AARON, HENRY, 1934- .

Biography: Baseball player; sports executive; businessman. Born– February 5, 1934, Mobile. Parents– Herbert and Estella Aaron. Education– Attended public schools. Married–(1) Barbara Lucas. Children– Five. Married–(2) Billye Williams. Children– One. Played baseball with the Milwaukee Braves. 1954-65;  with the Atlanta Braves in 1966-1974; with the Milwaukee Brewers, 1975-76.  Set the record for career home runs, 1974. Recipient of many baseball honors; Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, 1982; named to National League All-Star Team every year, 1955-74.  Awarded the honorary degree of HHD, Princeton University, 2011.  Presidential Medal of Freedom, 2002.


Marquis Who’s Who online.


“Aaron, r.f.” Cleveland; World Publishing Co., 1968.

I had a Hammer; the Hank Aaron Story. New York; Harper/Collins, 1991.


Bad Henry. Radnor, Pa.; Chilton, 1974.

Hitting the Aaron Way. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1974.


How to Hit and Run the Bases. New York; Grossett and Dunlap, 1971.



Political scientist; University professor. Born– November 25, 1921, Birmingham. Parents– James Robert and Lynia Esther (Vines) Abernathy. Married– Nancy Katherine Perry, September 6, 1949. Children– Three. Education– Birmingham Southern College, B.S., 1942; University of Alabama, M.A., 1947; University of Wisconsin, Ph.D., 1953. Served with the U.S. Army Air Force, 1942-1946; reached rank of captain.  Taught political science at the University of Alabama, 1948-1949;  at the University of South Carolina 1951-1986.  Director of the Bureau of Governmental Research at USC, 1972-86.  Member Southern Political Science Association; American Political Science Association; American Association of University Professors.  Received the Russell Award for Creative Research, University of South Carolina, 1963; awarded emeritus status, 1986.  Died June 5, 1990.


Who’s Who in America, 1980.

Contemporary Authors online, updated 2003.


The Administration of Criminal Justice in the Courts of South Carolina. Columbia, S.C.; s.n., 1969.

Civil Liberties Under the Constitution. New York; Dodd, 1968.

Organization and Jurisdiction of the Courts of South Carolina. Columbia, S.C.; Bureau of Public Administration, University of South Carolina, 1956.

The Right of Assembly and Association. Columbia, S.C.; University of South Carolina Press, 1961.


The Judicial System of South Carolina. New York; Institute of Judicial Administration, 1971.


The Carter Years; the President and Policy Making. New York; St. Martins, 1984.


Clergyman; civil rights activist.  Born– March 11, 1926, Hopewell Community, near Linden, in Marengo County.  Parents– William L. and Louivery Bell Abernathy.  Married– Juanita Odessa Williams.  Children– four.  Alabama State University, B.A., 1951; Atlanta University, M.A. in sociology, 1958.  Served in U.S. Army WWII.  Ordained to the Baptist ministry in 1948; served  as pastor of several churches:  Eastern Star Baptist Church, Demopolis, 1951-52; First Baptist Church, Montgomery, 1952-61; West Hunter Street Baptist, Atlanta, 1961-1990. Close friend and supporter of Martin Luther King Jr.;  with King organized the Montgomery Improvement Association, which led the Montgomery Bus Boycott  boycott to its successful conclusion, 1955-56.  Helped found and organize the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, with King as president and Abernathy as secretary-treasurer. An associate of King in several civil rights actions; was with him  when he was assassinated in Memphis in 1968.  Succeeded King as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 1968-77; led the Poor People’s March on Washington in 1968.   Conducted an unsuccessful campaign for Congress in 1978. Founded the Foundation for Economic Enterprise Development in the 1980s. In demand as a speaker on civil rights and related issues.  Died April 17, 1990.


Dictionary of American Biography; obituary.


And the Walls Came Tumbling Down.  New York:  Harper and Row, 1989.


Garrow, David.  The Walking City; The Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955-56.  Carlson, 1989.



University professor. Born– April 8, 1908, Charleston, S.C. Parents– William H. and Annie Pierce (Rast) Abernethy. Education– Birmingham Southern College, A.B., 1930; University of North Carolina, M.A., 1935; Vanderbilt University, Ph.D., 1940. Taught at West End High School in Birmingham, 1931-1935; University of Alabama, 1937-1938; Birmingham Southern College after 1939. Member of the Modern Language Association; the executive committee of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; Phi Beta Kappa. Died August 8, 1991.


Who’s Who in America, 1974.


Mr. Pepys of Seething Lane. New York; McGraw, 1957.


Centennial Edition of the Works of Sidney Lanier, Vol. 5. Baltimore; Johns Hopkins Press, 1945.



Historian; University professor. Born– August 25, 1890, Collirene (Lowndes County).  Parents– Thomas Hines and Anne (Rast) Abernethy. Married– Ida Erckman Robertson, December 6, 1917. Education– College of Charleston, A.B., 1912; Harvard University, M.A., 1915, Ph.D., 1922.  Military service, U.S. Army, World War I. Taught at Marion Institute, 1912-1914 and 1919; Women’s College of Alabama, 1916-1917; Vanderbilt University, 1921; University of Chattanooga, 1922-1928; University of Alabama, 1928-1930; University of Virginia, Richmond Alumni Professor of History, 1930-1961; University of Texas, 1961-1962; University of Arizona, 1963-1964.  Contributed to many professional journals and anthologies. Member American Historical Society; founder and president, Southern Historical Society; member Virginia Historical Society. Honors; Litt. D., Washington and Lee University, 1947; Phi Beta Kappa Award for best historical work, 1961, for The South in the New Nation.  Honored by a festschrift entitled The Old Dominion; Essays for Thomas Perkins Abernethy, edited by Darrett B. Rutman.  Died Charlottesville, Virginia, November 12, 1975.


American Authors and Books; the Dictionary of Alabama Biography; and Contemporary Authors Online.


The Antecedents of the Abernethy Family in Scotland, Virginia, Old Alabama. Charlottesville, Va.; s.n., 1966.

The Burr Conspiracy. New York; Oxford University Press, 1954.

The Formative Period in Alabama, 1815-1928. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing Co., 1922.

From Frontier to Plantation in Tennessee; a Study in Frontier Democracy. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1932.

Historical Sketches of the University of Virginia. New York; Appleton Century, 1937.

Notes and Suggestions, Commercial Activities of Silas Deane in France. S.l.; s.n., 1934.

The South in the New Nation, 1789-1819. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1961.

Southern Frontiers of the War of 1812.  Tuscaloosa; University of Alabama Press, 1967.

Three Virginia Frontiers. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1940.

Western Lands and the American Revolution. Charlottesville, Va.; University of Virginia, Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, 1937.


The Pursuit of Southern History.  LSU Press, 1964.


Jefferson, Thomas.  Notes on the State of Virginia.  New York; Harper and Row, 1964.


Bugg, James L., ed.  Jacksonian Democracy; Myth or Reality.  New York; Holt, 1962.

Jones, Edward T. The American Plutarch. New York; Scribner, 1964.

Wyman, Walker D. and Kroeber, Clifton B., eds., The Frontier in Perspective.  Madison:  University of Wisconsin Press, 1957.


The papers of Thomas Perkins Abernethy (including professional and personal material) are held in the Special Collections of the Alderman Library at the University of Virginia.



Journalist; teacher. Born– April 19, 1908, Brookwood. Parents: Paul Lee and Addie Lee Abernethy.  Married; Louise Wallis, June 24, 1932.  Education– Birmingham Southern College. Worked as a schoolteacher and later for the Sylacauga News, Dothan Eagle, Houston Press; editor and part owner of the Talladega Home, 1936-50. Republican candidate for governor of Alabama, 1954. Delegate to Republican National Convention, 1956, 1960, 1964.  Member of Republican National Committee, 1961.  Received a Neiman Travel Grant, 1956. Died March 7, 1968.


Preface to Wood Smoke II.


Wood Smoke. Kingsport, Tenn.; Kingsport Press, 1967.

Wood Smoke II. Talladega, Ala.; Brannons, Inc., 1975.


Biography: Attorney; prosecutor. Born– August 31, 1949, Berea, Ohio. Parents– Roy R. and Jeanne (Burns) Accardi. Married– Marian Elizabeth Hollon, June 24, 1989.  Children–two.  Education– University of North Alabama, B.S., 1971; University of Alabama, J.D., 1974. Admitted to Alabama Bar, 1974. Employed as assistant district attorney and deputy assistant district attorney in Madison County, Ala., 1974-  until his retirement ; in private practice in Huntsville, 1980-81. Adjunct assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of Alabama in Huntsville after 1979. President of the Board of Directors, Family Services Center, Huntsville, 1991-92.  Author of numerous essays and profiles.

Source: James R. Accardi, Huntsville, Ala.. Marquis Who’s Who online.

Publication(s): The Abridged Significant Historie of the Western World. Huntsville, Ala.; A.M. Press, 1979.

Amber Aspects.  1988

ACEE, JOE G., 1906-1996.


Journalist;  teacher; coach; editor; postal employee. Born– January 28, 1906, Grenada, Miss. Parents– Joseph Livingston and Sadie (Cornick) Acee. Married– Chrystel Maddox, May 20, 1934. Children– One. Education– Mississippi College, B.A., 1928; University of Alabama, M.A., 1932; attended the University of Virginia and Mississippi State University. Served in the U.S. Navy in WWII. Taught and coached in the school systems of Cullman County, 1928-1929; Cambridge, Md., 1929-1931; Armstrong College (W.Va.), 1932-1933. Edited the Sulligent News, 1934-1952; worked for the U.S. Postal Service, 1950-1968. For ten years he wrote weekly columns for the Birmingham News and for the Birmingham News Herald. Wrote articles for the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and other newspapers and periodicals.  Died July 2, 1996.


Who’s Who in America, 1972.


Lamar County History and Events. Vernon, Ala.; Lamar County Department of Education, 1971.

You Are There With The True Adventures of Rube Burrows. Vernon, Ala.; The Lamar Democrat, 1973.

Lamar County History; 3rd Rev. Bicentennnial Edition. Vernon, Ala.; Lamar Democrat, 1976.

Alabama’s Most Famous Train Robber. Rev. Ed. Vernon, Ala.; Lamar Democrat, 1984.



Genealogist; historian. Born– December 10, 1934, Atlanta, Ga. Parents– Harold Lee and Agnes (Stoner) Walters. Married– William Marsh Acker, Jr., April 13, 1957. Children– Two.  Education– Duke University, B.A., 1956.


Martha Walters Ackers.


Deeds of Franklin County, Georgia, 1784-1826. Birmingham, Ala.; Author, 1976.

Index to Deeds of Franklin County, Georgia, 1784-1860. Birmingham, Ala.; Author, 1976.

Franklin County, Georgia, Court of Ordinary Records, 1787-1849.  Birmingham, Ala., Author, 1989.

Franklin County, Georgia, Marriages, December 1805-December 1850. Birmingham, Ala., Author, 1987.

Franklin County, Georgia, Tax Digest, Vol. 1, 1798-1807. Birmingham, Ala.; Author, 1980.

Franklin County, Georgia, Tax Digest, Vol. 2, 1808-1818. Birmingham, Ala.; Author, 1981.

Franklin County, Georgia, Tax Digest, Vol. 3, 1819-1982. Birmingham, Ala.; Author, 1982.

Sewell:  Maryland to NC, GA, and beyond.  Birmingham, Ala., Author, 1992.


History of Furman, Snow Hill, and Ackerville (Wilcox Co., Alabama). S.l.; s.n., 1977.



Linguist; college professor of French. Born– April 21, 1897, Louisville, Ky. Parents– J. W. and Hattie (Gooch) Acton. Married– Virginia Franklin, July 18, 1927. Children– One. Education– Georgetown  College (Kentucky), A.B., 1917; University of Wisconsin, M.A., 1920, Ph.D., 1925; further study at the Sorbonne, Paris. Taught at Georgetown College, Kentucky, 1917-1918; University of Wisconsin, 1920-1925; Samford University, 1926-1967. Head of the language department at Samford, 1937-67.  Member of the American Association of Teachers of French, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, and Modern French Drama Association. Awarded the status of  “Officier d’Academie avec Palmes Academiques” by the French government in 1950, in recognition of his services in teaching the French language and culture.  Died January 17, 1981.


Sulzby, James F., Jr.  Toward a History of Samford University.  Samford University Press, 1986.

Directory of American Scholars, 6th ed.; Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. 2.


Chalk, Termites, and God’s Country. Birmingham, Ala.; Banner Press, 1967.

History of the Tau Theta Kappa Society of Georgetown College.  Georgetown, KY:  Tau Theta Kappa, 1918.

The Pierian Club of Birmingham, with Biographies of Members and Memories of East Lake. Birmingham, Ala.; Banner Press, 1962.

The Soldier in Modern French Drama. Madison; University of Wisconsin, 1926.


La Nez d’un Notaire. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1929.

Papers; Three folders of the papers of Hul-Cee Marcus Acton are held by the library at Samford University.



Teacher. Born– October 22, 1909, Fort Payne. Parents– Cazzie Nathaniel and Bessie Lee (Austin) Tullis. Education– DeKalb County High School; Jacksonville State University, diploma for completion of the two year course, 1937, B.S, 1953. Married– Mitchell Adams, 1935. Children– Two. Taught school in Alabama, 1937-1969; sponsored the Ider High School Poetry Society, 1960-1972; compiled five anthologies of Ider High School students’ original poems. Sunday School teacher for more than forty years; wrote and directed plays and programs for the school and the church; had poems published in several annuals and anthologies. Member Alpha Delta Kappa Honorary Society, Ider Garden Club, DeKalb County Teachers Association and Retired Teachers Association. Honors– Honored by Landmarks of DeKalb County in Fort Payne, December 9, 1984. Died February 28, 1997.


Trailing Smokes.

Berthell Adams, Ider, Ala..


Birds About Our Place. Ider, Ala.; Author, 1975,

Hidden Jewels. Ider, Ala.; Author, 1980.

Joys of Living. Ider, Ala.; Author, 1976.

Trailing Smokes; a Pictorial History of Ider School District, DeKalb County, Alabama. Ider, Ala.; Author, 1973.



Writer. Born– October 7, 1862, Mobile. Parents– Timoleo and Helen (Campbell) Adams. Lifelong resident of Mobile and a charter member of the Pen Women of Mobile; wrote prose and poetry; work appeared in the New Orleans newspapers, Colliers, Golden Age, the Chicago Advance and other periodicals and anthologies. Died August 26, 1936.


The Anthology of Alabama Poetry, 1928, and the Mobile Press Register, August 27, 1936.


Poems. Home, Okla.; Scroll Press, 1930.

ADAMS, FRANK “DOC,” 1928-2014


Musician; band director. Born February 2, 1928, Smithfield.  Parents–Oscar Adams Sr. and Ella Eaton Adams.  Married Dot Adams; children–one. Education–Howard University, B.S., University of Chicago, B.Music,; Samford University, Master of Education and Ed. Specialist; UAB, Ph.D.  Played clarinet and saxophone  with several well-known national  jazz bands.  Music director at Lincoln Elementary School, 1950-1977;  music director and program specialist for Birmingham school system.  Helped found the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame; later its executive director (1998-2001) and director of education. Active in local musical events and musical education.  Inducted into the first class of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, 1978. Died October 29, 1914.


bhamwiki; obituary, Birmingham News, October 29, 2014.


Doc: The Story of a Birmingham Jazz Man.  University of Alabama Press, 2012.



Geologist; professor of geology and mineralogy.  Born– August 17, 1870, Lena, Illinois.  Parents–  Howard Brooks and Ruth Ann (Harris) Adams.  Married– Bertha Barin, 1914. Education– Kansas State Normal School, Emporia, graduated 1889; University of Kansas, B. A., 1893, M.A.,. 1895; Princeton University, Doctor of Science, 1896; postdoctoral study in Munich, Germany, 1897-98., and at Yale, 1911.  Instructor in Natural Sciences, Kansas State Normal School, 1893-94; worked for the United States Geological Survey, 1898-1904; chief hydrologist for the national corps of mining engineers of Peru, 1904-1906; geologist for the Division of Mines of the Philippine Bureau of Science, Manila, 1908-1910.  Professor of geology at Pei Yang University,  Tientsin, China, 1912-1915; at the Peking Government University, 1915-1920; Head of the Department of Geology and Mineralogy at the University of Alabama, 1920-1932; Director of the Geological Survey of Alabama, 1927-32. Author of many studies in scientific journals. Elected fellow of the Geology Society of America, 1902; member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; the Mineralogical Society of America, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and and the Geological Society of Washington. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Died September 8, 1932.


Burchard,, Ernest F.  “Memorial of George Irving Adams,” Bulletin of the Geological Society of America,  Vol. XLIV (1933), 288-301.

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1.


Common Economic Minerals and Rocks; A Laboratory Manual for Use in Connection with a Course in Physical Geology.  Ann Arbor, Michigan:  Edwards Brothers, 1924, 1931.

Geology and Water Resources of Patrick and Goshen Hole Quadrangles in Eastern Wyoming and Western Nebraska.  Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1902.

Gold Deposits of Alabama and Occurrence of Copper, Pyrite, Arsenic, and Tin.  University, Ala.:  Geological Survey of Alabama, 1930.

Molding Sands of Alabama, with Annotated Lists of the Foundries in Alabama and the Producers of Washed Sand and Gravel.  University, Ala.:  Geological Survey of Alabama, 1929.

Occurrence and Age of Certain Brown Ores in Alabama and Adjacent States.  Lancaster, Pa.: Lancaster Press, n.d.

Oil and Gas Fields of the Western Interior and Northern Texas, and Coal Measures and the Upper Cretaceous and Tertiary of the Western Gulf Coast.  Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1901.

An Outline Review of the Geology of Peru.  Washington, D.C.:  Smithsonian Institution, 1909.

Significance of Invertebrate and Plant Fossils, and Interpretation of Geologic Maps, a Laboratory Manual for Use in Connection with Historical Geology.  Ann Arbor, Michigan:  Edwards Brothers, 1924.

Zinc and Lead Deposits of Northern Arkansas.  Washington, D. C.:  GPO, 1904.

Joint Author;

Barite Deposits of Alabama.  University, Ala.:  Geological Survey of Alabama, 1940.

Economic Geology of the Iola Quadrangle. Washington, D.C.:  GPO, 1904.

Fayette Folio:  Arkansas-Missouri. Washington, D.C.:  U. S. Geological Survey, 1905.

Geology of Alabama.  University, Ala.:  Geological Survey of Alabama, 1926.

Geology of the Eastern Choctaw Coal Field, Indian Territory.  Washington, D.C.:  Geological Survey of Alabama, 1900.

Gypsum Deposits in the United States. Washington, D.C.:  Geological Survey of Alabama, 1904.

Stratigraphy and Paleontology of the Upper Carboniferous Rocks of the Kansas Section.  Washington, D.C.:  GPO, 1903.



Literary scholar; professor of English. Born– April 2, 1898, Bonham, Tex. Education– Southern Methodist University, A.B., 1921; Columbia University, A.M., 1929. Taught English at Southern Methodist, 1921-1926; Columbia University, 1927-1928; Auburn University, 1928-1946; Georgia Institute of Technology, 1946 until his retirement. Died October 3, 1973.


Directory of American Scholars, 1969.


Elements of Sentence Structure. New York; Prentice, 1937.

Key to Exercises in Elements of Sentence Structure. New York; Prentice, 1937.

The Montgomery Theatre, 1822-1835. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1955.

Organization, Logic and Style. Auburn, Ala.; Privately printed, 1938.

Outlining and Precis. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1941.


Exercises To be Used with Organization, Logic, and Style. Auburn, Ala.; Privately printed, 1938.



U.S. Army officer.  Born–September 21, 1921, Montevallo.  Parents– Walter R. and Clara E. Adkins.  Married– Jacquelyn Boyette.  Education– U. S. Military Academy, graduated 1945; University of Alabama, M. A., 1956; Ph. D., 1981.  United States Army, 1945-1975; served in World War II, the Korean conflict, and the Vietnam War; retired with the rank of Colonel, 1975.  Member Rotary Club, Cattlemen’s Association.  Awarded several military medals, including the Gallantry Cross with Gold Star and the Legion of Merit.  Died December 4, 2011.


Sammie Cockrell [nephew of Walter R. Roberts]

Obituary, Birmingham News, December 6, 2011.


Political Development of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.  M. A. Thesis, University of Alabama, 1956.

Organizational Tolerance of Creativity and Innovation; A Comparative Study of Military Organizations.  Ph. D. dissertation, University of Alabama, 1981.

Struggling into War.  AuthorHouse, 2006.

Walking Home from Rock Island. AuthorHouse, 2003.

AGEE, RUCKER, 1897-1985


Investment banker; historian; civic leader. Born– October 22, 1897, Birmingham. Parents– Walter Claybrook and Louise (Rucker) Agee. Married– Margaret Dixon Minge, March 27, 1927. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, B.S., 1919. U.S. Army, WWI. A principal in the investment securities firm Sterne, Agee and Leach, Inc. from 1919.  Member and leader of many state and local civic, educational and charitable organizations in Alabama, including the Birmingham Area Chamber of Commerce, the Boy Scouts of America, and Children’s Hospital of Alabama. Active in research and preservation of regional and local history and culture. Amassed an outstanding collection of more than 600 maps and atlases, which he donated to the Birmingham Public Library, and a library of Southern History, which he donated to the Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama. Member Alabama Historical Association; president, 1951-52; and many other local and regional historical groups; a trustee of the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Honors– elected to Alabama Academy of Honor, 1975; LL.D., University of Alabama, 1981; Special Award from the Alabama Library Association, 1977; Award of Merit, American Association of State and Local History; Distinguished Service Award, Alabama Historical Commission; Silver Beaver Award, Boy Scouts of America. Died November 1, 1985.


Alabama Academy of Honor website


Birmingham Historical Society Newsletter, November 2002.

Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. 2.


An Exhibit in Commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of Publication by Abraham Ortelius of Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the World’s First Atlas. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1970.

Forrest-Streight Campaign of 1863, Preliminary Report. Milwaukee; s.n., 1958.

Let’s Keep the Record Straight; a Vaudeville of Historical Incidents. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1963.

Twenty Alabama Books. Miami, Fla.; E. A. Seemann, 1975.


Early Mapping of Alabama. Montevallo, Ala.; s.n., 1957.

Maps of Alabama; the Evaluation of the State Exhibits in Printed Maps from the Age of Discovery; a Preliminary Catalogue. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1955.


Books written by this author before 1984 were published under the name “Ahern, Emily Martin.”



Aiken, Elizabeth Boone



Writer; civic leader. Born–August 9, 1914,  Chattanooga. Parents– Benjamin Arthur and Janey Lee (Pickel) Boone. Married– William Craig Aiken, April 16, 1938. Children– Two. Education– McKenzie Business College, Bob Jones College, and Auburn University. Worked for Dixie Foundry Company in Cleveland, Tenn.; Central Alabama Electric Cooperative; correspondent for the Montgomery Advertiser, United Press International, the Prattville Progress, the REA News, and the Birmingham News. Associated with WSFA-TV in Montgomery, 1954-1979. Member of the Prattville Planning Commission; Prattville Service League, Alabama Historical Association, the National Writers Club, National Press Photographers Association, Alabama Women’s Press Association, Lee County Historical Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Autauga County Heritage Association, and Auburn Heritage Association; charter member and chairman of the Prattville Community Girl Scouts committee.  Died December 16, 2001.


The Library of Alabama Lives; Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1982.


Will Howard Smith and McQueen Smith Farms. Prattville, Ala.; s.n., 1971.



Anthropologist; college professor. Born– April 1, 1935, Shreveport, Louisiana. Parents–Ottis W. and Fern Clark Ainsworth. Married– Winnie Tew, January 20, 1964.   Children– Three. Education– Northwestern State University, A.B., 1959, M.A., 1964; University of Alabama, Ed.D., 1975; University of Washington, Ph.D., 1982. Served as Latter Day Saints missionary to Brazil, 1959 to 1962; grade school teacher in New Orleans, 1964; chaplain in the U.S. Army, 1964-1965; instructor at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, 1965-1968;  University of Montevallo, 1968-1978; University of Washington, 1978-1980, and the University of Idaho after 1980. Member of the American Anthropological Society and the Mormon Historical Association.


Contemporary Authors online; International Authors and Writers Who’s Who, 8th ed.; files at the library at the University of Montevallo.


Barriers and Stimulants to Change Among the Ute Indians.  University of Montevallo, 1974.

Ute Indian Culture; From Tradition to the Reservation.  University of Montevallo, 1974.


Selected Readings for Introductory Anthropology. New York; MSS Information Corp., 1974.

Selected Readings for Marriage and the Family. New York; MSS Information Corp., 1973.

Perspectives for Introductory Sociology. Montevallo, Ala.; Author, 1975.



Aiken, Elizabeth Boone



Writer, editor, publisher. Born– April 16, 1921, Lost Creek, Ky. Parents– Claude Neuman and Nellie Geneva (Strode) Akens. Married– Helen Morgan, August 21, 1953. Education– University of Miami, A.B., 1951; University of Alabama, M.A., 1956. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force, 1943-1946. Taught in Lost Creek, Ky., 1947-1949; edited Benham Magazine for International Harvester Company, 1949-1950; worked as freelance author, 1955-1957; Head of the Historical Department of the Marshall Space Flight Center during the 1960’s and 70’s; and head of Strode Publishers after 1957. Honors– Strode Publishers received 1976 Special Award for outstanding publishing from Alabama Library Association. Member of the American Booksellers Association and Huntsville Chamber of Commerce. Died September 15, 2012.


Contemporary Authors online; Who’s Who in America, 1980.


The Alabama Last Laugh Joke Book. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1979.

Auburn Last Laugh Joke Book. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1979.

Best Basketball Booster. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1974.

Death of a Transplant. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1971.

Full-Time Football. Strode, 1972.

Historical Chronology of the NASA Marshall Center and MSFC Programs 1960-1973. Washington, D.C.; U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1976.

Historical Origins of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center. Huntsville, Ala.; Historical Office, Office of Management Services, George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1960.

How to Get a Manuscript Published.  Strode, 1983.

How to Write Everything Better and Get It Published.  Circle Book Service, 1995.

John Glenn; First American in Orbit. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1965.

Loss of Hearing and You. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1970.

A Picture History; Rockets and Rocketry. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1962.

Rocket City, U.S.A. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1959.

Rockets and Rocketry; a Picture History. 2d. ed. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1964.

Saturn Illustrated Chronology. Huntsville, Ala.; Historical Office, George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, 1973.

University Jokes Told with Class.  Strode, 1982.

University of North Carolina Last Laugh Joke Book. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1981.

World’s Greatest Leaders; the Akens Book of Supernatural Records. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1980.

Skylab Illustrated Chronology, 1962-73. Huntsville, Ala.; George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, 1973.


Hearing Help. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1979.

Written_under_name_of_S.C._(Stonewall Culpepper)_Lee

Full Time Player. Huntsville, Ala; Strode, 1971.

Little League Leader. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1974.

Young Bear; the Legend of Bear Bryant’s Boyhood. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1977.

Death of a Transplant. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode Publications, 1971.

The Untitled Mystery. Tomball, Tex.; Circle Book Service, 1987



Writer; College instructor. Born– Sunny South, Ala., August 6, 1918.  Parents– James Martin and Katherine Morgan. Married– David Strode Akens, August 21, 1953. Education– University of Montevallo, A.B.; University of Alabama, M.A., 1956; attended American University in Washington, D.C. Taught at Huntingdon College, Athens College and the University of Montevallo; served as Dean of Women at Athens College. With her husband founded Strode Publishers. Wrote a regular column for the Clarke County Democrat and for the Mobile Press Register. One short story appeared in Alabama Prize Stories, 1970. Died June 9, 2012.


Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. 3; Obituary, Huntsville Times, June 11, 2012.


Alabama, Mounds to Missiles. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1962.


Alabama Heritage. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1962.



Civic leader; volunteer. Born– October 7, 1903. Parents– R. DuPont and Maude (Massey) Thompson. Education– Agnes Scott College. Married– John M. Akin, Sr. Children– Three. Worked as Parent Education Chairman of the Birmingham PTA Council; taught English to internationals at Southside Baptist Church in Birmingham. Member of the Alabama Writers Conclave and of the Methodist Church. Died February 15, 1996.


Bull Frog Bend.


Bull Frog Bend; Echoes from Turkey Creek in Jefferson County, Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.; Jefferson County Historical Society, 1978.

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Writer; teacher of writing.  Born–Lima, Peru, 1977.  Moved to Birmingham at the age of three.  Married– Carolina Guerreo. Children– two.  Education– Indian Springs School; Columbia University, B.A. in anthropology, 1999; Iowa Writers’ Workshop, M. F. A., 2003.  Author of short stories published in The New Yorker and other periodicals; visiting scholar/writer at several institutions including Mills College, UCBerkeley, California College of the Arts and the Headlands Center for the Arts. Fellow of the UCBerkeley School of Journalism.  PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award, 2006; Guggenheim Fellowship, 2008; Alabama Library Association Award for Fiction, 2008.  Co-founded the podcast Radio Ambulante, broadcast in several countries.


“Daniel Alarcon:  Writing North, Pointing South,” Washington Post, July 23, 2006.


At Night We Walk in Circles.  Riverhead Books, 2013.

Ciudad de Paxasous.  Lima, Peru:  Alfaguara, 2010.

Lost City Radio.  Harper, 2007.

The Secret Miracle:  The Novelist’s Handbook.  Henry Holt, 2010.

War by Candlelight:  Stories.  Harper, 2006.



Poet; College instructor. Born– November 21, 1917, Montgomery, Ala. Parents– I. C. H. and Louise Taylor Champney.  Married– Reuben A. Alba, November 1937.  Children–two.  Education– Haines Institute in Augusta, Ga.; Knoxville College, B.A., 1935; attended Indiana University.  Taught at Tuskegee Institute and at Alabama State University. Died June 24, 1968.


Selected Black American Authors and files at Alabama Public Library Service.


The Parchments, Poetry. S.l.; s.n., 1963.

The Parchments II. S.l.; s.n., s.d.



Teacher, genealogist. Born– December 30, 1924, Andalusia. Parents– William R. and Mary Clyde (Pelham) Middleton. Married– Hamilton Albaugh, Jr., October 9, 1949. Children– Three. Education– University of Montevallo, B.M., 1947; attended Julliard School and Columbia University. Taught at Comer High School in Sylacauga, 1947-1949.  Researched and wrote articles on historical and genealogical subjects.  Regent of her DAR chapter; Member of the boards of various historical societies; and lineage societies.


June Middleton Albaugh, Short Hills, N.J.

Joint Author,_Compiler,_and_Publisher_of

Collirene, the Queen Hill. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1978.



Methodist clergyman. Born– March 24, 1932, Wetumpka. Parents– Walter Matthew and Caroline (Johnson) Albritton. Married– Louise Eudene Brown, June 1, 1952. Children– Five. Education– Auburn University, B.S., 1954; Emory University, B.D., 1953. Ordained a deacon in the United Methodist Church, 1956 and an elder, 1958. Pastored churches in Alabama and Florida, 1953-1954; 1958-1963. Edited Pastor Magazine, 1955-1956; directed the Evangelism Program Council in Andalusia, 1963-1969; 1968-72, served on the staff of the General Board of Evangelism of the United Methodist Church, Nashville; member of the staff of the United Methodist Church in Mobile, 1972-1975; First United Methodist Church in Demopolis, 1975-89; Trinity United Methodist Church, Opelika, 1989-2002; Associate Pastor for Traditional Worship at Saint James United Methodist, Montgomery, after 2004.  Writes a weekly column “Alter Call” for the Opelika-Auburn News and a continuing commentary on the International Bible Lessons.


Who’s Who in Religion, 1975; Walter and Dean Albritton website


Do the Best You Can

Don’t Let Go of the Rope.

An Exciting Saturday Night Ride in an Ambulance

If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of Your Boat. Waco, Tex.; Word Books, 1978.

Just Get over it and Move On

Koinonia Ministries Guidebook. Nashville; Tidings, 1969.

Life Is Short

Lord, Please Deliver Me, I beg you, from Another Live Manger Scene

Second Steps for a New Man; Letters to a Growing Christian. Nashville; Tidings, 1969?

You Simply Can’t Trust a Talking Bird.  Lima, Ohio:  Fairway Press, 1992.


A Prisoner’s Message of Freedom and Joy; a Study-Commentary on Philippians. Atlanta; Lay Renewal Pub., 1967.



Engineer, businessman; U.S. Congressman. Born– October 17, 1848, Palmyra, N.Y. Parents– William Farrington and Louisa Maria (Klapp) Aldrich. Married– Anna Morrison of Newark, N.J. Children– five. Education– Attended military academy in West Chester, Pa.; M.A. in engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1869. Practiced engineering in New York for two years then moved to Selma, Alabama. Executive of Tennessee Coal, Iron, and Railroad Company; founded the Cahaba Coal Mining Company.  Republican candidate for the U.S. Congress in 1894; seated near the end of the first session of the 54th Congress; postmaster of Birmingham, 1911-1915. Died April 28, 1932.


Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1971.


Alabama Museum of Natural History. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1931.

Contested Election Case of T. H. Aldrich v. Oscar W. Underwood, from the Ninth Congressional District of the State of Alabama. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1895.

Description of a Few Alabama Eocene Species and Remarks on Varieties, with Plates. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1931.

Historical Account of Coal Mining Operations in Alabama Since 1853. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1875.

New Eocene Fossils from the Southern Gulf States. Ithaca, N.Y.; Cornell University, Harris Co., 1911.

New Eocene Species from Alabama. Ithaca, N.Y.; Cornell University, Harris Co., 1921.

New or Little Known Tertiary Mollusca from Alabama and Texas. Ithaca, N.Y.; Cornell University, Harris and Stoneman, 1895.

Notes on Eocene Mollusca, With Descriptions of Some New Species. Ithaca, N.Y.; Cornell University, Harris Co., 1897.

Preliminary Report on the Tertiary Fossils of Alabama and Mississippi. Montgomery, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1886.


Footprints from the Coal Measures of Alabama. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1930.

Report of the Geology of the Costal Plains of Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing Co., 1894.



Banker. Born– September 21, 1913, Mobile. Parents– John Forniss and Sarah Catherine (Van Antwerp) Aldridge. Married– Sarah Redfield Plumb, July 13, 1944. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, 1935; degree from the School of Banking at Rutgers University, 1955. Began work at the Merchants National Bank in Mobile in 1935. Belonged to the Alabama Bar Association, Alabama Bankers Association, Mobile Chamber of Commerce, Newcomen Society of North America, and other organizations.  Died September 25, 2000.


Who’s Who in America, 1976.


A History of Trust Business in Alabama. S.l.; s.n., 1949.



Alexander, Mary Jo



Poet, novelist, University professor. Born– July 7, 1915, Birmingham. Married– Firnist James Alexander, June 13, 1943.  Children– Four. Education– Northwestern University, B.A., 1915; University of Iowa, M.A., 1940, Ph.D., 1965. Worked for the Federal Writers Project, 1936-39.  Taught at Livingstone College (North Carolina), 1941-1942, 1945, West Virginia State College, 1942-1943, and Jackson State College 1949-79. Founder and director of the Institute for the Study of History, Life and Culture of Black Peoples at Jackson State College, 1968-79. Contributed broadsides, articles and papers to periodicals. Member of the Modern Language Association, National Education Association, National Council of Teachers of English, and American Association of University Professors.  Winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award, 1942. Received honorary doctorates from Northwestern (1974), Rust College (1974), Dennison University (1974) and Morgan State University (1974).  Named professor emerita at Jackson State on her retirement.  Died November 30, 1998.


Directory of American Scholars, 1974; Who’s Who Among Black Americans, 1980. Contemporary Authors online.


A Brief Introduction to Southern Literature. Jackson, Miss.; Literary Seminar, Mississippi Arts Festival, 1977.

For My People (verse). New Haven; Yale University Press, 1942.

How I Wrote Jubilee. Chicago; Third World Press, 1972.

Jubilee, a Civil War Novel. Iowa City; University of Iowa Press, 1955.

Prophets For a New Day (poems). Detroit; Broadside Press, 1970.

October Journey (poems). Detroit; Broadside Press, 1970.

How I wrote Jubilee and Other Essays on Life and Literature. New York; Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 1989.


A Poetic Equation; Converstaions Between Nikki Giovanni and Margaret Walker. Washington; Howard University Press, 1974.

Richard Wright, Daemonic Genius; a Portrait of the Man, A Critical Look at his Work. New York; Warner, 1988.

This is My Century; New and Collected Poems. Athens, Ga.; University of Georgia Press, 1989.



Chamber of Commerce employee, accountant. Born– October 31, 1924, Fort Payne. Parents– James Lester and Janie (Ashley) Tumlin. Married– John Alexander, March 2, 1941. Children– Four. Education– Fyffe High School, 1941; Snead State Junior College, 1966. Worked for the Chamber of Commerce in Boaz, Ala., as secretary, 1965-1967, and director, 1967-1971; in 1971 she was self-employed as an accountant. Honors– Honored for distinguished service by the Salvation Army.


Mrs. John Alexander, Boaz, Ala.


History of Boaz, Alabama. Boaz, Ala.; Boaz Chamber of Commerce, 1969.



Writer, playwright, stage director. Born– 1955, Birmingham. Education– University of Alabama, B.A., 1977; University of Iowa, Writer’s Workshop, M.F.A., 1979. Reporter for Time Houston Bureau, 1979-81. Published articles in many journals; closely associated with George and frequently published in Rolling Stone. Fellow of the Hoover Institute at Stanford, 2002.  Co-host of “Batchelder and Alexander” radio show, 2001-2003. Honors– Recipient Academy of American Poets award.


Contemporary Literature in Birmingham; Wikipedia.


Blue Rooms. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Elm Street Press, 1979.

Boulevard of Broken Dreams; The Life, Times, and Legend of James Dean.  New York; Viking Press, 1994.

The Candidate; Behind John Kerry’s Remarkable Run for the White House.  New York:  Riverhead Books, 1994.

Death and Disaster; The Rise of the Warhol Empire and the Race for Andy’s Millions.New York; Villard Books, 1994.

Machiavelli’s Shadow; The Rise and Fall of Karl Rove.  New York; Modern Times, 2008.

Man of the People;  The Life of John McCain.  Hoboken, NJ; John Wiley and Sons, 2003.

Rough Magic; A Biography of Sylvia Plath. New York; Viking, 1991.

Salinger; A Biography.  Los Angeles; Renaissance Books, 1999.

Strangers. Birmingham, Ala.; Thunder City Press, 1983.


Ariel Ascending; Writings about Sylvia Plath. New York; Harper & Row, 1984.



Writer; columnist. Born– October 20, 1891, Birmingham. Parents– William Brooks and Nancy (Hudson) Alexander. Married– Helen Almon, December 30, 1914. Children– Three. Education– Howard Institute, Mt. Pleasant, Tn., 1900-1909; Vanderbilt University, 1909-1912. Wrote for magazines and newspapers. Wrote a syndicated column, “I Reckon So,” 1912-1938. After 1938, wrote a syndicated weekly feature. Member of the Newcomen Society, Sigma Nu, and Methodist Church. Died September 1, 1941.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 2.


Loot. Dallas, Tex.; Southwest Press, 1932.

They Tried to Kidnap the Kaiser and Brought Back an Ash Tray. Philadelphia; Saturday Evening Post, 1937.


Austin Peay, Governor of Tennessee, 1923-25, 1925-27, 1927-29; a Collection of State Papers and Public Addresses. Kingsport, Tenn.; Southern Publishers, Inc., 1929.



Franklin, Harold Leroy

ALLDREDGE, J. HADEN, 1887-1962


Lawyer. Born– July 28, 1887, Brooksville. Parents– Patrick Griffin and Sophia (Haden) Alldredge. Married– Mildred Chilton, 1907 (died 1927). Children– Two. Married– Edna Eley, 1927. Education– Central Alabama Agricultural School during 1907; Jones Law School (Montgomery), LL.B. Taught for two years; traffic manager for a manufacturer for nine years; secretary and traffic manager for the Dothan Chamber of Commerce. Admitted to the bar in 1915; practiced before the Interstate Commerce Commission. Chief of the Transportation Bureau of the Alabama Public Service Commission, 1923-1934; transportation economist for the Tennessee Valley Authority, 1934-1939; member of the Interstate Commerce Commission, 1939-1955; in private practice in Montgomery after 1955.  Died December 5, 1962.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 4.


The Interterritorial Freight Rate Problem of the United States. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1937.

Rate-Making for Common Carriers. Atlanta; Harrison Co., 1929.


A History of Navigation on the Tennessee River System. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1937.


Watkins on Shippers and Carriers. 4th ed. Atlanta; Harrison Co., 1930.


Publicist; administrator; author.  Born– Birmingham, March 26, 1942.  Parents– Leonard P. and Betty Lou (Durham) Bryant.  Married– Lee Norcross Allen, August 24, 1963.  Children–two.  Education; Samford University, A.B., 1964; Emory University, M.B.A., 1984.  Worked for Southern Baptist Convention Women’s Missionary Union, 1964-1989; Executive Director Sesquicentennial Commission,  Samford University, 1989-1992; Executive Director, American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges, 1993-  .  Contributor to religious periodicals and denominational publications.  Member Baptist Public Relations Association (president, 1971-72); Horizon 280 Association, Women in Communications.  Chair of Public Relations Advisory Committee of executive committee of Southern Baptist Convention. President of Women’s Department of the Baptist World Alliance, 1990-95.  Samford Alumna of the Year, 1980.


Contemporary Authors online; Marquis Who’s Who online.


The New Lottie Moon Story.  Broadman, 1980.

A Century to Celebrate; A History of the Woman’s Missionary Union.  WMU, Southern Baptist Convention, 1987.

Laborers Together with God; Twenty-two Great Women in Baptist Life.  WMU, Southern Baptist Convention, 1987.


The Boaz Heritage; A Centennial History, 1897-1997.  Boaz; The City, 1998.

Christ Is Our Salvation; A Life Story of Paul and Katy Piper.  Birmingham; Samford University Press, 1998.

The Courage to Care:  The Story of Ida B. Moffett.  Samford University Press, 1988.

The History of the Woman’s Missionary Union.  Convention Press, 1976.

Outward Focus; the First Fifty Years of Mountain Brook Baptist Church, 1944-1994.  Birmingham; The Church, 1994.



Historian, educator. Born– April 26, 1926, Shawmut. Parents– Leland Norcross and Dorothy (Whitaker) Allen. Married– Catherine Ann Bryant, August 24, 1963. Children– Two. Education– Auburn University, B.S., 1948, M.S., 1949; University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., 1955. Served with U. S. Army, 1944-46.  Taught at Eastern Baptist College in St. Davids, Pa., 1952-1961;  at Samford University, 1961-2001; Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Samford, 1975-1990.  Member of the American Historical Association, American Baptist Historical Association, Southern Baptist Historical Association, Southern Historical Association, Alabama Historical Association, Kappa Phi Kappa, and Rotary Club.


Marquis Who’s Who online.


Index to History of Woman’s Missionary Union. S.l.; s.n. 1975.

Born for Missions; the Birmingham Baptist Association, 1833-1983. Birmingham, Ala.; The Association, 1984.

Expanding the Dream; the Montgomery Baptist Hospital. Montgomery; The Hospital, 1998.

First Baptist Church of Montgomery, Alabama, 1980-1995.  Montgomery, AL; The Church, 1996.

The First 150 Years; Montgomery’s First Baptist Church, 1929-1979. Montgomery; The Church, 1979.

From Many Streams; Meadow Brook Baptist Church, 1981-85, History and Bylaws, Roll of Church Members. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1985.

Notable Past, Bright Future; First Baptist Church, Enterprise, Alabama, 1893-1993. Enterprise, The Church,  1993.

Ralph W. Beeson; A Biography.

Samford University on Lakeshore Drive, 1957-2007.

Southside Baptist Church; a Centennial History, 1886-1986. Birmingham, Ala.; The Church, 1985.

Woodlawn Baptist Church; the First Century 1886-1986. Birmingham, Ala.; The Church, 1986.


The Boaz Heritage; A Centennial History.  Boaz; The City of Boaz, 1998.

Christ Is Our Salvation; A Life Story of Paul and Katy Piper.  Birmingham; Samford University Press, 1998.

Courage to Care; the Story of Ida B. Moffett. Birmingham; Samford University Press, 1988.

Outward Focus; The First Fifty Years of Mountain Brook Baptist Church, 1944-1994.  Birmingham, The Church, 1994.

Sesquicentennial History; Ruhama Baptist Church, 1819-1969. Birmingham, Ala.; Ruhama Baptist Church, 1969.

ALLEN, MEL, 1913-1996


Sportscaster. Born– February 14, 1913, Birmingham. Parents– Julius and Anna (Lieb) Israel. (Changed his name legally in 1943).  Education– Phillips High School, Birmingham; University of Alabama, A.B., 1932, LL.B., 1936. Pased the bar exam in 1933, but never practiced law. Taught at the University of Alabama, 1932-1937. Began his career as a sports announcer in 1935 by broadcasting a University of Alabama football game against Tulane; broadcast for the University, 1935-36.  Worked for CBS, 1937-43; began as a staff announcer but was promoted to sportscasting by 1939; announced Yankees games, 1939-64.  Served in the U.S. Army, 1943-45; broadcast on Armed Forces Radio and The Army Hour.  Head of broadcasting for the New York Yankees,  1946-64; returned to work for the Yankees, 1978-86.  Host of the syndicated television show “The Week in Baseball,” 1977-96. Honors– Named to the National Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame, 1972; one of the first winners of the Baseball Hall of Fame Ford C. Frick Award for Broadcasting, 1978; American Sportscasters Hall of Fame, 1985; inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame, 1988. Named one of the Top 50 Sportcasters by the American Sportcasters Association, 2009. A plaque was placed in Yankee Stadium in his honor in 1998. Died June 16, 1996.


Who’s Who in America, 1978; American National Biography online; obituary; bhamwiki


You Can’t Beat the Hours. New York; Harper, 1964.


It Takes Heart. New York; Harper, 1959.



Allen, Mel



Literary scholar; University professor. Born– July 10, 1922, Nashville, Tenn. Married– 1951. Children– Four. Education– Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1947, M.A., 1949, Ph.D., 1963. Taught English at Mississippi State College for Women, 1957-1961; Vanderbilt University, 1961-1964; Auburn University, 1964-1987. Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship during 1972-1973;  Hargis Professor of English Literature at Auburn 1974-1987. Member of the Renaissance Society of America.  Awarded status of professor emeritus on his retirement from Auburn in 1987.


Directory of American Scholars, 1982.

Editor and translator;

Translating for King James. Nashville; Vanderbilt University Press, 1969.


Translating the New Testament Epistles, 1604-1611. Ann Arbor, Mich.; University Microfilms International, 1977.



Teacher; genealogist. Born– September 11, 1891, Kelly’s Chapel, Washington County, Va. Parents– William Keys and Annie Ryburn (Smyth) Kelly. Married– Fred Allison, August 24, 1915. Lived in Auburn 1922-1990. Children– Two. Education– Emory and Henry College. Taught in the schools of Virginia. Died April 9, 1990.


Files at Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.


Early Southwest Virginia Families of Kelly, Smyth, Buchanan, Clark and Related Families of Edmondson, Keys, Beattie, Ryburn, McDonald. Auburn, Ala.; Author, 1960.



Chemistry instructor; Criminologist. Born– November 4, 1917, West Liberty, Ky. Parents– A. O. and Florence (Davis) Allison. Married–(1) Amy Lee Henry, March 1940.  Children-one. (2) Jessie Hudson, December 16, 1947. Children– Four. Education– Fort Union Military Academy; Cumberland College; Georgetown College (Kentucky) , A.B.; University of Alabama, M.S.; further study at  Louisiana State University. Captain, U.S. Army, WWII. Instructor, Fort Union Military Academy, 1940-41;  instructor and head of the science department at Marion Military Institute, 1947-83.  City of Marion Police Department, 1960-72.  Consultant in identification and criminalistics. Book review editor of the Alabama Peace Officers Journal. Member of the American Association of Criminology, International Association of Chiefs of Police, American Chemical Society, and other professional organizations. Professional of the Year Award, Marion Military Institute, 1983.  Died August 11, 2003.


Contemporary Authors Online.

Obituary, Greenwood, S.C., Index-Journal.


Handbook of Crime Scene Investigation. Boston; Allyn and Bacon, 1980.


Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation, 4th edition.  Thomas, 1976.

Personal Identification. Boston; Holbrook Press, 1973.