Robert Renton MITCHELL

Date of Birth: 
7 Jun 1881
Date of Death: 
26 May 1906

Robert was born at Nokomai in Southland.

He married Hellen Crighton (born at Wyndham in 1879) in 1901.

They had 3 sons & a daughter who died as an infant. All were born at Shannon. The eldest son died at 17.

Robert was killed at age 25 when he slipped off a log train and the train wheels ran over him. At the time he was working for Bartholomew's in Levin. (See obituary NZ Times)

His widow, Hellen, remarried to Alfred Slipper & had 3 more sons, one of whom changed his name to Mitchell.

Two od the sons, Henry & Sydney (as Mitchell) served in WW2.

Relatives mentioned in profile: 
Robert Renton Mitchell, John Mitchell, Agnes Shanley Davidson, Hellen (Helen) Crighton, Andrew Crighton, Frances Gillbee, Alfred Ernest Slipper, Andrew Robert Mitchell, Stanley William Charles Mitchell, Olive Maud Hayes, Frances Agnes Edith Mitchell, James Eric John (John Eric) Mitchell, Violet Rose Kennedy, Lenna Sylvia Skilton, Alfred William Crighton Slipper, Elsie Caroline Amos, Henry James (James Seddon) Slipper, Mabel Miller Brown, Thomas Henry Cockerill, Sydney Wallace Slipper, Sydney Wallace Mitchell, Kathleen Betty Meldrum.