Sergeant Clyde Christopher Mitchell

Sergeant Clyde Christopher Mitchell

Male 1892 - 1965  (73 years)

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  1. 1.  Sergeant Clyde Christopher MitchellSergeant Clyde Christopher Mitchell was born on 18 Jul 1892 in Sweden, Potter Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 29 Nov 1965 in Bath, Steuben Co., New York, USA; was buried in National Cemetery, Bath, Steuben Co., New York, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Military Service: 02 Oct 1917 - 9 Jun 1919, Coudersport, Potter Co., Pennsylvania, USA


    FAMILY CHART compiled by Ron Bruce postmarked 11 Sep 2002 George Washington Mitchell and Lydia Eliza Vergason

    Clyde C.
    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

    B. 20 Jul 1892, D. Dec 1965, Last residence: Genesee, Potter Co., PA

    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

    (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
    Occupation: None.
    [Back side of card not available now, check back later. Nettie is a

    1920 US Census, Belmont, Allegany Co., NY 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 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]
    Clyde Mitchell
    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]

    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."

    Military Service:
    World War I
    US Army
    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.

    Mitchell, Clyde C, b. 07/18/1892, d. 11/29/1965, Reconstruction Aide, SGT 80TH DIV, Plot: L 7 43, bur. 12/02/1965

    Clyde married Ida M. Johnson on 24 Nov 1919. Ida was born on 16 Jul 1893 in Shongo, Willing, Allegany Co., New York, USA; died on 01 Aug 1956 in North Hornell, Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA; was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canisteo, Steuben Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]