Sergeant Clyde Christopher Mitchell1892 - 1965 (73 years)
Name Clyde Christopher Mitchell Title Sergeant Birth 18 Jul 1892 Sweden, Potter Co., Pennsylvania, USA Gender Male Military Service 02 Oct 1917 - 9 Jun 1919 Coudersport, Potter Co., Pennsylvania, USA
- World War I
Battles engagements, skirmishes, expeditions. St. Mihiel Offensive
Sept 12 to 16, 1918, Meuse Argonne Offensive Sept 26 to Nov 11, 1918.
Wounds received in service: yes
Remarks: Served in France 305 Am In 80 Div. Sailed from U.S. May 25,
1918. Returned to U.S. June 1, 1919.
Death 29 Nov 1965 Bath, Steuben Co., New York, USA Burial National Cemetery, Bath, Steuben Co., New York, USA
- Mitchell, Clyde C, b. 07/18/1892, d. 11/29/1965, Reconstruction Aide, SGT 80TH DIV, Plot: L 7 43, bur. 12/02/1965
- FAMILY CHART compiled by Ron Bruce postmarked 11 Sep 2002 George Washington Mitchell and Lydia Eliza Vergason
B: 18 July 1892
D: 29 Nov 1965 Bath, NY
M: 24 Nov 1919
Ida M. Johnson
B: 16 July 1893 Shongo, NY
D: 01 Aug 1956 North Hornell, NY
SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX
B. 20 Jul 1892, D. Dec 1965, Last residence: Genesee, Potter Co., PA
US WORLD WAR I DRAFT REGISTRATION CARDS, 1917-1918
Address: 405 [most likely Dwight] St., Coudersport, PA
Age: 25, b 19 Jul 1892 Swaden PA, a natural-born citizen
Present occupation: Glass Worker 10
Employer: Allegany Windowlight Co., Port Allegany PA
Married, Caucasian, no previous military experience
Signed: Clyde Mitchell [two l's]
Medium height, medium build, gray eyes, brown hair, not bald
Dated: 5 Jun 1917
US WORLD WAR II DRAFT REGISTRATION CARDS, 1942
(Men born on or after April 28, 1877 and on or before February 16, 1897)
Serial Number: U 1408
Clyde Christopher Mitchell, B 18 Jul 1894 at Swetten Valley, PA; age 47
Residence: Main St., Genesee, Potter, PA; no telephone number listed
Person who will always know your address: Mrs. Nettie Ellis (Gen. Del.)
Main St. Genesee PA
[Back side of card not available now, check back later. Nettie is a
- 1920 US Census, Belmont, Allegany Co., NY Ancestry.com Roll: T625_1084; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 8; Image: 669
__ Jan 1920
[b 1891/2] 28, Clyde C. Mitchel, head, rent, mw, M, rwE, bPA fPA mPA, painter, houses.
[b 1883/4] 26, Ida M. Mitchel, wife, fw, M, rwE, NY fNY mNY, no occupation.
1930 US Census, Olean, Cattaraugus Co., NY Ancestry.com 14 Apr 1930, 318 N. 11th St.
[b 1892/3] 37, Clyde Mitchel, rent 26, radio, age at 1M 28, mw, rwE, bPA, fUSA, mNY, gang leader, oil refinery.
[b 1893/4] 36, Ida Mitchel, wife, age at 1M 27, fw, rwE, bNY fNY mNY, no occupation.
OBITUARY undated clipping probably from The Potter Enterprise (weekly newspaper), Coudersport, Potter Co., PA
Luella Mae (Mitchell) Hamilton's Scrapbooks
[handwritten note 7/20/1892-1965]
GENESEE, Pa. -- Clyde Mitchell, 73, a World War I veteran and longtime resident here, died Monday at Bath Veterans Hospital. Born July 18, 1892, at Sweden Valley, Pa., he was a son of George and Lydia Bergison [Vergason] Mitchell. He was md to the former Ida Johnson of Canisteo, who preceded him in death. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Cora Shaffer of New Millport, Pa., and Mrs. Nettie Coats of Genesee; three brothers, Mahlon Mitchell of Andover, Carl Mitchell of Coudersport and Harry Mitchell, Wellsville, and several neices and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Veterans Administration Chapel at Bath. The Bond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
[As far as I know, there were no children. glh]
ST. MIHIEL OFFENSIVE in France
Source: Rickard, J (10 Aug 2007), Battle of Saint Mihiel, 12-13 Sep 1918,
"The battle of St. Mihiel saw the first major independent American offensive of the First World War." The objective: Eliminate a salient
(bulge) in the German lines near the town of St. Mihiel. In the face of the American build-up, the Germans had decided to abandon the position.
The German withdrawal began on 11 Sep. On the following morning, the First American Army attacked under the command of Gen. John Pershing.
"The Germans were caught by surprise. Outnumbered and slightly out of position, the German position collapsed. In 36 hours the Americans took over 13,000 prisoners and captured 466 guns. The Germans lost 5,000 killed
and wounded, while the Americans suffered 7,000 casualties."
Source: Rickard, J (6 Sep 2007), Meuse River-Argonne Forest Offensive, 26 Sep-11 Nov 1918,
"The Meuse-Argonne offensive ... was the southern part of the great triple offensive that broke the German lines on the Western Front. It was also the biggest battle fought by the American Expeditionary Force during the war."
The battle ended with the armistice at 1100 hours on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
"The Meuse-Argonne offensive cost the Americans 117,000 casualties, the French 70,000 and the Germans 100,000. The American casualties
represented 40% of their total battlefield loses during the war. Amongst those loses were 48,909 dead. In a dreadful irony, the Spanish Influenza
would eventually kill 53,000 American soldiers before the end of the war."
Person ID I2603 OurNorthernRoots Last Modified 1 Mar 2014
Father George Washington Mitchell, b. 8 Jun 1844, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA d. 04 Feb 1915 (Age 70 years) Mother Lydia Eliza Vergason, b. Jan 1865 Marriage 7 Jan 1878 1923 Mitchell Reunion Family Photos (and 1951)
1923 Mitchell Reunion Family Photos - Gerry Lynn Hamilton's mother has identifed most of the people and Gerry comments regarding the others that could possibly be in the group. Also includes the 1951 group photo.
Histories 1988 Mitchell Reunion Family Photos
1988 Mitchell Reunion Family Photos - found when going through boxes of old pictures that I have here. Thought you might be interested in them. They were taken 7-30-1988. Verna Himes, April 2009.
Family ID F172 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Ida M. Johnson, b. 16 Jul 1893, Shongo, Willing, Allegany Co., New York, USA d. 01 Aug 1956, North Hornell, Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA (Age 63 years) Marriage 24 Nov 1919 Family ID F12092 Group Sheet | Family Chart
- World War I
Event Map Birth - 18 Jul 1892 - Sweden, Potter Co., Pennsylvania, USA Military Service - 02 Oct 1917 - 9 Jun 1919 - Coudersport, Potter Co., Pennsylvania, USA Death - 29 Nov 1965 - Bath, Steuben Co., New York, USA = Link to Google Earth
Photos Clyde Mitchell WWI 1941 Mitchell Reunion at New Milport, Clearfield Co., PA
Orel and Cora May Mitchell Shaffer settled in this area and many of their descendants remain there today. Luella Mae Mitchell, who was 23 at the time, took the photo and she made the identifications in 2008.
From left with summer 1941 ages:
1. Cora May Mitchell Shaffer 56, widow of Orel Shaffer.
2. Mahlon Alvin Mitchell 59.
3. his wife Rose Byam Mitchell 68.
4. Carl Earl Mitchell 54.
5. his wife Ettabell Virginia Thompson 51.
6. Frank H. Gilbert 63, widower of Maude E. Mitchell.
7. Clyde Christopher Mitchell 49.