Reading through the history of the Mitchell-Lewis Motor Company and their derivatives can sometimes be confusing because it seems like everyone who worked for the company was a Mitchell or a Lewis! Henry Mitchell certainly relied on his family to help build his company from the ground up and that continued into the next generation.
Below is a family tree lineage diagram to better understand the relationship between the Mitchell and Lewis families. It is color coded to show all of the people who were directly involved in the family business.
Frank Luther Mitchell, was my great-great grandfather. His daughter (Mabel Martin Mitchell) was my great grand mother. She married Frank White and had two sons, one of whom was my grandfather (Richard Mitchell White Sr.) who had my father (Richard Mitchell White Jr.).
I have followed the narrative of your portrayal of the Mitchell Wagon and Mitchell Car. It appears to skip the Frank Luther Mitchell years and much of the early years of the Wagon manufacturing, and the details of the early days of the Mitchell brand prior to Frank’s sister’s husband having partnership in the business.
It is my understanding that my great-grandmother’s sister married in to the Ford family, and appears that since Frank L. Mitchell did not bear any son’s that the company was swallowed up into the ether by the war effort and the emergence of the Ford and GM auto brands.
Thank you for creating this web page.
Sorry: I have lost contact with Laurie. She hasn’t answered any of my emails for years. I don’t know why. I am interested in Frank but I can’t find out much about him
Can you please inform me more about him?
I’d love to post more about him on my website.
Can you give me a profile about him please?
Thank you for reaching out to me. Would you use my personal email? Mitchell1903@yahoo.com