Arth Kendal (1928 - 1999)

Arthur Harold Kendall
1928 - 1999
updated December 03, 2019
Arth Kendal, father to 3 children, was born on July 11, 1928 at Henry Heywood Hospital, Gardner, Massachusetts. He was born to Clarence Vernette Kendall and Orila Mary Perry Kendall, with siblings Donald, Doris, Ruth, Vernon, and Gertrude. He married Marie Pittsley on August 23, 1962 in Amherst, Massachusetts. They gave birth to Colleen Marie (Kendall) Peters, Arthur Harold Kendall Jr, and Christine Louise Kendall. Arthur died on March 11, 1999 in Amherst, Massachusetts at age 70.

It is known that Arth Kendal and Arthur Kendall are the same person. Serious clerical error on his death being reported, could be the unique way our father wrote cursive. Unknown as to why he got his SSN card in NY, we just don't know. Dad was a foster child during the Great Depression. He was a farm hand, head cook at UMass Amherst and a cabbie. Loved to read - Science Fiction and mysteries. He loved fishing. He has fished Lake Champlain and every inch of the Quabbin Reservoir. When I was young, he usually fished with a wooden block, a long piece of elastic band, a railroad spike and hooks. He loved his family and any occasion that involved family, we were at it. We spent a lot of time at my uncles (Our mother's brothers) homes when we were kids. As a matter of fact, I recently learned that my father and our Uncle Ralph were friends and that is how our parents met😊❤️. I dimly remember holidays at our uncles homes. Our entire family loved Thanksgiving & Christmas together, always fun & magical ❤️. Family picnics at Groff Park, Memorial Day picnics at a swimming pool park on Triangle St. A Pittsley family reunion in New Bedford (Mom was a Pittsley).

Arthur Harold Kendall Biography

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Most Commonly Known Name

Arth Kendal

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Paul David
Arthur Kendall




Arthur Kendall was born on at Henry Heywood Hospital, in Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts United States


Arthur Kendall died on at 33 Kellogg Avenue - Apt. 8, in Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts United States 01002

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Arthur.

Burial / Funeral

at West Cemetery, in Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts United States 01002


Ethnicity & Lineage

Dad is directly descended from Francis "Miles" Kendall. His father was Clarence V. Kendall and his mother was Orila Mary Perry Reugyer/Reuger. His grandparents were Arthur Lionel Kendall & Jennie F. Coleman. His great-grandparents were Edwin L. Kendall & Adaline/Adeline Kendall Powers. His great-great-grandparents were Hubbard Kendall & Rhoda Brooke/Brook Sawin. His great-great-great-grandparents were Jonathan Kendal & Mary Nichols.

Nationality & Locations Lived



Unknown. Was Arthur a religious man?

Last Known Residence

Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts 01002


As a foster child, he went to several schools. I did at one point, have his 11th grade report card from ARHS. He quit high school in the 11th grade, never told me why.


Farm Hand, cab driver and head cook at UMass - Amherst.

Personal Life & Organizations

Shared most of this in his bio. He was a long time volunteer at the Amherst Survival Center.

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Arth Kendal Family Tree

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Jun 2, 1881 - Jan 10, 1963
Jun 17, 1890 - 1948
Unknown - Unknown


Feb 15, 1918 - May 18, 2008
Mar 30, 1910 - Unknown



Arth Kendal & Marie May (Pittsley) Kendall

August 23, 1962Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States


Oct 28, 1932 - May 1, 2011


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Daniel Pinna
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"he usually fished with a wooden block, a long piece of elastic band, a railroad spike and hooks" my grandfather taught me something similar! Arth sounds like a wonderful man. I hope you have a photo of him to share?
Nov 30, 2019 · Reply
Colleen Peters
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Trying to find one now. Will upload by tomorrow.
Nov 30, 2019 · Reply
Daniel Pinna
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Funny. I was trying to do the same for my grandpa! I guess it just wasn't a 'photo-worthy' opportunity back then :)
Dec 03, 2019 · Reply

Arthur Kendall Obituary

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Date: 12-Mar-99
Source: Springfield Union-News
Name: Arthur H. Kendall
Age: 70
Location: Ann Whalen House, 33 Kellogg Ave., Amherst
Other Loc: longtime resident of Amherst
Died: Thursday at home
Occupation: Local taxi driver and also worked in the dining commons at the University of Massachusetts for many years
Born: Gardner
Religious: First Baptist Church
Spouse: Marie M. Pittsley
Daughters: Colleen Peters of Easthampton and Christine LaRochelle of Erving
Sons: Arthur H. Jr. of Springfield
Grandchildren: Six grandchildren
Undertaker: Douglass Funeral Service
Burial: West Cemetery
Clubs/Organizations: Volunteer, Survival Center

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1928 - 1999 World Events

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In 1928, in the year that Arth Kendal was born, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1934, when he was only 6 years old, on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1956, by the time he was 28 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1971, he was 43 years old when in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

In 1998, he was 70 years old when on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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Other Arthur Kendalls

Unknown - Unknown
around 1895 - Jul 30, 1916
Unknown - Jul 20, 1916
around 1920 - Nov 7, 1944
around 1876 - Oct 11, 1918
around 1881 - Mar 17, 1918
around 1882 - Aug 10, 1915
Unknown - Oct 26, 1917
around 1910 - Feb 11, 1942
Unknown - Jun 5, 1916
around 1877 - Oct 12, 1917
around 1909 - Jun 15, 1945
around 1923 - Dec 31, 1942
around 1908 - Dec 1, 1942
around 1893 - Dec 31, 1916
around 1895 - Jul 20, 1916
around 1926 - Unknown
around 1919 - Unknown
around 1920 - Unknown
around 1911 - Unknown

Other Kendalls

Jun 20, 1913 - Mar 10, 2003
Oct 20, 1909 - November 1968
Jun 13, 1894 - December 1968
Jun 14, 1890 - June 1976
May 30, 1914 - February 1990
Nov 2, 1893 - December 1974
Mar 25, 1893 - January 1985
Mar 6, 1920 - Jun 5, 2009
Apr 20, 1925 - Nov 13, 1995
Jun 6, 1935 - Jan 31, 2011
Unknown - October 1964
Sep 27, 1936 - Jul 23, 2007
Apr 14, 1905 - January 1981
Jun 14, 1914 - April 1990
Oct 10, 1923 - Jun 24, 1998
Jun 16, 1916 - September 1964
Jan 1, 1922 - Jan 20, 1998
Aug 18, 1884 - October 1971
Apr 1, 1911 - May 19, 2008
Jun 22, 1910 - Sep 9, 2008

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Mar 29, 1933 - Mar 17, 2002
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Jul 16, 1916 - Dec 9, 1996
Mar 8, 1930 - Feb 24, 2002
Mar 14, 1920 - May 27, 2005
Jul 29, 1928 - Dec 20, 1996
Sep 26, 1907 - October 1981
Jul 4, 1907 - Aug 4, 2008
Nov 18, 1928 - March 1980
Apr 13, 1928 - Dec 26, 2005
Apr 9, 1890 - October 1967
May 11, 1913 - September 1986
May 29, 1929 - September 1991
Feb 14, 1928 - Dec 13, 2008
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Nov 12, 1928 - Aug 31, 2007
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