Kendall, Albert Allen
Age: 18, credited to Barnard, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 10/3/61, m/i 11/19/61, Pvt, Co. E, 1st VT CAV, reen 12/28/63, tr to Co. A 6/21/65, pow, Stony Creek, 6/29/64, Andersonville, prld 2/24/65, m/o 8/9/65
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Birth: 02/08/1844, Barnard, VT
Burial: Riverbank Cemetery, Stowe, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 75162114
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/22/1880; widow Sarah L., 7/16/1915, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Riverbank Cemetery, Stowe, VT
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Albert A. Kendall
Albert A. Kendall, who has boarded at the home of W. W. Thomas of Maple Street for much of the time the past two years, was found dead in his bed at about 9 o'clock Wednesday morning. Mr. Kendall had not been feeling well and for several weeks had complained more or less of his heart. He was out Tuesday afternoon and consulted with his physician, Dr. Geo. L. Bates, and retired early, but was heard by the family two or three times in the night. The family did not call him when he failed to appear at breakfast as they new he was not feeling well the night previous, and thought he was sleeping after a restless night. At 9 a.m., however, Mrs. Thomas went to his room, and found that he had passed away. Dr. W. M. Johnstone, who arrived soon after, decided the death occurred two hours previous.
Albert Allen Kendall, who was one of several children of Allen C. and Diantha Newton Kendall was born in Barnard Feb. 8th, 1844. On Aug. 1, 1864 he was united in marriage at Bethel to Sarah Collins of Stowe and to this union were born 10 children, four of whom died in childhood and infancy. With Mrs. Kendall three daughters and three son survive, Misses Bernice and Ila Kendall of St. Louis, Mo., Lillian of New York, Frank L. of West Burke, Claude D. of Elmore and Rufus W. of Boston. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. William O. Wood of Chester, Pa., and Mrs. Annette Andrews of Burlington, and one brother, Monroe Kendall of Bethel.
Mr. and Mrs. Kendall made their home for many years in Waterbury and Stowe, moving to a farm in the west part of Morristown in 1881, and about 12 years ago came to this village to reside. . The family made Morrisville their home for several years, moving from here to Enosburg Falls, where Mr. Kendall was engaged on a route for the Grand Union Tea, Co.
Mr. Kendall was a veteran of the Civil War, and took much pride in his war record, showing a keen interest in the activities of the D. A. R. . He enlisted in Co. E. First Vt. Cavalry, for a period of three years, at he close of time he enlisted for three years more. He served as orderly for nine months and was confined in Andersonville Prison for eight months. The deceased was a man of genial ways, well liked and held in high esteem by all who knew him.
Funeral services were held from the Cong'l Church Sunday at 1 p.m., and were well attended, a large number of the members of Mt. Vernon Lodge, F. & A. M. being present, James M. Warner Post G.A.R., was well represented. Rev. C. C. St. Clare of Port Henry, N. Y., formerly pastor of the Congregational Church here, officiating. The bearers were Rufus W., Claude D., and Frank L. Kendall, sons of the deceased, and the brother, Monroe Kendall. The remains were taken to Stowe for interment in the family lot at Riverbank Cemetery, accompanied by the family, and about 20 representatives of the Mt. Vernon Lodge, F. & A. M. . Mystic Lodge of Stowe attended the service at the grave which was conducted by Worthy Master F. M. Clair. There was a profusion of beautiful flowers, including aside from offerings and relatives, a piece from the Masonic Lodge of Enosburg Falls of which he was a member.
Among those from out of town to attend the funeral were R. W. Kendall of Boston, Frank L. Kendall of West Burke, Mrs. A. A. Kendall and Miss Bernice Kendall of St. Lewis, C. D. Kendall and family of Elmore, Monroe Kendall of Bethel, Mrs. Annette Andrews of Burlington, Mr. & Mrs. Albert Collins & Miss Ruth Collins of Stowe, Miss Ila Kendall, the youngest daughter, has been in Morrisville for some time.
Source: Morrisville Messenger, July 14, 1915
Submitted by Deanna French.