I started this post a while ago and was going to finally finish and post it yesterday however our four grandchildren came over and I got sidetracked. Our grandchildren range in age now from six down to one; they are so full of life (each of them lights up a room when they enter it) and we feel extremely blessed to have them in our lives. After spending the afternoon researching this post, their arrival made this tragedy even more poignant for me and so I appreciated their company even more than usual and hugged them a bit tighter too! This morning I woke up to a cold, wet and windy Wagga day and the thought of three little girls out in August weather like this, in light weight dresses with no shoes or jumpers impacted on me even more. Those poor babies! One of the girls was found still clasping her doll that she had carried with her over the whole tragic journey.
When my husband and I were looking around the Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery some time ago we came across a very sad headstone marking the deaths of three little girls lost in the bush in 1897. Their story we found is a very heartbreaking, tragic one which touched us both deeply and I am sure it has touched others too; their grave had a little ornament and flowers that looked to be quite recently placed.
The grave of Daisy, Elsie and Anastasia Kendall, Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery
The grave of Daisy, Elsie and Anastasia Kendall, Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery
THREE CHILDREN LOST.
WAGGA. Monday. - It was reported yesterday that three children named Kendall had been lost in the bush in Crainbob district since Saturday morning. The police went out from Wagga to make a search. The eldest child is about 7 years of age, and the youngest 3. It appears the children were seen about seven miles from their home yesterday by a traveller, who thought they belonged to a settler living in the vicinity. The children were going across Kyamba Creek towards the Gregadoo Hills, only poorly clad, and without boots. Their tracks show that they sheltered under a tree during Saturday’s heavy rain.
Search Parties From Wagga Wagga.
WAGGA WAGGA, Wednesday.
Senior-constable Blackburn yesterday afternoon returned to Wagga Wagga after an unsuccessful search for the three bushed children named Kendall.
The eldest is a girl aged 7, and the youngest is aged 2. In addition to a search party of a hundred on Sunday the Mayor on Monday night at a public meeting at the Australian Hotel organised a search party of thirty men, who left at 7.30 yesterday morning for Coreinbob, about 16 miles from town, where the children were lost.
An extra force of searchers was organised by Mayor Hayes at the Town Hall yesterday forenoon.
Lost in the Bush.
SEARCHING FOR THE CHILDREN AT CRAINBOB.
UP to a late hour last night, the search for the three little children of the Kendall families at Crainbob was unsuccessful and no trace of their wanderings discovered. Every possible effort is being made by the people of Tarcutta and Crainbob, assisted by reinforcements of volunteers from Wagga to prosecute the search. Meetings were held on Tuesday night and last night at the Court House to organise search parties. On Tuesday night the Mayor presided and a contingent of horsemen and footmen proceeded to the scene. Another meeting, presided over by Mr. G. Fitzhardinge, (in the unavoidable absence of the Mayor) was held at the Court House last night. Twelve horsemen and several footmen will start at 7 o’clock this morning from the Town Hall and also from the Co-operative Flour Mill. On Saturday afternoon Mr. J. Walsh, a selector was the last person to see the children alive. They were then walking in the direction of Kyeamba Creek and when he spoke to them and inquired their name, one little girl replied “Elsie.” Since there has been absolutely no trace of them found. Owing to the rains the science of the black trackers are discounted very much as the tracks of such small children would soon be obliterated.
Inspector Smith reported from the Alfred Town Hotel last night that all the members of the search party had come in without having found any trace of the children. He says that all the country over an area of fully twelve miles had been thoroughly searched. He believes that if the children were in that locality they would have been found ere this. He asks for as many horsemen as possible to be sent out from Wagga to reinforce the searchers. So far all the men who have so willingly and diligently taken up the work have done so on a systematic plan ; and they have been assisted by Mr. Gunn, manager of Borambola, Mr. Maloney, of Tooles Creek, and many others. It is considered that the children may have walked in almost a straight line from their home and that they may be found inside where the search had been made hitherto. In order that they may be met, Inspector Smith suggests that all selectors and others living within a radius of 30 miles of Crainbob will thoroughly search their properties. Two of the children were wearing pink dresses when they were last seen. In the event of the to-days work being unsuccessful another meeting will be held at the Court house tonight at 8 o’clock to enrol volunteers to reinforce the search party. Hope of finding the children alive is now a very faint one.
|Source: THE DISCOVERY OF THE LOST CHILDREN. (1897, September 4). Wagga Wagga Express (NSW : 1879 - 1917), p. 2. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article145695094|
THE DISCOVERY OF THE LOST CHILDREN.
LYING DEAD ON THEIR FACES.
A PITIFUL SIGHT.
There have been, possibly, few cases in the colony which have aroused the general sympathy of the people to the pitch of interest reached in the sad event of the past week, when three children, Daisy Pearl, Anastasia, and Elsie Margaret Kendall, the children of Edward and Joseph Kendall, farmers, living at Crainbob, about 17 miles from Wagga. The children were aged 5,4, and 3 years respectively, and it will be recollected strayed away from their homes on Saturday morning. It will also be recollected that several public meetings were held in Wagga, and search parties sent out daily from this and the surrounding centres, but without success. On Thursday morning last between 9 and 10 o’clock Mrs Mary Ann Jones, wife of Mr William Jones, farmer, residing about three miles from the Kyeamba Road, discovered the bodies in a paddock. The children were at a spot in a line from the place where they were last seen on Saturday afternoon and their home. They were evidently making back, and we’re lying on the crest of a clear open hill, their appearance indicating exhaustion, and death supervening. They must of walked at least ten miles on Saturday, for it is assumed that they died on that night, which was exceedingly boisterous. The night was bitterly cold, and stormy, with rain, and dark, and the probabilities are that they succumbed during sleep. They were lying face downwards, with their legs stretched out to the fullest extent. The youngest child, Elsie, had its arms folded across its breast, and was consequently lying on them. There were no signs of pain, violence, or distortion of the features in any way : the children must have simply lain down and died. Their bodies were resting in a semicircle ; about 25 yards to one side of a fence was Anastasia, five yards further right was Elsie, and Daisy was lying four yards distant, also on the right. Strange to say, their heads were all turned in the direction of their homes, and roughly gave the points of a semi circle, as previously stated. There was a tree about two yards from the spot where Anastasia lay. No signs of a struggle we’re visible, although careful examination was made by the police under the direction of Mr Inspector Smith.
The bodies were very lightly clad, with short dresses; the heads legs and feet of all the children being bare. The supposition, which is borne out by the medical evidence at the magisterial inquiry, was that the children, after they were seen near the creek must have retraced their steps in the darkness, and we’re making a direct line from home when overtaken by fatigue. Dr. Thane, who made the post mortem examination, says there is little doubt they perished on Saturday night. Their last meal was breakfast on Saturday morning, but the examination showed that their bodies had been well nourished. Mr William Jones, who lives in the neighbourhood, says he must have passed several times quite close to the spot where they were, but owing to the darkness could not see them ; he lost his way in pursuing the search owing to the darkness of the night. Hundreds of people have been searching the paddock, and have been close to the spot. They were very small children, and Mr Inspector Smith says that he had to go tolerably close before he could see them : they appeared to be healthy, wiry, bush children, without any surplus fat, there being no exterior signs of emaciation. When the news reached Mr Smith, he was about 3 miles away with a search party, below Mr Moloney’s at Toole’s Creek. He proceeded to the spot and obtained a waggonette and had the bodies removed after identification, to the Alfredtown Hotel, pending an inquiry by the Coroner. The spot at which the children were found was four or five miles from their home.
It appears that Mr Joseph Kendall came home about dusk on Saturday evening, when he heard of the absence of the youngsters. All the neighbours turned out, and obtaining lanterns searched until about 3 o’clock on Sunday morning in the vicinity of the creek. There were not less than a hundred searchers on each day up to the time of discovery of the bodies. Six police constables, a black tracker, and Mr Inspector Smith represented the force, which had the direction of matters. The whole of the country for ten or twelve miles on either side of the spot, and for a distance of six or eight miles in a direction at right angles on the Kyeamba side we’re closely scoured, including portions of Cunningdree, Forest Hill, Borambola, Kyamba, Book Book, Big Springs, and the Commons at Gumly, or an area of between 60 and 70 square miles.
The searchers, consisting of the police and residents of Wagga locality met daily at the public school at 9 o’clock in the morning, and parties consisting of from 10 to 25 were formed, having with them a number of the police force, and a few residents who knew the locality thoroughly. These worked the paddocks systematically, in order that no portions might be left untouched. They rode all the day without food, save a sandwich or two, until 7 or 8 o’clock at night. Parties of men on foot went out from Wagga, and who were unable to obtain horses, looked carefully up and down the creek, and in various paddocks in which it was expected the children might be.
The police desire to express their fullest appreciation of the action of the Mayor and townspeople of Wagga, and the residents of the locality for the hearty manner in which they left their homes at a moment’s notice to render assistance in the search. Mr Smith wishes to add his testimony to the generous spirit throughout a most trying time. No people could have shown more enthusiasm, or desire to work unsparingly, and it is only to be regretted that the efforts were not more successful. A circumstance which prevented a more thorough search in the paddock in which were found was the general opinion that the children, being seen near the creek, had crossed it and gone in the direction of Gregadoo. The storm was travelling in that direction, and it was thought they would follow it. The prevailing idea was that they would be found in some logs, and a careful search was made of all hollow timber, sheltered positions, large trees and bushes. The children, it was known, would be more at home in the forest country, and diligent search was directed accordingly. Those who had not that idea were persistent in their opinion that the children must have fallen into the creek.
Meetings were held at various times and Mr Gunn, manager of Borambola, suggested that it was necessary that the settlers should scour their holdings beyond the then radius of search. The children could of seen the light in the windows of Mr Thomas Walsh’s house, and that of Mr Jones, clearly, providing they were there at an early hour of the night, as they must have passed close to them. One of the great difficulties was that those who knew the children well stated that the latter were very shy of strangers. If a stranger approached they would immediately hide behind a log or stump, and those with whom they were familiar they would not approach at first, and not until they were satisified as to their identity. They were timid as aboriginals in this respect, and this made the search more difficult : they would most likely be frightened at the sight of persons searching with lanterns at night.
In the search parties the men were lined up 30 or 50 yards apart, with a resident who knew the locality on either flank. Great difficulty was experienced in getting them to keep the line ; and the fear was expressed that some of the search party who were strangers to the locality would wander away and get lost. Towards the end the men worked splendidly through the large forest paddocks, presenting a line like a troop of cavalry.
Mr Inspector Smith was never less than two hours a day in the saddle, and Sergeant Coveney frequently twelve. The former states that he never met men who worked so well as those who gave their services in the search ; no hardship was too great, and they kept going from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Constable Crommelin, who was with the party, states that he once followed a child for forty miles during the summer in country on the Darling, and found it very little the worse for exposure. In this case the lost one was older than the Kendall children, and used to subsist upon vegetation gathered on the way ; it being found on the sixth or seventh night. Mr Wood, of the Wagga district, when a child of five years, became “bushed” for two or three days, and managed to subsist on grass and anything he could eat, sleeping in hollow trees and under sheets of bark.
One circumstance, which must give relief to the parents of the Kendall family, is the fact that their death was painless, a devoid of the hardships of a lingering starvation.
|Source: THE MAGISTERIAL INQUIRY. (1897, September 4). Wagga Wagga Express (NSW : 1879 - 1917), p. 2. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article145695093|
THE MAGISTERIAL INQUIRY.
DEATH BY EXPOSURE.
The Coroner for the district, Mr. G. H. Tempest, J.P., held a magisterial inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of the children Daisy Pearl, aged 5 years; Anastasia, 4 ; and Elsie Margaret Kendall, 3 yrs ; at the Alfredtown Hotel, Alfredtown, yesterday morning.
Inspector Smith watched the proceedings on behalf of the police.
The first witness called was -
Emiline Kendall, wife of Joseph Kendall, farmer, residing at Crainbob, Wagga, who stated that between 9 and 10 o’clock on Saturday last her daughter Anastasia, aged 4 years, went away with her cousins, Elsie and Daisy Pearl Kendall, to play, as was usual with them, in the bush, a short distance from the house ; about half an hour after they had left Mrs Edward Kendall came to her, and said that the children had strayed away; she set out to search for them, having previously sent her son to inform Mr Chapman, a neighbour, of their disappearance, and he and Mr Shoemark saw her shortly afterwards; she continued to search until late in the evening ; Mrs Edward Kendall was also searching, and went in a different direction to witness ; when her husband returned at dusk he also went out searching until three o’clock on Sunday morning, but without success ; he continued the search until Thursday, 2nd inst ; after the children left home she never saw her daughter alive ; the body of her daughter was dressed the same as when she left home.
Agnes Kendall, wife of Edward Kendall, farmer, residing at Crainbob, Wagga, and about 100 yards from the previous witness, deposed that on Saturday morning her children Daisy Pearl and Elsie, aged respectively five and three years, with her permission, went away, as usual, with their cousin Anastasia, to play in the bush ; her daughter Louisa, aged seven, went with them, and after a lapse of about half-an-hour came back alone ; she said that a kangaroo-rat was in a log, and wanted a tomahawk to get it out ; witness did not give it to her, and fearing that the other children being so young might stray, she went back to the log with her daughter ; when she got there the children were not to be seen, and thinking they were lost, she went and told her sister, and they searched in different directions, but without success ; her nephew, Joseph, was sent to Mr Chapman’s for assistance ; Mr Chapman and Mr Shoemark came on horseback, and obtaining the services of others, organised a search party ; witness and her sister continued to search until evening ; her husband was working at Lake Albert, and did not return home until Sunday afternoon, when he commenced to assist in the search, and continued until Thursday evening.
Louisa Kendall, 7 years of age, and daughter of the last witness, deposed that on Saturday morning she went with her sisters, Daisy and Elsie, and cousin, Anastasia, to play in the bush ; they had a dog with them ; they did not go far when the dog started a kangaroo-rat, and ran it into a log ; she returned home for a tomahawk, with which to get it out, asking the others to remain at the log until she returned ; Daisy said if that if witness was long she would go away, and Anastasia said she would stop and the log ; she returned home for the tomahawk, and her mother took it to the log, but the children were gone, although the dog was still there ; they searched for them until Mr Chapman and Mr Shoemark arrived, but could not find them.
Thomas Walsh, farmer, Forest Hill, deposed that his farm fronted the Kyeamba Creek, and was about three miles from the Alfredtown Hotel. On Saturday last he was working in his paddock, and at about half-past three o’clock when going from there towards his house, he saw three children coming from the paddock to the public road ; they were about 20 yards from him when he saw them ; he never saw them afterwards, and did not know what became of them ; they were bareheaded and barefooted, and he thought they had on red dresses ; at about half-past eight that night the father came to him and said the children were lost, and he took a man in his employ, and with lanterns they searched the creek down to Mr Maloney’s ; he was out from twenty minutes past eight on Saturday night until 3.30 on Sunday morning ; he was the first to call at Mr Maloney’s house ; when he saw them in the afternoon he came to the conclusion that they belonged to a settler named Norton, as they were going in the direction of Norton’s place. He had searched his paddock several times, and on three different occasions he must have been within 20 yards of where the bodies were found ; he should say there must have been a hundred persons searching within the same distance of where they were found ; he never thought the bodies could be there at all since such a search had been made ; when he saw the children it was not raining, but it rained during the night, which was dark and very cold, with a strong wind blowing.
William Jon, farmer, Cunningdroo, deposed that he saw the bodies of the three children in Walsh’s paddock ; on Saturday afternoon he was working in Walsh’s cultivation paddock on the right of the road going from Alfredtown and near the lane going to the creek, and he saw the three children in this lane, walking at a good pace towards the creek ; he did not speak to them, but asked one of the men at work on Walsh’s place who they were, and he replied that they were Thomson’s, and as they were going in the direction of that place he took no notice of it ; he was not nearer than four hundred yards to them, and it was just commencing to rain ; he did not see them alive again ; it was raining when he left the paddock, and the night was dark, stormy, and cold and wintery ; he rode within two yards of the spot where the bodies were found, and he was several times close to the spot that night, but it was so dark that he could not see them when assisting in the search.
Mary Ann Jones, wife of the previous witness, deposed that between 9 and 10 o’clock on Thursday morning she saw soon crows flying around in Mr Walsh’s paddock ; she went to the spot where they were hovering over a dead sheep ; her daughter Vida was with her, and when the spot was reached she screamed and called out “Here are the children,” and witness ran over and saw the dead bodies of the children, which were afterwards identified as those of the Kendall’s ; Inspector Smith reached the spot about an hour afterwards, and witness pointed out where the bodies were.
Edgar Herbert Thane, duly qualified medical practitioner residing at Wagga, deposed that on the afternoon of Thursday, 2nd inst, he proceeded to the Alfredtown Hotel, and in a small outhouse at the rear of the main building he examined the bodies of the three children named Elsie Margaret Kendall, Anastasia Kendall, and Daisy Pearl Kendall, aged respectively three, four and five years. The bodies were all lying face downwards in the manner in which they had been found in the bush. They were all scantily clothed and were without either boots, stockings or hats. The appearance of all three was very similar. There were no marks of violence about the bodies, but post-mortem discoloration of the under lying parts of the bodies and the faces were marked. Post-mortem rigidity was practically absent. Decomposition of the faces had commenced but there was no marked evidence of putrefaction having proceeded to any extent. From the appearance of the bodies, which were well-nourished and showed no signs of any struggling, convulsions, &c., he was of opinion that the children died from exposure and consequent shock, and not from direct want of food ; also that death took place from three to five days previously. Considering that the bodies had been lying in the open air and that the weather had been cold, he should say that the long period was the more probable.
Phillip Smith, Inspector of Police, Wagga Wagga, deposed that on the night of the 2nd inst. he was with a search party an Kyeamba Creek, about three miles below Mr Moloney’s, when a message reached him. He rode promptly to Thomas Walsh’s paddock and there, in the crest of the cleared hill, Mrs Mary Ann Jones pointed out the dead bodies of the children, since, in his presence, identified as Elsie Margaret Kendall, Daisy Pearl Kendall, and Anastasia Kendall. All three were lying in an easy, natural position, face downwards, with their legs stretched full length. They were lightly clad in short colored dresses, heads legs and feet bare. Anastasia was about 24 yards away from a fence on the left, Elsie Margaret lay five yards away on her right and Daisy Pearl four yards away again on her right. They were lying in a semi-circle, with their heads all in the direction of their home. He made a careful examination of the bodies, but could not detect no signs or marks of violence. He had the bodies promptly removed to the Alfredtown Hotel, pending instructions from the Coroner.
The Coroner found that death was due to exposure and consequent shock.
|Source: THE KENDALL CHILDREN. (1897, September 4). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 9. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14094850|
THE KENDALL CHILDREN.
INQUEST ON THE BODIES.
An inquiry was held at Alfredtown this morning by the district coroner on the bodies of the three Kendall children. It was shown in the evidence that the bodies were first seen by Vida Jones, who accompanied her mother. She screamed and then called out “Here are the children.” Dr. Thane, of Wagga, who made an examination, stated that there were no marks of violence on any of the bodies. The after-death rigidity was practically absent. From the appearance of the remains, which were well-nourished, and showed no signs of any struggling convulsions, &c., he was of opinion that the children died from exposure and consequent shock, not from direct want of food ; also that death took place from three to four days ago. Considering that the bodies lay in the open air, and the weather was cold, he was of opinion that the longer period was the more probable. The coroner recorded a finding that death was due to exposure, consequent upon shock. The funeral took place this afternoon from Alfredtown to the Wagga Cemetery, when a large procession followed the hearse containing the three little coffins. A subscription list has been opened to defray the expenses of the funeral and to erect memorial stones over the grave.
Issue of Joseph and his wife Emmaline Kendall nee Goodger:
Francis Joseph Kendall b. 27 July 1888 d. ? m. 1911 Ethel Maud Kendall
Mary Ellen Kendall b. 1890 d. 1967 m. 1909 Charles Edward Hughes m. 1921 Alfred C L Collins
Alice May Kendall b. 8 August 1891 d. 1980 m. 1910 Joseph Geale m. 1939 Arthur Edward Henry 1960 Leo John Bowes
Anastasia Kendall b. 29 July 1893 d. Between 28 August and 2 September 1897
Margaret Kendall b. 22 January 1897 d. 1897
John Henry Kendall b. 1898 d. 1960
Joseph Kendall b. 27 Jan 1901 d. ?
Catherine Kendall b. 1901 d. 1982 m. 1921 James H. Jelly
Source: OBITUARY (1929, July 24). Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954), p. 3. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article142808196
MRS. J. KENDALL
The death occurred at the Wagga District Hospital yesterday morning of Mrs. Emmaline Kendall, aged 67 years, wife of Mr. Joseph Kendall, of Moorong street, Wagga. Mrs. Kendall was born at Yass, and was an old resident of Wagga. She is survived by her husband and two sons, Frank and John, of Wagga, and three daughters, Mrs. C. Hughes (Sydney), Mrs. J. Geale (Sydney), and Mrs. H. Jelly (Wagga). The funeral will leave Mr. J. C. McDonald's premises at 2 o'clock this afternoon for the Wagga cemetery.
|Source: MR. J. KENDALL (1943, September 9). Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954), p. 4. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article143994865|
MR. J. KENDALL
The death occurred in Wagga yesterday of Mr. Joseph Kendall, of North Wagga, at the age of 85 years. Mr. Kendall who was born in Wagga, was married to Miss Emerline Goodyer, who pre-deceased him. A very old resident of Wagga, Mr. Kendall had resided all his life in this district. He is survived by two sons and three daughters, Francis of Dubbo, John of Fitzmaurice street, Wagga, Mrs Hughes of Sydney, Mrs J. Geale of Sydney, and Mrs H Jelly of Yarragundry. The funeral will take place to-morrow, the cortège moving from Mr. J. C. McDonald’s funeral parlor at 11 o’clock for the Wagga cemetery.
Source: FUNERAL (1929, July 25). Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954), p. 8. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article142816978
MRS. E. KENDALL
The funeral of Mrs. Emmaline Kendall, wife of Mr. Joseph Kendall, of Moorong street, Wagga, who died on Tuesday, at the age of 67 years, took place yesterday afternoon, the cortege moving from Mr. J. C. McDonald's premises. The burial was in the Methodist portion of the Wagga cemetery, where the Church of Christ Minister, Pastor J. O. Methven, officiated. The coffin, which was covered with floral tributes, was carried to the grave by Messrs. J. A. Kendall (son), S. Williams (nephew), K. Kelly, A. E. Jelly, M. Smith and J. Roohan. The chief mourners at the graveside were the husband and sons, Messrs. F. and J. A. Kendall, Mrs. J. Geale, of Sydney, and Mrs. H. Jelly (daughters), Norman Kendall (nephew), Mrs. M. Day, of Sydney (niece), Mrs. F. Williams, of Ladysmith (niece), Mrs. A. Jelly, junr., Mrs. J. Roohan, Mr. James Campbell, Mr. O. H. Smith, and Mr. A. J. Smith
Issue of Edward and his wife Agnes Kendall formerly Kelly née Goodger:
Mary Agnes Kendall b. 22 October 1888 d. 1959 m. ? Robert Day
Louisa Kendall b. 14 June 1890 d. 1983 m. 1907 Frederick Charles Williams
Daisy Pearl Mary Kendall b. 22 April 1892 d. Between August and 2nd September 1897
Elsie Margaret Kendall b. 27 August 1894 d. Between August and 2nd September 1897
Ethel Maud Kendall b. 27 November 1896 d. 1942 m. 1911 Francis Joseph Kendall m. ? McCormick
John Kendall b. ? d. 1899
Florence Ada Kendall b. 15 September 1900 d. 1943
Helen Catherine Kendall aka Ellen Kathleen b. 13 April 1903. d. 1952 m. William Ellis
Norman Edward Kendall b.17 May 1906 d. ? m. 1944 Philadelphia Bessie May Bennett
Source: Family Notices (1888, March 29). Wagga Wagga Advertiser (NSW : 1875 - 1910), p. 2. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article101947472
KENDALL-KELLY.- At the Wesleyan Parsonage, Wagga, on March 24th, by the Rev. William Hill, Edward, youngest son of the late G. Kendall, of Coreinbob, Borambola, to Agnes, relict of the late J. Kelly, and fourth daughter of J. Goodger, deceased, of Yass.
Source:Family Notices (1907, November 9). Wagga Wagga Advertiser (NSW : 1875 - 1910), p. 7. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article145072565
MR. E. KENDALL, of Ladysmith, desires to RETURN THANKS to those who so liberally subscribed to the relief of his family in his late bereavement.
Secretary to the Relief Committee.
Source: MR. E. KENDALL (1936, August 28). Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954), p. 4. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article144662062
MR. E. KENDALL
The death occurred in Wagga yesterday of a very old resident of the district. Mr. Edward Kendall, of Ladysmith, at the age of 68 years. Mr. Kendall had been ill for only a short period. He was born at Cunningdroo, near Wagga, and had been in the employ of the Lintott family for over twenty years. He had land in the Maroo district, where he followed farming and grazing pursuits for many years. His wife predeceased him 28 years ago. Mr. Kendall is survived by five daughters, Mrs. M. A. Day (188 Baylis-street, Wagga), Mrs. F. C. Williams (Ladysmith), Mrs. F. Kendall (Sydney), Miss Florence Kendall (Wagga) and Miss Kathleen Kendall (Sydney); one son, Mr. Norman Edward Kendall (225 Kincaid-street, Wagga), and one brother, Mr. Joseph Kendall (225 Kincaid-street, Wagga). The funeral will move from Mr. J. C. McDonald's funeral parlor at 1.45 o'clock to-day for the Wagga cemetery.
Source: MR. E KENDALL (1936, August 29). Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954), p. 6. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article144666702
MR. E. KENDALL
The funeral of Mr. Edward Kendall, of Ladysmith, who died in Wagga on Thursday after a short illness at the age of 68 years, took place yesterday afternoon, the long cortege moving from Mr. J. C. McDonald's premises at 1.45 o'clock for the Catholic portion of the Wagga cemetery. The Rev. Father Hayden officiated at the graveside, and the coffin, which was laden with beautiful floral tributes, was carried to the grave by Messrs. J. Kendall (cousin), F. C. Williams (son-in-law), Stan Williams (grandson) and W. Bush. The pall-bearers were Messrs. Horace Smith, H. Reineker, Harold Reineker, Arthur Kelly, W. Wright, and Norman Kendall (son). The chief mourners at the graveside were Mrs. F. C. Williams, Mrs. M. Day, and Miss Florence Kendall (daughters), Messrs. Norman Kendall (son), Joseph Kendall (brother), F. C. Williams (son-in-law), Stan Williams and W. Wright (grandsons), and Mr. and Mrs. John Kendall (cousins). Among the many friends present were Mrs. Camplin, Mrs. Jelly, Mr. H. Jelly, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Smith, Mr. and Mrs. K. Jelly, Mr. H. Reineker sen. (a lifelong friend), Mr. H. Reineker, Mr. T. Jones, Mrs. B. Thompson, Mrs. Marshall, Mrs. B. Smith, Mrs. Rutherford, Mrs. Pendrick, and Messrs. Arthur Kelly and W. Bush. Mrs. F. Kendall and Miss Helen Kendall (daughters), of Sydney, were unable to be present. Friends attended from Ladysmith, Forrest Hill, Coreinbob, North Wagga, Urana road, Lake Albert and Wagga. The funeral arrangements were conducted by Mr. J. C. McDonald, of Wagga.
NSW BDM Birth Indexes
GOODGER EMMALINE 12718/1862 JOHN ELLEN QUEANBEYAN
KENDELL FRANCIS J 29415/1888 JOSEPH ELLEN WAGGA WAGGA
KENDALL MARY A 29491/1888 EDWARD AGNES WAGGA WAGGA
KENDALL MARY E 34686/1890 JOSEPH EMMA WAGGA WAGGA
KENDALL LOUISA 34943/1890 EDWARD AGNES WAGGA WAGGA
KENDALL ALICE M 35456/1891 JOSEPH EMMALINE WAGGA WAGGA
KENDALL DAISY P 35792/1892 EDWARD AGNES WAGGA WAGGA
KENDALL ANASTASIA 36046/1893 JOSEPH EMMA WAGGA WAGGA
KENDALL ELSIE M 34436/1894 EDWARD AGNES WAGGA WAGGA
KENDALL ETHEL M 7815/1897 EDWARD AGNES WAGGA WAGGA
KENDALL MARGARET 7855/1897 JOSEPH EMELINE WAGGA WAGGA
KENDALL JOHN H 26314/1898 JOSEPH EMILY WAGGA WAGGA
KENDALL FLORENCE A 36026/1900 EDWARD AGNES WAGGA WAGGA
KENDALL CATHERINE 8151/1901 JOSEPH EMMELINE WAGGA WAGGA
KENDALL HELEN C 16795/1903 EDWARD AGNES WAGGA WAGGA
KENDALL NORMAN E 29478/1906 EDWARD AGNES WAGGA WAGGA
NSW BDM Marriage Indexes
7323/1883 KELLY JAMES A GOODGER AGNES YASS
6037/1887 KENDALL JOSEPH GOODGER EMMALINE WAGGA WAGGA
6113/1888 KENDALL EDWARD KELLY AGNES WAGGA WAGGA
2659/1907 WILLIAMS FREDERICK C KENDALL LOUISA WAGGA WAGGA
2724/1909 HUGHES CHARLES E KENDALL MARY E WAGGA WAGGA
6684/1910 GEALE JOSEPH KENDALL ALICE WAGGA WAGGA
10839/1911 KENDALL FRANCIS J KENDALL ETHEL M WAGGA WAGGA
6227/1921 COLLINS ALFRED C L HUGHES MARY E NEWTOWN
9564/1921 JELLY JAMES H KENDALL KATHERINE WAGGA WAGGA
12722/1939 HENRY ARTHUR EDWARD GEALE ALICE SYDNEY
6000/1944 KENDALL NORMAN EDWARD BENNETT PHILADELPHIA BESSIE MAY WAGGA WAGGA
5562/1946 ELLIS WILLIAM KENDALL ELLEN KATHLEEN NEWTOWN
86/1960 BOWES LEO JOHN HENRY ALICE MAY SYDNEY
NSW BDM Death Indexes
KENDAL MARGARET 9921/1897 JOSEPH EMMA WAGGA WAGGAKENDALL ANASTASIA 9938/1897 JOSEPH EMMELINE WAGGA WAGGAKENDALL DAISY P 9939/1897 EDWARD AGNES WAGGA WAGGAKENDALL ELSIE M 9940/1897 EDWARD AGNES WAGGA WAGGAKENDALL JOHN 11103/1899 EDWARD AGNES WAGGA WAGGAKENDALL AGNES 15933/1907 46 YRS WAGGA WAGGA WAGGAKENDALL EMMALINE 18954/1929 JOHN 67 YRS WAGGA WAGGA WAGGA WAGGAKENDALL EDWARD 13957/1936 JOHN MARY ANN WAGGA WAGGAKENDALL JOSEPH 23817/1943 JOHN WAGGA WAGGAMCCORMICK ETHEL MAUD 25233/1942 EDWARD AGNES BULLIKENDALL FLORENCE A 6150/1943 EDWARD AGNES WAGGA WAGGADAY MARY AGNES 5758/1959 EDWARD UNKNOWN CAMPSIEKENDALL JOHN HENRY 4356/1960 JOSEPH EMILY WAGGA WAGGACOLLINS MARY ELLEN 18947/1967 JOSEPH EMMELINE BANKSTOWNJELLY KATHERINE 7242/1982 JOSEPH MABELWILLIAMS LOUISA 9359/1983 NEDSource: NSW BDM Indexes. Retrieved from https://familyhistory.bdm.nsw.gov.au
Queensland BDM Death Index
COLLINS MARY ELLEN 18947/1967 JOSEPH EMMELINE BANKSTOWN
JELLY KATHERINE 7242/1982 JOSEPH MABEL
WILLIAMS LOUISA 9359/1983 NEDSource: NSW BDM Indexes. Retrieved from https://familyhistory.bdm.nsw.gov.au
Alice May Bowes
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Thank you, Chris
Such a heartbreaking story, you wonder if anyone ever recovers from something such as that.
Thank you! I don’t think you ever would recover Chris.Delete