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 Alexander Stephens Mitchell

Alexander Stephens Mitchell

Birth
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Death 12 May 1983 (aged 87)
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Burial Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 53271325 · View Source
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Alexander Stephens Mitchell, called Stephens, was the second of three children born to Eugene Muse Mitchell (1866-1944) and his wife Mary Isabel "Maybelle" Stephens (1872-1919). He had an elder brother, Russell Stephens Mitchell (1894-1894) and a sister, Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (1900-1949) who wrote "Gone with the Wind."

Stephens attended the University of Georgia, where he was a member of Beta Delta Chapter of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. Like his father before him, he became a well known and wildely respected lawyer and historian in Atlanta.

On 3 May 1927, Stephens married Miss Caroline Louise Reynolds (21 May 1902-30 Aug. 1950), called Carrie Lou. She was a daughter of Joseph Shewmake Reynolds and his wife Fannie Hansberger, orignally from Augusta, who moved to Atlanta in 1916. Her brother was Glascock Reynolds (1903-1967), a noted artist.

Stephens and Carrie Lou lost one child to a miscarriage in the first year of their marriage. Subsequently, they had two sons, Eugene Muse Mitchell (6 April 1931-8 Aug. 2007, m. Virginia, lived in Michigan) and Joseph Reynolds Mitchell. Carrie Lou died in 1950, and in 1952, Mr. Mitchell maried Miss Anita Benteen (12 Aug. 1902-25 Apr. 1978).

Stephens Mitchell was president of the Atlanta Bar Association, the editor of the "Atlanta Historical Society Bulletin," a member of the Catholic Layman's Association, a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Atlanta, and the Vincentian Society (Society of St. Vincent De Paul). He was a devout Catholic and devoted much time and engergy to charitable and philanthropic endeavors.


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  • Created by: John Field Pankow
  • Added: 5 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53271325
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Stephens Mitchell (14 Jan 1896–12 May 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53271325, citing Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by John Field Pankow (contributor 46637223) .