Selected Families and Individuals


James Albert KELLY

Obituary from the Watertown Daily Times of Wednesday, 29 April 1936:  CARTHAGE--James Albert Kelly, 47, a resident of this community for the past 21 years, died at 9:30 this morning at his home, 246 West street.  Mr. Kelly suffered a severe
heart attack Saturday and was confined to his bed until his death.  Last December he had suffered a light attack from which he apparently recovered.

    Mr. Kelly was born on Grindstone Island in the St. Lawrence River, Jan. 25, 1889, a son of Horace B. Kelly and Elizabeth Potter Kelly.  His father died at Clayton April 7 of this year.  His mother died four years ago.

    When Mr. Kelly was a young boy he moved with his parents to Clayton where he attended school and was graduated from the Clayton High School.  He learned his trade as stone cutter at Barre, Vt., completing his apprenticeship in 1908.  For
the next two years he was employed in Potsdam and while there, married Miss Eva Hill, daughter of Charles E. and Mary Longway Hill of Depauville.  The ceremony was performed at Kingston, Ont., Aug. 18, 1910.  For 18 months after his job at
Potsdam, Mr. Kelly was engaged in work on the repair of the capitol building at Albany which had been damaged by fire.  He then returned to Clayton where he worked for a short time with his father who operated a monument works.

    He came to West Carthage in 1915 and for 21 years he was employed as stone cutter in the E. C. Crooks Memorial corporation works in State street.  He retired from that work last December when he was taken ill.

    Mr. Kelly was a member of the West Carthage fire department for 18 years, resigning two years ago when he moved across the river to make his home in Carthage.  He was a member of Carthage lodge, No. 158, F. and A. M., and a former member
of Carthage Odd Fellows lodge, and of the local Oriental Encampment.

    He is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Marion E. Hulburt; Miss Genevieve Kelly and Miss Rose Kelly, and a grandson, James Hulburt, all of 246 West street; also two brothers, George Kelly and Potter K. Kelly of Syracuse; two
sisters, Miss Helen M. Kelly and Miss Rose Kelly of Clayton, and several nephews and nieces.

    The body has been removed to the Ullman and Dunlop Funeral Home in State street where friends may call after 2 Thursday afternoon.

    Funeral services will be held from the funeral home at 2:30 Friday, Rev. Lorimer W. Crippen, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating.  Interment will be made in Fairview cemetery.

Eva Jeanette HILL

1  CMNT Disappeared in 1940.

James (Buddy) KELLY

1  CMNT Died young

Mary Delia LONGWAY

1  CMNT Children raised by her parents at her death at 24.

William Horace KENDALL

Obituary:  CLAYTON---Funeral services for William H. Kendall, 54, were held this Friday afternoon at 2 from the Baptist Church, Rev. C. R. Stoddard officiating.  Mr. Kendall died Tuesday afternoon at his home on the Clayton-Alexandria Bay Road,
following an illness of six months.  The body was taken to the home of his brother and sister, Potter Kendall and Miss Eleanor Kendall, 544 Merrick St., where a prayer preceded church services and Masonic rites.  Burial will be made in the
spring in the family plot on Grindstone Island.

    Surviving are his wife and three children, Mrs. Richard (Harriet) Timmerman, Miss Mary Jean Kendall, and Charles H. Kendall, all of Clayton; one brother, Potter Kendall; three sisters, Miss Eleanor Kendall, and Mrs. Sterling (Ruth) George,
of Clayton; and Miss Adelaide Kendall, Los Angeles, Calif.; also two grandchildren.

    Mr. Kendall was born in Clayton July 14, 1896, a son of Charles H. and Sarah J. Potter Kendall.  He attended Clayton school and later worked on passenger steamers on the river.  He served in World War I with Battery D, 160th field
artillery, and was honorably discharged in March, 1919, after taking part in fighting at Verdun, St. Mihiel, and the Argonne.

    On Aug. 8, 1921, he was married to Miss Grace McCardell of Philadelphia, Pa.  Since 1938 he had been in the employ of R. G. Kincaid of New Hartford, at Watch Island farms.

    Mr. Kendall was a member of Colon-Couch Post 821, American Legion; Clayton Lodge, F. & A. M., and Co. D. First New York Infantry National Guard.


Obituary (from newspaper of Monday, 17 Sept. 1984):  CLAYTON---Potter F. Kendall, 75, of 622 John St., died at 7:12 this morning at Edward John Noble Hospital, Alexandria Bay, where he was admitted Friday.

    A memorial service will be held at the Clayton First Baptist Church at a later date.  Burial, following cremation, will be on Grindstone Island.  Arrangements are with the Cummings Funeral Home.

    Donations may be made in his name to the Clayton Volunteer Ambulance Fund or First Baptist Church.

    He is survived by his wife, Etta H.; two sisters, Mrs. Eleanor E. Flanders and Mrs. Sterling (Ruth) George, both of Clayton; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

    Born July 28, 1909 in Clayton, a son of Capt. Charles H. Kendall and Sarah Potter Kendall, he was graduated from Clayton High School in 1930 and was graduated cum laude from Clarkson College of Technology, Potsdam, in 1934.  He did
graduate work at St. Lawrence University, Canton.

    Mr. Kendall was an engineer at Frink Sno-Plows and a teacher at LaFargeville Central School.

    He married Etta H. Garnsey July 20, 1956 at the First Baptist Church here with Rev. Clayton R. Stoddard officiating.

    He was a member of the Clayton First Baptist Church and the Clayton Masonic Lodge.


Obituary (from newspaper of Monday, 21 Dec. 1987):  CLAYTON---A memorial service for Etta Garnsey Kendall, 80, formerly of 622 John St., retired teacher, will be held in the spring at the Clayton First Baptist Church.  Spring burial will be in
Grindstone Island Cemetery.

    Arrangements are with the Cummings Funeral Home.

    Mrs. Kendall died Saturday morning at the Greenbriar Nursing Home, Carthage, where she had been a patient since Nov. 16, 1985.  Memorial donations in her name may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.

    Surviving are a brother, George Garnsey, Redwood City, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Nathalie "Nan" Russell, Alexandria Bay, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

    Born in Clayton on June 23, 1907, a daughter of William E. and Mable Potter Garnsey, she was a graduate of Clayton High School and the Clayton Teachers Training Class.  She was also graduated from Potsdam State Teachers College, and
received her master's degree in education from the University of Michigan, completing additional studies at the University of California and at schools in the Navy.

    She married Potter F. Kendall on July 20, 1956, at the Clayton First Baptist Church, with Rev. Clayton R. Stoddard, pastor, officiating.

    Mr. Kendall was an engineer at Frink Sno-Plows and a teacher at LaFargeville Central School.  He died Sept. 17, 1984, at the age of 75.

    Mrs. Kendall was a teacher in the Clayton school district and had taught at schools in Shuttsguard and Oberstorf, Germany.  She last taught at LaFargeville Central School before her retirement.

    She was a member of the Navy WAVES, Clayton First Baptist church and New York State Retired Teachers Association.


1  CMNT He Immigrated In 1870 And Was Naturalized

David made his declaration to naturalize 26 Nov. 1880, and his residence was listed as Cook Co., IL.  He was natrualized in Jefferson Co. 21 Oct. 1884.

Article from the Watertown Daily Times of 10 Aug. 1927:  Among those who saw His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, was Captain David Black of Grindstone Island.  Captain Black, who has resided many years on Grindstone Island, is from
Scotland, and has always taken great interest in the British royal families.

    This interest arises from the fact that when he was a small lad in his home town in Northern Scotland, the late Queen Victoria visited there.  His father, a prominent physician, was on the committee to greet the Queen.  During the
crermony, the Queen reached over, and took Captain Black on her lap and petted him.

    The Captain came to Canada when a child with his parents, and later entered business in the United States.  For many years he has been caretaker of the many acres of land on Grindstone Island owned by the Forsythe estate of Montreal,

    When the late King Edward VII paid a visit to Canada and America as Prince of Wales, Captain Black saw him, and also when King George made a similar visit Captain Black went to Kingston.  When the Prince of Wales visited Kingston some 10
years ago, Captain Black was among those to greet him, and last Friday Captain Black went to Gananoque to see the prince for the second time.