Mary Frances Mendenhall

29 September 1839–5 September 1897 (Age 57)
Mill Creek, New Castle, Delaware, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Frances

When Mary Frances Mendenhall was born on 29 September 1839, in Mill Creek, New Castle, Delaware, United States, her father, William Mendenhall, was 24 and her mother, Sarah Lovell, was 21. She married Hamilton Henry Kearns on 4 February 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Springville, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 5 September 1897, in Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hamilton Henry Kearns
Mary Frances Mendenhall
Marriage: 4 February 1857
Sarah Matilda Kearns
Mary Ellen Kearns
Thomas Franklin Kearns
Richard Lovell Kearns
John Hamilton Kearns
Frances Mildred Kearns
Rose Mendenhall Kearnes
Lewis M. Kearns
Virgil Kearns

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World Events (8)

Age 7
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
Age 7
Iowa is the 29th state.
1855 · Prohibition Law
Age 16
Delaware enacted a statewide prohibition law in 1855.

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 (16)

  • Mary Mendinhal in household of John Redding, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary F Kearns in household of Hamilton H Kearns, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Kearns, "United States Census, 1870"

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