Don't get excited when you look at this picture for there really is nothing wrong with your eyesight.
The subject was standing in front of the three-sided mirror in Mitchell & Stabenow's Clothing
store, so there are not four John Mitchells after all.
By the way, did you know that this business is the oldest in town in point of location and firm memberhsip?
Mr. Mitchell was born in New York City, but came to Culver in 1906 from Chicago where he and his partner,
Otto Stabenow, had worked together in a clothing house.
Mr Mitchell has probably set a local record for continuous office holding by being treasurer of the Culver lodge
of Masons since 1920. He had previously been secretary and a trustee of the same organization.
Mr. Mitchell was an original member of the library board, when the library was located over the Goss Hardware
store, and was president for several years.
He has also served on the town school board and as township Red Cross Chariman. At one time he was scretary
and later vice president of the old Commercial Club, now known as the Chamber of Commerce. John has been
an officer in the Grace Reformed church more years than he can remember and now serves as elder and trustee
of the church and treasurer on the Sunday School
May 19 1910 - John Mitchell of the clothing firm of Mitchell & Stabenow will be
married today in Chicago to Miss Olga Fische of that city. The bride is an attractive
young lady who will receive a warm welcome from the grooom's many friends in
Cilver. Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell expect to be at home tommorrow evening. They wll,
as soon as possible, begin housekeeping in the Brewer cottage where thei will
remain until fall when they will take one of the the two houses which Rev. Albert
Zechiel will have built on OHio Street.