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William Henry Kendrick
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Birth: Mar. 17, 1856
Charles County
Maryland, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 1939
Marbury
Charles County
Maryland, USA

William H. Kendrick was known as "Capt'n Billy," ran the government boat that went from Indian Head, Md., to D.C. and back. Civilians would go up to get their grocery's from the Powder Factory (the Navy ran it). Capt'n Billy wrote the following letter that was published in the local newspaper:
Good Work: Marbury, MD, April 1, 1926:
DEAR SIR -- I most respectfully ask a small space in your valuable paper to print what I believe the longest time any man in Charles County ever served in the capacity of "sailorman." I entered the service when 16 years of age on river and bay sail vessels and steam boats. Then on the sea going vessels for many years; also served in U.S. Navy for five years, from 1894 to 1899, through the Spanish-American War. After that went back to merchant sailing vessels. I have held Steam Pilot's License for 32 years. For the past 10 years I have been in charge of Government boats at Indian Head and Dahlgren, Va. I am now retiring on account of the age limit of 70 years. Having spent 54 years of continuous service, the longest, I am sure, of any man in the county and probably in the state. Now, dear Senator Mitchell, if you will print as much of this as you see fit, I would be under many obligations to you. I am, Yours Most Respectfully, WM. H. KENDRICK. (Bio added July 2005)
 
 
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 Children:
  Stephen Winfield Kendrick (1902 - 1931)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Marbury Baptist Church Cemetery
Marbury
Charles County
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: Tony Kendrick
Record added: Apr 27, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5001712
William Henry Kendrick
Added by: Tony Kendrick
 
William Henry Kendrick
Added by: Tony Kendrick
 
 
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