b. 17 July 1888, d. 11 December 1979
- Father: Albert Collins Prendergast b. February 1853, d. 6 January 1922
- Mother: Lillian Lula Conoly b. February 1859, d. 7 December 1923
- Stella Prendergast was born on 17 July 1888 in Texas.
- Albert Collins Prendergast and Lillian Lula Conoly appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas, at 923 North 9th Street. Other members of the household included Stella Prendergast, Davis M. Prendergast, Albert Conoly Prendergast Jr. and Emma Prendergast. Also in the household was one female domestic servant.
- The following appeared on 1 April 1909 in the Galveston Daily News: Cards for the Wren-Prendergast nuptIals were received here yesterday from Waco. Those read: "Mr. and Mrs. Albert Collins Prendergast invite you to be present at the marriage ceremony of their daughter, Stella, and Mr. Joseph Goree Wren, Thursday evening, April 16, 1909, at 8 o'clock, at the Central Presbyterian Church, Waco, Tex." This wedding has as much social interest here as in Waco, as the groom-elect, son of Mrs. Mattie Campbell Wren, is a resident of this city.
- 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.
- She married Joseph Goree Wren, son of Powhatan Sampson Wren and Martha Campbell, on 15 April 1909 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas.
- The following appeared on 6 May 1909 in The Galveston Daily News: The Galveston Garten Verein Opened its thirty-fifth season last evening amost auspiciously. The garden was in fine condition last night. The roses and other blossoming plants were beautiful, and as the night was moonlight, the garden spot was everything in the soft glow. The fountain has been raised and adds greatly to that portion of the gardens. . . . The Crowd was an unusually large one for opening night, as the attendance does not generally grow its biggest until after school closes . . . Mrs. Joseph G. Wren of Houston, an Easter bride, was becomingly gowned in rose pink with pink flower hat. . . . Mr. and Mrs. Clark C. Wren are here from Houston for a few days' visit , and enjoyed the Garten Verein last night.
- The following appeared on 18 July 1909 in the Galveston Daily News: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Goree Wren will leave shortly for Waco to reside. Mr. Wren brought his bride here in April and they have so many friends here that the change of residence is sincerely regretted.
- At the opening of the Fourth District Texas Federation of Women's Clubs 15th annual convention in Brenham on 13 April 1910, "Mrs. Joe Wren of Waco gave a highly appreciated voice selection."
- The following appeared on 14 April 1910 in "Mrs. Joe Wren of Waco gave a highly appreciated voice selection."
- Albert Collins Prendergast and Lillian Lula Conoly appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas, at 423 Columbus Street. Other members of the household included Stella Prendergast, Emma Prendergast, Joseph Goree Wren and Albert Prendergast Wren. Also in the household were two roomers (a money lender and a dentist), and one servant.
- 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.
- The following appeared on 26 October 1910 in The Galveston Daily News: Albert Prendergast Wren, aged eight months and seventeen days, son of Joseph G. and Stella P. Wren, died Tuesday at Waco. both Mr. and Mrs. Wren are well known in Galveston, Mr. Wren having been born in the city. His mother, Mrs. M. C. Wren, resides at 1426 Avenue I. He had only recently completed his course of study and had been admitted to the Texas bar.
- "Miss Upshaw of Belton, cousin to the bride, sang 'I Love You' to the accompaniment on the piano by Mrs. Joseph Wren" at the wedding of Mary Haywood Glover and W. A. Little during December 1913 in Waco.
- "Mrs. Joseph Wren gave the bridal solo, with Professor Evans of Baylor University at the organ" at the wedding of Edna Earl Ewing and John T. Kelly on 21 May 1914 in Waco.
- The following appeared on 9 July 1914 in The Galveston Daily News: Mrs. M. C. Wren has as her guests Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wren of Fort Worth. Mr. and Mrs. Wren are en route home from New York.
- The following appeared on 2 August 1914 in The Galveston Daily News: (Waco) Mrs. Joseph Wren has returned from Galveston. . . . Mrs. Joseph Wren has returned from an extended trip through the East. . . .
- The following appeared on 4 October 1914 in The Galveston Daily News: (Waco) Mrs. Wren of Galveston is the week's guest of Mrs. Joseph Wren.
- The following appeared on 16 February 1916 in The San Antonio Light: To extend the interest in community music in the state, to arrange musical programs, to encourage artistic development, to work for music in all public schools, to reward scholarship, to organize musical clubs, and to do everything possible to stimulate interest in music will be the work of the standing committees of the Texas Federation of Music Clubs.
Mrs. John F. Lyons of Fort Worth, president of the new federation, feels that the outlook for good work this year is splendid and says interest in the affairs of the federation is being manifested in all parts of the state.
A full list of standing committees for the music club federation follows:
. . . Artists' bureau: Mrs. Gentry Waldo, Houston; Miss Louise Pace, Corsicana; Mrs. T. H. Wear, Fort Worth; Mrs. Robert Crosby, Austin; Mrs. Joseph Wren, Waco; Mrs. Harriet Bacon MacDonald, Dallas; Mrs. B. F. Smith, Texarkana; Mrs. Walter Pl Romberg, San Antonio. . . .
- The following appeared on 21 May 1916 in The Galveston Daily News: (Waco) Mrs. Joseph Wren has returned to Dallas.
- Joseph Goree Wren registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas, while living with his wife Stella in the Raleigh Hotel in Waco, and self-employed there as an attorney.
- Joseph Goree Wren and Stella Prendergast appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Manhattan, New York County, New York, at 144-148 West 57th Street.
- Stella Wren(n) served as a Unity minister, based in New York City, for many years. The following appeared in The Bridgeport Post, 16 March 1961: The Rev. Stella Wrenn, Unity minister of Greenwich Village and Valley Stream Unity centers, will speak Sunday at 4:30 p.m. in the Unity Center of Bridgeport, 919 Fairfield avenue. Her subject will be "Our Goal." She was elected president of the Eastern Unity conference last month in Washington, D. C.
- The following appeared on 1 October 1949 in The Dallas Morning News: Albert Conoly Prendergast, Dallas insurance agency owner, died Friday at a local hospital, the victim of a heart ailment.
Prendergast was head of A. C. Prendergast & Company with offices in the Republic Bank Building. He lived at 3612 Amherst.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the George A. Brewer Funeral Chapel, 3603 Ross, with Dr. James E. Detweiler officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Albert C. Prendergast Jr., and a daughter, Mrs. James A. Cullum, all of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Ashley Skinner of San Antonio, Mrs. Stella Wren of New York City, and Mrs. Roger Hilsman, San Francisco, Calif., and five grandchildren.
- She was mentioned in the obituary of Lillian Prendergast that appeared on 11 January 1970 in the San Antonio Light: Mrs. Lillian Prendergast Skinner, age 91, of 145 John Page Dr., died Friday at a local hospital. She was a member of Madison Square Presbyterian Church, Allrosa Club, and was former secretary of the YWCA in Waco, Texas. Survivors: Daughter, Mrs. John C. (Beth) Carmichael, San Antonio; sisters Mrs. Roger Hilsman Sr., San Francisco, Mrs. Stella Wrenn, New York, N.Y; niece, Mrs. Jim Cullum Sr., San Antonio; nephew, Dr. Roger Hilsman Jr., New York, N.Y. Service Monday at 10 o'clock n the Colonial Chapel of the Porter Loring Mortuary, the Rev. William P. Caldwell officiating. Following the service here, the body will be taken to Waco, Texas, for graveside service and interment at 4 o'clock at the Oakwood Cemetery. Directiion by Porter Loring, McCullough at Elmira.
- At the time of her death Stella Prendergast was living in Old Lyme, New Haven County, Connecticut.
- Stella Prendergast died on 11 December 1979 at age 91 in Old Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut.
- She was interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County, Texas.
- Last Edited: 14 Feb 2013