Edwin Mitchell's Obituary, May 26, 1904

Journal Entry 35: 26 May 1904

From the Republican Journal, Thursday, May 26, 1904

Edwin Mitchell died at his home at the Head of the Tide Tuesday evening, May 24th, of septicemia. May 18th he received a slight wound on the hand from a green painted flour barrel hoop, which resulted in fatal blook poisoning. Mr. Mitchell was born in Belfast in September (8), 1849, a son of the late William E. and Martha (McKinley) Mitchell. When 17 years old he went to sea in the ship Ivanhoe, Capt. Harriman, and was away three years. On his return he went into the store with his father at the Head of the Tide, and on the father's death succeeded to the business. He kept a general store and also did a large business in cold storage of eggs. He also succeeded his father as postmaster, and held the position at the time of his death. He married Augusta, daughter of Capt. Simeon Ryder, who survives him, with one daughter, Miss Millie Mitchell. He leaves one brother, Frank D. Mitchell of Hagerman, New Mexico, and one sister, Rebecca, wife of Willis S. Hatch of North Belfast. The funeral will be this Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. A. A. Smith will officiate.