William Alfred “Alfred” Kindred

Birth
New Jersey, USA
Death 8 May 1891 (aged 42–43)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section K Lot 333
Memorial ID 102346683 · View Source
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1718 Oxford Street

1860 US Census, Rockaway, Morris, NJ
KINDRED, John E, 49y, born NJ, farmer
KINDRED, Eunice R, 42y, born NJ
KINDRED, Mary E, 24y, born NJ, seamstress
KINDRED, Anna M, 22y, born NJ
KINDRED, Cornelia J, 18y, born NJ
KINDRED, Charles F, 14y, born NJ
KINDRED, William Alfred, 12y, born NJ
KINDRED, Edward, 1y, born NJ

      W. S [sic]. [A.] KINDRED returned this week from his silver mine at Elizabeth, Ont., with numerous beautiful specimens, and reports the mine no longer an uncertainty, but rich as Croesus himself. His brother, C. F. Kindred, of this place, owns a half interest in the mine, and they are to be congratulated upon a piece of grand good fortune that we hope may result in immense wealth for both. The specimens brought, yield an average of $1,200 to the ton of crude ore. They are now making preparations for entering the mines with a crew of men and machinery at once to begin operation. The mine is located in Ontario, Canada, near the Minnesota border, on the north shore of Lake Superior, and was discovered last autumn by W. S [sic]. [A.] Kindred, who had a surveying contract in this State on that border; and, by the way, is an old Montana silver miner. He was with his surveying crew when he discovered it, and did not dare make any demonstrations then, but waited until they were camped for night, and in bed, when he stole out and visited the spot, and satisfied himself that he had made a very valuable discovery, returning in the morning before the men were up, so that they knew nothng of his absence. He kept his own counsel until his return to Brainerd, when he went immediately to Ottawa, Canada, and made application for the land containing the silver. An order of survey was made, and this spring he obtained the coveted mining patent. He then proceeded to explore it, with the above success. (Brainerd Tribune, 05 August 1876, p. 1, c. 6)

              The Kindred Silver Mine.

      Speaking of this recent discovery on the north shore of Lake Superior by W. A. Kindred, of this place the St. Paul Dispatch says:
      The character of the find, is quartz, calcarious spar and slate, carrying silver in zinc blend and galena. Kindred's vein by assay showed, at the depth of six feet, $60.00 to the ton, at the depth of twelve $600.00, and the depth of thirty feet $1,203.00 to the ton. He was obliged to abandon the shaft, being so close to the creek that he was driven out by the water, and is now sinking another shaft in good ground with excellent indications. The country between Grand Marais and the mine is very mountainous, with high ridge after ridge running east and west, gradually rising from the south with perpendicular precipices on the northern sides sometimes of 200 feet. (Brainerd Tribune, 23 September 1876, p. 1, c. 6)

            Kindred in Luck—Perhaps.

      W. A. Kindred, of north shore silver mine notoriety, was in Duluth yesterday on his way to his home in Brainerd. He stepped into the United States Land Office while here and purchased a couple of lots on Pigeon Point, which, strange to say, have been overlooked for several years by explorers and others interested down that way, although it is claimed that one of the best miners' veins in that country traverses them. Kindred is a lucky chap, sure enough.—[Duluth Tribune. (Brainerd Tribune, 20 October 1877, p. 1, c. 6)

      W. KINDRED, of Fargo, D. T., was married to Miss Lillian M. Snow, of St. Paul, last Tuesday.—[Bismarck Tribune. (Brainerd Tribune, 12 January 1878, p. 4, c. 1)

1880 US Census, Fargo, Cass, Dakota Territory
[In a long list of names not copied]
KINDRED, W. A., 31y, born NJ, Real Estate dealer
KINDRED, Lillian M., 26y, Indiana, wife
[Contributed by John Van Essen]

                A Lively War Promised.

      FARGO, May 19.—W. A. Kindred [brother of C. F. Kindred] has commenced suit in the United States district court here against Frederick Billings, president of the Northern Pacific railroad, for $25,000, and has attached all of Billings’ lands in Cass and Richland counties, pending the action of the court. The animus of the suit is doubtless the allegations made by Col. Newport in the recent [suits] instituted against Power and [C. F.] Kindred by the company. Kindred claims in his complaint that Billing owes him money on account of some land transactions in which they were mutually interested; that a settlement was never had. It is also claimed that the evidence will go into Billings’ penchant for catching on to numerous sections of land through which branches of the Northern Pacific were about to be ordered built, and that the air will be black with mud. (Brainerd Tribune, 21 May 1881, p. 4, c. 1)

KINDRED - On the 8th inst., at the residence of his brother, C. F. Kindred, 1718 Oxford street, William Alfred Kindred, of Fargo, North Dakota. St. Paul, Fargo and Tacoma papers please copy. (Philadelphia Inquirer, 11 May 1891)

W. A. Kindred, a brother of C. F. Kindred, and well known in this city, died in Philadelphia on Saturday. The gentleman has been identified with Dakota interests for some years and was several times mayor of Fargo. (Brainerd (Minn.) Dispatch, 15 May 1891)


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  • Maintained by: A. Nelson
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Alfred “Alfred” Kindred (1848–8 May 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102346683, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by A. Nelson (contributor 47143984) .