Mitchell vintage photos

I was loaned an envelope of photos from my Grandma Ruth’s side of the family. I’ve been working on scanning them and uploading them. I’ll post some here for the benefit of my extended family.

Here is a photo of John and Etna [Northern] Mitchell and three of their four children. I wonder where Glenn was?

Iva, Etna, Howard, Ruth, John Mitchell

Eva, Etna, Howard, Ruth, John Mitchell

Glenn, Etna, Iva, and Ruth Mitchell

Glenn, Etna, Iva, and Ruth Mitchell

Howard Albert Mitchell / 1901 – 1970

Howard Albert Mitchell 1901-1970

Glenn Alden Mitchell / 1903 – 1988

Glenn Alden Mitchell 1903-1988

Glenn Mitchell

Glenn Alden Mitchell

Ruth Emily Mitchell / 1904 – 1992
What a cutie!

Ruth Emily Mitchell

Iva Elzira Mitchell / 1909 – 2002

Iva Elzira Mitchell

I believe Iva Mitchell is the third person from the left in this picture of nurses’ aids.

Third from Left: Iva Elzira Mitchell

This is a postcard that John Mitchell sent from Florida to his son Howard in 1921. Howard would have been 20 years old. The postcard reads: “Got your letter today and Ruth’s yesterday. Went to the beach today. Cannot begin to tell you about it. Will try to tell you some when we get home. Your Father.”

"Sunset in Florida"


Glenn and Howard Mitchell. I’m not sure what occasion this was, but they are sitting at a piano or an organ. The lady in the background is identified on the original photo as Amy Tipps and the gentleman as Lee Ruyle.

Brothers Glenn and Howard Mitchell

The bardyard at the Mitchell farm.

Mitchell's Barnyard

Mitchell's Barnyard with "Old Jack"

I do not know the identity of the people in this photo, though the second from the right in the back row looks like Ruth. Any thoughts?

Ruth Emily Mitchell

Family members, please feel free to copy these pictures. I have a few other Mitchell photos to scan that Mom gave me some time ago. I plan to upload all the photos to a site where they will be available to you all.



  1. Brenda
    Posted June 15, 2014 at 6:34 am | Permalink

    Miss your updates, Rhonda…hope all is ok!

  2. Emily
    Posted July 17, 2014 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    I hope all is ok. I sure miss your updates.

  3. Posted July 27, 2014 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    Thanks, Brenda and Emily. I have several medical issues that keep me tired and not up to par. But I am hoping to get things going again. I really appreciate your notes. Thanks!

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