John Mendenhall

7 September 1847–2 April 1920 (Age 72)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Mendenhall was born on 7 September 1847, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, William Mendenhall, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Lovell, was 29. He married Eliza Rebecca Tew on 24 April 1879, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Springville, Utah, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 2 April 1920, in Mapleton, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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John Mendenhall
Eliza Rebecca Tew
Marriage: 24 April 1879
Marian Mendenhall
John William Mendenhall
Thomas Tew Mendenhall
Jesse Mendenhall
Sarah Rebecca Mendenhall
Joseph Mendenhall
Byron Mendenhall
Deseret Mendenhall
Aaron Bruce Mendenhall
Harvey Henry Mendenhall
Wells Barney Mendenhall

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 April 1879Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 10
    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 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 20
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    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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    Life History of John Mendenhall

    Life History of John Mendenhall by John W. Mendenhall John Mendenhall son of William and Sarah Lovell Mendenhall was born at Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co. Iowa 7 Sept. 1847. The fam …

    Sources (50)

    • John Mendenhall, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • John Mendenhall in entry for Harvey H Mendenhall and Sarah Alexander, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • John Mendenhall in entry for Marian Mendenhall Tuckett, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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