Thursday at the Cemetery #45 ~ Friend Cemetery ~ Bona, Dade County, Missouri part 4

This week I am featuring a small cemetery located a little south of the town of Bona, in southwest Missouri. There are 61 graves here and only 2 does not have a headstone. This is pretty rare. The cemetery is situated at the edge of the woods and there is lots of rolling green grass covering it.

I have 14 ancestors buried here, so over the next few weeks, I will be posting a photo of their headstone and give a short biography about each one.

Byron Alder Friend is my maternal 4th cousin 1 times removed. He was born on May 26, 1912, in Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri. He was the fifth of 18 children born to Alfred Friend (1871-1937) and Eva Maud Painter (1882-1946). He never married. He did serve in the Army during WWII. Not much more is known about him. He died on August 30, 1974, in Nevada from a heart attack at the age of 61.

Homer Friend is my maternal 4th cousin 1 times removed. He was born on June 29, 1913, in Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri. He was the sixth of 18 children born to Alfred Friend (1871-1937) and Eva Maud Painter (1882-1946). He died on July 1. 1913, at the age of 2 days old. He died from an unknown cause.

Laverna A. Friend is my maternal 4th cousin 1 times removed. She was born on February 2, 1920, in Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri. She was the eighteenth of 18 children born to Alfred Friend (1871-1937) and Eva Maud Painter (1882-1946). She died on October 27, 1920, from pneumonia, at the age of 8 months old.

I am a professional genealogist, writer, photographer, wife, mother, and grandma. I have two books available on Amazon.com: Your Family History: Doing It Right the First Time and Planning Your Genealogy Research Trip. You can also connect with me via Facebook or Twitter.

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