The Webster Signal Minden, La
Feb. 15, 1901
Hon. G.L.P. Wren
The above well-known and highly esteemed citizen died at his home, eight miles north of Minden, last Friday morning, Feb 8th, 1901.
He had been in failing health for some time and an operation was performed on him as a last resort, but it was unsuccessful. The interment took place at Pine Grove cemetery Saturday evening, the funeral services being conducted in the Pine Grove Methodist church by Rev. B.T. Crews, assisted by Rev. H.J. Boltz. This place of worship, of which church the deceased was a leading member, was filled to overflowing with relatives, neighbors and friends of the deceased--a number attending from this place--who assembled to pay a last sad tribute to his memory.
Mr. Wren was well known throughout Louisiana, having represented his parish twelve years in the General Assembly of the State--eight years in the lower house and four years in the senate--and the news of his death will bring sorrow to the hearts of many friends who knew him and admired him for his sterling integrity and high moral character.
Pre-eminent among his fellows for his zeal and ability, his moral qualities were none the less conspicuous. With a wide conception of the duties of life, he was recognized as a leader in all that was good, and his fellow citizens time and again demonstrated their appreciation of his sterling worth and splendid character by electing him to positions of trust and honor, and it can be truthfully said of him that he never betrayed a trust. In fact, in all of the relations of life, whether in the discharge of his civic or religious duties, he measured up to the fullest standard of the faithful citizen and true christian.
He was wise and able in counsel. He was pure and irreproachable in morals. He was devoted to the religion he professed, and we shall not readily find his successor in any of the walks of life.
The following biographical sketch is clipped from the N.O. Picayune.
"G.L.P. Wren possessed a record of which any man might be proud. He was a native of Pitman county, Ga., where he was born in 1836. He graduated from Emory College, at Oxford, in 1859, after having attended schools in Minden, La., where his father settled early in the fifties. Returning, he commenced to teach and prepare himself for the legal profession, but the coming clash of arms caused him to throw down his books and join the first volunteer regiment, known as the Minden Blues. This company, afterwards known as Company G, Eighth Louisiana, was landed in Virginia just in time to take part in the great battle of Manassas, from the 18th to the 21st of July. Starting out as a private, he was promoted the second year to a lieutenancy, and continued in this position until the close of the war. Being a man of indomitable will power and splendid physique he bore the hardships and privations of war well, and was never absent from his regiment unless a prisoner or wounded. He was twice taken a prisoner and twice wounded. No braver soldier or officer ever trod the crimson turf of a Virginia battlefield than Lovick Wren. His men, like him, were brave soldiers, and were conspicuous for their strict adherence to duty. Returning to his home, he commenced to upbuild the fortunes of his family. He commenced to teach school, and afterward went to planting. He was successful, and had a splendid home in Webster parish, and was well and comfortably off. Mr. Wren married in 1869 Miss Ellen Carr, the daughter of B.F. Carr, a planter of the parish, a lady well known for her many admirable qualities."
Thanks to Yon Hafer for obituary
Ellen Carr Wren
1846–1941 (m. 1869)
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