Marker Details

Kendall, Belle Sherman

2525 Washington Avenue

Houston , 77007

William E. Kendall's grave marker in this plot
Directions: Glenwood Cemetery, turn left at first "Y" on entrance road, keep left at next "Y", past Braun marker, right on next street, marker on right about 35 yards from road; Section D-1 (lot 70)

Key Time Period: 1877 - 1892 Post-Reconstruction

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Marker Text:
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. (2001)
Marker Type: Marker with Post
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 493 J

GPS Coordinates: 29 45.971, 95 23.138

Precinct No: 2

Marker No: 12435