Dec. 1, 1958 Cookeville Putnam County Tennessee, USA
Minnie (Crawford) Barbour Obt. b. 14 March 1885, Jackon Co., TN – d. 1 December 1958, Cookeville, Putnam Co., TN, md on the 4th of March 1910, Putnam Co.,, TN to Alfred Floyd Barbour. Capt. William Alexander Crawford & Mary Brown.
Mrs. Minnie Crawford Barbour, 73, widow of Alfred Floyd Barbour, died in Cookeville General hospital early Monday morning following an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the First Methodist church. The Rev. Bruce Strother and the Rev. James Reed Cox officiated. Burial was in Cookeville City cemetery. Whitson funeral home was in charge of arrangements. A native of Jackson county, Mrs. Barbour had lived in Cookeville since 1918. She was a graduate of the old Howard college for girls, Gallatin. Mrs. Barbour had taught Sunday school class at First Methodist church here for 40 years and was a life member of the Woman's Society of Christian Service. She was crowned Queen Mother of the church by the Men's Brotherhood in 1943. She was a honorary trustee of Baxter Seminary. For 15 years she was society editor of the Putnam County Herald and was district supervisor of the Federal Writers project during the 1930's. She was a member of the Cookeville Book Lovers' club and the Tennessee Woman's Press and Author's club. For many years she was active in Parent Teachers and the Tennessee Federation of Women's clubs. Survivors include a son, James Crawford Barbour, Nashville; three daughters, Miss Mary Barbour, Cookeville, Mrs. Jennings Parrott, Chattanooga, and Mrs. Alton Whitlow, Memphis; three brothers, Sam U., Hubert and Walter Keith Crawford, all of Cookeville; a sister, Mrs. Campbell Lynn, Gainesboro, and three grandchildren.