Biographical sketch of CHARLES KENDALL from the book entitled, "Biographical Memoirs of Saint Clair County, Michigan," published in 1903 by B. F. Bowen Publishers in Logansport, Indiana.
This bio spans two (2) pages: 498-499
This gentleman, late a resident of Wales township, St. Clair county, Michigan, was a native of Hadington, England, and was born in Lincolnshire in December, 1820, a son of Charles and Ann (Burgess) Kendall, who it is known, had a family of five children, of whom the names of four only can now be recalled, William, Thomas, Mary and Charles.
May 8, 1872, the subject married Miss Mary O’Mera (sic), daughter of Daniel and Margaret (Dorsey) O’Mera, of whom further may be read in the sketch of James O’Mera, on another page of this volume.To the marriage of Charles Kendall and Mary O’Mera were born seven children, in the following order: Francis J., a railroad engineer, with his residence in Duluth, Minnesota; Alfred C., a farmer and carpenter and husband of Mary Glason; Margaret, at home; and Daniel, a stamp-mill builder in Oregon; Lewis, who is overseeing the home farm; John, a bridge-builder in Montana; and Herbert, who was graduated from the Normal at Ypsilanti, taught two years and is now studying law at Calispell, Montana.
Charles Kendall was one of his adopted country’s most ardent admirers, and in her direst hour of trouble enlisted, September 27, 1864, in Company I, Fourth Michigan Volunteer Infantry, and served until the close of the war.A record of the career of this gallant regiment will be found in the sketch of William Smith, on another page.Nevertheless, it may not be out of place to here add that, although his military service was not of long duration in the cause of the preservation of liberty, it will be admitted that it was a manifestation of that innate sentiment that inspired the heart of the truly patriotic and caused them to take up arms in the cause of liberty.Although a farmer all his life previous to going to the war, he willingly left his plow share in the field at the call to arms, and at the happy close of hostilities returned to his home.Mr. Kendall died November 8, 1901, the end coming suddenly, though he had suffered some time with rheumatism and head troubles.He was a Republican and was an attendant of the Catholic church at Emett.
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