Walter Hill Mitchell Sr

7 March 1896–17 October 1985 (Age 89)
Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Walter Hill

When Walter Hill Mitchell Sr was born on 7 March 1896, in Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Ira Mitchell, was 25 and his mother, Margaret "Maggie" Anna Hill, was 20. He married Elsie Jane Kratzer about 1920, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 17 October 1985, in Selinsgrove, Snyder, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Kratzerville, Jackson Township, Snyder, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Hill Mitchell Sr
Elsie Jane Kratzer
Marriage: about 1920
Walter Hill Mitchell Jr
Margaret Faye Mitchell
Lois Jean Mitchell
Lawson Charles Mitchell
Shirley Loraine Mitchell

Spouse and Children

about 1920
Pennsylvania, United States



    Margaret Faye Mitchell



    Lawson Charles Mitchell


    Shirley Loraine Mitchell


Parents and Siblings

    James Ira Mitchell


    Margaret "Maggie" Anna Hill




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 9

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • Walter Mitchell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wallie Mitchell in household of Ira Mitchell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Walter Mitchel in household of Ira Mitchel, "United States Census, 1900"

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