Edna Mae Mendenhall

17 October 1929–10 August 1977 (Age 47)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Edna Mae

When Edna Mae Mendenhall was born on 17 October 1929, her father, Emote Emzy Mendenhall, was 39 and her mother, Dora Elva Johnston, was 35. She lived in Spring Garden, Jefferson, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Elk Prairie Township, Jefferson, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 10 August 1977, at the age of 47.

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Roy Earl Reynolds
Edna Mae Mendenhall

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    Elmo Emzy Mendenhall




    Waldo Neal Mendenhall


    Dorris Mendenhall


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World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1932 · The Miners Union

Age 3

After a contract proposal reducing wages by $1.10 a day, employees of the United Mine Workers came together and created the Progressive Miners of America in southern Illinois. After discontent arose over the 67 years of operation, the union was dissolved.

Age 13

On December 2, 1942, Enrico Fermi and a small band of scientists and engineers demonstrated that a simple construction of graphite bricks and uranium lumps could produce controlled heat. The space chosen for the first nuclear fission reactor was a squash court under the football stadium at the University of Chicago.

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 (2)

  • Edna M Mendenhall in household of Emote E Mendenhall, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edna M Mendenhall in household of Emett E Mendenhall, "United States Census, 1940"

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