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  • ID: I024956
  • Name: John Chalmers MITCHELL
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1832 in Scotland
  • Death: 22 MAR 1918 in Arthur, Wellington, Ontario
  • Burial: Greenfield Cemetery, Arthur, Ontario
  • Reference Number: 24956
  • Note: Of his sons, John C. Mitchell, was b. Aberdeen, Scot., 1832, and came to Canada and Arthur Tp. with his parents. He served four years in the first gristmill in Arthur, where he learned the trade. He started for himself in 1859, and took up the present homestead 140 acres, lots 27 & 28, con. 2, Arthur, which was all bush, and is now assessed for $9,000, being originally worth $825. Mr. Mitchell has made all of his property by his own exertions without help from others. He has educated his large family, and started them out well fitted to start life's battles. Mr. Mitchell has retired from active work, and lives in Arthur in comfortable circumstances and is respected by the entire community. He has been Trustee of the Presbyterian church for years, and in politics is a Conservative. In 1858 he m. Eliza Smith. Issue: Robert J., Arthur; George W., on the homestead; John, N.W.T.; Frank, merchant in Arthur; Ida S., (d.) Margaret, teacher in Toronto; Mrs. George Thompson, in Petrolia; Archie (d. young); and Alexander (d. 29). Of this branch: Robert J. lives upon and owns lot 25, con. 1, Arthur Tp.. He carries on mixed farming and is a successful man and a Presbyterian and a Conservative. He m. Mary Thompson Issue: Archie, Norman, Ida, and Neil.

    Father: Robert MITCHELL b: JUN 1806 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland
    Mother: Margaret ANDERSON b: 6 JAN 1810 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland

    Marriage 1 Eliza SMITH b: 1834 in Ireland
    • Married: 1858
    1. Has Children Robert James MITCHELL b: ABT. 1855
    2. Has No Children John MITCHELL b: ABT. 1859
    3. Has Children George William MITCHELL b: 5 SEP 1860 in Arthur, Wellington, Ontario
    4. Has No Children Ida S MITCHELL b: ABT. 1863
    5. Has No Children Margaret MITCHELL b: ABT. 1865
    6. Has No Children Archibald MITCHELL b: ABT. 1867
    7. Has No Children Alexander MITCHELL b: ABT. 1869
    8. Has Children Frank S MITCHELL b: ABT. 1874 in Arthur, Wellington, Ontario
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