2. George Edward Mendenhall Senior [Photos] was born on 2 February 1898 in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana. He died on 15 January 1966 in Denver, Denver, Colorado. He was buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Littleton, Arapahoe, Colorado. [Parents]
Sources of Information:
1. Denver, Denver, Colorado, State Archives. Certificates of Birth, Marriage and Death.
2. Denver Post, Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado. Obituary of George E. Mendenhall; G929.3788, D436ob; page 57.
3. Rocky Mountain News, Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado. Obituary of George E. Mendenhall; G929.3788, D436ob; page 97.
4. Social Security Death Index. SS# 521-07-9143.
5. Louisa County, Virginia, Abstracts of Will Books 1743-1801, . Source Media Type: Book.
6. Notes of Donna Wills, . Source Media Type: Book.
7. South Bend, Indiana, Department of Vital Statistics
8. Social Security Death Index. SS# 521-07-9143.
9. International Genealogical Index
10. Conversation with son of George Edward Mendenhall, Senior.
11. Conversation with niece of George Edward Mendenhall, Senior.
Source 10: George Edward Mendenhall, Senior, was a Supervisor at a Studebaker Auto Plant in South Bend, Indiana after he married Louise and it was there that his son was born. George's first daughter was born in South Bend at home. After her birth the family moved back to Denver, when their son was three, here their son was baptized and their second daughter was born at home. They moved to Denver, because his wife, Louise, was homesick and they bought a new home on West Moncrief Place. George Senior bought a Filling Station on Federal Blvd, his son believes around 38th. When the depression hit, sometime in the early thirties, the family lost the home and George's business. Later George went to work for the Public Service Gas and Electric Company in Denver Colorado. He dug ditches for gas main installation until he was injured. Then he worked as a clerk until he retired. The family traveled to the World's Fair in Chicago Illinois in 1933. They drove through Kansas and Nebraska at night because it was too hot to drive during the day. Since it was during the depression, money was very tight. Their son raised money collecting newspapers, bottles, etc. and he also sold the monitor paper, Denver Post, Saturday Evening Post and Liberty Magazine, to pay to ride the rides at the Fair. George raised rabbits. Since the rabbits became pets in the families, a neighbor killed the rabbits so they could use them for food, so they didn't have to kill their pets. Their son helped clean the cages.
Spouse: Marie Louise Augusta Jurgens [Photos] was born on 30 November 1897 in Denver, Denver, Colorado. She was christened on 6 May 1900 in Denver, Denver, Colorado. She died on 18 October 1979 in Conifer, Jefferson, Colorado. She was buried on 21 October 1979 in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Littleton, Arapahoe, Colorado.
Sources of Information:
1. Denver, Denver, Colorado, Vital Records.
2. Personal Knowledge and Records in possession of Marie Louise Augusta Jurgens.
3. Personal Knowledge of son and daughter of Marie Louise Augusta Jurgens.
4. International Genealogical Index
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