Letter from Robert Gwyn Mitchell to James Bourne Mitchell, June 28, 1898

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Note: Robert Gwyn Mitchell, of our line, was a son of the Rev. James Bourne Mitchell, born June 27 1821 in Abingdon, Virginia, died March 12 1901 at Kirksville, Missouri. Robert mentions in the letter his brother Orlando “Lando” McDavid Mitchell and his wife Clara Wilson and their two children Horace Wilson and Martha. Thank […]

J. B. Mitchell is Honored on Founders Day (Nov 26, 1931 news article on Missouri Valley College)

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Thanks to Jim Mitchell for the scan of the news articles and the image of James Bourne Mitchell’s portrait. Below is my transcription. J. B. Mitchell is Honored on Founders Day M. V. C. Conducts an Impressive Program Yesterday Founders Day at Missouri Valley College was observed yesterday, beginning in the morning at Stewart Chapel […]

Photo of the Five Mitchell Brothers, Sons of James Bourne Mitchell

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Thanks to Jim Mitchell, descendent of Orlando for the original scan and information on it. I have endeavored to try to lighten it a little to try to bring out the features more. It’s great to have an image of all the brothers together. Too bad we don’t have one of the sisters! Jim provides […]

Excerpts from “Biography of Mrs. Susan Addie Holliday Mitchell” (b. 1853, daughter of Thompson Holliday) by Callie Mitchell Jones

Thank you to Jim Mitchell, descendant of Orlando, who sent me the typewritten copy of this excerpt. Below is my transcript, followed by some notes. In 1868, at aged 15, Addie Holliday went to McGee College. Her father Thompson Holliday was very happy to have her go to McGee College for he loved Dr. Mitchell […]

March 31, 1930, Letters from Lon Mitchell to Orlando Mitchell and Thomas Dysart on the Dysart Family History

My thanks to Jim Mitchell, descendant of Orlandlo, for the photocopies of these letters. My transcripts are below. Osceoloa, Ark. March 31, 1930 Mr. Thomas N. Dysart St. Louis Dear Tom: Some time ago you expressed a desire to know something more of the history of the Dysart family and I am enclosing herewith some […]

James Bourne Mitchell and Family

Dorothy Mitchell McClure gave this to me when I was young. I didn’t make a note who had written it and am unsure who it was. Dorothy added that the below mentioned Missouri Valley College was her Alma Mater. * * * * * James Bourne Mitchell and family by a descendant of J. B. […]