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Courtesy of Mariah Allen

Citizen Patriot May 11, 1911 page 1 Rawlins County KS

Killed at McDonald

At six o'clock last Saturday evening, May 6, 1911 the little town of McDonald was greatly shocked when it was whispered from one to another that V. Kendall had been accidentally killed.

Jay Jackson and George Gartrell were driving south on main street of McDonald with a team and wagon. They stopped at the railroad as a train was standing across the road. The engine soon whistled the signal to leave, which starled the horses. Immediately following the engine gave a shrill blast of the whistle, which so frightened the team that they became unmanageable and they turned and ran across a ditch throwing Jay and George out of the wagon. The team ran near the Kendall home, where Mr. Kendall was unhitching a team which he had been driving. The run away team ran over him fracturing his skull and severely bruising his chest. He lived less than thirty minutes.

V. Kendall was born near Middletown in Henry County Indiana on May 19, 1835 where he grew to manhood. He was married to Miss Mary Goff at that place on February 5th 1857. They continued to reside there until 1873 when they moved to Benton County Missouri, where they resided until 1879. From there they moved to Kirwin, Kansas on January 21, 1880 took a homestead about five miles northeast of Atwood where the family resided until 1903. The children having grown to mature years and married and gone to themselfs the old folks spent several years visiting with their children. In 1907 they went to McDonald where they bought a home in which to spend thier declining years.

He leaves to mourn the loss of a devoted huband and kind and loving father his wife and the following children James of Norton County Mrs. Pharos Short of Kirwin, Mrs. Albert Warren of Aline Oklahoma Mrs. Otis Archer of McDonald William of Atwood and Charles of McDonald.

The funeral services were held at McDonald at 1 o'clock Monday May 8, 1911 and interment was made in the Atwood cemetery. All the children were in attendance at the funeral except Mrs. Warren. The sorrowing relatives have the heart felt sympathy of a host of Rawlins county Friends.