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Clarence Van Schaick Mitchell

Clarence Van Schaick Mitchell

Male 1890 - 1966  (75 years)

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  • Name Clarence Van Schaick Mitchell 
    Born 17 Dec 1890  New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1910  Bernards, Somerset, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Feb 1966  New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Clarence Van Schaick Mitchell was born in New York and was attending Princeton University when he decided to volunteer to serve the French Army in 1914 to fight in a war “that was a crusade against a nation gone mad” (Mitchell 1920, 7). After one year of service, he returned to the United States and received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1917. Once the United States entered World War I, C.V.S. Mitchell enlisted in the Army and went through officer training at Officers Training Camp in Plattsburgh, New York. In 1918, he returned to France and was a liaison officer for the French General Noel Edouard de Castelnau. He chronicled this experience in his letters home, which were published as a book titled Letters from a Liaison Officer by Princeton University Press in 1920. C.V.S Mitchell returned to the United States and was a lawyer at his father’s law firm until he reenlisted in 1943.
      This time, C.V.S. Mitchell was sent to the Mediterranean theater of operations and spent the majority of the war in Casablanca, Oran, and Corsica.
    Person ID I733  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2022 

    Father Clarence Blair Mitchell,   b. 4 Nov 1865, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1956, Pennbrook, Far Hills, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Lucy Mildred Matthews,   b. 1 Jul 1870, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1967  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 4 Dec 1889  Dobbs Ferry, Westchester, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F65  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sylvia Peabody,   b. 1 Apr 1893, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1975, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 26 Jan 1918  Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sylvia Mitchell,   b. 25 Jan 1920, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 2011, Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     2. Clarence Peabody Mitchell,   b. 4 Mar 1921, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1998, West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Marianne Mitchell
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F229  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Dec 1890 - New York City, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Bernards, Somerset, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Jan 1918 - Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Feb 1966 - New York, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Clarence Van Schaick Mitchell.jpg
    Clarence Van Schaick Mitchell.jpg

    Histories
    Letters from a liaison officer 1918-1919
    Letters from a liaison officer 1918-1919