Dr. S.T. Mitchell
was born on the 29th day of October,
1872, at Sidney, Iowa, and died on
the 23rd of May, 1929, in the
Nicholas Senn hospital, of Omaha,
Nebr. He was the son of S.T. and
Jane Mitchell, who were early
settlers in Fremont county, Iowa,
and for many years lived on a farm
south of Sidney.
May 30, 1929
Dr. Mitchell received the advantages
of the public schools and graduated
from the high school of Sidney in
June, 1888. Subsequently, he
attended the dental school of
Northwestern University, at Chicago.
He completed his course in 1892 and
immediately took up the practice of
his profession in Hamburg, and
continued to practice in Hamburg
until June 10, 1929, (*incorrect
date) when he suffered a paraletic
(sic) stroke from which he never
fully recovered. On the 15th day of
May, 1929, he was stricken a second
time while visiting in Council
Bluffs at the home of his brother,
W.E. Mitchell, and from which he
died on May 23rd, 1929.
Dr. Mitchell and Mary E. Kinney were
united in marriage September 26th,
1892, at Hamburg. It was a happy
union and was broken only by the
death of his wife, which occurred
November 20, 1924.
He is survived by
one son and two daughters, Samuel
Thomas Mitchell and Elsie Mitchell,
his wife of Armour, South Dakota;
Phebe Mitchell and Catherine
Mitchell, both of Hamburg, and two
grandsons, Samuel Thomas, the
fourth, and John Kinney Mitchell, of
Armour, South Dakota. The oldest
daughter, Esther Jane, died at the
age of nine years, and also an
infant daughter unnamed. He leaves
surviving him J.S. Kinney, of
Hamburg, the father of his deceased
wife. He also leaves three brothers
and one sister, C.W. Mitchell, of
Sidney; R.C. Mitchell, of Brentford,
South Dakota; W.E. Mitchell, of
Council Bluffs, and Allie Jane
Mitchell, of Council Bluffs.
He was a member of the Presbyterian
church at Hamburg, having united
with that church in Sidney, in 1885.
At the time of his death he was a
ruling elder, which office he had
held for many years. He was greatly
interested in his church work and
gave it the very best service
possible and died in the faith.
He was a member of the Masonic Order
at Hamburg and had been such for
many years, and was always prominent
in the activities of the society.
The deceased for many years made his
home in Hamburg and was honored and
respected by everyone and did much
for the welfare and advancement of
his home city. For several years he
was a member of the board of
education and did much for the
advancement of the school system in
Hamburg. At the time of his death he
was a member of the Hamburg library
board, a position he had held for
some time. His efforts were one of
the leading factors in securing a
Carnegie library for Hamburg. He was
always interested in public
enterprises and his unerring
judgment dictated what policy should
prevail, and his active and
penetrating mind helped to carry
these projects into execution. His
works will follow him.
His body was brought to Hamburg,
where funeral services were held in
the Presbyterian church, conducted
by Rev. S.R. Overholser, of
Woodbine, Iowa, his former pastor.
Interment was made at the Sidney
cemetery. The Jerusalem Lodge No.
253, F. and A.M., of Hamburg, had
charge of the services at the grave.
Those attending the funeral rites
from out of town were: W.E.
Mitchell, Kate Mitchell, Erskine
Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin
Mitchell and Mr. and Mrs. Emmett
Tinley, all of Council Bluffs; Dr.
Charles Kinney, of Clinton, Iowa;
Mrs. C.W. Kinney and son, Buck, of
Essex; R.C. Mitchell, of Brentford,
South Dakota; Mr. and Mrs. C.W.
Mitchell, of Sidney; Mr. and Mrs.
Jesse Ettleman, of Sidney; Mrs.
Leslie O. Ross, of Sidney; Mr. and
Mrs. S.T. Mitchell, Jr., of Armour,
South Dakota and Mr. and Mrs. John
Patterson, of Nebraska City. Allie
Mitchell, of Council Bluffs, was
unable to attend the funeral because
of ill health.
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by Karen Weaver