James Kending

Kending, James A

Rank: Private

Unit: F Co, 2d Cavalry

Enlisted: July 7, 1896 in Fort Riley, Kansas. He was 23 yrs 2 mos.

Date of birth: 5 May 1873

Hometown: Columbiana County, Ohio

Occupation prior to enlistment: Butcher

Campaign: Spanish American War

Died: 20 July 1898

Age at death: 25

Cause of death: Yellow fever

Location of fatality: San Juan Hill or San Juan de Miyares, Cuba

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Place of interment: Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia

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Cenotaph memorial: Cenotaph at Burlingame City Cemetery, Burlingame, Kansas

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Note: He stood 5’8″ with blue eyes, light brown hair, and light complexion.