Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Harry H. Mitchell

HARRY H. MITCHELL, justice of the peace in Howard township, Labette county, Kansas, resides in section 8, township 35, range 18. He was born in Polk county, Iowa, August 8, 1869, and is a son of Thomas and Ann C. (Mattern) Mitchell.

Thomas Mitchell was born in Claremont, New Hampshire, in 1816. He died July 15, 1894, at Mitchellville, Iowa. He was a Republican, in politics. Mr. Mitchell married Ann C. Mattern, who was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. They reared four children: Harry H.; John; Maud; and Alice, deceased.

Harry H. Mitchell, whose name opens these lines, lived in his native county until he removed to Kansas. He had farmed with his father in Iowa, and after moving to Kansas, continued in the same occupation. He settled in Howard township, Labette county, Kansas, on his present farm, in 1896. There he carried on general farming, and has been one of the most influential men in the township. He is a man of good business ability, and his services are always in demand when any public enterprise is in progress.

Mr. Mitchell was united in marriage with Agnes Mullenix, who was born in Illinois, in 1878. Mr. Mitchell is a Republican, in politics, and takes an active interest in local affairs. He is justice of the peace of Howard township, and fills the office with much credit to himself and satisfaction to his fellow citizens. He is a member of Crystal Lodge, No. 313, A. F. & A. M., of Mitchellville, Iowa; and Modern Woodmen of America, Valeda Lodge, No. 7511, - holding the office of banker of his lodge. He is president of the Anti-Horsethief Association, Lodge No. 150. Mr. Mitchell is a very popular man, and is highly esteemed in Labette county.