Published as it appeared on April 1, 1921, in the (Corvallis) Daily Gazette-Times, Page 5, Column 3.
Dies at Corvallis
Mr. Joel Friend of Philomath passed away Wednesday afternoon at 5:30 at the Corvallis hospital, death following a serious operation last Thursday evening. For a time he rallied and friends hoped for a speedy recovery, but Wednesday afternoon he began to weaken rapidly and his heart failed. Mr. Friend was 73 years of age. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with Rev. D.J. Ferguson officiating.
Editor’s note: The following information about Mr. Friend’s life was compiled from various sources.
Joel F. Friend, 72, of Philomath, died March 30, 1921, at Corvallis Hospital. He was buried at Newton Cemetery on April 3, 1921.
A retired farmer, Mr. Friend was born Sept. 6, 1848, in Clinton County, Indiana to John and Eliza (Smith) Friend. In 1873, while living in Jewell County, Kansas, he married Adaline Henry. In 1880, they moved by covered wagon to Idaho and then returned by train to Kansas in 1883.
In 1900, the Friend family moved to Philomath, Oregon. They lived at a residence on D Street.
Mr. Friend was survived by his wife, who lived many more years and died in 1950 at age 95, and two children, daughter Minnie and son William.