Ivan Theodore Friend

5 July 1858–14 March 1923 (Age 64)
Greencastle Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States

The Life of Ivan Theodore

When Ivan Theodore Friend was born on 5 July 1858, in Greencastle Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States, his father, Evan Francis M Friend, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Ann Frazier, was 31. He married Clara May Murphy on 8 March 1881, in Douglas, Illinois, United States. He lived in Washington Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States in 1860. He died on 14 March 1923, in Tuscola, Douglas, Illinois, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Tuscola, Douglas, Illinois, United States.

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Ivan Theodore Friend
Clara May Murphy
Marriage: 8 March 1881

Spouse and Children

8 March 1881
Douglas, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Evan Francis M Friend





    Helen M Friend


    Josephine V. Friend




    William Friend


World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 3

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 18

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a companionable person, from Middle English frend ‘friend’ (Old English frēond). In the Middle Ages the term was also used to denote a relative or kinsman, and the surname may also have been acquired by someone who belonged to the family of someone who was a more important figure in the community.2 American translation of Jewish and German Freund .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Evan T Friend in household of F M Friend, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Iva T Friend in household of F M Friend, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ivan Friend in household of Francis M Friend, "United States Census, 1880"

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