Wealthy Edward Mitchell1,2

Male, ID #1937, (2 May 1899 - 31 August 1972)
Wealthy Edward Mitchell (c1940)

Parents:

Father: Powhatan Pleasant Mitchell3,4,2 b. 19 Nov 1869, d. 29 Jul 1952
Mother: Willie L. Reynolds3,2 b. 1 Feb 1877, d. c Sep 1906

Key Events

EventDateDescription
Birth2 May 1899He was born on 2 May 1899 in Amherst County, Virginia.4,3,5,6
Marriage License25 Sep 1923He and Hattie Pride White obtained a marriage license on 25 Sep 1923 in Bedford County, Virginia.7
Marriage26 Sep 1923He married Hattie Pride White, daughter of Frank Owen White and Elizabeth Eudora Ashley, on 26 Sep 1923 in Lynchburg, Virginia.8,7,3
Death31 Aug 1972He died from emphysema on 31 Aug 1972 in Virginia Baptist Hospital, Lynchburg, Virginia, at age 73.2,5
BurialHe was buried in Forest Baptist Church Cemetery, Forest, Bedford County, Virginia.2

Children with Hattie Pride White:

James Edward Mitchell+21 (31 Jul 1924 - 12 Mar 2010)
Warren Calvin Mitchell+21,22 (12 May 1926 - 21 Nov 1994)

Note - Living persons are excluded from this website so not all marriages or children may be listed above.

Other Events

EventDateDescription
Census19001 Jun 1900He was listed as Powhatan Pleasant Mitchell's son on the 1900 census in Pedlar, Amherst County, Virginia.9
Census191015 Apr 1910He was listed as Powhatan Pleasant Mitchell's son on the 1910 census in Amherst County, Virginia.10
WWI Draft Card12 Sep 1918During World War I, Wealthy Edward Mitchell registered for the draft on 12 Sep 1918 in Roanoke, Virginia.4
Description12 Sep 1918He was described as being of medium build and height with brown eyes and brown hair on 12 Sep 1918.11
Occupation12 Sep 1918He was employed by the Shenandoah Division of the Norfolk and Western Railway as a fireman on 12 Sep 1918 in Roanoke, Virginia.4
Residence12 Sep 1918He resided in Roanoke, Virginia, on 12 Sep 1918.4
Occupation25 Sep 1923He was a shoemaker on 25 Sep 1923 in Lynchburg, Virginia.12
Employmentfrom 16 Feb 1926 to 20 Feb 1927He was employed by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway as a fireman from 16 Feb 1926 to 20 Feb 1927 in Clifton Forge, Virginia.13
Employmentfrom 11 Oct 1929 to 19 Jun 1944He was employed by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway as a signal helper from 11 Oct 1929 to 19 Jun 1944 in Clifton Forge, Virginia.14,13
Occupation1 Apr 1930He was a railroad signal helper on 1 Apr 1930 in Lynchburg, Virginia.15
Census19301 Apr 1930He was listed as the head of household on the 1930 census in Lynchburg, Virginia.15
Residence1 Apr 1940He resided in 312 Yeardley Avenue, Lynchburg, Virginia, on 1 Apr 1940.16
Death19 Apr 1940He was an informant for the death of on 19 Apr 1940 in Bedford County, Virginia.17
WWII Draft Card16 Feb 1942During World War II, Wealthy Edward Mitchell registered for the draft on 16 Feb 1942 in Lynchburg, Virginia. On 26 Jun 1942 he received notice of re-classification to class III-A indicating that he had received a draft deferral as a man with dependents who was not engaged in work essential to national defense.18
Employmentfrom 19 Jun 1944 to 31 May 1970He was employed by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway as a locomotive engineer from 19 Jun 1944 to 31 May 1970 in Clifton Forge, Virginia.14,19
Event-Misc6 May 1956He was driving a C&O Railway locomotive on 6 May 1956 through Iron Gate, Alleghany County, Virginia. He used the train whistle to awaken a family of three whose apartment was on fire, saving their lives.20
Retirement31 May 1970He retired from the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company on 31 May 1970 in Lynchburg, Virginia.13

 

Other information

Last Edited: 31 Dec 2016

Citations

  1. [S439] Certificate, Wealthy Edward Mitchell and Hattie Pride White marriage of 26 Sep 1923, groom is Wealthy Edward Mitchell of Amherst, Virginia.
  2. [S947] Wealthy Edward Mitchell, Virginia Death Certificate, died 31 Aug 1972 from emphysema, born 2 May 1899, father Powhatan P. Mitchell, mother Willie Reynolds, wife Hattie White.
  3. [S441] Marriage Record of Wealthy Edward Mitchell and Hattie Pride White: married 26 Sep 1923, Wealthy Edward Mitchell, age 24, born in Amherst County, VA, son of Powhatan P. and Willie Mitchell, Hattie Pride White, age 21, born in Amherst County, VA, daughter of Frank O. and Eudora White.
  4. [S236] WWI Draft Cards, (database online) http://www.Ancestry.com, Wealthy Edward Mitchell, serial no. 1164, order no. 1242, age 19, born 2 May 1899, residence at Roanoke, VA, employed by N&W Railroad as a fireman, nearest relative is father Powhatan Mitchell in Naola, Amherst, VA.
  5. [S443] Memorial Record, Funeral Prayer Card: funeral at Forest Baptist Church, burial in church cemetery.
  6. [S96] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Virginia, Amherst County, Pedlar, ED 11, sheet 16A, dwelling 281, Powatan P. Mitchell household (Online: Ancestry.com, Inc.), viewed 15 Jun 2012. "baby" Mitchell, born Oct 1899, age 1, date likely an error based on other sources.
  7. [S440] Certificate, Wealthy Edward Mitchell and Hattie Pride White marriage of 26 Sep 1923.
  8. [S439] Certificate, Wealthy Edward Mitchell and Hattie Pride White marriage of 26 Sep 1923.
  9. [S96] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Virginia, Amherst County, Pedlar, ED 11, sheet 16A, dwelling 281, Powatan P. Mitchell household (Online: Ancestry.com, Inc.), viewed 15 Jun 2012.
  10. [S97] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Virginia, Amherst County, Pedlar District, ED 16, sheet 12A, line 9, Ped P. Mitchell household (Online: Ancestry.com, Inc.), viewed 20 Jun 2012.
  11. [S236] WWI Draft Cards, (database online) http://www.Ancestry.com, Wealthy Edward Mitchell, serial no. 1164, order no. 1242, age 19, born 2 May 1899,medium build, medium height, brown eyes, and brown hair.
  12. [S441] Marriage Record of Wealthy Edward Mitchell and Hattie Pride White: married 26 Sep 1923, Wealthy Edward Mitchell, age 24, occupation shoemaker, residence Lynchburg, VA.
  13. [S478] Wealthy Edward Mitchell, Retirement and Pension Records, 19 Nov 2012 United States Railroad Retirement Board, Form AA-2, Record of Employee's Prior Service, lists service prior to 1 Jan 1937 as firemen from 16 Feb 1926 to 16 Apr 1926 and from 7 Jul 1926 to 20 Feb 1927, and lists service as signal helper from 11 Oct 1929 onwards.
  14. [S442] W. E. Mitchell, Certificate of Promotion, 19 Jun 1944 Personal papers of Keith Dishman, hired 16 Feb 1926 as locomotive fireman, promoted to locomotive engineer on 19 Jun 1944.
  15. [S99] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Virginia, Campbell County, Lynchburg, ED 110-14, sheet 16B, dwelling 305, family 418, line 81, household of Wealthy Mitchell (Online: Ancestry.com, Inc.), viewed 12 Aug 2012. Wealthy, age 30, railroad signal helper.
  16. [S434] 1940 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Virginia, Lynchburg, ED 111-23, sheet 11B, household 33, W.E. Mitchell household (Online: Ancestry.com, Inc.), viewed 12 Jun 2012. Lived at 312 Yeardley Avenue.
  17. [S949] William Curtis Swisher, Virginia Death Certificate, born 24 Jul 1885, Amherst Co., VA, died 19 Apr 1940, Bedford Co., VA, informant W.E. Mitchell, married to Bertha E. Swisher, buried Bedord Co., VA 21 Apr 1940.
  18. [S544] "Notice of Classification", D.S.S. Form 57, Wealthy E. Mitchell, order no. 10,751, mailed 26 Jun 1942.
  19. [S478] Wealthy Edward Mitchell, Retirement and Pension Records, 19 Nov 2012 United States Railroad Retirement Board, Form G-88a, Employer's Supplemental Report of Service and Compensation, lists 31 May 1970 as last day employed.
  20. [S814] The News, 6 May 1956, W.E. Mitchell used train whistle to awaken a family in Iron Gate, VA, whose apartment was on fire.
  21. [S434] 1940 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Virginia, Lynchburg, ED 111-23, sheet 11B, household 33, W.E. Mitchell household (Online: Ancestry.com, Inc.), viewed 12 Jun 2012. Lived at 33 Yeardley Avenue.
  22. [S596] U.S. Social Security Applications Database, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60901, Warren Calvin Mitchell, born 12 May 1926, Lynchburg, VA, parents Wealthy E. Mitchell and Hattie White.
 

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