Biographical Sketch of Martha (Pattie) Crook Anderson

Biographical Database of NAWSA Suffragists, 1890-1920

Biography of Martha (Pattie) Crook Anderson, 1883-1975

By Rogers Barde, Genealogist and Researcher, Paris, Kentucky

Martha Crook was born in Tennessee in 1883. She used the name, Pattie, throughout her life. According to the 1940 Federal Census, she had two years of college. She married Harry B. Anderson who graduated from Columbia Law School and was in private practice in Memphis. He was appointed a Federal District Judge in Memphis in 1925. The couple had four children.

Anderson spoke at a May Day rally of Tennessee suffragists held in Memphis in 1915 and testified before the Judiciary Committee of the Tennessee House of Representatives at their suffrage hearings in 1917.

She continued to live in Memphis until her death in 1975. She and her husband, Harry, were buried in the Forest Hills Cemetery in Memphis.

Sources: Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2008. Accessed March 7, 2019. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2002. Accessed March 7, 2019.

Yellin, Carol Lynn and Janann Sherman. The Perfect 36: Tennessee Delivers Women's Suffrage. Vote 70 Press, Memphis, TN, 2013.

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