C. C. Kendall is a wide awake and progressive representative of commercial interests in Marysville, where he
is part owner of a general store. He was born in Eddyville, Iowa, September 3, 1875, a son of Mathias and Rose
Anna (Kent) Kendall, the former a native of Germany and the latter of Pennsylvania. Attracted by the opportunities
of the new world, the father came to America when a young man of eighteen years and during the Civil war he rendered
valuable aid to his adopted country by four years' service at the front in the defense of the Union. His last days
were spent in Marion county, where he was highly esteemed as a leading representative citizen. His widow still
survives and yet makes her home in this county.
C. A, Kendall was one of a family of eight children, six of whom are yet living. He remained upon the home farm
until he attained his majority and divided his time between the work of the fields, the duties of the schoolroom
and the pleasures of the playground. After attaining man's estate he began farming on his own account, but with
the outbreak of the Spanish-American war he enlisted for two years' service as a member of Company D, Fifty first
Iowa Infantry, of which he became a private. He was honorably discharged at San Francisco and following his return
to Marion county embarked in merchandising in Marysville, having a half interest with his brother in a store at
this place. They carry an attractive line of goods and are enjoying a liberal patronage, which they well merit.
C. C. Kendall is also the owner of a half interest in the mill at this place and he owns the store building in
which they conduct their mercantile interests and also has other property.
In his political views Mr. Kendall has always been a democrat, giving to the party stalwart support. He is now
postmaster at Marysville, having occupied the office for two years. His fraternal relations are with the Improved
Order of Red Men. He is well known in this county and has attractive social qualities which render him popular,
while his energetic business methods are gaining for him substantial success.
History of Marion County, Iowa
And its People
John W. Wright, Supervising Editor
W. A. Young, Associate
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Marion County, IA
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