Judge Kendall Santa Fé County, New Mexico

Mr. Kendall, who is now postmaster of the town and a member of the board of county commissioners of Santa Fé County, has resided in the Territory since 1880. The first six years of his residence here he devoted to the livery business in Santa Fé. From 1886 to 1889 he conducted a general store at Dolores, or the Ortiz mine grant, but since the latter year has resided in Cerrillos. After a short time devoted to mercantile business he operated the waterworks from the time they were constructed, in 1892, until 1804. For about ten years he has served as justice of the peace, has been postmaster since March 12, 1900, and has twice been county commissioner, from 1802 to 1894, and from 1902 to the present time. Judge Kendall was born in Danville. Vermont, October 2, 1837. In 1855 he went to Mobile.

 In October of the latter year he sailed from New Orleans to join the expedition of General William Walker, the noted filibuster, but left this historic expedition at the first opportunity and returned to his home in the east. During the Civil war he was connected with the quartermaster's department, and was an eye-witness of the celebrated fight between the Monitor and the Merrimac in Hampton Roads. From 1873 to 1880 he resided in Kansas, and during 1875 served the government as scout on Indian duty. Judge Kendall is a Republican. He is prominent in Masonic circles, a past master of Cerrillos Lodge No. 19, A. F. & A. M., of the lodge and chapter of Perfection in Santa Fé, and the Scottish Rite in Denver. He took the Scottish Rite degree in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1863, a short time after being made a Mason in Chelsea, Massachusetts. In Kinsley, Kansas, he was master of the local lodge for one term.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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