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Belle Sherman Kendall

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, September 3, 2018
1. Belle Sherman Kendall Marker
Inscription. The daughter of Texas Revolutionary War general Sidney Sherman and Catherine Isabell (Cox), Belle Sherman (1847-1919) was born in Harrisburg and married William E. Kendall in 1867. After making Houston her home in 1878, Belle S. Kendall became a noted civic leader. She was a founding member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the Woman's Club of Houston. Under her leadership, the Woman's Club played a pivotal role in developing the Houston Public Library system. After securing funds from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie for the city's first public library building, Belle was honored at the cornerstone ceremony in 1902. In 1969 a branch library was named in her honor.
 
Erected 2001 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12435.)
 
Location. 29° 45.955′ N, 95° 23.153′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Washington Avenue and Custus Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Belle Sherman Kendall is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Section D-1, Lot 070. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2525 Washington Avenue, Houston TX 77007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anson Jones (within shouting distance
Belle Sherman Kendall Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, September 3, 2018
2. Belle Sherman Kendall Gravesite
of this marker); Darius Gregg (within shouting distance of this marker); James S. and Alfred T. Lucas (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Robert Cade (about 300 feet away); David Finney Stuart, M.D. (about 300 feet away); The Rev. William M. Tryon (about 300 feet away); Irvin Capers Lord (about 400 feet away); Caspar Braun (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Belle Sherman Kendall Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, September 3, 2018
3. Belle Sherman Kendall Grave Marker
 
 
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