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John Henry Kendall (1857–1950)

The death occurred at Cootamundra on Saturday morning of Mr. John Henry Kendall, of 'Miarb', The Rock, at the age of 94 years. Mr. Kendall, who was born in Devonshire, England, on February 12, 1866, was the son of a flour-miller. He migrated to New Zealand when he was 20 and worked on farms in the Canterbury district before coming to Australia seven years later. In 1884 he selected land near The Rock. He subsequently sold this and purchased 'Miarb', which was later enlarged by the addition of part of 'Pomigalana' Station. He married Miss Elizabeth Snodgrass, member of a well-known Riverina family, in 1890. His wife predeceased him 20 years ago. There were five children, three daughters and two sons. Those surviving are Mr. W. H. Kendall, Mrs. J. Meale (Cootamundra), Mrs. A. E. Terlick (Melbourne) and Mrs. H. G. Collins (Sydney). There are ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The late Mr. Kendall was a lover of stock and a keen judge. For many years he acted as a judge at shows of draught horses. He always took a great interest in local affairs; and was the oldest member of the Farmers and Settlers' Association. In addition to other interests, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He retained remarkable vitality up to within a short time of his death, and was able to ride around the paddocks without difficulty, and generally to take an interest in management problems until a few weeks ago. The funeral will take place this morning, the cortege leaving The Rock Presbyterian Church after a service to start at 11 o'clock, for The Rock cemetery.

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Additional Resources

  • profile, Land (Sydney), 17 February 1950, p 1
  • funeral, Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW), 3 October 1950, p 2

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'Kendall, John Henry (1857–1950)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 17 June 2024.

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12 February, 1857
Devon, England


30 September, 1950 (aged 93)
Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia

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