Descendants of Christian P. Friend


Generation No. 1

1. CHRISTIAN P.1 FRIEND was born Jan 1832 in Pennsylvania, and died 1909 in Kent County-Oak Grove Cemetery. He married SARAH SIMPSON Abt. 1856. She was born Mar 1830 in England, and died 1919 in Kent County-Oak Grove Cemetery.


Paris Township Supervisor, 1876-77, 1880-82.

Oak Grove Cemetery was in Paris Township, Kent County, Michigan. 28th Street and Kalamazoo

Avenue SE. Their daughter, Alice, is buried on the same lot.

Obituary-Christian P. Friend, aged 77 years, died yesterday morning at home, 527 Horton avenue. Funeral services will be held from the residence at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. Interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery. G. R. Herald, December 15, 1909, Pg. 7, col. 4)

Obituar - Sarah (Simpson) Friend - Woemen Pioneers, both residents of Kent 66 years, die. Two pioneer residents, each of whom had lived in Kent County more than three score years, are dead. Each lived here 66 years. Mrs. C. P. Friend, mother of F. G. Friend, 267 Eastern avenue S.E., died Monday morning at the residence of her son after having lived in this county 66 years. Mrs. Friend was married in 1853 and came to this county with her husband the same year, when they settled in Gaines township. A few years later they moved to East Paris where one son now resides. She moved to this city 21 years ago. Her husband has been dead nine years. Surviving are five sons, Martin of Petoskey; Will, East Paris; Fred, Grand Rapids;Charles, Six Lakes; and Byron of Saranac. Sixteen grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren also survive.

G. R. Herald, Tuesday, 25 Mar 1919, pg. 3, col. 5.

Sarah's obituary was listed G. R. Herald, 25 Mar 1919. Died March 24th.


i. MARTIN S.2 FRIEND, b. Jun 1854; d. 1919-Petoskey, MI.

ii. ROSANA FRIEND, b. 1856; d. 1858, Kent County-Oak Grove Cemetery.

2. iii. ALICE R. FRIEND, b. 1857; d. 1880, Kent County-Oak Grove Cemetery.

iv. WILLIAM FRIEND, b. Feb 1859; d. 1919-East Paris, Kent, MI.

3. v. FREDERICK G. FRIEND, b. Feb 1862; d. 1919-Grand Rapids, MI.

vi. JOHN FRIEND, b. 1864; d. 1866, Kent County-Oak Grove Cemetery.

vii. CHARLES FRIEND, b. Nov 1867; d. 1919-Six Lakes, MI.

viii. BYRON J. FRIEND, b. Jan 1869; d. 1919-Saranac, MI.


Generation No. 2

2. ALICE R.2 FRIEND (CHRISTIAN P.1) was born 1857, and died 1880 in Kent County-Oak Grove Cemetery. She married ---- PATTERSON.

Child of ALICE FRIEND and ---- PATTERSON is:

i. CARRIE S.3 PATTERSON, b. Abt. 1879, Michigan; d. 1900-living with grandparents.


3. FREDERICK G.2 FRIEND (CHRISTIAN P.1) was born Feb 1862, and died in 1919-Grand Rapids, MI. He married ALICE NELLIST Abt. 1886, daughter of WILLIAM NELLIST and MARTHA BOWMAN. She was born Jun 1866.


Obituary-Fred G. Friend, aged 86, former Ada High School principal and Grand Rapids building contractor, died Tuesday at his home 267 Eastern Ave., SE. Surviving are his wife, Alice; a daughter, Mrs. Orson E. Munn, two sons, Fay and Keith, all of Grand Rapids; two brothers, Martin of Petoskey and Byron of Saranac; eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Services will be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. in the Metcalf Chapel. Dr. William H. Helrigel of Trinity Methodist Church will officiate. Interment in Garfield Park Cemetery (Sec. 7, Lot 32, Grave 5)

G. R. Herald, Thurs., 29 Apr 1948, pg. 17, col. 1)

F. P. Friend dies at 71.

He was active in Y.M., Santa Claus girls; of 4131 E. Fulton St., treasurer of Central Y's Mens Club for 23 years and in charge of routing deliveries for the Santa Calus Girls for more than 30 years, died Wednesday. Born in Lake Odessa, Mr. Friend came to Grand Rapids in 1901. A life member of York Lodge, F. & A.M., and Trinity Methodist Church since 1908. Mr. Friend was territorial manager for the Curtis Publishing Co. for 35 years, until his retirement in 1959.

Surviving are his wife, Glenna Daughtery Friend; a sister, Mrs. Orson E. Munn, and brother, W. Keith, both of Grand Rapids; three children, Robert C., teasching in Asia; D. Russell, on the faculty of University of Delaware, and Peggy, now living on Ibizza, a Mediterranean island; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body will be at the Eggebeen Funeral Home until 10 a.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Trinity Methoids Church with Rev. Donn R. Doten of Trinity Church and Rev. Eugene G. Slep of Immanual Presbyterian Church, officiating. Cremation will follow. The family suggest that anyone wishing to honor Mr. Friend, make a memorial contribution to the American Cancer Society. G. R. Press, Thurs., 8 Oct 1964, pg. 33, col. 8.

Obituary-Mrs. Alice E. Friend, aged 83, widow of Fred G. Friend, passed away Saturday noon at her home, 267 Eastern Ave., SE. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Orson E. Munn; two sons, Fay P. and W. Keith Friend, all of Grand Rapids; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Mrs. Friend was taken to the Metcalf Mortuary where services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, with Rev. Maurice D. McKean officiating. Interment will be in Garfield Park Cemetery (Sec. 7, Lot 32, Grave 6)

G. R. Herald, Sunday, 4 Sep 1949, pg. 11, col 4.




ii. SADIE FRIEND, b. 18 Jul 1888; d. 17 Aug 1975; m. ORSON E. MUNN.


Obituar - Mrs. Sadie F. Munn, aged 87, wife of Orson E. Munn, passed away Sunday afternoon at the M. J. Clark Memorial home. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Florence (Jack) Baines of Sparta and Mrs. Martha (Paul K.) Schneider of Cleveland; a brother, W. Keith Friend of Grand Rapids; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Munn was taken to the Metcalf Mortuary where the family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Funeral services will be in the Clark Memorial Home Chapel at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Dr. Lawrence R. Taylor of Trinity United Methodist Church officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Munn had the longest membership of anyone in Trinity United Methodist Church and the family suggest memorials to the Memorial Fund of the church. Metcalf & Jonkhoff.

G. R. Press, Monday, 18 Aug 1975, pg. 14C, col. 4.

Obituary - Orson E. Munn, passed away Wednesday evening in the M. J. Clark Memorial Home. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Florence (Jack) Baines of Sparta and Mrs. Martha (Paul) Schneider of North Olmsted, OH; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren. Funeral servicess will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in the M. J. Clark Memorial Home Chapel. Rev. Charles Garrod of Trinity United Methodist church, officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial to the Memorial Fund of Trinity United Methodist church will be appreciated. The family will receive friends Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at the Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 933 Cherry SE.

G. R. Press, Thursday, 25 Jun 1981, pg. 8E, col 2.


4. iii. FAY P. FRIEND, b. 29 Sep 1893; d. 07 Oct 1964, res-4131 E. Fulton.

5. iv. WILLIAM KEITH FRIEND, b. 20 Dec 1902; d. 27 Jan 2000.


Generation No. 3

4. FAY P.3 FRIEND (FREDERICK G.2, CHRISTIAN P.1) was born 29 Sep 1893, and died 07 Oct 1964 in res-4131 E. Fulton. He married GLENNA J.. She was born Abt. 1895, and died 22 Jan 1983.

Notes for FAY P. FRIEND:

Obituary-Glenna J. Friend, aged 88, widow of Fay P. Friend, passed away Saturday, 22 Jan 1983. Surviving are a son, Robert C., in Chinda; a daughter, Peggy, in Spain; a brother-in-law, W. Keith Friend of Grand Rapids; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a son, Donald R. Friend. Mrs. Friend was a long time member of Trinity Methodist Church. Eggebeen Funeral Home, 330 Eastern SE. G.R. Press, Monday, 24 Jan 1983, pg. E1, col. 3

Children of FAY FRIEND and GLENNA J. are:

i. ROBERT C.4 FRIEND, d. 1983-res-China.

ii. PEGGY FRIEND, d. 1983-res-Spain.


5. WILLIAM KEITH3 FRIEND (FREDERICK G.2, CHRISTIAN P.1) was born 20 Dec 1902, and died 27 Jan 2000.


Obituary-W. Keith Friend, aged 97, of Grand Rapids, died 27 Jan 2000. Surviving are four children, Barbara F. VanEss of Grand Rapids, Virginia (John Layman) of Grand Rapids, Roger K. (Vicki) Friend of Ft. Myers, Fl, Barbara Birdsall Friend of Grand Rapids; nine grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Mr. Friends was a member of the Y's Men's Club, and long time member of Trinity United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Meeting House of Porter Hills Presbyterian Village, Rev. Hank Post, Chaplain officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial to Hospice of Greater Grand Rapids, Home of Hope or a charity of your choice. The family is being served by Metcalf and Jonkhoff Funeral Service. G. R. Press, Tuesday, 1 Feb 2000, Pg. D9, col. 1.






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