Monday, January 5, 2015

Mappy Monday: Dayton, Ohio

My 2nd great grandfather- Marion Richard "Mac" Mendenhall (1873-1948) died in Dayton, Ohio.

Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio:

Even though I've only been to Dayton a handful of times, it holds a special place in my heart because that is where I was born. I would love to go back someday- as an adult- and see where my ancestors lived!

Dayton is the 6th largest city in Ohio with a population of 141,527 (2010 census). It was settled in 1796 and founded as a city in 1805. It was settled by 12 settlers known as "The Thompson Party". 

There are many famous people from Dayton, but the most popular one(s) are the Wright Brothers- inventors of the world's first airplane. 

The National Cash Register Company (NCR) was formed in Dayton and manufactured the first mechanical cash registers- my grandfather worked there for some time before his death.

In March 1913, there was a huge flood- the Great Dayton Flood- destroyed many homes, businesses and killed many people.

This is a really interested newspaper article from the 1930s: 

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