Volume 3, Number 9
The children of Erma are: (1) Mona, born 1935 and married Baxter Foster, son of George and May (Gaulding) Foster of Nottinghill, Mo. They have one son, Steven, b. 1954 and lives in Kansas City, Mo. (2) Pauline, b. 1936 and married _____ Adkinson, live at Bethel Kan. (3) Norma Lee b. 1938, m _____ Miller, live at Miami, Fla., and have a son Theron Wade, b. 1962. (4) Imogene b. 1941 m _____ Pierce, live at Lebanon, Mo., have a son, Roger, b. 1961 and Randy, b. 1964. (5) Wilda Sue, b. 1944 and m _____ Murphy, have Michael Dwain b. 1965 (6) Darrold, b. 1951 and (7) Harrold, b. 1951 and live at home. (e) Fonnie, b. at Thornfield, Mo., m. Emory Barnett, son of Jim and Nona (Moody) Barnett at Isabella, Mo., 1934. Fonnie and Emory live Kansas City, Mo. Their children are: (1) A daughter b. 1938; m. Jarid Partee, son of Virgil and Ruby (Carothers) Partee and have Vicki, b. 1955; Mark, b. 1957; Gary, b. 1959 and Danny, b. 1961. The Partees live in Mtn. Home, Ark. (2) Norene, b. 1940 m. a Sisney. (3) Willard; (4) Louis, b. 1953, (5) Leonard, b. 1945, (6) Calvin, b. 1962 (7) Cleo b. 1955. Last four live at home with parents(f) Retha, m. Charlie Pippin and lives at Encampment, Wyo.
Maude died and Harrison m. no. 2 Ivy Lawson, dau. of Joe and Angeline (Lawson) Lawson of Thornfield, Mo. Ivy was the mother of two children before her marriage to Harrison. These children were Elza and Juanita. Juanita m. Efton, son of Harrison and wife no.1. The children of Ivy and Harrison are: (1) John, m. and lives at Mtn. Home, Ark. (2) Joseph m. and lives in Wichita Kan. (3) Marie, m. Merle Strong, Gainesville, Mo. (4) Maude m. Merle Evans and lives at Washington, III. (5) Polly b. 1938 m. Gilbert Davidson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrean Davidson, Bakersfield, Mo. Polly lives in Wichita, Kan. Children Sue Ann, b. 1954; Barbara Rae, b. 1957; Robert Lee, b. 1958 and _____ b. 1967. (6) Freda, m. J.R. Loftis live at Gainesville, Mo. (7) Peggy b. 1939, m. Robert Robbins, son of O.V. Robbins, live at Gainesville, Mo. Children; Kathyrn June, b. 1954; Pamela Sue, b. 1958; Dianna Lynn, b. 1960, Marty Robert, b. 1964. (8) Fern, m. Floyd Gregory, Wichita, Kan. (9) Maxine m. Hand DeBoard, Monica, III. (10) and (11) Leroy and EW. Harrison had two children who died a as infants.
Elijah, son of James and Jane Friend, b. 1833, in Arkansas, D. 1917. He m. no.1 Nancy Brown 1856; she died, 1863, at Marsh- field, Mo., one child, Elisabeth, b. 1858, who married Bennett Taber of Taney County at Theodoshia. Elizabeth, d. 1941 in OkIa. Their children were: (a) Dellia, m. _____ Estes d. in Okla., (b) John, m. Elizbeth Gran, d. in Oklahoma. (c) Roy d. at En id, Okla. (d) Eliza, d. in Okla. (e) Jess, d. Tulsa, Okla. (f) Homer lives in Okla. (g) Richard, d. Chandler, Okla.
After Nancy's death, Elijah m no.2 Mary Haskins Herd dau. of Marlin and Mary Ruth Herd, 1865. Mary, b. 1840 in Tenn.; d. 1883, at Theodosia, Mo. Elijah worked as a miller, carpenter, and farmer. He served with Union forces in Civil War and drew a pension. It is said (not proven) that he donated the land for the original Friend cemetery at Theodosia. It was known as Betsy Graham Friend for many years. The children of Elijah and Mary were: (1) John, b. 4/4, 1866; m. Flora Elliott, 7/27/1890 at Theodosia and had Brett and Earl. John at rest Friend Cemetery near Isabella. Flora then m. John Wesley Jones. She d. 1953. At rest at Isabelle too. (a) Brett m. Clara Baker and had 4 children. He taught school at Shiloh. He died and Clara m. no. 2, Jack Tallman, and lives at Rogersville, Mo. Children of Brett and Clara are: 1. Henry Dean, m. Mary Ivan and has Lindell and Roger, lives in Oklahoma City, Okla. 2. Sampson Tinker, m. Emerine Ivan, a widow, and lives, Springfield, Mo. 3. Kelly, single lives in El Paso, Tex. 4. Mary Ruth, m. Robert Valentine; has Mary Ellen and Mitheal Lee, lives in Oklahoma City, Okla. (b) Earl, m. Minnie Hale, dau. of James Hale of Isabella and had two sons. Earl operated dry goods store at Theodoshia and Isabella. Earl died and Minnie m. no.2, George Stafford, a widower, who formerly was the husband of Lillie Friend, a cousin of Earl. George and Minnie divorced. The children of Earl were: 1. Robert, m. Mary Etta Hall, live at Springfield with their son, Robert Haden. 2. Lawerence,
m. May Belle Jacques and lives at Mt. Vernon, Mo. 3. Jesse
James, b. 4/3/1868 d. 4/3/1957, rests in Friend Cemetery. In 1888 m. Margaret
Ledbetter dau. of Beckie Ledbetter, Beckie was wife of Jesse's uncle. John Friend
after the death of Mr. Ledbetter. Margaret, d. 3/18/1925, and Jesse m. no.2,
Luella (Greene) Haskins who was b. 3/1/1875 d. 10/23/1966. She was dau. of Phillip
and Polly (Renfrow) Greene, and was a 3rd cousin of mine on the Sallee side
of my family. No children of marriage of Jesse and Luella. Jesse lived for many
years at Isabelle before his death of cancer. The new Friend Cemetery is located
on this farm. The site was donated by Jesse when the waters of Bull Shoals inundated
the orignal site, and most of the graves were moved to this site, while some
were moved to the Lutie cemetery. The Herd Cemetery and a cemetery on the old
Olin Edmonds farm were moved to the new Friend Cemetery. The house of Jesse
yet stands, it is partially made of logs and siding over the logs. It is owned
by a son of Jesse, Willie Friend, and yet occupied.
The children of Jesse were: (A) Frank Elijah, b. 10/1/1890; m. Charity Kelly dau. of Lafe and Ida (Moore) Kelly. Charity was a sister to Edna Kelly, wife of Franks's uncle, William Friend. Frank and Charity were divorced in later years and Charity m. Claude Hawkins, a relative of Luella, Franks's step mother by her first marriage. Frank, d. 1958, rests in Friends Cemetery. His children were: (aa) Ernest married and lives at Bethlehem, Penna. (bb) Benona, m. Julia Winslow and had Benona, Jr. Julia was slain by a gunman in Kansas City, 1964 at age of 20. Benona remarried and has five children by wife no.2. Julia was a niece of Benona's Uncle Eddie Friends' wife, Anna Mae Shockey. (cc) Bobby Eugeniat, lives at Amarillo, Texas. (dd) Geneva, m. Charnhorst; lives in Kansas City, Mo. (ee) Eva Mae, m _____ Osborn; lives in Kansas City, Mo. (B) Walsie, d. young (C) Issac, d. young. (D) Everett m. _____ Evans and d. at Chandler, Okla. 1940. (E) George Edward b. 10/15/1900 m. Anna Mae Shockey, dau. of Frank Alman and Georgia (Barnett) Shockey. They have 9 children: (aa) Everett Alfred, b. 7/25/32; m. no.1 Faye Strong and had Logan Alfred; divorced, m. no.2 Jean ______ has Connie Jo, Everett, Jr. and lives in Independence, Mo. (bb) Lillie Ray, b. 9/30/33; m. Athel Jackson, 1952 aand has Linda Rena. Lives at Ava, Mo. (cc) Jesse Franklin; b. 2/10/36 m. Ozena Currley, has Shirley Ray and Karen. (dd) Eva Marie, b. 10/1/1942; m, Sammy Lawerence and has Warren. They live in Gardner, Kan. (ee) Georgia, b. 11/18/1944; m. Danny Bishop; lives at Conrue, Texas. (ff) Margaret, b. 4/18/1948 and attends High school. (gg) Kathie, b. 2/2/1952; lives at home. (hh) Dorothy Jean, b. 6/20/1956 and lives at home. (F) Charlie, m. Elsie Swearingen, dau. of George and Cora (Lusk) Swearingen. They lived for many years on a farm near Theodosia until Charlie contracted TB. They have lived in Arizona since then. Their children are: (aa) Paul Raymond, m. Rosella Carter and have Rosemary, Paula, and Steven. Divorced, Paul lives in Iowa. As a boy Paul loved watermelon, this gave him the nickname of "Watermelon". (bb) Stella, m. ______ Maxwell. Divorced. Their children were Jarvis and James. (cc) Ivon, m. Joseph D. Adams, and has Michael, Patricia, and Carolyn. They live in Springfield, Mo. (dd) Fern, m _____ Edwards and has Judy and Richard. They live in Arizona. (ee) Cecil. (ff) Patsy. (gg) Howard. (G) Lillian, b. 4/25/1903, twin sister of Willie, m. George Stafford, son of W.O. and M.C. Stafford. Lillie and George lived all their married life on a farm 1/2 mile north of Theodosia. Lillie d. of cancer 1/13/1950 and is at rest in Friend Cemetery. All of the three children of Lillie and George were born on the farm. After the death of Lillie, George m. Minnie Friend, the widow of Lillie's cousin, Earl Friend. Divorced, George lives at Gainesville with his 3rd wife. The children of Lillie are: (aa) Clinton b.7/28/1927; m. Beverly _____ of Waynesville, Mo. They have a son Steve, b. 1954 and Fred, b. 1956. Clinton is making the army a career and is serving in Vietman at this time (1966). (bb) Nadine, b. 7/25/1929; m. Orvile Shockey, son of Frank and Georgia (Barett) Shockey. Divorced, they had Lou, b. 1956 and Kathleen, b. 1952. Orville was a brother to Mrs. Eddie Friend, an uncle to Nadine. (cc) Tony ("Dickie"), b. 8/13/1932; m. Irene Kelly, dau. of Bea and Minnie Kelly and has: Anita Kay, b. 1953; Debbie Sue, b. 1959 and Mike, b. 1960. Irene is a niece of Edna Kelly Friend, who married a great Uncle of "Dickie", William Friend. Irene is also a niece of Charity Kelly Friend Haskins, whose first husband was an uncle of "Dickie", Frank Friend.
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