Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     JOHN KENDALL is well known in Okanogan county, being now one of the prominent business men and townsite owners at Riverside, Washington.  He owns a large livery and feed stable which he is operating in a successful manner, besides various other property as will be mentioned later on.
     John Kendall was born on February 18, 1857, in Hendricks county, Indiana, the son of Alford and Nancy (Savis) Kendall, natives of Kentucky and Indiana, respectively.  They were married in Indiana and had two children, our subject and Mrs. Ella Saylor.  John K. was educated in the public scools and went with his parents to Missouri. Later the family moved to Labette county, Kansas, and settled in Parsons, where the father owned a farm adjoining the townsite.  This was in 1868, before the town was started.  Later the parents returned to Missouri where the father died in St. Clair county and the mother in Jasper county.  In 1880, our subject removed from Parsons to Walla Walla.  Afterward, he moved to Waitsburg then came to the vicinity of Spokane, and in 1892, he rented land on the Nez Perces reservation in Idaho.  On November 6, 1894, he married Miss Olive Thomas, whose parents live near Riverside, Washington.  In the spring of 1895, they came to their present home and took up a homestead of one hundred and eighty-two acres on the west branch of the Okanogan river.  Forty acres of this estate were sold for the townsite of Riverside, and upon it that thriving municipality is located at the present time.  Mr. Kendall owns an interest in the townsite and the balance of the land adjoins the same.  The farm is fenced and all under cultivation, being supplied with irrigating water from Johnson creek.  He raises abundance of cereals and had forty-five acres sowed to alfalfa, which produces three crops annually.  He has six acres in orchard, which bears plenty of peaches, apricots, prunes, pears, apples, and so forth.  A good residence makes the place beautiful and valuable, while outbuildings and other improvements are in evidence.
     Mr. Kendall built the hotel at Riverside, which he operated for four years then sold.  He is also interested in the ferry.  Mr. and Mrs. Kendall are members of the Methodist church and are known as progressive and upright people.  They have adopted two children, George C. and Relta Marie.