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Mina S. Everett was the first single woman to be appointed as a missionary to Brazil by the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. She was appointed in 1885. She returned to Texas after becoming ill with yellow fever and in 1897 became the first paid Secretary of the Texas Woman's Missionary Union. She also lived and worked in Kansas, Colorado, and California.
Mina was born in 1853 and died in 1932 and never married. She is buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Glenwood Springs, Garfield County, Colorado.