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 Ray Randolph Mitchell

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Ray Randolph Mitchell

  • Birth 28 Oct 1917 Burke, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 1 Mar 2006 Holmesburg, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Lot 515 ~ Section A
  • Memorial ID 54761968

Ray was put in an orphanage along with his siblings because the mother couldn't afford them. Dad was on his own since twelve. He was the 2nd oldest of 5 children. Ray 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, got married in 1944 and was the father of two. A son who was a veteran of Vietnam, and a daughter.

My dad never served in any war because he was blind in his left eye as a result of an severe eye injury at age 5.

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. Mother of 5.

Ray's youngest sister Nellie, was born Aug 10, 1923 and died May 16, 2000. She was married to Norman Howard Mudd and both were WW2 veterans. Mother of 2.


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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  • Added: 10 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54761968
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ray Randolph Mitchell (28 Oct 1917–1 Mar 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54761968, citing North Cedar Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Angel of Flowers (contributor 47082087) .