Minnie Viola Craven

17 November 1905–12 August 1982 (Age 76)
Nahunta, Brantley, Georgia, United States

The Life of Minnie Viola

When Minnie Viola Craven was born on 17 November 1905, in Nahunta, Brantley, Georgia, United States, her father, Joseph Stafford Craven, was 56 and her mother, Cornelia Gertner Woods, was 36. She married Arney Lee Herrin on 18 March 1922, in Millwood, Ware, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Waycross, Pierce, Georgia, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 27, Duval, Florida, United States in 1940. She died on 12 August 1982, in Nahunta, Brantley, Georgia, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Lulaton, Brantley, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arney Lee Herrin
Minnie Viola Craven
Marriage: 18 March 1922
Cornelia Alice Herrin
Marjorie Evelyn Herrin

Spouse and Children

18 March 1922
Millwood, Ware, Georgia, United States


    Cornelia Alice Herrin


    Marjorie Evelyn Herrin


Parents and Siblings





    Charles Winfield Craven


    Elzy Frank Craven


    Martha E Craven


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 1

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Crabháin (County Galway) or Mac Crabháin (Louth, Monaghan) ‘descendant (or ‘son’) of Crabhán’.2 English: regional name from the district of West Yorkshire so called, which is probably ‘garlic place’, from a British word, the ancestor of Welsh craf ‘garlic’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Viola Craven in household of Neila Craven, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Viola Herrin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Viola Craven in household of Joseph S Craven, "United States Census, 1910"

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