Anna Peleu “Lula” Mitchell

Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
Death 15 Apr 1911 (aged 41–42)
Burial Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Plot Section 12, Lot 277, Grave 2, no marker
Memorial ID 125441085 · View Source
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The Atlanta Constitution
April 16, 1911, p. A6


Miss Anna Peleu Mitchell, matron of the Home for the Friendless, died at 3 o'clock Saturday morning after a severe illness. The funeral will be held in St. Luke's church Monday morning at 10 o'clock. The burial will occur at West View.

Miss Mitchell was born in Greenville, S.C., and at the time of her death was 28 years of age. She had been matron of the Home for the Friendless for several years, a noble Christian. Her death takes away from the institution one of its most valuable workers.

The Atlanta Constitution
April 21, 1911


Service was the keynote of the life of Miss Lula Mitchell, matron of the Home for the Friendless, whose burial occurred yesterday.

Thousands upon thousands of people in Atlanta did not know her name, knew little of the splendid activities she was discharging in one of the worthiest philanthropies ever framed to meet the sadder needs of humanity.

But to those brought in intimate contact with her work, Miss Mitchell's fine executive ability, her almost clairvoyant knowledge of child-nature, her firm but sympathetic treatment of those small waifs who are pawns to misfortune and life's woes - suggested the tenderness of womanhood and its sacrificed devotion in their brightest aspects.

The monument left will endure. It is written in the lives reclaimed, in little children made happier, equipped without handicap for that world-struggle which, at its best, taxes the strength of them that are most fitted for its snares and disenchantments.

Note: I have entered 1869 as date of birth from the 1910 census which lists her as the matron of the Home for the Friendless. The newspaper article states she was 28 at the time of her death.

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