E.P. Mendenhall, land, loan, tax-paying and insurance agent, was born in Guildford County, N.C., Oct. 28th, 1826; moved with parents to Miami County, Ind., and in May, 1856, came to Harrison County, Ia., and engaged in farming on two hundred acres, one mile from the present town of Woodbine. He opened present land office in 1879. He was married in Miami County, Ind., to Mrs. Elizabeth Hunt, daughter of Captain Rector. They have two children.