Minnie grew up in the vacinity of Castalian Springs, surrounded by family (Dickenson's and Whiteside's). Her first fiancÚ died before they could be married. She later married Eugene Harper on 22 Sep 1901 in Sumner Co. He was killed in a tragic accident (fell down an elevator shaft) in 1913, leaving her with 5 small children to raise. She worked at Loveman's department store in Nashville until she retired. The last 19 years of her life she resided with her daughter, Dorothy.
Children: Rebecca Leon Harper Richardson (11 Aug 1902 - 9 Aug 2004) Mildred Margaret Harper (2 Oct 1903 - 24 Oct 1924) James Richard Harper (11 Oct 1905 - 2 Apr 2003) Blanche Medora Harper (1 Sep 1907 - 11 Feb 2002) Dorothy Dickenson Harper Negley (8 Oct 1909 - 8 Feb 1999)