Dr. Daniel Mitchell was born on the 25th of March 1859 in Lobo Township (Middlesex County), Ontario. His parents were Peter and Annie Mitchell. He was raised and educated in Lobo Township and attended Strathroy High School, before attending Trinity Medical College in Toronto, Ontario. He graduated M.D. in 1887.
His first practice was in Harrow (Essex County), Ontario. On the 30th of October, 1888, he married a local girl named Mary “May” Cameron. She was born on the 11th October, 1862, the daughter of Malcolm and Euphremia Cameron.
Dr. and Mrs. Mitchell had a son Robert Cameron Mitchell born on the 14th of August, 1889 in Harrow. By 1891, the family had moved to Tilbury. Their daughter Mary was born in Tilbury on the 20th of May, 1891. Dr. and Mrs. Mitchell had 4 children.
Dr. Mitchell was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Dr. Mitchell was practicing medicine in Blenheim, when he died of pneumonia on the 13th of June, 1897. He was only 38 years old. Just 23 days prior to his death, he had signed the death record of a 28 year old patient who had also died of pneumonia. Dr. Mitchell was buried at Poplar Hill Cemetery in Lobo Township, Middlesex County, Ontario.
After the death of Dr. Mitchell his family moved to London, Ontario. In 1911, his wife, a son and a daughter were living at 205 Wortley Road. Mrs. Mitchell died on the 17th of August, 1914 and she was buried next to her husband at the Poplar Hill Cemetery.
*His son Robert Mitchell was drafted during WWI on the 14th of April, 1918. He survived the war and he was married in 1921.