Kendall, Monroe N.
Age: 19, credited to Barnard, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/4/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. G, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63
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Birth: 11/23/1843, Barnard, VT
Burial: Cherry Hill Cemetery, Bethel, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 94697807
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/14/1887, VT; widow Ida L., 12/8/1924, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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PROMINENT G.A.R. MAN
Monroe N. Kendall of Bethel Died at the Age of 82.
Bethel, Nov. 18. - Monroe N. Kendall, aged 82 years, one of the most active and prominent Civil war veterans remaining in this part of the state, died at his home soon after midnight Sunday morning and the funeral was held at the house this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Will C. Harvey officiating, with interment at Cherry Hill cemetery.
Last Thursday, the final meeting of the Windsor and Orange County Veterans' Association, of which he was president, was held at his home. Dr. F. A. Edmunds of Woburn, Mass., secretary and treasurer of the organization, and a few older members were present and it was unanimously voted to disband. This association formerly had a large membership and held frequent reunions at which many eminent Vermonters and others were present as guests and orators.
Monroe N. Kendall was a son of the late Allen C. And Diantha (Newton) Allen, being the oldest of nine children. He was born in Barnard, and during his boyhood worked on the farm with his father, attending the public schools of that town. He enlisted Sept. 4, 1862, in Co. G, 16th Vermont volunteers and was present at the Battle of Gettysburg. Soon afterward he was honorably discharged and came to live in Bethel, following the business of freight teaming 18 years and later was in the meat business many years.
From its organization, Mr. Kendall was active in Daniel Lillie post, No. 61, G.A.R., and was one of its past commanders. He served many years as officer of the day and was considered very efficient in that position.
He married, in 1865, Ida L. Brooks and at the time of his death they were almost, if not quite, the oldest married couple in town and had spent their whole married life here. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. H. Miller of Springfield, Mass., and Miss Jennie Kendall, who lives at home. Both daughters have given all possible aid and comfort to their father in his declining years and slowly failing health. Miss Kendall was his constant companion and Mrs. Miller was with him much of the time during the last months. A granddaughter, Miss Katherine Miller, also greatly cheered him by her presence during the summer. Mrs. William Andrews of Hinesburg is a surviving sister.
Source: Barre Daily Times, November 18, 1924
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.