat Canfield were in from Constellation on Thursday and Friday last week.
- The following appeared on 8 March 1908 in The Arizona Republic: (Wickenburg, March 6) . . . Mrs. P. S. Wren came in from Constellation on Monday and left for Los Angeles on Tuesday for a visit among her many friends at that city.
- The following appeared on 28 April 1911 in The Arizona Republic: P. S. Wren Jr. who has regarded Phoenix as his home for many years, has returned after an absence of three years in western Arizona and California. Much of the time has been spent in Yuma county and the last month in the section known as the Beg Eye country. Mr. Wren reports a mining deal not hitherto heard of in these parts and which is pleasing news as it bids fair to put one hard-working man on Easy street. The seller of the property is the man who has been driving stage for a long time between Sentinel and Agua Calienta Hot Springs and the price paid was $25,000. Mr. Wren did not know the names of the purchasers.
- The following appeared on 7 May 1912 in The Arizona Republic: P. S. Wren, a member of the house of representatives from Yavapai county, received a telegram last evening from his son, P. S. Wren, Jr., containing the news of the destruction by fire of Constellation mining camp some ten or fifteen miles east of Wickenburg. The fire occurred yesterday afternoon and originated in the residence of Mr. Wren occupied by himself and his son when both are at home.
The telegram stated that the young man had built a fire in the kitchen stove, preparatory to cooking his evening meal and had left it to go into the store about twenty-five yards away on an errand. When he returned the house was in flames. There are no water facilities available for fighting fire, in fact even water for domestic purposes is scarce, so the building was entirely consumed, the fire spreading to the store and postoffice which also burned to the ground, together with a couple of tent houses that stood nearby. The loss was practically total and was estimated by Mr. Wren last night to be about $2500. There was no insurance as none could be secured under the conditions obtaining.
Asked about the postoffice Mr. Wren said he did not imagine there was any loss of moment to the government and it is likely that if there were any valuables in the office they were removed. The postmaster is John Miller who lives a half mile distant and keeps all his reserve stock of stamps and postal supplies at his home. The buildings enumerated constituted the entire town, but the mine works were not affected as they are located a mile and a half away.
Mr. Wren said last night that he would not desert his legislative duties to go home for there is nothing left but the town site and he had no doubt it would be there after the legislature has finished its work. He wished his son to go immediately to Wickenburg, buy lumber, employ carpenters and rebuild the necessary houses, so he expects when he does go home to see a new town in place of the old one he left.
- Powhatan Sampson Wren Jr. registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in Galveston, Texas, while living with his mother in Galveston at 2426 D, and employed as a clerk in a cigar store.
- Powhatan Sampson Wren Jr. appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, a lodger in a boarding house or hotel identified with Sampson as his surname.
- He was identified as divorced and employed as a restaurant waiter, according to the 1920 census.
- Powhatan Sampson Wren Jr. appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, at the Portland Hotel, 555 Main Street.
- He was identified as a widower employed as a cook in boarding camps, according to the 1930 census.
- 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.
- Powhatan Sampson Wren Jr. died on 4 February 1948 at age 68 in Kansas City, Missouri.
- He was interred at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Galveston, Texas.
- The following appeared on 6 February 1948 in The Galveston Daily News: P. S. Wren Jr., 68, member of a pioneer Galveston family, died at his residence in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday. He was born here Feb. 13, 1879, and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Wren Sr.
Survivors include: One sister, Miss Julia Wren, Lake Charles, La., and one brother, Frank W. Wren, of Fort Worth.
The body will be returned here Saturday at 8:55 a. m., and graveside services will be held immediately after arrival by Rev. E. H. Gibson of Trinity Episcopal Church.
Burial will be in Episcopal Cemetery under direction of J. Levy & Bro. funeral home.
- Last Edited: 19 Jun 2016