February 6, 2004
“Some Gave All”
Oroville Mercury March 14, 1945
KENDALLS’ SON DIES IN ACTION
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kendall who operate the Dutch Haven Fountain
and Flower Shop, have received word that their son, Pfc.
Robert Lewis Kendall, was killed in action in Germany. He
was in the infantry with the 9th Army. Kendall enlisted
in Denver in August 1942 but was not called to active duty until
the following April. He went overseas last September. A graduate
of Grass Valley High School with the class of 1940, he was a popular
student and outstanding football player. Bill Wilson, of Oroville,
was his coach at that time. He also attended the University of California
at Los Angeles where he was taking a legal course. He was a member
of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and the Blackstonian Club. Mrs. Kathleen
Kendall, his wife is living in Auburn. Two sisters, Mrs. Lorraine
Kunze and Miss Nancy Kendall, are with their parents here. Giles
Kendall, a brother, is engaged in war production work in Los Angeles.
BRINGS GRAND-DAUGHTER TO SEE ALICE PAINTER
Mrs. Ronald Hathaway has come from Florida for an indefinite visit
with her mother, Mrs. Alice Painter. She is accompanied by her six
months-old daughter, Suzanne. Lt. Hathaway is in the Navy
Air Corps and left about a week ago for Pearl Harbor. He has been
in the service about three years. His home was in San Jose where
his parents now live.
ANOTHER LOCAL GIRL IS A SOLDIER’S BRIDE
Miss Stella Livesly of Oroville became the bride of T/Sgt. William
J. Pettit March 4 at a ceremony performed by the Rev. J. R.
Stead in the Congregational Parish in Pomona. She was attended by
her sister, Mrs. J. E. Hoagland of Sacramento. A brother-in-law,
A. D. Johnson of Pomona was best man. The bride was attired in a
gray suit with black patent leather accessories. She wore pearls,
a white blouse and gloves and a gray hat with white trim. Her flowers
were butterfly orchids. After the ceremony, the party proceeded
to the Country Club where a wedding supper was served. The young
couple then left for a brief honeymoon in Palm Springs. Others present
included Mrs. Stella Livesly of Oroville, mother of the bride; Mrs.
A. D. Johnson, a sister; Lynne Anne Hoagland, a niece; and Mrs.
Gerald Hahn, the bride’s aunt. The groom is a flight engineer on
B-24’s stationed at Victorville Army Air Field. They will make their
home for the present in San Bernardino. Sgt. Pettit attended schools
in Malvern, Ohio, where his parents now live, and has been in the
army for five years. He was an instructor for two years at Ryan
Field, Tucson, Ariz. Later he trained for flight engineer in Mississippi
and has been located at Victorville for two months.
MAJ. LEONARD COMING HOME
Major Raymond A. Leonard of the U. S. Infantry, has arrived
in the United States from India where he had been hospitalized for
about a month following the recent Burma campaign. News of his arrival
was received direct from Leonard this morning when he telephoned
his mother, Mrs. R. A. Leonard Sr. of Quincy Road, from New York.
He told his mother he would undergo medical treatment in the states
before returning to military service. The infantry major was unable
to say how soon he would arrive home for a visit with is mother
and his wife and two sons, who reside in Gridley.
Stu’s notes: I can’t remember where the Dutch Haven was. Let’s
hope that Pfc. Robert Lewis Kendall will be, or is, honored in Grass
Valley. Those Soldiers sure took away a lot of our young girls.
I think Maj. Raymond A. Leonard was a long time Oroville man.