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Frank Henry Mendell
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Birth: Oct. 27, 1901
Franklin County
Iowa, USA
Death: Mar. 30, 1974
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA

Son of Henry Starr and Edla (Nicholson) Mendell, Dows, IA.
Married Gladys Velva Ross, Sept 1, 1928, Ames, Story Co, IA.
No children.
B.S. 1925 & M.A. 1927, Farm Crops & Soils, Iowa State College, Ames, IA. State Coordinator, Soil Conservation Service, U.S. Dept of Agriculture. A founder & president of the Soil Conservation Society of America. He served as Iowa State Conservationist 1937-1968. He received many awards and recognitions during his career, including a superior service award from the U.S. Dept of Agriculture in 1960.
He was stricken with a heart attack in the balcony of the Iowa House at the start of a debate on statewide land-use policy - a bill he helped author. He was chairman of the Governor's Committee on Conservation of Outdoor Resources.
He had lived in Des Moines since 1952. He owned a farm in the Elkhart area. He belonged to the Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Des Moines, IA.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Starr Mendell (1861 - 1931)
  Edla Wilhelmina Nicholson Mendell (1866 - 1944)
 
 Spouse:
  Gladys Velva Ross Mendell (1900 - 1974)
 
 Siblings:
  Leo S. Mendell (1890 - 1951)*
  Dora Mary Mendell Sevick (1893 - 1958)*
  Ray Clarence Mendell (1895 - 1953)*
  Hazel Helen Mendell Nelson (1897 - 1989)*
  Hazel Helen Mendell Nelson (1897 - 1989)*
  Stanley Starr Mendell (1899 - 1974)*
  Frank Henry Mendell (1901 - 1974)
  Kermit Nicholson Mendell (1904 - 1964)*
  LaMoyne Evangeline Mendell Jones (1909 - 1990)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ames Municipal Cemetery
Ames
Story County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Arlene Jones-Swenson
Record added: Nov 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100932077
Frank Henry Mendell
Added by: Arlene Jones-Swenson
 
Frank Henry Mendell
Added by: Arlene Jones-Swenson
 
Frank Henry Mendell
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Remembering Uncle Frank
- Arlene Jones-Swenson
 Added: May. 19, 2014
 
 
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