Biography of Dr. Horace E. Mitchell
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

HORACE ERVIN MITCHELL, M. D., who is established in the successful general practice of his profession at Lakewood, was born in the City of Muncie, Indiana, February 25, 1888, a son of Darius C. and Elmira (Newcomb) Mitchell. Though the doctor thus claims the Hoosier State as the place of his nativity, he is a representative of one of the old and honored families of Ohio, his father having been born at New Carlisle, Clark County, this state, a son of Joseph R. Mitchell, who was born in Miami County, Ohio. His great grandfather was Samuel Mitchell, a pioneer settler in that county, to which he came from Pennsylvania. He was a gallant soldier in the War of the Revolution, in which he served on the staff of General Washington.

Joseph R. Mitchell was reared and educated in Ohio, and prior to the Civil war he established his residence in Muncie, Indiana, which state he represented as a valiant soldier of the Union in the Civil war. The mother of Doctor Mitchell was born in Delaware County, Indiana, a daughter of Lyons P. Newcomb, who came from Clinton County, Ohio, and became an early settler in Delaware County.

Darius C. Mitchell was a boy at the time of the family removal to Muncie, Indiana, where he was reared and educated and where ho eventually became a successful construction engineer, a profession and business which he there followed many years, until his retirement from active business, he being still a resident of Muncie and being in his seventy third year at the time of this writing, while his wife is in her seventy second year.

In the public schools of his native city Doctor Mitchell continued his studies until his graduation from the Muncie High School as a member of the class of 1906. Thereafter he devoted one year to newspaper work at Muncie, and he then entered historic old Jefferson Medical College, in the City of Philadelphia, in which great institution he was graduated in 1912. After thus receiving his degree of Doctor of Medicine he passed two years in hospital work in various hospitals, and further fortified himself by six months of effective post graduate work in Europe. In 1914 he established himself in practice at Lakewood, Ohio, and his unequivocal success here offers the best voucher for his professional ability and personal popularity. The doctor applied for enlistment in the Medical Corps of the United States Army when the nation became involved in the World war, but minor physical ineligibility led to his rejection. He is a member of the official staff of Lakewood Public Hospital and also of the Lutheran Hospital in the City of Cleveland. He is actively identified with the Cleveland Academy of Medicine, the Ohio State Medical Society and the American Medical Association. The Doctor is affiliated with Gaston G. Allen Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; Cunningham Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; Holy Grail Commandery of Knights Templar and Al Koran Shrine. He married, November 10, 1915, Miss Marcia Sommers, of Lakewood.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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