Mina Elizabeth Griffith
Mina was born Mina Elizabeth Bringle to Charles A. and Rosa J. Bringle on July 30, 1877. Named after her paternal aunt, Elizabeth Rich who later was the wife of W. H. H. Ralph, Mina was also the great-granddaughter of Saberet Rich, the first pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Mina married John Albert Griffith, or Allie, as Mr. Griffith was known to his friends, was born on Aug. 3, 1875, and married Mina when he was 23 years old on Dec. 18, 1898. Mina and Allie had four children – Maude, who died at four months of age in 1901, Rosa Myrtle who was born Sept. 30, 1902, their only son, Charles Landon was born April 28, 1905, and Allie Sue was born Oct. 16, 1911.
Mina’s daughter, Myrtle, remembers her parents, siblings, and herself, going to church at Oak Grove Baptist, where the family was members, in a two-horse wagon. She also recalled being baptized in Rocky Branch.
Mina was known in her family for being a quilt maker. Some of her quilts are still being used by her descendants today. She was also remembered for her delicious pear preserves which she made with the help of her husband Allie.
Mina died on Jan. 25, 1952. Allie died Feb. 12, 1964.