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Nathan Boileau MARPLE
Harriet Newell CLARK
Prof. Thomas Corwin MENDENHALL

Prof. Charles Elwood MENDENHALL


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1. Dr. Dorothy Mabel REED

Prof. Charles Elwood MENDENHALL

  • Born: 1 Aug 1872, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio
  • Marriage (1): Dr. Dorothy Mabel REED on 14 Feb 1906 in Talcottville, Lewis County, New York
  • Died: 18 Aug 1935, Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin at age 63
  • Buried: 13 Sep 1935, Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin

bullet  General Notes:

ANCESTRY: Descended from Warinus de la Strode (born 1020 in Bretagne, France), a French knight who lived at the time of William the Conqueror
ANCESTRY: 8th Great-Grandchild of John Mildenhall Jr. (born 1560), the only Englishmen to visit both royal courts of the Emperors Akbar and Jahangir, and the first Englishmen to be buried in India
MILITARY: World War I, Major in the Signal Corps
TRIPS: England (1919); England (1926)
NOTEWORTHY: Professor of Physics, University of Wisconsin;
Published "Force of Gravity Determined by the Ring and Pendulum Method";
Scientific Attache to the American Embassy in London;
Chairman of Physical Sciences of the National Research Council;
Elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1918;
President, American Physical Society (1923-1925);
Vice-President, American Association for the Advancement of Science (1929);
Published 24 papers in the Physical Review and Astrophysical Journal
FAMILY: Son of Thomas Corwin Mendenhall, Alaska's Mendenhall Glacier's namesake;
Husband to Dorothy Reed, famed Pathologist
DEATH: Prostate Cancer
By J. H. Van Vleck, published by the National Academy of Sciences in 1936 (see...

bullet  Research Notes:

-- Mendenhall Family Association (
-- National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoir (
-- Find A Grave, Memorial # 86643295
-- Life of Charles Elwood Mendenhall, National Academy of Sciences (


Charles married Dr. Dorothy Mabel REED, daughter of William Pratt REED and Grace KIMBALL, on 14 Feb 1906 in Talcottville, Lewis County, New York. (Dr. Dorothy Mabel REED was born on 22 Sep 1874 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, died on 31 Jul 1964 in Chester, Middlesex County, Connecticut and was buried on 7 Aug 1964 in Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin.)

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