John Mendenhall

7 September 1839–19 June 1899 (Age 59)
Greene, Ohio, United States

The Life of John

When John Mendenhall was born on 7 September 1839, in Greene, Ohio, United States, his father, William T Mendenhall, was 21 and his mother, Susan Caswell, was 21. He married Emily Gerard on 20 February 1862, in Montezuma, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Anthony, Harper, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States in 1888. He died on 19 June 1899, in Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Grant, Oklahoma Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Mendenhall
1839–1899
Emily Gerard
1843–1915
Marriage: 20 February 1862
John Andrew Mendenhall
1862–1959
Twins Mendenhall
1875–
Alice M Mendenhall
1865–
Theodore Mendenhall
1867–1870
Adelbert G Mendenhall
1867–
Ethel A Mendenhall
1871–1944
Lewis O Mendenhall
1872–1944
(2- Children) Mendenhall
1875–
Mable Alice Mendenhall
1881–1956
Stephen Lonnie Mendenhall
1884–1942
Ethel Adeline Mendenhall
1887–1888

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 February 1862
Montezuma, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States
children

(11)

    Male1862–1959Male

    Alice M Mendenhall

    Female1865–Female

    Theodore Mendenhall

    Male1867–1870Male

    Adelbert G Mendenhall

    Male1867–Male

    Ethel A Mendenhall

    Female1871–1944Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846

Age 7

Iowa is the 29th state.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 18

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from either of two places called Mildenhall, in Suffolk and Wiltshire. The place in Suffolk may have been named in Old English as ‘middle nook of land’, from middel + halh, or it may be of the same origin as the Wiltshire place name, ‘Milda's nook of land’, from an unattested Old English personal name + halh. The spelling Mendenhall does not appear in English sources, and this may be a U.S. variant.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • John Mendenhall in household of William Mendenhall, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Mendenall in household of Wm Mendenall, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Mendenhall, "United States Census, 1880"

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