Ford Preston Mitchell was born on 28 December 1899, Tennessee. Son of Maude Blair Mitchell. Husband of Mary Ruth Wells.
Died 27 March 1945, Alameda, California
The Knoxville News-Sentinel, March 28, 1945
Chief Petty Officer Ford Peston Mitchell, well known here as a City Water Department employe for 25 years and – an amateur athelete, died unexpectedly at his Oakland, Calif., Navy station hospital yearly yesterday. He had been operated on three weeks ago. Mrs. Mitchell, the former Miss Ruth Wells, and a naval escort will bring the body here for burial, arriving sometime next week. CPO Mitchell had served with the Seabees on Guadalcanal and Tulagi in the Solomons. He entered service in 1942. He had just been inducted for service in the other world war when the armistice came. Mr. Mitchell leaves a high school son and daughter, two brothers and three sisters.
- Rank: Chief Petty Officer
- Date of birth: 28 December 1899
- Date of death: 27 March 1945
- County: Knox
- Hometown: Knoxville
- Service Branch: Navy
- Conflict: World War II
- Burial/Memorial Location: New Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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