Biographical Sketch of Robert Lee Mitchell
(See Ghigau and Rogers)—Robert Lee Mitchell, born April 10, 1876 in Cherokee Nation. His Cherokee name is Quaqua. Educated in the Cherokee Public Schools and Male Seminary from which he graduated June 28, 1895. He was an instructor at the Cherokee Orphan Asylum from 1895 to 1899 and at the Male Seminary from 1900 to 1902. Graduated from the Medical Department of the University of Ark in 1904.
He located at his present home in Vinita in the practice of medicine. He is an Episcopalian and has advanced as far as the shrine in Masonry. He has been a member of the city school board.
He married at Muskogee, Okla., on June 1, 1915 Josephine G. Barker, born September 19, 1881 in Cooweescoowee District. She is the daughter of Artenius Andrew and Mary A. (Rogers) Barker. Artemus A. Barker was born December 4, 1851 in Morton, Scott County, Mississippi, married February 20, 1878 Mary A. Rogers, born February 7, 1860 in Chico, Butte County, California. Mary A. Rogers was the daughter of Thomas and Susan (Cochran) Rogers. Josephine G. Barker graduated from the Female Seminary May 25, 1900 and did post graduate work at Forest Park University, St. Louis, Missouri. She belongs to the Episcopal church and is a member of the Sachem Club.
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Mitchell are the parents of one son, Robert Thurston Mitchell, born at Vinita, May 28, 1916. They were very active in world war work, Mrs. Mitchell in the Red Cross and allied services and Dr. Mitchell entered thin service on May 18, 1918 in the Medical Corps, was in France and Germany for 18 months, during which time he was advanced to a Captaincy, and is now a member of the medical reserve corps with rank of Major.