CRAIGHEAD, LURA HARRIS, 1858-1926.

Biography:

Housewife, civic leader. Born– Nashville, Tenn., January 17, 1858.  Father– William Hooper Harris. Married– Erwin Craighead, 1878. One child. Education– Mary Sharpe College, Winchester, Tennessee. Moved to Mobile in 1882; became a leader in many civic and charitable organizations. Helped organize the Shakespeare Club and served as its president. Member of the Alabama Child Labor Committee, Alabama Child Welfare Committee, and Mobile County Juvenile Court Commission. President of the Board of the Benevolent Home for the Aged. Vice president of the Board for the Alabama Boys Industrial School. Officer of the Alabama Federation of Women’s Clubs from 1895 until her death.  Died January 27, 1926. 

Source:

History of the Alabama Federation of Women’s Clubs.

Publication(s):

History of the Alabama Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1895-1918. Vol. 1. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1936.

Lessons in Parliamentary Law, with Tables, …. Mobile, Ala.; Delchamps Printing Co., 1914.