Stephen Aked Mitchell

5 December 1893–March 1970 (Age 76)
Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Stephen Aked

When Stephen Aked Mitchell was born on 5 December 1893, in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Mitchell, was 30 and his mother, Kate Helena Aked, was 32. He married Esther Hewitt in 1920, in Brentford, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Halifax St John the Baptist, Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Halifax St James, Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911. He died in March 1970, in London, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 76.

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Stephen Aked Mitchell
Esther Hewitt
Marriage: 1920

Spouse and Children

Brentford, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings

    James Mitchell


    Kate Helena Aked




    Ethel M Mitchell


    Florence Maria Mitchell



    Harold Henry Mitchell


World Events (8)


Age 15

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 20

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

Age 21

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

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)

  • Stephen Aked Mitchell, "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957"
  • Stephen A Mitchell in household of James Mitchell, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • Stephen Aked Mitchell, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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