William Berry Mendenhall

4 January 1837–14 April 1924 (Age 87)
West Elkton, Preble, Ohio, United States

The Life of William Berry

When William Berry Mendenhall was born on 4 January 1837, in West Elkton, Preble, Ohio, United States, his father, Joseph Elijah Mendenhall, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Oglesby, was 20. He married Mary Ellen Neff on 30 May 1859. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Wayne Township, Butler, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Lyons, Rice, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 14 April 1924, at the age of 87, and was buried in Lyons, Rice, Kansas, United States.

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William Berry Mendenhall
Mary Ellen Neff
Marriage: 30 May 1859
George William Mendenhall
Clara E Mendenhall
Ida E Mendenhall
Charles Milton Mendenhall
Effie May Mendenhall
Flora Jane Mendenhall
Joseph Oglesby Mendenhall

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30 May 1859


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World Events (8)


Age 9

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

Age 9

Iowa is the 29th state.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 23

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

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)

  • William Mendenhall in household of Joseph E Mendenhall, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm B Mendenhall, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Mendanhall in household of Chas Mendanhall, "United States Census, 1910"

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