When Joseph Clayton Mitchell was born on 16 November 1885, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, his father, William Cooke Mitchell II, was 50 and his mother, Huldah Amanda Dalton, was 36. He married Irene Canfield on 3 January 1912, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Lake Point, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1910 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 11 March 1963, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.
English and Scottish: from the vernacular pronunciation in Middle English and Older Scots of the personal name Michael . See Michelson .
English and Scottish: nickname for a big man, from Middle English michel, mechel, muchel ‘big’.
Irish (County Connacht): surname adopted as equivalent of Mulvihill .