George Elvin Mitchell

26 August 1928–30 January 2002 (Age 73)
Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States

The Life of George Elvin

When George Elvin Mitchell was born on 26 August 1928, in Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States, his father, Julian Huston Mitchell, was 33 and his mother, Mildred Inez Crooks, was 21. He lived in Canoe, Escambia, Alabama, United States in 1930. He died on 30 January 2002, in Yorba Linda, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States.

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George Elvin Mitchell
1928–2002
Darlene Elton
–1997

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World Events (8)

1929

Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 6

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 20

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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 in household of George C Crooks, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elvin Mitchell, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • George Elvin Mitchell, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"

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