Frank Hiram Mitchell

4 July 1893–10 September 1985 (Age 92)
Humboldt, Humboldt, Iowa, United States

The Life of Frank Hiram

When Frank Hiram Mitchell was born on 4 July 1893, in Humboldt, Humboldt, Iowa, United States, his father, William Mitchell, was 37 and his mother, Anna Mary Thorn, was 28. He married Amanda Caroline Moe on 4 June 1917, in Dickinson, Iowa, United States. He lived in Diamond Lake Township, Dickinson, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. He died on 10 September 1985, in Lake Park, Dickinson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Lake Park, Dickinson, Iowa, United States.

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Frank Hiram Mitchell
Amanda Caroline Moe
Marriage: 4 June 1917

Spouse and Children

4 June 1917
Dickinson, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

    William Mitchell


    Anna Mary Thorn




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 20

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 24

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • Frank H Mitchell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Frank Mitchel in household of Wm Mitchel, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Frank H Mitchell in household of William Mitchell, "United States Census, 1900"

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