John Mullendore

John Mullendore
b. 23 July 1847, Bartholomew County, Indiana, to Clint and Tabitha (Brooks) Mullendore
d. July 1907, Howard, Elk County, Kansas

m. 22 August 1866, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana
Mary Eusebia Robinson
b. 1848, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, to David D. and Sarah Elizabeth (Forsyth) Robinson
d. 1 November 1898, Howard, Elk County, Kansas

Children with Mary Eusebia Robinson:

  • Hallie (1867-1960) married (1) C. E. Tesh, (2) Oth Elliott
  • Eddie (1869-1870)
  • Erd (1871-1938) married Sarah Jane Berry
  • David (1873-1947) married Metta B. Killam
  • Jessie (1875-1876)
  • Harry (1877-1879)
  • Clarence (1879-1885)
  • Otto V. (b. 1881) married (1) Golda Cribley, (2) Josephine Hall
  • Claudie (1883-1886)
  • Clarice (1885-1886)
  • Ray (b. 1887) married Alma Glahn
  • Carl (1889-1922)
  • William Clinton (1892-1983) married Esther Andrews

John and Mary E. Mullendore emigrated from Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, to Howard, Elk County, Kansas, in 1882.

John’s sons, Erd and David Mullendore, took part in the third Oklahoma land rush. Erd became an oilman, banker, and rancher, owning the famous Cross-Bell Ranch. David returned to Elk County, Kansas, where he served two terms in the Kansas legislature and became president of Production Credit Corporation.

John’s other sons also became prominent businessmen. Otto established a bank and owned a department store in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Ray became a banker first in Osage and later at Hominy, Oklahoma, where his brother Carl also was a banker. William Clinton served in the Food Relief Administration during World War I and as secretary to then Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover. Later William Clinton, an attorney, became president and CEO of Southern California Edison Company.

Submitted by:
Barbara Mullendore Calvert
Caldwell NJ

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