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: