George Wesley Mitchell

3 May 1874–22 March 1951 (Age 76)
Jeddore, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of George Wesley

When George Wesley Mitchell was born on 3 May 1874, in Jeddore, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Philip Mitchell, was 29 and his mother, Rachel Myers, was 28. He married Adelaide Isabella Smith on 15 June 1898, in Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1901 and Nova Scotia, Canada in 1911. He died on 22 March 1951, in Dartmouth, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 76, and was buried in Christ Church Cemetery, Dartmouth, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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George Wesley Mitchell
Adelaide Isabella Smith
Marriage: 15 June 1898
Ivy Mitchell
Thelma Mitchell
Ralph Philip St. Clair Mitchell

Spouse and Children

15 June 1898
Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


    Ivy Mitchell


    Thelma Mitchell


    Ralph Philip St. Clair Mitchell


Parents and Siblings



World Events (3)

1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 35

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.
1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

Age 47

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.
1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

Age 71

On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.

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)

  • George Mitchel, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • George Wesley Mitchell, "Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877"
  • George Wesley Mitchel, "Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877"

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