Civic leader; advocate for education; teacher. Born–August 22,  1867, Dixon’s Spring, Tenn. Parents– Robert Allen and Mary Elizabeth (Lowe) Burford. Married– Leopold Max Bashinsky, June 17, 1891. Children– Three. Education– Columbia Institute at Columbia, Tenn. Taught at Troy State Normal School elementary school, 1888-1890. Member of the board of trustees of Judson College; member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (Local president; state Division President, national President General), Daughters of the American Revolution, and Daughters of 1812. Red Cross Flood Relief Chairman for Alabama. Member National Advisory Committee on Illiteracy. Received the Algernon Sidney Sullivan Award for service at both Judson College and the University of Alabama. Elected to Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame, 1995-96. Died January 21, 1968.


Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame website; Owen’s The Story of Alabama, Vol. IV.


Tried and True Recipes. Troy, Ala.; s.n., 1922.