Biography of Dr. Hugh J. Mitchell
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Hugh Johnson Mitchell, M. D. One of the well known professional men of Wayne County is Doctor Mitchell, who is successfully engaged in the practice of medicine at Fredericksburg. He was born at Landour, India, May 5, 1903, the son of William T. and Jane R. (Johnson) Mitchell.

William T. Mitchell was born at Hamilton, Ohio, April 22, 1869. He was graduated from Wooster College in 1893 and from the McCormick Theological Seminary, in 1896. He has since devoted his life to missionary work in India. He was married in 1895 to Miss Jane R. Johnson, who was born at Landour, India. She is the daughter of William F. Johnson, who was widely known as an Indian missionary. He was born at Hookstown, Pennsylvania, and was a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College. He died after 35 years of service as a missionary and is buried at Landour, India. To William T. and Jane R. (Johnson) Mitchell were born three children: 1. William F., born in India, Nov. 11, 1898, is a graduate of Wooster College, class of 1921, and Western Reserve University, class of 1926. He spent a year in the hospital at Pittsburgh, and later was located at Fredericksburg, Ohio. On Sept. 24, 1930, he sailed for Austria, where he spent six months in graduate study in pathology, obstetrics and gynecology. He is located in Wooster, Ohio, now. He married Miss Margaret C. Robbins, of Robbins Station, Pa., who is a graduate of Wooster College. They have a son, William Robbins Mitchell, born March 2, 1930. 2. Rachel C., a graduate nurse, in charge of the Mission Hospital, American Presbyterian Mission, at Fategarh, India. 3. Hugh Johnson, the subject of this sketch.

Hugh Johnson Mitchell remained in India until he was 11 years old. He completed his early schooling at Wooster, being a graduate of Wooster High School in 1921. He received the degree of Bachelor of Arts at Wooster College in 1925, and the degree of Doctor of Medicine at Western Reserve University in 1929. Dr. Mitchell served as interne at Fairview Park Hospital, Cleveland, and was also a member of the staff of City Hospital, Cleveland. He came to Fredericksburg, in July, 1930.

On July 9, 1930, Doctor Mitchell married Miss Winifred E. Agnew, of Cleveland, who is a graduate nurse, Fairview Park Hospital, class of 1929.

Dr. Mitchell is a Republican, and belongs to Phi Kappa Kappa medical fraternity. He is identified with the Wayne County Medical Society, Ohio State Medical Society, and the American Medical Association, being a fellow of the latter.

From:
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931


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