Fred Tom Mitchell

4 July 1891–6 December 1953 (Age 62)
Clarkburg, Scott, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Fred Tom

When Fred Tom Mitchell was born on 4 July 1891, in Clarkburg, Scott, Mississippi, United States, his father, Joshua Henry Mitchell, was 38 and his mother, Mary Melvina Whitehead, was 34. He married Fanny Lou Short on 11 September 1920, in Garland, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Beat 5, Jones, Mississippi, United States in 1910 and Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States in 1930. He died on 6 December 1953, in Hattiesburg, Forrest, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Hattiesburg, Forrest, Mississippi, United States.

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Fred Tom Mitchell
Fanny Lou Short
Marriage: 11 September 1920
Fred Tom Mitchell Jr

Spouse and Children

11 September 1920
Garland, Arkansas, United States


    Fred Tom Mitchell Jr


Parents and Siblings

    Joshua Henry Mitchell


    Mary Melvina Whitehead




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 16

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 17

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, and Irish:1. from the Middle English, Old French personal name Michel, vernacular form of Michael . 2. nickname for a big man, from Middle English michel, mechel, muchel ‘big’. 3. Irish (County Connacht): surname adopted as equivalent of Mulvihill .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Fred T Mitchell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Fred Mitchell in household of Joshua Mitchell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Fred T Mitchell in household of Joshua H Mitchell, "United States Census, 1910"

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