Benton Burkhart Mitchell was born on 4 May 1899, the son of Gavin Pulaska Mitchell and Mary Elizabeth Burkhart. He was married to Rose Gertrude Williams and father of William Ward Mitchell.
Died non Battle 10 June 1943, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio


From a newspaper clipping during World War 2: “Dr. Mitchell Dies In Army Medical Service – The fortunes of war have taken the lives of a former Fountain City doctor and his son. The physician, Dr. B. B. Mitchell had attained rank of captain before he died at Fort Haynes, Columbus, Ohio June 10, 1943. His son, First Lt. William Ward Mitchell, 24, died in action in France August 2, 1944. Dr. Mitchell, who had practiced in Fountain City, entered the Medical Corps September 1 , 1942. His Widow, Gertrude W. Mitchell lives at Clinton, Route 1.”

Picture from the U.S. School Yearbook, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1923

The Knoxville Journal, June 12 , 1943
Capt. Benton Burhart Mitchell, practicing physician in Fountain City before entering the Army, died at the station hospital at Camp Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio, Thursday after a short illness. Surviving are his widow, the former Gertrude Williams, Clinton; one son, First Lt. William Ward Mitchell, Camp Young, Calif.; brothers, W.S., John and Tom Mitchell, all of Heiskell; sisters, Mrs. Stella Wallace, Andersonville; Mrs. D.L. Overton, Mrs. Robert Stock, and Mrs. Josie Huff, and Mrs Lucy Bishop, all of Heiskell.

  • Rank: Captain
  • Date of birth:
  • 4 May 1899
  • Date of death: 10 June 1943
  • County: Anderson
  • Hometown: Heiskell
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: Medical Corps
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Bethel Baptist Cemetery, Norris, Anderson County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VI, Top Panel
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