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Minnie Gertrude Woods Howell
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Birth: Dec. 20, 1879
Suwannee County
Florida, USA
Death: Apr. 13, 1961
Citrus County
Florida, USA


Minnie Gertrude Woods Howell was remembered well by her niece, Mary Ellen Tyre Powell, as "Aunt Trudy". She spoiled her niece.

Aunt Trudy married a venerable old Confederate Veteran, Rev. Caleb W.P. Howell. They lived together as man and wife until his death at an advanced age in 1927. They had one daughter, Martha Gertrude Howell. Martha married at age 13, in 1927, to Max Arnold.

When Caleb died, Max and Martha moved into Minnie's large house in Suwannee Co., FL. This family shows there in the 1930 census. This property was sold and the proceeds were used to move to Hernando, Citrus Co., FL in 1934.

By 1940, Max and Martha Howell Arnold had a large family: Mildred age 10, Abbie age 8, Annie age 6, Ruby age 3, and William age 1. Living with this family was Minnie Howell age 60, mother-in-law of the head of household, Max Arnold. Minnie reported that her father (Allen Woods) was born in Georgia and her mother (Louisa "Iggy" Bailey Woods) was born in Florida. This family reported living in the same location in 1935.

Max Arnold died in 1953 and is buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, Florida in the Howell Family Plot. Martha remarried to Merle Crabtree, who died in 1988. Martha died in 2008 and is buried next to her husband, Max Arnold.

Minnie Gertrude Woods Howell died April 13, 1961 and is buried on the south half of Lot 50, New Addition to Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Sumter County (Florida) Times, Thursday, March 27, 2008, page 6:

Martha Howell Arnold Crabtree, 94, of Inverness, died Thursday, March 20, 2008. She was born Aug. 1, 1913 in Live Oak. She was the only child of the Rev. CWP and Minnie Howell. She is one of only four living natural daughters of a Civil War veteran. She came here from Live Oak in 1938. She was a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Inverness and attended Rutland Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Max Arnold in 1953, and husband Merle Crabtree in 1988. She leaves behind her family that she loved, Mildred Fort and husband Roy; Abbie Eckhardt and husband Borice of Inverness; Annie Hall and husband Billy of Old Town; Ruby Williams of Trenton; Billy Arnold and wife Pat of Bushnell; Don Arnold and wife Sherry of Spartanburg, S.C.; Edith Crabtree and husband Mitchell of Inverness; 22 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren and three great-great-great-grandchildren. Her legacy of love spans many generations that will provide us with many memories to share and to tell to our loved ones.

The service of remembrance for Martha Arnold Crabtree was held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2008 at the Inverness Chapel of Hopper Funeral Homes Inc. Interment followed at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements by Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel.

Sumter County Times, x August 13, 1953 (Special), p. 7:

Max Arnold, 48, a resident of Citrus County for the past 19 years, died this morning at his home near here. He is survived by his widow, Mrs Martha Arnold; five daughters, Mrs. Mildred King, Waco, GA, Mrs. Abbie Sanders, Brookville, Mrs Annie Hall, Miss Ruby Arnold, Miss Edith Jean Arnold, all of Inverness, and two sons, Billie and Bobby Arnold, of Inverness.

Family links: 
  Allen Pasco Woods (1853 - 1934)
  Louisa Bailey Woods (1862 - 1885)
  C W P Howell (1839 - 1927)
  Martha Gertrude Howell Crabtree (1913 - 2008)*
  Minnie Gertrude Woods Howell (1879 - 1961)
  William Madison Woods (1885 - 1885)*
  Thomas Allen Woods (1885 - 1897)**
  Nona Louisa Woods Tyre (1889 - 1979)**
  William Riley Woods (1892 - 1939)**
  John Sylvester Woods (1893 - 1971)**
*Calculated relationship
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Citrus County
Florida, USA
Plot: South 1/2, Lot 50, New Addition to Oak Ridge Cemetery
Created by: Epictetus
Record added: Nov 09, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 120078924
Minnie Gertrude <i>Woods</i> Howell
Added by: Epictetus
Minnie Gertrude <i>Woods</i> Howell
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Widow of Confederate Veteran.
- Epictetus
 Added: Nov. 9, 2013

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