1836-1911
E. Craige Mitchell

July 21, 1836, St. Louis, Missouri.

December 8, 1911.

Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Edward was the son of Edward Phillips Mitchell and Elizabeth Tyndale. His mother descended from a brother of William Tyndale, author of the first English translation of the New Testament.

In 1841, Edward’s father moved the family to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he engaged in mercantile pursuits and was president of the Commonwealth Bank. His eldest son, James Tyndale Mitchell, became a justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and was many years edited the American Law Register.

Edward C. Mitchell was educated in Philadelphia’s Central High School and the University of Pennsylvania. In 1859 he was admitted to the bar of Philadelphia. In 1861, he became a Swedenborgian minister. He served pastorates in:

In April, 1872, Mitchell moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and in 1876 to St. Paul, Minnesota. From 1872 to 1880 he officiated in both Minneapolis and St. Paul, but starting in 1880 he served the St. Paul church only.

In 1865, he married Lousia C. Fernald of Portland, Maine, but she did not long survive. In July 1876, he married Annie Iungerich.

Active in civic life, Mitchell was involved with:

In addition to many sermons and lectures, Mitchell’s works include:

  1. Father! I Go to Thee

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