Makers of Fort Worth Page: 88
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Dr. J. D. Mitchell
is identified as a prominent
e only in Fort Worth
but over the entire
State. He has been secretary of the
State Board of Medical Examiners
for the past six years. Dr. Mitchell
is the descendant of Scotch covenanters
and was born in Sweetwater,
Tennessee, in 1872. His father,
James Mitchell, was a native of
Ayr, Scotland, and his mother, Anna
Stephen Mitchell, came from Glasgow,
Scotland. Early in life he determined
to devote his life to the
medical profession and went to
Philadelphia first, and to Chicago
later, to pursue his studies. He
graduated at Hahnemann College,
Philadelphia, in 1891, and in Chi- E .
cago two years later. Dr. Mitchell
is a member of the Knights of Pythias
and of the Elks and belonged
to the old University Club and the
River Crest Country Club. Dr.
Mitchell and Miss Zetta Gatlin were
married in 1898 and have one child,
Gatlin Douglas Mitchell, nine years
of age. Of hobbies, Dr. Mitchell
boasts two, pretty flowers and fine
Jersey cattle. He is also the owner
of several fine horses and an enthusiastic
automobilist. Another outdoor
sport to which he is devoted is
the great national pastime-baseball.
He is a regular attendant at the local
games of the Fort Worth ball team
and a rooter for the home club. He
is also a supporter of the Fort Worth
Horse Show and one of its exhibitors.
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