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Mary and Elman Draper Family History


Mary Ellen Mitchley & Elman Newton Draper





This will be dedicated to the family tree of both Mary & Elman.  If you have information to share or add please send me an email. 


I am focused on trying to find out more on my great-grandfather, George Jackson Mitchley.  He was married to Lillian Mae Newton and then later to a woman named Bessie Neale.  I am trying to piece together his life story as best as I can.  In 1930 he lived in Portland in 1930. His Social Security card was issued in Colorado. He passed away August 11, 1963 in Frontenac, Brevard County, Florida.  According to his obituary in the Cocoa Tribune he retired as the Business and Advertising Director of the Orlando-Sentinel in 1958.  Also, I recently found out that he came across from England in 1904 on the Bavarian that landed in Montreal.  In 1906 he was a hired man at the Hyndman house in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada. In 1930 he was the Amusement Director at the Jantzen Beach Amusement Park in Portland, Oregon. Bessie had a daughter Adelma Juanita who married Jack O'bryan of Melbourne Florida.  And another daughter Vietta Elizabeth Manning who married John Renner of Portland Oregon.


He had a brother named Wilfrid Mitchley who married Annie Crosbie in England.  So far I have found nothing else out about them. And I believe a sister named Ethel who was born in 1882.  George’s parents were John Storr Mitchley and Martha Jackson (Martha Jackson Ann).




This website is a work in progress and I will add to it soon, including a family tree showing as far back as I have.