When Josephine V. Mendenhall was born on 11 February 1870, in Contra Costa, California, United States, her father, Joseph Mendenhall, was 32 and her mother, America Phillips, was 34. She lived in Judicial Township 3, Contra Costa, California, United States in 1870. She died on 27 May 1876, in Lake, California, United States, at the age of 6, and was buried in Upper Lake, Lake, California, United States.
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.