Today's Portrait: R. Mendenhall's Hardware Store**
**I got this picture from my mom and I'm not entirely sure if I have it "tagged" with the right person or not. I believe this store belonged to Marion Richard Mendenhall (1873-1948)- my 2nd great grandfather.
In the 1900 U.S. Census Record, Marion or "Mac" owend a Hardware store in Allen, Darke, Ohio-- that's where this doesn't make sense. No census records show that he ever went by his middle name, Richard-- and Mac's store was in Allen Township, not West Newton.
The time that this picture would have been taken does match the census record- this looks about the early 1900s.
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