James Lewis Kendall

16 January 1875–2 August 1953 (Age 78)
Elliott, Kentucky, United States

The Life of James Lewis

When James Lewis Kendall was born on 16 January 1875, in Elliott, Kentucky, United States, his father, Jacob T Kendall, was 27 and his mother, Paulina Jane Gray, was 18. He married Maggie Kathleen Thornsbury on 10 September 1902, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Newfoundland, Elliott, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Magisterial District 3, Elliott, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 2 August 1953, in Maysville, Mason, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Elliott, Kentucky, United States.

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James Lewis Kendall
Maggie Kathleen Thornsbury
Marriage: 10 September 1902
Gertrude Kendall
Lester D Kendall
Fanny Olive Kendall
Mabel Kendall
John J Kendall
James Leslie Kendall
John Jacob Kendall
Wilma Lorene Kendall
Charles Jackson Kendall
Fred Vinson Kendall

Spouse and Children

10 September 1902
Kentucky, United States


    Gertrude Kendall


    Lester D Kendall


    Fanny Olive Kendall


    Mabel Kendall


    John J Kendall


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Parents and Siblings

    Jacob T Kendall





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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 17

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Kendal in Cumbria, recorded in 1095 as Kircabikendala ‘village with a church in the valley of the Kent river’.2 From an Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Cynddelw, which was borne by a famous 12th-century Welsh poet. It probably derives from a Celtic word meaning ‘exalted’, ‘high’ + delw ‘image’, ‘effigy’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James L Kendall, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James Kendell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • J L Kendall, "United States Census, 1910"

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