Thelma C Mitchell (1911 - 1991)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Thelma C Mitchell’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Thelma so that her life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Thelma’s biography.

Thelma C Mitchell Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Thelma C Mitchell and her immediate Mitchell family. Add to Thelma C Mitchell's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with her family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Thelma.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Thelma C Mitchell? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Did Thelma move a lot? Did she emigrate from another country? Add Thelma's last known location.

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Thelma finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Thelma attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Thelma did for a living or if she had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Thelma C Mitchell is a military veteran.

Middle name

C

Maiden name

Unknown. Add maiden name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Thelma's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Thelma's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Thelma a religious woman? Add Thelma’s religion

Gender

Female

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Thelma during various points of her life.

Timeline

1911 - In the year that Thelma C Mitchell was born, the United States Supreme Court broke up Standard Oil in May. John D. Rockefeller established Standard Oil in 1870 and it was the largest oil refinery at the time. The Supreme Court found that Standard Oil of New Jersey (one of the many iterations of Standard Oil) was guilty of "monopolizing the petroleum industry through a series of abusive and anticompetitive actions". The Court broke up the several entities that comprised Standard Oil and they eventually became competing firms.

1935 - She was 24 years old when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

1943 - When she was 32 years old, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

1960 - When she was 49 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

1991 - In the year of Thelma C Mitchell's passing, on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

Thelma C Mitchell Family Tree

Who was Thelma’s parents? Did she get married and did they have children? Share Thelma’s family tree to share her legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Thelma's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Thelma C Mitchell
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Thelma's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Thelma C Mitchell is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to her obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Thelma C Mitchell died on December 21, 1991 at 80 years of age. There is no known cause of death for Thelma. She was born on March 19, 1911. We are unaware of information about Thelma's family or relationships.

Memories

What do you remember about Thelma C Mitchell? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Thelma is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Thelma C Mitchell

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources