Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949) was an American author, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937 for her epic novel Gone with the Wind, her only major publication. This novel is one of the most popular books of all time, selling more than 30 million copies (see list of best-selling books). The film adaptation of it, released in 1939, became the highest-grossing film in the history of Hollywood, and it received a record-breaking ten Academy Awards (a record since eclipsed by Ben Hur, Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Titanic). Mitchell has been honored by the United States Postal Service with a 1¢ Great Americans series postage stamp.
Birth: Nov 8 1900 - Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, USA Death: Aug 16 1949 - Atlanta, De Kalb, Georgia, USA;
Parents: Eugene Muse Mitchell, Mary Isabelle Mitchell (born Stephens)
Siblings: Russell Stephens Mitchell, Stephens Alexander Mitchell Husband: Berrien Kinnard Upshaw
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→Thomas Mitchell & Mary Ann Barnett
|→William Mitchell 1777–1859 & Eleanor Thomasson 1781–1860 (11 children—only Isaac shown below)
|→Isaac Green Mitchell 1819–1881 & Mary Ann Dudley 1808–1859 (at least 9 children—only Russell shown below)
|→Russell Crawford Mitchell 1837–1905 & Deborah Margaret Sweet 1847–1887 (Margaret Mitchell's paternal grandparents had 11 children—only Eugene shown below)
|→Eugene Muse Mitchell 1866–1944 & May Belle Stephens 1872–1919 (Margaret Mitchell's parents had 3 children—shown below)
|→Russell Stephens Mitchell 1894–1894 |→Alexander Stephens "Stephens" Mitchell 1896–1983 |→Margaret Munnerlyn "Peggy" Mitchell 1900–1949
→James Fitzgerald 1759–1836 & Margaret O'Donnell (at least 9 children—only Philip shown below)
|→Philip Fitzgerald 1798–1880 & Elenor Avaline McGhan 1818–1893 (3 of their 8 children shown below)
|→Mary Ellen "Mamie" Fitzgerald 1840–1926 |→Annie Elizabeth Fitzgerald 1844–1934 & John Stephens 1833–1896 (Margaret Mitchell's maternal grandparents had 12 children—2 are shown below)
|→Annie E. Stephens 1868–1910 |→Mary Isabel "May Belle" Stephens 1872–1919 & Eugene Muse Mitchell 1866–1944
|→Sarah "Sis" Fitzgerald 1848–1928
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