Missouri Over There

Wartime Sweethearts

Posted on: April 24, 2015

Frank Mitchell in his naval uniform. n.d.

Missouri History Museum.

In September 1917, plumber Frank Clinton Mitchell found himself at Camp Pike, an army training camp in Little Rock, Arkansas. Working a construction job in support of the war, he was not only separated from his native St. Louis, but also from his sweetheart, Edna Kessler. To learn more about Frank and Edna's love story, click the link: Wartime Sweethearts by Patrick Allie, WWI Exhibit Curator, Missouri History Museum.