New York, USA
Samuel Kendall, a former citizen of this city, died at his home in Chicago Heights Sunday of pneumonia, having been sick about ten days. He was 59 years old and his occupation was that of a painter. The deceased lived in Momence for many years, and had a host of friends here.
He leaves a wife and several children. The two younger children, Earl and Pearl, are still at home, but the others are married. Frank and Mrs. Maud Thayer live at Grant Park. Ray lives at Kankakee, and Mrs. Bert Gardner at Thornton.
About nine years ago he became a member of the Baptist church, of which he was a faithful attendance until his death.
The deceased came to Momence many years ago, and made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Kendall, being a cousin of Edwin Kendall, who died several years ago. Judging from the expressions of his friends, we can say that a noble life is ended and a useful citizen has passed away.
He was also a member of the I.O.O.F. and the order had charge of the funeral here on Tuesday.
The funeral was held Tuesday in the Baptist church, the sermon being preached by Rev. Parsons, of Chicago Heights. A delegation from the I.O.O.F. and also one of the painters' union, besides many friends, accompanied the remains to this city. They were met at the train by the I.O.O.F. of this city and many old friends.
The floral offerings were very fine, notably a beautiful "Gates Ajar" which was given by the painters' union.
Credit: The Momence Progress, May 5, 1905 page 1. A copy of the article is available on Facebook at Momence Genealogy Corner.
Ann Julia Lincoln Kendall (1844 - 1915)*
Bert Kendall (1873 - 1873)*
Bessie Kendall (1878 - 1897)*
Maintained by: Momence Genealogy Corner
Originally Created by: joe harrington
Record added: Sep 11, 2009
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