CRANE, MARY POWELL, 1860-

Biography:

Writer. Born– February 19, 1860, Montgomery. Parents– James R. and Mary (Smythe) Powell.  (James R. Powell was one of the founders of the City of Birmingham and its first elected mayor, 1873-75.) She lived in Montgomery until June 1866 after which she and her mother spent several years in Europe before returning to the United States and living in Baltimore and New York. Mary apparently had come to the South to gather material for her book but was living in New Jersey when the book was published in 1930.

Source:

Encyclopedia of Alabama (online).

The Life of James R. Powell.

Publication(s):

The Life of James R. Powell, and Early History of Alabama and Birmingham. Brooklyn, N.Y.; Braunworth & Co., 1930.