Stephen A. Mitchell, a civil engineer who has been
connected with most of Kansas City's recent public works of
importance, was born at Point Pleasant, Ohio, April 30, 1863. He
was still a small boy when his parents came with him to Kansas City,
in whose excellent public schools he laid the foundation of his
learning. In 1878 he was graduated from the High School, and in
1883 received his diploma from the Missouri University.
His first important piece of work after
graduation was in the construction of the Kansas City Belt Line.
He was in the City Engineer's office from 1884 to 1885, when he
resumed private practice until 1892, again accepting the position of
Assistant City Engineer. In 1900 he resigned and went into
He was one of the experts who examined the
waterworks plant for Kansas City, and has supervised the construction
of twenty different plants.