Minnie was born in February about 1870 in New York.
She was the daughter of Sarah and Civil War veteran Joshua Crawford of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first regiment in the United States to enlist men of color during the war.
1900: Music teacher
1900: 603 Hillside Avenue, Cortlandt, New York with her widowed mother and siblings
Minnie's sister Augusta worked as a servant in the household of Euclid and Sonora Anderson. Mrs. Anderson opened a school of music in Peekskill, New York. Assuming the school was not segregated, perhaps she was a teacher there?
1900 United States Federal Census Year: 1900; Census Place: Cortlandt, Westchester, New York; Page: 27; Enumeration District: 0061; FHL microfilm: 1241174