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Oscar Jerome Friend, American author, pharmacist. Mason (K.T.).


Friend, Oscar Jerome was born on January 8, 1897 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Son of Joseph and Virginia Lillian (Dooley) Friend.


Education high school and junior college work.


In drug business with father, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1916-1923. Freelance writer, 1923-1928. On death of father returned to pharmacy (1928-1937) to wind up estate.

Editor of western and detective magazines in Standard and Better Publs. Orgns., 1937-1944; moved to California, resumed freelance work, 1944. Returned to New York, 1948, purchased Otis Kline Associates (literature agency).

Science fiction editor Frederick Fell, Inc., 1950-1952.


  • Other Work

    • Author books including: (science fiction) The Kid From Mars, 1950, The Water World, 1958, The Range Doctor, 1958, Tomorrow is Forever, 1959, All God’s Children, 1959. (mystery novels, pseudonym Owen Fox Jerome) The Soul Seeker, 1949, Let It Go At That, public 1949, The Five Assassins, 1958, Leave Every thing to Me, published 1959. (westerns, pseudonym Ford Smith) Mavericks, 1959.

      Buzzard’s Roost, 1961, Action at Powder River, 1963. Also short stories, articles mags. Compiled anthologies: From Off This World, 1949.

      My Best San Francisco Story, 1950. Ten Complete San Francisco Novels (with Leo Marguiles), 1951. Lobo Brand, 1954

    • Turn a Dark Corner, 1954.

      Montana Ermine, 1955. The Star Men, 1962

    • Guns of Powder River, 1963.


Since a human being is the central factor in the plan of salvation, the Gospel must be taught, understood and accepted by him.


When peaceful alternatives to resolve the conflict failed, the use of force may be the only option to check aggression or genocide.


As human beings people are a part of a cruel and violent and unjust world that feels like it cannot be changed. By accepting forgiveness and liberation, God enables to resist evil and to live life that can make this world a better place.


Mason (K.T.).


Married Irene Marquess Ozment, January 24, 1917. Children: Kittie Sue, Oscar Jerome (deceased), Janice Adair.

Joseph Friend

Virginia Lillian (Dooley) Friend

Irene Marquess Ozment

Kittie Sue Friend

Oscar Jerome Friend (deceased)

Janice Adair Friend