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 James K. Polk Mitchell

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James K. Polk Mitchell

  • Birth 4 Feb 1846 Shelby County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 14 Mar 1924 Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 14261300

WELL KNOWN MAN DIED EARLY TODAY –

JAMES P. MITCHELL PASSED AWAY AT HIS HOME THIS MORNING, BURIAL MONDAY

James P. Mitchell, lifelong and prominent resident of this county, died at his home at Miller and Taylor streets, at 12:50 a. m. today. Death was the result of complication of diseases incidental to advanced age.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 o'clock Monday afternoon at the West St. M. E. church with the Rev. L. C. Murr officiating. Interment will be made on the family lot at Forest Hill in charge of C. F. Fix & Son.

Mr. Mitchell was the son of the late Fielding and Mary Mitchell who were pioneers of Shelby county. He was born Feb. 4, 1846, at the old Mitchell homestead, southwest of this city. He was by trade a carpenter and many homes in this city and county stand today as proof of his ability in this line. Mr. Mitchell had been a resident of Shelby county his entire life and for 43 years had resided in Shelbyville.

He was united in marriage with Miss Emma Nelis, Nov. 30, 1871, they having celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1921. The married life of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell had been ideal, each being devoted to the other. Mr. Mitchell was a member of the West St. M. E. church for many years.

To this union two daughters were born, both of whom, Mrs. Cora Jackson, of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Dora Milller, of Shelbyville, are left with the widow to mourn his loss. Besides the widow and two daughters, he is survived by one brother, Doddridge Mitchell, of Windfall, Ind., a niece, Roberta Nelis, who had lived at the Mitchell home since the time she was three years old; two grandsons, Everett and Vorie Jackson, of Indianapolis, and one great-grandson, Marvin Jackson, whom he loved as his own child. Several nieces and nephews also survive Mr. Mitchell.



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  • Created by: Rochelle Riordan
  • Added: 11 May 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14261300
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James K. Polk Mitchell (4 Feb 1846–14 Mar 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14261300, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Rochelle Riordan (contributor 46826522) .