Thursday, March 3, 2011


Reported by The Daily Picayune 3 June 1913:

"Joseph Thompson Kendall, an old Confederate soldier and builder of Carnival floats, died peacefully at the Soldiers' Home last night at 9:20 o'clock, after an illness of several weeks. A native of Grand Well, Miss., the deceased lived in the city practically all his life, and was noted for his skill as a builder, his work in that line and in the construction of Carnival floats having attracted wide attention. His first attempt at float building was several years ago, when the Phunny Phorty Phellows turned out, when he was said to have constructed all the floats in that parade."

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