Elizabeth Wells Mendenhall

3 April 1850–11 November 1918 (Age 68)
Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth Wells

When Elizabeth Wells Mendenhall was born on 3 April 1850, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, William Mendenhall, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Lovell, was 32. She married Richard Leroy Bird on 18 September 1871, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 11 November 1918, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Richard Leroy Bird
Elizabeth Wells Mendenhall
Marriage: 18 September 1871
Richard Leo Bird
Sarah Emeline Bird
Frances Bird
Maraba Bird
Meribah Bird
Reed Bird
William Bird
Bella Bird
Virgil Bird
Elizabeth Bird

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 September 1871Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 7
    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.
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 18
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from either of two places called Mildenhall, in Suffolk and Wiltshire. Both placenames probably derive from an unattested Old English personal name Milda (genitive Mildan) + Old English halh ‘nook, corner of land’. The spelling Mendenhall is rare in Britain, where Mildenhall is more often found.

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

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    Pioneer Information about Elizabeth Wells Mendenhall

    Elizabeth Wells Mendenhall Gender: Female Birth Date: 3 Apr Birth Place: Rocky Ford, Pottawattamie, Iowa Religion: LDS Spouse: Richard Leroy Bird Marriage Date: 18 Dec 1871 Father: William Me …

    Sources (33)

    • Elizabeth Mendenhall in entry for Sarah Emeline Bird Jex, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Elizabeth Mendenhall in household of William Mendenhall, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Elizabeth Mendenhall in entry for Virgil Bird and Lucile Clayson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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