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Elza Leon Mitchell
© Cheyenne Star, Cheyenne, OK
20 Nov 1952
Submitted by: Wanda Purcell

Services for Elza Leon Mitchell will be held in Clinton Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mitchell died early Tuesday morning after a long illness.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, two sons, and one brother, Dick Mitchell.

Elza Mitchell came to Grand, then county seat of Day County, in 1902. There he engaged in the newspaper business, publishing The Canadian Valley Record. When Day County was left off the map in the reorganization, when Oklahoma became a state, E. L. Mitchell came to Cheyenne, where he was associated with his brother, Dick Mitchell in the newspaper business.

Later he was elected to the State Senate from this county.

He moved to Clinton about 35 years ago and had made Custer County his home since.

He served on the Tax Commission of Oklahoma during the Kerr administration.

A few years ago he retired from public life, due to failling eyesight which finally left him blind.

Elza Leon Mitchell was an influential man, always active in politics, a popular speaker, and one who was liked by all who knew him. He was active in Kiwanis, having served as gorernor of the Texas-Oklahoma district.

Burial in Clinton Cemetery, Custer county, Oklahoma.

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