William Edom KENDRICK (c. 1846-1883)
HOUSE, 40th General Assembly, 1877-79; representing Roane County; Republican. Born in Tennessee c. 1846; exact date and place of birth not stated; son of John and Martha Susan (OWINGS) KENDRICK. Studied law at Columbia College, Washington, D.C. Never married. Engaged in farming; moved to Chattanooga, Hamilton County, after Civil War to edit the Daily Republican which was published by brother, Robert L. KENDRICK; paper failed and was sold, 1869; moved to Washington, D.C. to become a clerk in the U.S. Treasury Dept.; returned to Chattanooga to become editor of the Daily Commercial, a Republican paper started in 1873; engaged in the manufacture of iron; returned to Roane County and when elected to legislature was farming on King's Creek, 20th civil district of that county. Secretary of Republican county convention, 1876. Died near Rockwood, Roane County, May 6, 1883; place of burial not indicated. Cousin of Franklin Davis OWINGS, sometime member Tenn. General Assembly.
Sources: Chattanooga Times, Mar. 23, 1875; May 7, 1883; Rockwood. East Tennessean, Aug. 10, 1876; Wells, History of Roane County, 214, 221, 264.
From: Biographical Directory, Tennessee General Assembly, 1796-1969, Roane County, Tennessee State Library and Archives.