|Meredith Mitchell Clapper||John Archer Mitchell 100883905|
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Here's an obit for him:
Columbus Daily Enquirer 14 June 1923 p 1
John A. Mitchell Dies At Home Here
Prominent Manufacturer Passes Away Wednesday Following Long Illness-Funeral This Afternoon
John A. Mitchell, 68, prominent Columbus manufacturer, died yesterday morning at 8:30 o'clock at his home, 1232 Third avenue, following along illness.
Mr. Mitchell had been in ill health since the first of last November. He was at Johns Hopkins hospital at Baltimore for five weeks, returning home last Christmas. For the past two months he had been confined to his bed, but Tuesday night he was apparently in better health than in many weeks. During the night his condition grew worse and he died at 8:30 o'clock. His death was learned yesterday with sincere regret by his many friends. He was well known in Columbus, having taken an active affair in civic affairs.
John Archer Mitchell was born in Dadeville, Ala., March 24, 1855. He moved to Columbus from Dadeville about thirty years ago and had lived here since that time. He was active in affairs of the First Baptist church and was a charter member of the Columbus Elks Club. He was also a member of the Kiwanis Club.
Until about twelve years ago, Mr. Mitchell was president of the Hamburger Cotton Mills, now known as the Bradley Manufacturing Company. In 1917 Mr. Mitchell organized the Mitchell Hosiery Mills, and held the position of president until he became ill.
Mr. Mitchell is survived by his wife, who before her marriage, was Miss Annie Hamburger, of Columbus, and two sons, John A. Mitchell, Jr., and Louis H. Mitchell, both of Columbus; also two brothers, R. A. Mitchell, of the Alabama Power Co., of Birmingham, and S. Z. Mitchell, of the Electric Bond and Share company. of New York City, besides other relatives of Columbus and of Alabama.
Funeral services will be held at the residence this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. They will be conducted by Dr. John A. Davison, pastor of the First Baptist church. Interment will be in Linwood cemetery.
The following gentlemen will act as pallbearers: George C. Palmer, Chas. B. Woodruff, Dr. J. C. Wooldridge, Dana Blackman, Reuben Webb and Dr. Wm F. Jenkins.
P. S. Thanks for posting the photo of him.
Added by Meredith Mitchell Clapper on Apr 16, 2014 12:42 PM