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Edwin William Friend
- RMS Lusitania victim
Edwin Friend, 28, was a United States citizen and graduate of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was traveling on board Lusitania with friend Theodate Pope hoping to gain the support of the English Society for Psychical Research for the founding of their own psychical research organization. When the ship was torpedoed, Friend, Pope, and Pope’s maid Emily Robinson stuck together until they jumped from the ship. Only Theodate Pope survived. Edwin Friend was lost and his body was never recovered or identified.