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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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Thursday at the Cemetery #44 ~ Friend Cemetery ~ Bona, Dade County, Missouri part 3

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.

Ozina Friend is my maternal 3rd cousin 2 times removed. She was born on April 16, 1875, in Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri. She was the seventh of nine children born to John Wesley Friend Jr (1844-1921) and Margaret Divine (1852-1948. She married John William Lamb (1875-1943) on April 17, 1875, and they had three children, one son, and two daughters. They made their home on a farm outside the town of Morgan. She died on June 9, 1905, at the age of 30. Her husband was buried in another cemetery in the county.

Arthur Taylor Friend is my maternal 3rd cousin 2 times removed. He was born on May 20, 1886, in Dade County, Missouri. He was the sixth of nine children born to John Wesley Friend Jr (1844-1921) and Margaret Divine (1852-1948). He married Myrtle Montgomery (1891-1971) on April 11, 1906, and they had four children, one son, and two daughters and one child who died at birth. They made their home on a cattle ranch outside the town of Morgan. He moved his family to Mansfield, Missouri in 1912 where he pioneered the Mansfield Mining District. He was Vice President and general manager of A.T. Friend Mining Co. He also owned the town drug store as well as many other businesses and properties in the county. He was a member of the Fuson Camp # 611 and The Woodsmen of the World. He was murdered on June 30, 1918, at the age of 32. (I will be writing a blog about this incident in the near future). Myrtle remarried and moved to California.

Roslee Friend is my maternal 4th cousin 1 times removed. She was born on December 26, 1906, in Mansfield, Dade County, Missouri. She was the first of four children born to Arthur Taylor Friend (1886-1918) and Myrtle Montgomery (1891-1971). She died on January 7, 1907, at the age of 12 days 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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Thursday at the Cemetery #43 ~ Friend Cemetery ~ Bona, Dade County, Missouri part 2

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.

Margaret “Peggy” Divine is my maternal 2nd cousin 3 times removed. She was born on February 16, 1852, in Dade County, Missouri. She was the sixth of nine children born to Alfred Divine (1817-1900) and Artemisa McNabb (1816-1890). She was the first the children to be born in the State of Missouri. She married John Wesley Friend Jr on February 6, 1869, and they had twelve children, three sons, and five daughters, and three that died at birth. They made their home on a farm outside the town of Morgan. She died on August 1, 1948, from a heart attack at the age of 96.

John Wesley Friend Jr is the husband of my maternal 2nd cousin 3 times removed. He was born in 1844, in Dade County, Missouri. He was the son of John Wesley Sr (1815-1884) and Elizabeth Ann Johnson (1817-1904). He married Margaret Divine on February 6, 1869, and they had twelve children, three sons, and five daughters, and three that died at birth. They made their home on a farm outside the town of Morgan. He died in 1921, at the age of 77.

Alfred Friend is my maternal 3rd cousin 2 times removed. He was born on November 19, 1871, in Dade County, Missouri. He was the son of John Wesley Jr (1844-1921) and Margaret Divine (1852-1948). He married Eva Maude Painter (1882-1946) on November 19, 1896, and they had six sons. They made their home on a farm outside the town of Greenfield. He died on December 27, 1937, at the age of 65.

Eva Maude Painter is the wife of my maternal 3rd cousin 2 times removed. She was born on March 14, 1882, in Dade County, Missouri. She was the daughter of James C. Painter (1850-1909) and Sarah Ellen Kelley (1853-1930). She married Alfred Friend (1871-1933) on November 19, 1896, and they had six sons. They made their home on a farm outside the town of Greenfield. She died on June 11, 1946, at the age of 64.

Infant Son, is my maternal fourth cousin once removed, was born and died on May 26, 1911.

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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