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Offline unknownmale

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George Mitchell
« on: Monday 01 July 19 21:01 BST (UK) »
What would be my best route to trying to find out something on the life of a relative the above named Geo. Mitchell, travelled to America on the Furnessia, in 1910, aged 27. He died in Riverside Hospital, Riverside Ca. aged 60 in 1942,he was described as a blacksmith.
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Re: George Mitchell
« Reply #1 on: Monday 01 July 19 21:55 BST (UK) »
George's immigration record indicates  he left wife back in Scotland as contact.

Passenger Ship List: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJJS-543

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It appears his wife and 3 children followed in 1912 They were heading to meet him in Illinois.

They are on line 16-19, images 751 & 751 (2 pages)

Passenger Ship List:https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ5S-3ZH

Index Card for son John in 1912.

Passenger Card: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7427-Y33Z

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This would be the family in 1920 in Iowa. He listed as immigrating in 1910 and his wife & kids in 1912. Look like they had 2 more kids in Iowa.

1920 census: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8B9-KT9

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This would be the birth record for son William born 1919 Iowa. Mother's maiden name is Cocker?

Birth: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XVNS-486

It appears they moved to Minnesota and are there in 1930/1940 census. Just Helen and the children are listed.

1930 census: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X3DY-GYC

1940 census: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSLH-4MV

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Re: George Mitchell
« Reply #2 on: Monday 01 July 19 22:16 BST (UK) »
Their son James died in 1991.

Death: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4HR-ZP5

Find A Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/135470105

Star Tribune
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Friday, July 12, 1991 - Page 24

Obit: https://www.newspapers.com/clip/33435105/james_mitchellobit/

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Re: George Mitchell
« Reply #3 on: Monday 01 July 19 22:29 BST (UK) »
If his wife and children are on their own in 1930 and 1940, then this might be George in Riverside in 1940. Same occupation, blacksmith, and born in Scotland, but a different wife. If so, he died soon after the census and his draft registration (April 26, 1942), which said born Aug 2, 1882, Aberdeen Scotland.

1940 Mira Loma, West Riverside, CA
on Lindsey Avenue
George Mitchell, 54, born in Scotland, blacksmith
Billy Mitchell, 42, born in Arkansas
Clyde Ecxola, grandson, 6, California
Christiene Ecxola, granddaughter, 5, California

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K94V-GNL

Draft Registration April 26, 1942
Riverside CA
George Mitchell
419 Lindsey St, Glen Avon, Riverside, CA
born Aug 2, 1882, Aberdeen, Scotland
contact: Mrs L G Norman, Box 785 Las Vegas, NV
"index and middle fingers crooked from injury"

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V485-7J4

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died 28 July 1942, Riverside
parents' surnames: Mitchell, McWilliam
born: "other country"
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPQQ-DV7

note there is a George Washington Mitchell, b 30 Dec 1887, Van Buren, Arkansas, also in Riverside in 1942

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V485-3ZC
Cambridgeshire: Billups, Cropley; Derbyshire: Jenkinson, Gratton; Co Down: O'Rourke, Rodgers, Cunningham

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Re: George Mitchell
« Reply #4 on: Monday 01 July 19 22:44 BST (UK) »
They were all together in Iowa in 1925
ancestry says in Tripoli, Bremer County

the census asked for parents' full names
George: parents = John Mitchell and Jessie McWilliam, both born in Scotland

Helen Mitchell, parents = Charles Cocker and Jane Cocker, both born in Scotland

children James, 21, George 18, John 15, Mary H 7, William 5


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Declaration of Intention to become a citizen, filed in US District Court, Chigago, 7 August 1915

George Mitchell, 33, a horseshoer, 5'8", fair complexion, brown hair, blue eyes, weight 195 pounds, born 22 August 1882, Aberdeen, Scotland
living at 2420 Polk Street, Chicago
left from Glasgow Scotland on the Furnessia, arrived on or about 14 June 1910
Cambridgeshire: Billups, Cropley; Derbyshire: Jenkinson, Gratton; Co Down: O'Rourke, Rodgers, Cunningham

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Re: George Mitchell
« Reply #5 on: Monday 01 July 19 22:54 BST (UK) »
1933 Riverside City Directory

George Mitchell, blacksmith for H R German, residing at 2999 Monroe
no spouse mentioned. other men on the page had spouses listed in ()

he's not in the 1931 Riverside Directory
I didn't find him in Iowa or California or anywhere really, in 1930.
Cambridgeshire: Billups, Cropley; Derbyshire: Jenkinson, Gratton; Co Down: O'Rourke, Rodgers, Cunningham

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Re: George Mitchell
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 02 July 19 00:01 BST (UK) »

died 28 July 1942, Riverside
parents' surnames: Mitchell, McWilliam
born: "other country"
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPQQ-DV7


This should add to the confusion

Riverside Daily Press
July 28, 1942

Death Notice: http://www.rootschat.com/links/01nzq/

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Re: George Mitchell
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 02 July 19 00:14 BST (UK) »

died 28 July 1942, Riverside
parents' surnames: Mitchell, McWilliam
born: "other country"
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPQQ-DV7


This should add to the confusion

Riverside Daily Press
July 28, 1942

Death Notice: http://www.rootschat.com/links/01nzq/

The surname of the grandchildren on the 1940 census - I transcribed it as Ecxola, but it is Ecxols on the image. Which at least explains Mrs F B Echols of Riverside, in his obituary. But where did the other daughter come from, his contact person Mrs L G Norman in Las Vegas? And how does he have 2 sons named Thompson, unless his first wife Helen remarried a Mr Thompson?  And is Billie = Dollie?

It's the end of my day as far as researching goes, but maybe I'll look at it tomorrow.

Cambridgeshire: Billups, Cropley; Derbyshire: Jenkinson, Gratton; Co Down: O'Rourke, Rodgers, Cunningham

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Re: George Mitchell
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 02 July 19 00:59 BST (UK) »
Birth records of the 2 grandchildren in 1940 census. Mother's maiden name "Thompson"

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VL1Q-28H

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2QC-PB5

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The 2 children are listed in an obit for Ola Lafayette Echols as his son & daughter.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK2B-S1YD