Henry Ernest Kendall
|Henry Ernest Kendall|
|19th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia|
November 17, 1942 – August 12, 1947
|Governor General||The Earl of Athlone
The Viscount Alexander of Tunis
|Premier||A. S. MacMillan
Angus Lewis Macdonald
|Preceded by||Frederick Francis Mathers|
|Succeeded by||John Alexander Douglas McCurdy|
May 18, 1864|
Sydney, Nova Scotia
|Died||August 25, 1949
Windsor, Nova Scotia
|Political party||Progressive Party of Canada|
|Spouse(s)||Ida B Burchell
|Relations||John Stewart McLennan (father-in-law)
Arthur Samuel Kendall (brother)
|Children||Helen Kendall (with first wife Ida) Jim Kendall (son)|
Kendall was the son of Samuel Frederick Kendall of Bristol, England and Emily Long of London. The couple settled in Sydney, Nova Scotia in 1857. Kendall, a member and pastor of the Plymouth Brethren, established the Union Church on Mitchell Island in 1866.
Kendall was widowed in June, 1909 following the death of his wife, Ida B Burchell. Ida`s parents were George Burchell and Louisa Lorway from Sydney, Nova Scotia. In 1913, he married Margaret McLennan, daughter of John Stewart McLennan, an industrialist who would be appointed to the Canadian Senate several years later.
During World War I, Kendall enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and served as Lieutenant Colonel of the 9th Stationary Hospital based at Bramshott Military Hospital in England from 1916 to 1919.
He was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia at the age of 78, the oldest person to hold the office in the province's history.
His son, Jim Kendall (1889-1942), played hockey with the Montreal Wanderers 1906-1907, emigrating to Sydney, Australia (returned to Canada to serve during World War I) and later worked for Broken Hill Proprietary Company.
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