Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameColonel John Lendrum (Alexander) Mitchell, 1C3R
Birth19 Oct 1842, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Death29 Jun 1904
OccupationUS Congressman 1890 (Democrat). Senator 1893. Businessman, entrepreneur and politician.
EducationThe USA, Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain (spoke English and four other languages). In his late 50s studied French literature at the University of Grenoble.
Note 1His papers and some of those of his family are held at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (Manuscript Collection 75, Golda Meir Library).
Note 2Served in the 24th Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War. He and his wife had an apartment at Maison Corinaldi, Place Grimaldi, Nice. ‘Only surviving child of Alexander & Martha’.
Note 3Donated generously to civic causes (e.g. Racine College) and to family members. Suffered during a run on the bank in 1893, using about 1.3 million dollars of his own assets to satisfy depositors.
Note 4At his death his estate was estimated at 505,847 US dollars.
Flags***, Dickson, Mitchell
FatherAlexander (John) Mitchell (1817-1887)
MotherMartha Reed (1818-1902)
Other spousesBianca Cogswell
SpouseHarriet Danforth Becker
Note 1Second wife of John Mitchell.
Birthaft 1879
Birthabt 1888
Birthaft 1888
Death1918, France
Birthaft 1879
Birthaft 1879
Death24 Oct 1969
MemoAccording to Laurie Carter in 10-2003.
Birth29 Dec 1879, Nice, France
MemoAnother source says 28 Dec, Nice.
Death19 Feb 1936
MemoAnother source says 18 Dec 1936.
Burial1936, Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
SpouseCaroline (Enoch) Stoddard (1880-1964)
Marriage2 Dec 1903, Rochester, New York, USA
ChildrenHarriet (William) (1909-?)
Birthaft 1879
Last Modified 14 Nov 2012Created 23 Jan 2021 Christopher A. Long © 1997-2018
© 2021 Christopher A Long