Biography of Thomas H. Mitchell
Madison County, NY Biographies





Mitchell, Thomas H., p. o. Chittenango, the enterprising and popular proprietor of the Mitchell & French market in Chittenango. was born in this vicinity November 24, 1855. His father, the late Benjamin C. Mitchell, was of English birth and by trade a miller. He came to this country in 1854 and after leaving Chittenango in 1866 operated custom and fiouring mills at Little Falls and at Middleville, N. Y. Thomas H. Mitchell lived at Little Falls from 1866 to 1873, when he returned to this place and learned the machinist's trade with Hon. Peter Walrath in whose employ he remained until 1880. At that date he went into the market then conducted and owned by Clement Cook and soon took charge of the business, Mr. Cook retiring recently by reason of increasing age. December 24, 1879, Mr. Mitchell married Nellie L., daughter of Mr. Cook. They have one daughter, Clara L. Mitchell, born June 12, 1882. All are members of the Presbyterian Church of Chittenango. Mr. Mitchell is a Democrat in politics and has filled several minor offices with credit. He is recognized as a citizen of sterling worth, and commands a large proportion of business patronage.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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