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Audrain County, Missouri

JESSE, Nelle Mary†† †††††††††† †††††††††† KENDALL, Robert†††† †††††††††† †††††††††† KENDALL, Nelson S

JOHNSON, Samuel†† †††††††††† †††††††††† (KENDALL) BOTTS, Ruth††† †††††††††† KENDALL, Samuel Edward

KEMP, Annie Ward†† †††††††††† †††††††††† KENDALL, Ada

KEMP, Milton Hopson†††††††† †††††††††† KENDALL, Annie


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Mrs. Nelle Jesse Dies
Services for Nelle Mary Jesse, 89, of Mexico, will be Sunday at Precht-Pickering Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Ostrom officiating. Burial to be at East Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Jesse died at Monroe Manor Nursing Home in Paris at 11 a.m. Friday. She was born Sept. 22, 1895, in Thompson to Mr. and Mrs. S. Alex (Mertis E. Brown) Pulis. She married Earl T. Jesse on Feb. 26, 1918. Mr. Jesse died Dec. 19, 1980. Mrs. Jesse, a member of Beaver Dam Extension Club, taught Sunday School at Centennial Baptist Church in Mexico where she was a member. Survivors include a son, Raymond Jesse, Mexico; four daughters, Mrs. George H. (Mary) Rosenthal and Mrs. Clifford (Nancy Sue) Pollard of Mexico; Mrs. Fred (Edna) Lierheimer, Benton city; and Mrs. Donald (Anna Mae) Hubble, Holts Summit; a foster son, Eddie Kreyling, Mexico; a brother, WilliamT. Pulis, Kirksville; a sister, Essie Mae Pomroy of Mexico; 24 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and six sisters. (Mexico Ledger, 1985) Ida Hepler

Samuel Johnson Died Saturday
Samuel L. Johnson, 80, Centralia, died Saturday afternoon at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Centralia. He had lived there for several years. Services will be Wednesday at the Meador and Son chapel in Centralia. Glen Mitchell will officiate and burial will be in the city of Centralia Cemetery. He was born July 4, 1904 in Callaway County to James Samuel and Beulah Squalls Johnson. He married Bertha Mae Wainscott in 1924. She died in 1945. Surviving are two sons, Harry E. Johnson of Centralia; and Robert L. Johnson of Stewartsville plus seven grandchildren. Mr. Johnson was retired from National Refractories, where he had worked for 20 years. (Mexico Ledger, 1985)Ida Hepler

Mexico Weekly Ledger Aug. 8, 1907
Mrs. Annie Ward Kemp
One of the oldest women in this county, meets death at noon Tuesay after a lingering illness. Funeral will be Wednesday morning from the house.
Mrs. Anna Ward Kemp aged ninety-three years, died at twelve thirty, Tuesday at her home in Southeast Mexico of old age. Mrs. Kemp was one of Audrain county's revered citizens and a host of friends besides her immediate family will mourn her death.
Mrs. Kemp was born in Kentucky Jan 10, 1815 and was married to John W. Kemp Aug. 10, 1840 of Callaway county. They moved to Audrain in 1869 and in 1883 Mr. Kemp died.
They were blessed with 10 children three of whom are dead. The living children are: W. R. Kemp, Mrs. Sallie Hook, C. A. Kemp, Jas. H. Kemp, M. H. Kemp, Mrs. Mary J. Canterbury and Mrs. Nancy M. Saunders. There are ten grand children and 2 great grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at nine o'clock from the residence of Rev. W. H. Hook. The remains will be interred in the Rock Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Kemp was a grand christian character and had been a member of the Christian Church for thiry-two years


Milton Hopson Kemp, 69 years old, died at 5 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Audrain Hospital. The cause of his death, according to the attending physician, was dropsy. He had been in ill health for the last three or four years, but had only been in the hospital for a week.
Mr. Kemp was born in Callaway County. He came to this county when a small boy with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Kemp, and had lived here for over sixty years.
He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, having united with that denomination a short time ago. Mr. Kemp had a large number of friends in Mexico who will regret to know of his death.
He is survived by two brothers and two sisters, Ammon Kemp, of St. Louis; James Kemp of this city; Mrs. N.M. Saunders of Chicago, and Mrs. Mollie Canterbury of Mexico. He is also survived by the following nephews: John Hook of Lee Summit, Mo., Willard Kemp of St. Louis; Carl Saunders of Toronto, Canada; O.L. Canterbury of Ronco, Pa., and J.H. Canterbury of Mexico.
The funeral for Milton H. Kemp, who died Monday, was held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Christian church. The service was conducted by the Rev. Richard Gentry and Dr. A.A. Wallace. Burial was made in Elmwood cemetery.
The pallbearers were: J.D. McKee, Sam Wallace, Wallace Johnson, J.W. Burgess, J.B. Stewart and M.T. Vandegrift

THE INTELLIGENCER Mexico, Mo., Thursday, October 21, 1920

Mexico Weekly Ledger, Thurs. 23 Dec, 1886; Pg. 3, col. 1
Robert Kendall, aged 21, son of J. (S) E. Kendall, a leading farmer and stock raiser, near Rush Hill, died last Friday.  Robt. Kendall was a young man of unusual promise, and had a host of warm friends all over the county. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the public.

Mexico Weekly Ledger, Thurs. 23 Dec. 1886, Pg. 3, col. 7 Died, of consumption, at 6 o'clock Friday, at his father's, three miles north of town, Robert Kendall, a highly respected young man, aged 21.  The funeral took place Sunday at Littleby Church.  Mizpah.
Submitted by Virginia W. Thomas

Mexico Weekly Intelligencer, Thurs. 2 Feb. 1888, Page 5, col. 2
Died, January 22 (28), 1888, at her fathers's home,
Mrs. Ruth Botts, daughter of S. E. Kendall and wife.  Mrs. Botts had been very low for a long time, but for a few days before her death had shown symptoms of recovery; and the family and friends were rejoicing that she was getting well.  On last Thursday she was reported worse.  She continued to grow worse until
Saturday morning, at three o'clock, when she breathed her last, and the loving heart ceased to beat.  She was married last spring to Thomas Botts, Jr., one of Audrain's most prosperous young men.  He lived happily with his young and beautiful wife, only a few short months, when that dread monster, death, laid his cold and icy hand upon his loving bride, and now she is numbered with the dead; no, not dead, but transformed from mortality to immorality--from this world of sorrow, pain and death, to a land of joy and peace forever.  Mrs. Botts was one of the most consistent and conscientious Christians we ever knew, and we would say to the broken hearted husband, thefond and doting father, the kind and indulgent mother, the sorrowing brothers and sisters, weep not, for Ruth, the affectionate wife, the loving and dutiful daughter, the tender and sympathetic sister, you never more on earth will look upon that beatfiful form you loved so well, never more on earth will you hear that sweet, melodious voice singing praises to God.  But be ye ready when the Lord says come, and you shall see her as she is, never more to part from her.  Then Let us, Like sister Ruth, be ready so we can say, "come, welcome death, thou end of fear, I am ready to go." The remains were interred in the cemetery at Littleby Baptist Church, Sunday at one o'clock.  Rev. N. S. Johnston preached a very feeling and eloquent sermon. O. G.

Mexico Weekly Ledger, Thurs. 2 Feb, 1888; Pg. 3, col. 4 Mrs. Thomas Botts, whose illness has been noted in the Ledger, died at 3 o'clock a. m. Saturday at the home of her father, S. E. Kendall, near Rush Hill.  It was thought she was in a fair way to recovery when she suddenly grew worse.  The funeral will take place from Littleby Baptist Church tomorrow, services to be conducted by Rev. N. S. Johnston.  Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Lane left this afternoon for the residence of Mr. Kendall, Mrs. Lane
being a sister of deceased.  Mrs. Potts (Botts) was a highly respected and beloved lady and the Ledger extends sympathy to the bereaved relatives.
Submitted by Virginia W. Thomas

Mexico Weekly Ledger, Thurs. 2 Jan. 1890, Pg. 3, col. 6
Miss Ada Kendall, daughter of County Judge S. E. Kendall, died just as the old year passed away.  She was a young lady of lovely character, 20 years of age, and died of consumption; after a lingering illness.  She was satisfied to leave this world and died with implicit faith in the future.  Funeral at 11a.m. Thursday.

Mexico Weekly Intelligencer, Thurs. 2 Jan. 1890, Pg. 5. col. 6 Miss Ada Kendall, daughter of Judge S. E. and Mrs. Martha J. Kendall died at 12 o'clock Tuesday night after a lingering illness.  She was an excellent young lady and was loved by everybody.  Funeral services will be held at Littleby Baptist Church at 11 o'clock today, conducted by Rev. N. S. Johnston
Submitted by Virginia W. Thomas

Mexico Weekly Intelligencer, Thurs., 3 Nov., 1892; pg. 1, cols 5 & 6
Nelson S. Kendall of Florida, Mo; was thrown from a wagon and killed last Wednesday, Oct. 27. He was drving down a steep hill when the harness broke, overturning the wagon and throwing Mr. Kendall under the mules' feet. He was horribly trampled on the face and breast, only living a short time after the accident. Mr. Kendall was born in St. Charles, Mo., the 6th of March, 1837. His parents dying in his early childhood he made his home with his uncle, James D. Summer, (Sumner?) of this county. He served four years in the Confederate army and at the close of the war he went to California, returning in 1866, and in August, 1868, he was married to Miss Sallie Hobbs of Florida, MO., who with her six children, three boys--James T., Joseph N., Willie T. -- and three girls--Mary, Bessie, and Anna--survive his loss. He leaves three brothers and two sisters, S. Edwin and William T. , of Rush Hill; James D. of Raymond, Ill.; Mrs, Kate Scott, of Rush Hill; and Mrs. Mary Humphrey, of Jacksonville, Ill. He was a good Christian man, loved and honored by all who knew him. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and was buried at South Fork church, Monroe county. O.K.L.

Mexico Weekly Ledger, Thurs. 3 Nov., 1892, pg. 3, col. 2
Nelson Kendall, brother of Judge Kendall, of this county, who was killed near Stoutsville, Monroe county, last week, was born on the 6th day of March, 1837, and served four years under Price in the Confederate army. He leaves a wife and six children. He fell from a load of wood, between his mules and was kicked to death, being horribly disfigured. He was a prominent citizen of Monroe country and highly respected by all who knew him.

Mexico Weekly Ledger, Thurs. 3 Nov., 1892, pg. 1, col. 6
Paris, MO., Oct. 27. --Nelson Kendall was thrown from a wagon this morning while hauling ties and died in a few hours

Mexico Ledger Thurs. 14 Jan. 1904, Pg. 1, col. 2
Mrs. W. T. Kendall Dead
Mrs. Anna Kendall, wife of Dr. W. T. Kendall, died in Fulton Thursday morning after an illness of two years.
Mrs. Kendall was born Anna McFadin in Audrain County about fifty years ago and has lived in Audrain county all of her life. She was married to Dr. Kendall in 1869 and two children survive her, Joseph and William Kendall; both of Oklahoma. Two brothers, R. L. Mcfadin, of this city, and Alex Mc Fadin, of Audrain county, also survive her.
The remains will be brought to this city Friday and interment will be made in the Littleby cemetery.

Mexico Intelligencer, Thurs 14 Jan 1904, Pg3. col. 3
Mrs. Annie Kendall was born Dec. 1, 1845 and was a daughter of James McFadin and wife of Audrain county who are deceased. She was married to Dr. W. T. Kendall in 1873. She was a member of the Christian chruch, having united with the church in 1865.
Mrs. Kendall died on Thursday, Jan. 7th., of paralysis, being 58 years, 1 month, and 7 days old, and was buried at Littleby church on Jan. 10 th., the funeral services being conducted by Rev. Johnson of Littleby church.
Mrs. Kendall leaves a husband, two children, two brothers and a sister, who were all present at the funeral services. The sons are Joseph Kendall of Dallas, Tex., and Dr. W. L. Kendall of Modill, I. T.
Mrs. Kendall was an earnest Christian woman of many fine traits of character, and leaves a wide circle of friends to mourn her loss. The Intelligencer extends sympathy to the family and friends.

Mexico Intelligencer Thurs 11 Aug 1910, Pg 3. col. 2 & 3
Samuel Edward (Edwin) Kendall
Half an hour after he had addressed several thousand persons who attended the annual reunion, home-coming and severty-first anniversary of the organization of Jersey county, at Jerseyville, Ill., Judge S. E. Kendall, of this city died Friday afternoon at that place. it is said that excitement superinduced by handshaking and speechmaking during the day was the cause of Judge Kendall's death.
Mr. Kendall was strolling about the town greeting the '39ers when he complained of illness. Friends assisted him to a nearby office where it was realized that he was sinking. He was hastily placed in a buggy to be taken to the home of a physician. Death occurred before the buggy arrived there.
An inquest was held and a verdict of death from natural causes was returned. The Masons of Jerseyville immediately took charge of Judge Kendall's body and arrangements were made for sending it to his home here.
Was Native Missourian.
Samuel Edward (Edwin) Kendall was born in St. Charles, Mo., June 8, 1834. He was the eldest son of Samuel Taylor Kendall and Catherine Sumner Kendall.
He was married to Miss Martha Cauthorn, June 7, 1857 and had lived in Audrain county since 1856. His parentd died when he was quite young and he was reared to manhood by his aunt, Mrs. Adaline Lurton, of Delhi, Ill. It was on account of his early life in Illinois that he went back there this week to attend the reunion of the old settlers and meet the friends of his boyhood days.
Judge Kendall, with a party of immigrants and gold-seekers, crossed the plains to the Pacific Coast in 1852. The trip was made in "prairie schooners" and required six-months time.
After spending several years in the West, Judge kendall returned to Missouri. He joined the Baptist church when a young man and was a charter member of the Littleby Baptist church and was the church clerk at that place for 23 years.
He served in the Confederate Army under Major Murray, of Price's command, and was in several important engagements.
Judge Kendall was one of the oldest Masons in this vicinity, having been a member of the order for forty-five years.
The title of Judge, by which he was generally known, was acquired through his service as Judge of the Eastern District of the County Court. He also served as Recorder of Deeds of Audrain county.
Besides his aged wife, Judge Kendall is survived by two sisters and one brother, James D. Kendall, of Wagoner, Ill., Mrs. Kate Scott, Wichita, Kan., Mrs. Mary Humphrey, Chicago, and the following children: Mrs. Oceola Lane, Mexico; Mrs. Julia Tucker, Frankford, Mo.; Joseph R. Kendall, Hedley, Texas; Samuel F. Kendall, Maryville, Calif.; Oliver R. Kendall, Mexico; Verner E. Kendall, Durant, Okla.; Ford Kendall, Wooldridge, Mo; and Clayton Kendall of Vandalia. He also is survived by three grandchildren: Forest Lane Kendall, George Edwin Kendall and Madge Tucker.

Mexico Intelligencer Thurs 11 Aug 1910, Pg 3. col. 2 & 3
The funeral of Judge S. E. Kendall was conducted Sunday afternoon from the Baptist Church in this city. The Rev. H. B. Rice; of Laddonia, formerly pastor of the Littleby Baptist church, assisted by the Rev. Patrick of Bowling Green, officiated.
The pall bearers were J. A. Guthrie, C. A. Witherspoon, W. H. Morris, W. W. Botts, J. H. Minor, and S. P. Emmons.
A large number of friends attended the funeral and many persons from out of town wer here. The body was buried in the Littleby Baptist church yard.

Mexico Ledger Thurs 11 Aug 1910 Pg. 1, col. 9
Attend the funeral of Judge Kendall
The following who attended the funeral of Judge S. E. Kendall have returned to their respective homes: Ford Kendall and family, Wooldridge, Mo.; Joe Kendall, Hedley Txas; Harry Kendall, Litchfield, Ill; Mrs. Bettie Carr and W. L. Wright, of St. Louis; E. L. Tucker, Frankford, Mo.; Ed. L. Cross, Jerseyville, Ill.