- I have copy of his certified death certificate. Provided by Greg Mitchell.
New York, State Census, 1915
Birth: abt 1875, United States
Residence Place: New York, New York
Assembly District: 25
House Number: 37 West 10th street
Line Number: 6
Page Number: 33
Wesley Mitchell, 40, professor
Lucy Mitchell, wife, 34
John Mitchell, son, 2
Sprayue Mitchell, son, 2/12
Mollie Carter, servant, 23, Ireland, waitress
Jane Dupuy, servant, 20, France, child nurse
Rnelie Dupuy, servant, 38, France, housekeeper
New York, New York, Death Index, 1862-1948
Name: Wesley Mitchell
Birth Year: abt 1874
Death Date: 29 Oct 1948
Death Place: Manhattan, New York, USA
Certificate Number: 23779
U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Wesley Clair Mitchell
15 Washington Square, Manhattan, New York, New York
Birth Date: 5 Aug 1874
Prof of Economics, Columbia Univ
Height: Medium, Build: Medium, Eyes: blue, Hair: Brown
Nearest relative: Lucy Sprague Mitchell, 15 Washington Sq., New York
Draft Board: 153 at 59 Washington Sq., N.Y.C., Sep 12, 1918
5 Mar 2014
From Lucy Sprague Mitchell, The Making of a Modern Woman, by Joyce Antler, Yale University Press, 1987, page 119:
"The Berkeley years were extremely important to Wesley Mitchell's own professional development. The second of seven children of John Wesley Mitchell, a New England born physician, and Lucy Medora McClellan, daughter of a mid-Western farmer, Mitchell had spent his childhood years in Illinois. John and Lucy were affectionate and sympathetic parents, but the family's recurrent economic crises, caused by his father's frequent illnesses, had placed a great strain on the children, particularly Wesley, the oldest son. Through much scrimping and saving, the family managed to send Wesley off to the new University of Chicago in 1892; he became one of its Chicago entrants--the "aborigines," as they called themselves."
Source: "Two Lives." Entered the University of Chicago, 1898, first year school open.
Unable to find him or family in the 1930 and 1940 US Census.
Family burials, per Gregory Mitchell - November 2006: "W.C. Mitchell--I have no idea."