Josephine V. Mendenhall

Female11 February 1870–27 May 1876

Brief Life History of Josephine V.

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.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Mendenhall
America Phillips
Adolphus Mendenhall
Arvilla Leah Mendenhall
Olive I Mendenhall
William Mendenhall
Josephine V. Mendenhall
Sarah Jane Mendenhall
Alexander Bannister Mendenhall
Bert Mendenhall
Nina Edith Mendenhall
Maude A Mendenhall

Sources (2)

  • Josephna Mendenhaus in household of James Mendenhaus, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Josephine V Mendenhall, "Find A Grave Index"

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Siblings (10)

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World Events (4)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

1872 · The Modoc War

Age 2

Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 5

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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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