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Ray Randolph Mitchell
Birth: Oct. 28, 1917
Burke
Fairfax County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 1, 2006
Holmesburg
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA



My loving father was put in an orphanage along with his siblings because the mother couldn't afford them. Dad was on his own since twelve.

Ray was the 2nd oldest of 5 children. He ran away from the orphanage at age 12 and followed the circus across the states. Since he was too young to work, Ray worked for the circus in exchange for food and shelter. In 1943 he met my mom and got married in 1944. Ray is the father of two. A son who was a veteran of Vietnam, and a daughter.

Ray was the son of Andrew Jackson Mitchell and Janie Fairfax (Mitchell) Young. Ray lost his father when he was six years old. His mother died in 1981.

Ray's youngest brother, Leonard, drown on his 13th birthday in 1933. Ray's older brother, Albert, died at the age of 85 in 2001.

Ray's sister Gladys, was born July 31, 1921 and died Feb. 6, 2001. Husband's name not known.

Ray's youngest sister, Nellie, was born Aug 10, 1923 and died May 16, 2000. She was married to Norman Howard Mudd.


Ray & Esther's wedding day ~ May 27, 1944



Ray aged 88 years, 4 months, 1 day


He was laid to rest on March 4, 2006 at 11:45 a. m.



Ray was the grandfather of Steven Sumaliki



 
 
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 Parents:
  Andrew Jackson Mitchell (1858 - 1924)
  Janie Catherine Fairfax Young (1897 - 1981)
 
 Spouse:
  Esther Anna Livingston Mitchell (1917 - 2008)
 
 Siblings:
  Albert Lee Mitchell (1916 - 2001)*
  Ray Randolph Mitchell (1917 - 2006)
  Leonard L. Mitchell (1920 - 1933)*
  Gladys Mae Mitchell Swan (1921 - 2001)*
  Nellie Catherine Mitchell Mudd (1923 - 2000)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
North Cedar Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Lot 515 ~ Section A
 
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Record added: Jul 10, 2010
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Ray Randolph Mitchell
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