Edward Lewis Mitchell

4 September 1892–29 April 1953 (Age 60)
Grafton, Taylor, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Edward Lewis

When Edward Lewis Mitchell was born on 4 September 1892, in Grafton, Taylor, West Virginia, United States, his father, John G Mitchell Sr, was 48 and his mother, Helena Lohmuller, was 43. He married Ruth Heebner on 28 May 1918, in Montgomery City, Montgomery, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Montgomery Township, Montgomery, Missouri, United States in 1920. He died on 29 April 1953, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Lewis Mitchell
Ruth Heebner
Marriage: 28 May 1918
Mary Frances Heebner
Edward M Mitchell
Roy Mitchell
John David Mitchell
Ruth Helene Mitchell
Mildred Pauline Mitchell
Elizabeth Ann Mitchell

Spouse and Children

28 May 1918
Montgomery City, Montgomery, Missouri, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Helena Lohmuller




    Irma Mitchell


    Anna C Mitchell



    John G Mitchell Jr


    Henretta E. Mitchell


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 12

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 17

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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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Story Highlight

Ruth Heebner Mitchell 1897-1969 Obit info

From Find A Grave Index: Birth: Nov. 14, 1897, Montgomery City, Montgomery County, Missouri, USA Death: Aug. 11, 1969, Saint Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA Wife of Edward; married 28 May 1918 …

Sources (3)

  • Edward Mitchell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edw Mitchell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edward E Mitchell, "United States Census, 1930"

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