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ARCHIE D. MITCHELL is a native Ontario boy who has won numerous distinctions as a lawyer and in the civic affairs of that locality since he qualified for his profession.

He was born at Ontario January 18, 1891, son of John and Mary M, (Winn) Mitchell. His parents were among the Canadian settlers of Ontario, California. His father was of Scotch and his mother of English ancestry. Archie D. Mitchell was reared and educated at Ontario, graduated from the University of Southern California in 1912, and for ten years has enjoyed a successful practice. For four years he was city attorney, and he practices in the District Court of Appeals. In a business way he is identified with the Security State Bank of Ontario, the Peerless Petroleum Company, and the Burton Fruit Products Company, and also with the Ontario Commercial Aviation Company. Mr. Mitchell during the war was in the naval aviation and was commissioned chief quartermaster.

He was chairman of the Democratic County Central Committee and a leader in local politics. He has filled various chairs in the Odd Fellows and Woodmen of the World and Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks fraternities, is a member of the El Camino Real Club, the Los Angeles Athletic Club, the Brentwood Country Club, and the Congregational Church. In 1920, at Riverside, Mr. Mitchell married Miss Frieda Graettinger, daughter of Alois and Mary E. Graettinger. Her father was one of the prominent physicians of Wisconsin until he retired some ten years before his death.


History of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties 
By: John Brown, Jr., Editor for San Bernardino County 
And James Boyd, Editor for Riverside County 
With selected biography of actors and witnesses of the period 
of growth and achievement.
Volume III, the Western Historical Association, 1922, 
The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, ILL

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011