James Edward Mitchell 1876

James Edward Mitchell 1876

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Date of Birth 20th Jul 1876  
Date of Death 30th Jun 1928 VIEW SOURCE

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  • James Mitchell was born in Garrafine, Co. Galway to Thomas and Catherine(Carty) Mitchell. He worked as a sales person for Grierson, Oldham & Adams, a Dublin Wine Merchant, covering the west of Ireland.

    In the course of his travels he met and married Teresa Gillespie of King Street Ballina.

    He developed their small shop into a bigger business, under the name "James E. Michell &Co. Ltd" adding a pub, bakery and bonded warehouse, and a fertiliser business and small mill.

    He died of heart disease in 1928 leaving his widow with three young girls. Teresa(Tess) continued the business after selling off the Gouldings agency. 

    Darach

    Wednesday 21st July 2021, 12:47PM

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