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Frank S. Mitchell (1857–1920)

The death has occurred at his residence, Boscobel, Sutton Forest, of Mr Frank S. Mitchell, a member of an old and well-known Sydney family. His father, the late Mr James Sutherland Mitchell, who married a sister of the late W.G. Laidley, was one 01 the founders of the firm ot Tooth and Co., and resided at Etham, Darling Point, which at that time stood in spacious and beautiful grounds extending from the present residence of Sir Samuel Hordern down the eastern side of Darling Point to Carthona.

For a considerable time the late Mr F. S. Mitchell was part owner of a station at Narrowin, near Brewarrina, and he married Miss Constance Morse, third daughter of the late Mr Thomas Morse, of Ashmead, Dursley, Gloucestershire, and Careysfield, Bankstown, New South Wales. Some years ago he went to reside at Boscobel, a property which he purchased at Sutton Forest, and when the war broke out he was in England, having gone there on a visit. Although considerably over the age for military service, be was anxious to help in some way, and, having inherited from his father a remarkable taste and aptitude for carving and other woodwork, he became one of Queen Mary's carpenters, a corps which was engaged in making artificial limbs for soldiers and other work. In this he continued throughout the war. Recently he returned to Sydney, but only intended staying for a short time, as his wife remained in England. Soon after his arrival he became ill and had been under medical care for some weeks, but his death was unexpected. His eldest brother, Mr William Mitchell, who was a member of the firm of Tooth and Co. died some years ago, and he is survived by a widow, one brother, Mr James Mitchell, of Tasmania, his sisters, Lady Bower, Mrs Bisdee, Mrs Wilde, Miss Mitchell, and Miss Florence Mitchell, and his step-sister, Mrs H. Rawson, wife of the eldest son of Sir Harry Rawson, at one time Governor of New South Wales, all of whom reside in England.

The remains were laid at rest in the Church of England cemetery at Sutton Forest on Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. Canon Carver officiating. Mr R.B. Simpson had charge of the funeral arrangements.

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2 September, 1857
Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


1920 (aged ~ 62)
Sutton Forest, New South Wales, Australia

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