Although comparatively young in years, the subject of this sketch has demonstrated in no uncertain way that what
he lacks in length of experience is more than made up by sound judgment, industrious habits and progressive methods,
so that today he occupies a high position among the successful and enterprising business men of Lemoore, Kings
Cecil Friend is a native son of the city in which he now lives, having been born here on the 26th of September,
1900. He was reared at home and secured his education in the public schools, having graduated from the high school.
He then attended the University of California and in 1920 he returned to Lemoore and started in the transfer and
hauling business for himself. By giving prompt service and performing all jobs in a conscientious and satisfactory
manner, he soon won the confidence and good will of the people and his business has steadily grown from the beginning,
until today he commands the major part of the business in his line.
In May, 1924, he started doing business under the name of "Friend Service, Ice Fuel Transfer." By introducing
rural ice service as well as city, his ice business has grown until in August, 1925, he finished the construction
of a cold storage plant, containing rooms for ice storage, eggs and vegetables, chilling room for meat and two
hundred individual cold storage boxes for the farmer to freeze his products for his own consumption months afterwards.
He operates five large trucks and makes a specialty of heavy hauling, such as live stock, hay, machinery and other
heavy material. He also carries a stock of coal and wood, which he sells to local consumers. No job is too difficult
for him to tackle and the character of the service he has rendered has given him marked prestige in the community.
Personally, Mr. Friend is a man of excellent habits and genial and companionable disposition and has won and retains
a host of loyal friends. He was married to Miss Myldred Hannah, of Lemoore, and they have a daughter, Betty Leigh,
aged five years.
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
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