McMURRY, LINDA OTT, 1945-

Biography:

University professor. Born– October 24, 1945, Montgomery. Parents– William B. and Tressie (James) Ott. Married– James W. Hines, January 22, 1967. Children– One. Married– Richard M. McMurry, July 12, 1980. Children– Two. Education– Emory University; B.A., Auburn University, 1968; M.A., 1972; Ph.D., 1976. Employed by Auburn University in Montgomery, 1976; Valdosta State College, 1976-1981; North Carolina State University, 1981. Honors– Alabama Library Association’s Author’s Award, 1984.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 106.

Publication(s):

George Washington Carver; Scientist and Symbol. New York; Oxford University Press, 1981.

Recorder of the Black Experience; a Biography of Monroe Nathan Work. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1984.

McMURRY, MILDRED FRANKLIN DODSON, 1897-1965

Biography:

Secretary, administrator. Born– Franklin, Ky., November 8, 1897. Parents– Franklin Pierce and Deliah (Mays) Dodson. Married– William McMurry, 1924. Children– Two. Education– A.B., Tennessee College for Women, 1920; postgraduate work, University of Chicago, 1924. Employed as Mission Study Director of the Woman’s Missionary Union, Birmingham 1951-1954; secretary, Department of Missionary Fundamentals, 1954-1957; Director of Promotions for the WMU, 1957-1962. Member– executive board of WMU, 1964; president of the North American Baptist Woman’s Union, Baptist World Alliance, 1962. Honors– Citation, Missionary Council of the Southern Baptist Convention; honorary Doctor of Letters degree, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1962.

Source:

Who’s Who of American Women, 1962 and from Encyclopedia of Southern Baptists, Supplement.

Publication(s):

Constraining Love. Nashville; Broadman Press, 1939.

Educating Youth in Missions. Nashville; Convention Press, 1960.

Spiritual Development. Nashville; Convention Press, 1960.

McNEILL, ROBERT BLAKELY, 1915-1975

Biography:

Presbyterian clergyman; advocate of improved race relations in the South.  Born– May 21, 1915, Birmingham, Ala. Parents– Walter Patterson and Mary McLeod McNeill. Married– Jeanne Lancaster, August 25, 1944. Children– Two. Education– A.B., Birmingham Southern College, 1936; B.D., Union Theological Seminary, 1942; M.A. University of Kentucky, 1944; graduate work, University of Alabama, University of North Carolina. Employed as correspondent, Linde Air Products, 1937-1939. Ordained a Presbyterian minister, 1942; Minister to students at the University of Kentucky, 1942-44; at the University of Texas, Austin, 1944-45.  Pastor at Fairfield Highlands Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, 1945-47;  Jacksonville Presbyterian, 1947-51; First Presbyterian, Columbus, Ga., 1951-59; Bream Memorial Presbyterian Church, Charleston, W.V. , 1968-75; taught at Wilkesboro Community College, NC, 1968-75.  Focus of controversy over race relations, 1957-59, resulting in his firing from the Columbus church. Died 1975.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online. 

Stephens, Jessica.  The Standoff: First Presbyterian Church of Columbus, Georgia, Robert McNeill, and Racial Equality.  MA thesis, Auburn University, 2011.

Publication(s):

God Wills Us Free; the Ordeal of a Southern Minister. New York; Hill & Wang, 1965.

Prophet, Speak Now. Richmond, Va.; John Knox, 1961.

McQUEEN, JAMES WILLIAM, 1900-1954

Biography:

Hospital administrator, physician. Born– June 9, 1900, Birmingham.  Parents– James W. and Lydia (Edwards) McQueen. Married– Gladys Emmerson. Children– Three. Education– University of Alabama; Rush Medical College, Chicago. Employed as administrator, Hillman-Jefferson Hospital, Birmingham, 1936; Chief of Hospital Administration, University of Alabama Medical College, Birmingham, 1944. Wrote under pseudonyms James G. Edwards and Jay McHugh.

Source:

Files at Alabama Department of Archives and History.

Publication(s):

But the Patient Died. New York; Doubleday, Doran, 1948.

Death Among Doctors. New York; Doubleday, Doran, 1942.

Death Elects a Mayor. New York; Doubleday, Doran, 1939.

F Corridor. New York; Sun Dial Press, 1936.

Murder at Leisure. New York; Doubleday, Doran, 1937.

Murder in the Surgery. New York; Doubleday, Doran, 1935.

Odor of Bitter Almonds. New York; Doubleday, Doran, 1938.

The Private Pavilion. New York; Doubleday, Doran, 1935.

Sex is Such Fun. New York; Godwin, 1937.

McWHINEY, GRADY, 1928-

Biography:

University professor. Born– July 15, 1928, Shreveport, La. Parents– Henry Grady and Mayme (Holland) McWhiney. Married– Sue Baca, December, 1947. Education– B.S., Centenary College, 1950; M.A., Louisiana State University, 1951; Ph.D., Columbia, 1960. Employed by U.S. Marine Corps, 1946-1947; taught, Troy State University, 1952-1954; Millsaps College, 1956-1959; Northwestern University, 1960-1965; University of British Columbia, 1965-1970; Wayne State University, 1970-1975; University of Alabama, 1975; professor of history and chairman of the department, 1975-1979; director, Center for the Study of Southern History and Culture, 1976; visiting teacher, University of California, Tulane University, University of Michigan

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 6NR

Publication(s):

Braxton Bragg and Confederate Defeat. New York; Columbia University Press, 1969.

Cracker Culture; Celtic Ways in the Old South. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1986.

Joint_Publication(s):

Attack and Die; Civil War Military and the Southern Heritage. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1962.

The Southerner as American. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1960.

Editor:

Grant, Lee, Lincoln and the Radicals; Essays on Civil War Leadership. Evanston, Ill.; Northwestern University Press, 1964.

Reconstruction and Freedmen. Chicago; Rand McNally, 1963.

Southerners and Other Americans. New York; Basic, 1973.

Historical Vistas; Readings in United States History. New York; Allyn & Bacon, 1963-1964.

Joint_Editor:

Lee’s Dispatches to Jefferson Davis. New York; Putnam, 1957.

To Mexico With Taylor and Scott, 1845-1847. New York; Blaisdell, 1969.

McWHORTER, CHARLES COKER, 1904-1982

Biography:

Accountant. Born– Waxahatchie, Tex., March 18, 1904. Parents– Charles P. and Iva M. (Coker) McWhorter. Married– Alma R. Stockton, September 2, 1923. Children– Two. Education– Moulton, Ala. High School; courses in banking and real estate. Employed as cashier, Bank of Moulton, 1928-1945; chairman, Board of Revenue, Lawrence County, Ala., 1950-1963; U.S. Department of Commerce, 1964-1965; chairman, Moulton Housing Authority; manager, Moulton Chamber of Commerce; City Council of Moulton; operated an accounting service, Moulton.  Died November 1, 1982.

Source:

Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. II, and from files at Alabama Public Library Service.

Publication(s):

I Love to Sing. Emory University, Ga.; Banner Press, 1951.

Ragweeds and Daisies From an Alabama Farm. Chicago; Adams Press, 1974.

McWILLIAMS, RICHEBOURG GAILLARD, 1901-1986

Biography:

Historian; College professor. Born– June 24, 1901, Oak Hill, Ala. Married– Dorothy Schultz, 1937. Education– B.S., 1922; A.M., 1925; A.M., University of Alabama, 1933; University of Wisconsin; University of Puerto Rico; Columbia University; University, Munich, Germany. Employed by Continuation School, Cabo Rojo, P.R., 1922-1923; University of Alabama, 1923-1925; Birmingham Southern College, 1928-1970; head, Department of English; chairman, Humanities Division, Birmingham Southern College; research professor, University of South Alabama, 1970-73. Member– American Council, Learned Societies. Awarded emeritus status on his retirement in 1970.  Friends and colleagues published festschrift, Essays in Honor of Richebourg Gaillard McWilliams in 1970.

Source:

Directory of American Scholars, 1974, 1982.

Publication(s):

History of Beautiful Dauphin Island; Origin of Street Names. Dauphin Island, Ala.; Dauphin Island Park and Beach Board in cooperation with Mobile County Board of Revenue and Road Commissioners, 1956?

Editor_and_Translator;

Fleur de Lys and Calumet; Being the Penicaut Narrative of French Adventure in Louisiana. Baton Rough; Louisiana State University Press, 1953.

Iberville’s Gulf Journals. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1981.

McWILLIAMS, TENNANT S., 1943-

Biography:

University professor, administrator. Born– September 12, 1943, Birmingham. Married– 1975. Children– One. Education– A.B., Birmingham Southern College, 1965; M.A., University of Alabama, 1967; Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1973. Employed as professor at Walker College, 1967-1968; University of Georgia, 1968-1973; Tidewater College, 1973-1974; taught, University of Alabama, Birmingham, 1974, chairman, Department of History. Member– Southern Historical Association, American Historical Association.

Source:

The Directory of American Scholars, 1982.

Publication(s):

Hannis Taylor; the New Southerner as an American. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1978.

A New Day Coming; Alabama and the Problem of Change, 1877-1920. Troy, Ala.; Troy State University Press, 1978.

The New South Faces the World; Foreign Affairs and the Southern Sense of Self, 1877-1950. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1988.

MEADOR, DANIEL JOHN, 1926-2013

Biography:

Attorney; professor of law. Born– Selma, Ala., December 7, 1926. Parents– Daniel John and Mabel (Kirkpatrick) Meador. Married– Janet Caroline Heimann, November 19, 1955; married Alice P. Meador. Children– Four. Education– B.S., Auburn University, 1949; LL.B., University of Alabama, 1951; LL.M., Harvard University, 1954. Employed as a attorney, 1951; Judge Advocate General Corps, Korean War, 1951-1953; law clerk, Alabama Supreme Court, 1953-1955; law clerk, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, Birmingham, 1955-1957; faculty, University of Virginia Law School, 1957-70; dean of the University of Alabama Law School, 1970; faculty, University of Virginia, 1970-94; Assistant Attorney General, United States, 1977-1979; Fulbright lecturer, United Kingdom, 1965-1966. Member– American Law Institute, Virginia Bar Association, Society of Public Teachers of Law, American Society of Legal History. At UVA Received the Raven Award, the Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award, and the Thomas Jefferson Award, the University’s highest honor. Founding president of the Cahaba Foundation, which founded and supported the state historical park at the site of Cahaba, Alabama’s first capitol.  For his efforts in support of Cahaba received the Distinguished Service Award from the Alabama Historical Commission. Died February 9, 2013.

Source:

Who’s Who in America, 1978-1979; obituary, Montgomery Advertiser, February 10, 2013.

Publication(s):

Appellate Courts; Staff and Process …. St. Paul; West Publishing Co., 1974.

Consumers of Justice; How the Public Views the Federal Judicial Process. Washington, D.C.; Alabama Law Institute, 1977.

Criminal Appeals; English Practices and the American Reforms. Charlottesville, Va.; University Press of Virginia, 1973.

Habeas Corpus and Magna Carta; Dualism of Power and Liberty. Charlottesville, Va.; University Press of Virginia, 1966.

Impressions of Law in East Germany …. Charlottesville, Va.; University Press of Virginia, 1986.

Mr. Justice Black and His Books. Charlottesville, Va.; University Press of Virginia, 1974.

Preludes to Gideon; Notes on Appellate Advocacy …. Charlottesville, Va.; Michie, 1967.

The President, the Attorney General, and the Department of Justice. Charlottesville, Va.; White Birkett Miller Center of Public Affairs, 1980.

Recommendations for Utilizing Three Central Staff Attorneys in the Court of Appeals of Kentucky. Washington, D.C.; Alabama Law Institute, 1974.

Joint_Publication(s):

Justice on Appeal. St. Paul; West Publishing Co., 1976.

Reporter; Criminal Review Procedures; Proposed Statutory Revisions; Final Report. University, Ala.; Alabama Law Institute, 1971.

MEADOWS, THOMAS BURTON, 1882-

Biography:

Writer, teacher. Born– Bowdon, Ga., February 19, 1882. Parents– James Henry and Anna Lee (Thurman) Meadows. Education– Hanceville, Ala. High School; Alabama Polytechnic Institute; B.S., University of Alabama, 1911; M.S., Peabody, 1912; M.A., Cornell, 1916; Ph.D., Columbia, 1923; Ed.D., New York University, 1932; University of California, Indiana University. Employed as an instructor, University of Alabama; Agricultural College of Mississippi; Winthrop College; Athens College; Milligan College; State Teachers College of Radford, Va.; Georgia State College for Women and at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark..

Source:

Who’s Who of North American Authors.

Publication(s):

Guidance in the Study of the New Testament; an Objective Approach. New York; Vantage Press, 1955.

Guidance in the Study of the Old Testament; an Objective Approach. New York; Vantage Press, 1954.

Psychology of Learning and Teaching Christian Education– Psychology for Christian Workers. New York; Pageant Press, 1958.

MEEKS, LILLIAN FORT, 1905-

Biography:

Teacher. Born– September 17, 1905, Dallas County, Ala. Married– John H. Meeks. Education– Mississippi State University. Employed as English teacher for thirty-one years.

Source:

SCRIPSIT.

Publication(s):

New Soil. S.l.; Anderson Printery, 1935.

Pendrifts. (3 vols. entitled; Lute Songs, Metamorphis, and Lighted Candles. S.l.; Delta Branch National League, American Pen Women, 1968.

Wind and Hearthstone. Los Angeles; National Poetry Press, 1972.

MEEKS, WAYNE, 1932-

Biography;

Historian of Christianity; university professor.  Born January 9, 1932, Aliceville.  Parents; Benjamin LaFayette and Winnie Meeks.  Married (1) Martha Fowler, June 10, 1954.  Children–three. Married (2) Judith Colton, March 18, 2000. Education; University of Alabama, B. S., 1953; Austin Theological Seminary, B. D., 1956; University of Tubingen, graduate study, 1956-57; Yale University, M. A., 1963; Ph. D., 1965.  Career; ordained Presbyterian minister, 1956; university pastor, Memphis, Tennessee, 1957-61; Dartmouth College instructor in religion, 1965-66; Yale University United Ministry university pastor, 1966-68; Indiana University at Bloomington, assistant professor, 1966-68; Yale University associate professor of religious studies, 1969-73; professor, 1973-1999; director, division of the humanities, 1988-91.  Member, American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature, Studorium Novi Testamenti Societas, Phi Beta Kappa.  Awards;  Fulbright fellowship, 1956-57;  Kent fellow, 1962-65; NEH senior fellow, 1975-76; Guggenheim fellow, 1979-80; elected a corresponding fellow of the British Academy, 1992.  Awarded the Doctor Theologicae honoris causis by the University of Uppsala, Sweden, 1990.  Emeritus status at Yale, 1999.

Sources;

Contemporary Authors online (updated 1/07/2010).

Marquis Who’s Who online.

Publications;

Go From Your Father’s House.  Atlanta: John Knox Press, 1964.

The Prophet-King.  Long Island City, NY; E. J. Brill, 1967.

Jews and Christians in Antioch in the First Four Centuries of the Common Era.  Missoula, MT; Scholars Press, 1978.

The First Urban Christians; The Social World of the Apostle Paul.  New Haven;  Yale University Press, 1983; 2nd edition, 2003. 

The Moral World of the First Christians.  Atlanta:  Westminster John Knox, 1986.

The Origins of Christian Morality;  The First Two Centuries.  New Haven; Yale University Press, 1993.

In Search of the Early Christians; Selected Essays.  New Haven; Yale University Press, 2002.

Christ Is the Question.  Louisville, KY;  Westminster John Knox Press, 2006.

Editor/coeditor;

Conflict at Colossae; A Problem in the Interpretations of Early Christianity.  Missoula, MT; Society of Biblical Literature, 1973.

The Future of Christology; Essays in Honor of Leander E. Keck.  Philadelphia; Fortress Press, 1990.

Robert M. Grant, Gods and the One God. Atlanta; Westminster John Knox, 1986.

God’s Christ and His People.  Oslo, Norway; Universitetsforlager, 1977.

Greeks, Romans, and Christians; Essays in Honor of Abraham J. Malherbe.  Philadelphia; Fortress Press, 1990.

HarperCollins Study Bible (coeditor). New York;  HarperCollins, 1993.

Harper’s Bible Commentary (associate editor). New York; HarperCollins, 1988.

Library of Early Christianity (general editor).  Westminster Press, 1982-87.

The New Testament in its Social Environment.  Atlanta; Westminster John Knox, 1988.

The Writings of St. Paul.  New York; Norton, 1972.

The Writings of St. Paul; Annotated Texts, Reception, and Criticism.  New York; Norton, 2007.

Zur Soziologie des Urchristentums.  Munich:  Kaiser, 1979.

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MELL, ANNIE REBECCA WHITE, 1849-1920

Biography:

Historian; genealogist. Born–August 28, 1849,  Athens, Ga. Parents– William Nathaniel and Rebecca (Benedict) White. Married– Patrick Hues Mell, June 15, 1875. Member– Colonial Dames; state historian, Alabama Daughters of the American Revolution; state treasurer, Alabama United Daughters of the Confederacy; vice-president, Alabama Federation of Women’s Clubs. Died October 14, 1920.

Source:

Owen’s Story of Alabama, Vol. III.

Publication(s):

Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Historical Society, 1904.

Joint_Publication(s):

The Genealogy of the Mell Family in the Southern States. Albany, N.Y.; J. Munsell’s Sons, 1897.

MELL, PATRICK HUES, 1850-1918

Biography:

Agriculturist, university professor. Born– May 24, 1850, Penfield, Ga. Parents– Patrick Hues and Lurene Howard (Cooper) Mell. Married– Annie R. White, June 15, 1875. Education– A.B., 1871; M.E., 1872; Ph.D., University of Georgia. Employed as a state chemist, Georgia, 1874-1877; taught geology and botany, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1878-1902; president, South Carolina A. & M. College (Clemson), 1902-1910; director, Alabama Weather Service, API, 1884-1893; director, Alabama Agricultural Experiment Stations, 1898; invented, weather signals used by the U.S. Weather Bureau. Member– treasurer, Board of Missions, Southern Baptist Convention, 1913; president, College Section, American Association of Colleges and Stations, 1909; Commander, Alabama Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, 1898.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1.

Publication(s):

Biological Laboratory Methods. New York; Macmillan, 1902.

Gardening for the South; or, How to Grow Vegetables and Fruits. Richmond; B.F. Johnson Pub. Co., 1901.

The Genealogy of the Mell Family in the Southern States. Albany, N.Y.; J. Munsell’s sons, 1897.

Report on the Climatology of the Cotton Plant. Washington, D.C.; Weather Bureau, 1893.

Editor:

A Manual of Parliamentary Practice, rev. ed. Louisville, Ky.; Baptist Book Concern, 1893.

MELLOWN, BENNIE CATHERINE, 1906-1997

Biography:

Teacher. Born– September 25, 1906, Birmingham, Ala. Parents– Luther Smith and Sudie (Crumly) Mellown. Education– Florence State Teachers College; B.S., Howard College; M.A., University of Alabama. Employed as teacher, Hillview, 1928-1935; Crumly, 1935-1939; Sayre, 1939-1944; Sandusky, 1944. Member– Jefferson County Classroom Teachers Association, Jefferson County Elementary Teachers, N.E.A., A.E.A., Alpha Delta Kappa. Honors– Freedom Foundation Teachers Medal, 1962-1964. Died September 20, 1997.

Source:

Who’s Who of American Women, 1970; obituary, Birmingham News, September 23, 1997.

Publication(s):

Memoirs of a Pre-Civil War Community. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1950.

MELLOWN, ROBERT OLIVER, 1945-

Biography:

University Professor. Born– May 8, 1945, York, Ala. Parents– Elgin W. and Georgia (Clay) Mellown. Education– B.A., University of Alabama, 1967; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1975. Employed as an art instructor, University of Alabama, 1971.

Source:

Robert W. Mellown.

Publication(s):

The University of Alabama; a Guide to the Campus. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1988.

Compiler_and_editor;

The Art of the Alabama Indians. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Moody Gallery of Art, 1976.

William Nichols, Architect. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Moody Gallery of Art, 1979.

MELTON, WIGHTMAN FLETCHER, 1867-1944

Biography:

Teacher. Born– September 26, 1867, Ripley, Tenn. Parents– Isaac Quimby and Fanny Louise (Ellis) Melton. Married– Oliver Kelly, September 19, 1889. Children– Three. Education– George Peabody College, 1889; Blount (Ala.) College, 1890; Troy State Normal School, 1894; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, 1906. Employed as a teacher, Blountsville, 1889; examiner of teachers, Blount County, Ala., 1890; president, Florida Conference College, Leesburg, Fla., 1892-1895; vice-president, Nashville College for Young Ladies, 1895-1897; president, Tuscaloosa Female College, 1897-1903; Emory University, 1908-1924; professor, extension division, Oglethorpe University, 1931-1943; Georgia State Department, 1935-1939; curator, State Museum of Georgia, 1943; mayor, Oxford, Ga., 1912-1918; editorial writer, Griffin (Ga.) News, 1924; Poet Laureate, Georgia, 1943.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 2.

Publication(s):

Along Life’s Road. Griffin, Ga.; Southern States Printing, 1961.

Chimes of Oglethorpe. Oglethorpe University, Ga.; Oglethorpe University Press, 1933.

The Preacher’s Son. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1894.

The Rhetoric of John Donne’s Verse… Baltimore; J.H. Furst Company, 1906.

Editor:

Frank Lebby Stanton, Georgia’s First Poet Laureate. Atlanta; Georgia. Department of Education, 1938.

Lanier Memorial Poems of Trees. 8 vols. Atlanta; Banner Press, 1931-1933.

MELZER, JOHN HENRY, 1908-1967

Biography:

University Professor. Born– Effingham, Ill., July 10, 1908. Parents– Emil Frederick and R. Laura (Linn) Melzer. Married– Dorothy Garrett, July 4, 1936. Children– Two. Education– Concordia College, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1928; C.R.M, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo., 1931; A.M., 1934; Ph.D., 1937, Vanderbilt University. Employed by Ashland College, 1937-1939; Citadel, 1939-1940; Jamestown Junior College Extension, Alfred University, 1940-1941; Lambuth College, 1945-1946; University of Missouri, 1946-1947; University of Kentucky, 1947-1958; Auburn University, 1958; established the Deparment of Philosophy, Citadel; dean, director, Jamestown Junior College Extension; head, Philosophy Department, Auburn. Member– American Philosophical Association, Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Alabama Philosophical Society; Pi Kappa Alpha.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Permanent Series, Vol. 1.

Publication(s):

An Examination of Critical Monism. Ashland, Ohio; University Post Pub., 1937.

Functional Logic. Dubuque, Iowa; W.C. Brown, 1957.

Functionalism; an Outline of a Philosophy for Today. New York; Philosophical Library, 1965.

A Guide to Philosophical Terminology. Ashland, Ohio; University Post Pub. 1938.

Modern Functional Logic. Dubuque, Iowa; W.C. Brown, 1961.

Philosophy in the Classroom. Lincoln; University of Nebraska Press, 1955.

MERONEY, ELOISE WHITLOW, 1898-

Biography:

Teacher. Born– Montevallo, April 4, 1898. Parents– Charles Lloyd and Ellen (Nelson) Meroney. Education– Alabama Girls Technical Institute (The University of Montevallo), 1917; A.B., University of Alabama, 1920; A.M., Columbia University, 1922; further study at Chicago, Duke, and Northwestern Universities. Employed as English teacher, Chowan College, Murfreesboro, N.C., 1922-1926, Ward-Belmont College, 1926-1928, Memphis Technical High School, 1929; University of Montevallo, 1930-1965.

Source:

Eloise Merony, Montevallo, Ala.

Publication(s):

Montevallo, the First One Hundred Years. Montevallo, Ala.; Times Printing Co., 1977.

MERRIWETHER, JAMES LEWIS, 1914-

Biography:

Farmer, minister. Born– Atmore, February 28, 1914. Parents– Jacob and Claudia V. (Robinson) Merriwether. Married– Olivia Beatrice Verell, May 29, 1938. Children– Five. Education– B.S., Agricultural Administration, Auburn University, 1939; M. Divinity, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1964; M. Rel., same institution, 1966; M.S., University of Southern Mississippi, 1971; Ed.D., Luther Rice Seminary, 1974. Employed as a farm supervisor, Farm Security Administration, Butler and Cullman Counties, 1939-1942; proprietor and manager, J. Meriweather Livestock and Wagons, Atmore, 1943-1947; farmer, 1943-1958; tractor dealer, Atmore, 1948-1958; minister, Southern Baptist Church, 1958; pastor of churches, Atmore area, 1958-1968; Pleasant View Baptist and Manor Baptist churches, Mobile, 1968-1979.

Source:

Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1982.

Publication(s):

A Quest for Abundant Living. New York; Carlton Press, 1977.

MERSMANN, JAMES FREDERICK, 1938-

Biography:

University Professor. Born– Richmond, Kan., December 25, 1938. Parents– Fred and Regina (Lickteig) Mersmann. Married– Karolyn Decker, September 29, 1959. Children– Four. Education– B.A., University of Missouri, Kansas City, 1965; M.A., 1967; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1972. Employed as U.S. Marine Corps, 1956-1958; taught, Mt. St. Scholastica College, 1969-1971; Benedictine College, 1971; University of Alabama, Birmingham, 1973. Member– Modern Language Association of America, American Association of University Professors, South Atlantic Modern Language Association. Honors– Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, University of Kansas, 1965-1966; National Endowment, Humanities Seminar, 1973.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 61 and from Contemporary Literature in Birmingham.

Publication(s):

The Isis Poems. Birmingham, Ala.; Thunder City Press, 1977.

Out of the Vietnam Vortex; a Study of Poets and Poetry Against the War. Lawrence; University Press of Kansas, 1974.

MERTINS, GUSTAVE FREDERICK, 1872-1926

Biography:

Born– Evergreen, Ala., August 19, 1872. Parents– Gustave Ferdinand and Jennie A.L.W. (Stahl) Mertins. Married– Bessie P. Screws, February 26, 1908. Education– private tutelage; College of St. Anthony, Geneva, Switzerland; Kolmar, Posen, Germany; studied law, Washington and Lee University. Employed as an attorney, Montgomery, Ala., 1893; special assistant to the Attorney General of the United States, 1910.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 5.

Publication(s):

The Storm Signal. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1905.

The Twilight Soul. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1920.

A Watcher of the Skies. New York; Crowell, 1911.

METCALF, CLAYTON GILLIS, 1920-

Biography:

Merchant. Born– Brinson, Ga., October 10, 1920. Parents– Roderick Anthony and Thelma Bessie (Gillis) Metcalf. Married– Helen Josephine Smith, April 6, 1947. Children– Three. Education– Associate of Arts, 1941; B.S., University of Florida, 1946 . Employed by U.S. Army, World War II; officer training, Ft. Benning; Command and General Staff College. Employed with family’s farm equipment business, Enterprise, 1980; president, Enterprise Chamber of Commerce, Member– Enterprise chapter of Jaycees; president, Pea River Historical and Genealogical Society; editor, Pea River Magazine.

Source:

Clayton G. Metcalf, Enterprise, Ala.

Publication(s):

The Gillis Family in the South. Enterprise, Ala.; Metcalf, 1975.

Kriegsgefangen. Enterprise, Ala.; Metcalf, 1984.

Scots and Their Kin, Volume I. Enterprise, Ala.; Metcalf, 1984-

A Study of Metcalf, Andrews and Smith. Enterprise, Ala.; Metcalf, 1979.

METTEE, MAURICE F., 1943-

Biography:

Biologist. Born– Mobile, April 28, 1943. Education– B.S., Spring Hill College, 1965; M.A., University of Alabama, 1967; M.S., 1970; Ph.D., 1974. Employed as an instructor, University of Alabama, 1974; chief of the Environmental Division, Geological Survey of Alabama, 1977; aquatic biologist, U.S. Air Force Academy, 1974; consultant, Okaloosa Darter, Fla., 1975-1978. Awards; Grant, U.S. Forest Service, 1974; grant; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1975-1978.

Source:

American Men and Women of Science, 1979.

Publication(s):

The Fishes of the Birmingham-Jefferson County Region of Alabama With Ecologic and Taxonomic Notes. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1978.

Fishes of the Black Warrior River System in Alabama. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1989.

Fishes of the Lower Tombigbee System in Alabama and Mississippi. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1987.

Joint_Publication(s):

Benthic Invertebrate Fauna Inhabiting the Island Area of Coosa River Below Jordan Dam, Elmore County, Alabama, 1986-1987. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1989.

Biological Diversity and Water Quality of Streams Draining the Gilbertown Oil Field Area, Choctaw County, Alabama. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1986.

Biological Diversity and Water Quality of Streams Draining the Blowhorn Oil Field Area, Lamar County, Alabama. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1986.

A Biological Inventory of Streams Draining the Citronelle, Pollard and Gilbertown Oil Fields in Alabama. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, Environmental Division, 1983.

Biological Monitoring in Four Tributaries to Lake Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, 1986-88. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1990.

Coalbed Methane Development in Alabama, Biological and Hydrological Conditions of Streams Draining the Cedar Cove Degasification Field. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1987.

An Environmental Assessment of Areas Favorable to Lignite Mining in Southwestern Alabama. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1981.

Preliminary Map of Wetland and Habitats in Upper Mobile Bay, 1955. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1984?

Sensitivity of Alabama Coastal Shoreline Habitats to Spilled Hydrocarbons. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1983.

A Study of the Fishes in Selected Streams That Drain Lands of Federal Minerals Ownership; Tuscaloosa, Fayette and Walker Counties, Alabama. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1981.

A Study of the Lignite Resources in the Alabama-Tombigbee Rivers Region of Southwestern Alabama. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1978.

Use of Water in Alabama, 1975, With Projections to 2020. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1978.

Joint_Editor:

Alabama Coastal Region Ecological Characterization; Vol. 2; A Synthesis of Environmental Data. Washington, D.C.; Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1982.

MICHAEL, MARILYN ANNE LOSCO, 1947-

Biography:

Social Worker. Born– Jacksonville, Fla., July 26, 1947. Parents– Francis Joseph and —–(Zerwes) Losco. Married– Max Michael, III, June 22, 1970. Children– Two. Education– B.S., University of Florida, 1970; M.A., University of Alabama, Birmingham, 1983. Employed as director, Reach Out to Children Clinic, Birmingham.

Source:

Marilyn Michael, Birmingham, Ala.

Joint_Publication(s):

The Moon Peelers; Poems. Birmingham, Ala.; Minerva Press, 1973.

Nothing Silent; Poems. Birmingham, Ala.; U.A.B. Printing, 1979.

Persimmon Dry; Poems. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., s.d.

MILAM, LOUISE

See Julich, Dorothy Louise Milam

MILES, EDWIN ARTHUR, 1926-

Biography:

Born– Birmingham, Ala., February 2, 1926. Parents– Ernest Percy and Ida (Duke) Miles. Education– B.A., Birmingham Southern College, 1948; M.A., 1949; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1954. Employed by U.S. Navy, 1944-1946; researcher, North Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1952-1954; taught, University of Houston, 1954. Member– American Historical Association, Organization of American Historians, Southern Historical Association and Phi Beta Kappa.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 1R and from Directory of American Scholars, 1982.

Publication(s):

Jacksonian Democracy in Mississippi. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1960.

Joint_Publication(s):

The Era of Good Feelings and the Age of Jackson, 1816-1841. Arlington Heights, Ill.; AHM Publishing Co., 1979.

MILEY, L. DON, 1905-

Biography:

Minister. Born– Hillsborough County, Fla., June 10, 1905. Married– Ruth Hobbs, August 1, 1934. Children– Two. Education– Samford University, one year; Th.G., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.; Th.M., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Tex.; ordained, Baptist Church, August 2, 1925. Employed as pastor, Plant City, Fla., Dallas, Tex.; pastor, Ozark (Alabama) Baptist Church.

Source:

Jacket on History of Ozark Baptist Church.

Publication(s):

History of Ozark Baptist Church. Lakemont, Ga.; CSA Press, 1970.

MILLER, ERNEST L., 1913-

Biography:

Dentist, professor. Born– Howard Lake, Minn., August 31, 1913. Married– 1935. Children– Four. Education– Dd.S., University of Detroit, 1940 and the M.S. from Ohio State University in 1952. Employed as professor, Dental School, University of Alabama, Birmingham, 1966. Member– American Dental Association, American Prosthodontic Society and American College of Dentistry.

Source:

American Men and Women of Science, 1979.

Publication(s):

Removable Partial Prosthodontics. Baltimore; Williams and Wilkins, 1972.

MILLER, LAWRENCE DEAN, 1850-

Biography:

Teacher. Born– February 3, 1850, Pine Grove, S.C. Parents– Joel W. and Eivira (Orr) Miller. Married– Mattie Crook, October 22, 1871. Children– One. Married– Lizzie Vernon. Children– Two. Education– Wofford College. Employed as principal, Reidsville Male High School; principal, Alexandria High School; superintendent, education, Calhoun County; farmer, Jacksonville.

Source:

Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography.

Publication(s):

History of Alabama, Adapted to the Use of Schools and for General Reading. Birmingham, Ala.; Author, 1901.

MILLER, MARY CYNTHIA “DIXIE” CLIFTON, 1905-1999

Biography:

Reporter. Born– Cedar Bluff, Ala., March 2, 1905.  Parents– William Milton and Leila (Tatum) Clifton. Married– Dewey Frank Miller, Sr., 1924. Children– Four. Education– Cedar Bluff High School, 1924; University Center, Gadsden. Employed as a reporter, correspondent, feature writer, Gadsden Times; feature writer, The Summerville News, The Fort Payne Times Journal; reporter, feature writer, The Cherokee County Herald; correspondent, Birmingham News. Member– Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, Cedar Bluff Garden Club; Cherokee County Historical Society, Cedar Bluff Woman’s Club, Business and Professional Women’s Club. Died January 14, 1999.

Source:

Mrs. Dixie C. Miller, Cedar Bluff, Ala.

Publication(s):

Mary George Jordan Waite. S.l.; s.n., 1966.

Stories of Cherokee County and of Some of the Men and Boys that Served in The War Between the States Sometimes Called the Civil War. S.l.; s.d., 1975.

The Story of Lillie Harris. Northport, Ala.; American Southern, 1965.

MILLER, REX, 1929-

Biography:

Teacher. Born– May 18, 1929, Jacksonville, Ala. Parents– James Otho and Leila Beatrice (Thompson) Miller. Married– Patricia Ann Navara, August 22, 1953. Children– Three. Education– B.A., University of Northern Iowa, 1953; M.A., Northern Colorado University, 1956; Ed.D., State University of New York College, Buffalo, 1961. Employed as a radio engineer, announcer, Waterloo, Iowa, 1951-1953; teacher, Allison, Iowa, 1953-1954; teacher, Ankeny, Iowa, 1954-1957; teacher, University of New York College, Buffalo, 1957; taught, Seneca Vocational School, Old Dominion University, Washington State University, Bemidji State College; State University of New York, Buffalo; director, teacher workshops, United States, West Germany, England, Spain, Belgium, Turkey and Canada; editor, McKnight Publishing Company.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 110.

Publication(s):

Air Conditioning; Home and Commercial. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1984.

Basic Electricity. Peoria, Ill.; Bennett, 1978.

Carpentry Fundamentals. New York; McGraw-Hill, 1981.

Communications, Electricity and Electronics. Bloomington, Ill.; McKnight, 1971.

Communications; Industry and Careers. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice Hall, 1976.

Croxton’s Raid. Fort Collins, Col.; Old Army Press, 1979.

Electric Motors. Indianapolis, Ind.; Audel, 1977.

Electricity for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration. San Diego; Harcourt Brace, 1988.

Electrician–Electrician’s Helper. New York; Arco, 1991.

Energy, Electricity and Electronics; Applied Activities. Bloomington, Ill.; McKnight, 1963.

Experiences With Electrons. Bloomington, Ill.; McKnight, 1966.

Experiments for Electricity and Electronics. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1979.

Fractional Horsepower Electric Motors. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1984.

Home Appliance Servicing. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1983.

Industrial Electricity. Peoria, Ill.; Bennett, 1978.

Let’s Communicate. Buffalo, N.Y.; Tarot Publishing, 1971.

Machinist’s Library; Basic Machine Shop. Indianapolis, Ind.; Audel, 1978.

Machinist’s Library; Machine Shop. Indianapolis, Ind.; Audel, 1978.

Machinist’s Library; Toolmaker’s Handy Book. Indianapolis, Ind.; Audel, 1978.

Mathematics for Electricity and Electronics. Glencoe, Ill.; Glencoe Pub. Co., 1980.

Metal Technology. Indianapolis, Ind.; Sams, 1975.

Outboard Motors and Boating. Indianapolis, Ind.; Audel, 1977.

Painting and Decorating. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1984.

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. Peoria, Ill.; Bennett, 1983.

Refrigeration; Home and Commercial. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1984.

Residential Electrical Wiring. Peoria, Ill.; Bennett, 1981.

Selected Readings for Industrial Arts, Bloomington, Ill.; McKnight, 1963.

Small Gasoline Engines. Indianapolis, Ind.; Audel, 1984.

Joint_Publication(s):

Carpentry and Construction. Blue Ridge Summit; Tab Books, 1991.

MILTON, HILARY H., 1920-

Biography:

Born– Jasper, Ala., April 2, 1920. Parents– Hilary Herbert and Erline (Moore) Milton. Married– Patty Sanders, September 26, 1952. Children– Two. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1938; Birmingham Southern College, 1939-1940; A.B., 1948; M.A., University of Alabama, 1949. Employed by U.S. Air Force, 1942-1945; taught, University of Alabama, 1948-1951; civilian specialist, Montgomery, 1951-1952; information specialist, St. Louis, 1952-1955; editorial director, 1955-1956; speech writer, Washington, D.C., 1956-1962; report writer, NASA, Washington, 1962-1970; researcher and writer, 1970-1971; writer-in-residence, Samford University, 1971.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 6NR.

Publication(s):

Blind Flight. New York; F. Watts, 1980.

The Brats and Mr. Jack. New York; Beaufort Books, 1980.

Craven House Horrors. New York; Wanderer Books, 1982.

Dungeon Demons. New York; Wanderer Books, 1985.

Dognappers. New York; Wanderer Books, 1982.

Escape From High Doom. New York; Wanderer Books, 1984.

Emergency! 10-33 on Channel 11! New York; F. Watts, 1977.

Fun House Horrors. New York; Wanderer Books, 1984.

The Gitaway Box. Washington, D.C.; R. B. Luce, 1968.

The House of God and Minnie May. Washington, D.C.; R. B. Luce, 1969.

The Longest Highway. Elgin, Ill.; David C. Cook, 1979.

Mayday! Mayday! New York; F. Watts, 1979.

Museum of the Living Dead. New York; Wanderer Books, 1985.

Nightmare Store. New York; Wanderer Books, 1952.

November Wheels. New York; Abelard, 1976.

Nowhere to Run. New York; F. Watts, 1978.

Shutterbugs and Car Thieves. New York; Wanderer Books, 1980.

Space Age Terror! New York; Wanderer Books, 1983.

Steps to Better Writing. New York; Spartan Books, 1962.

The Tipple Bell. Washington, D.C.; R. B. Luce, 1970.

Tornado. New York; F. Watts, 1983.

Two From the Dead. Boston; Houghton, 1983.

MIMS, LAMBERT C., 1930-

Biography:

Born– Uriah, Ala., April 20, 1930. Married– Reecie Phillips. Children– Two. Education– public schools, Uriah. Employed as retail and wholesale food business, 1948-1965; owner, Mims Brokerage Company, Mobile; Public Works Commissioner, Mobile, 1965; under Mobile’s system, rotating the office; mayor, Mobile, 1968-1969, 1972-1973, 1976-1977; trustee, Judson College. Member– board of directors, Mobile Rescue Squad; Alabama League of Municipalities; National League of Cities. Honors– Mobile’s Outstanding Young Man, 1965.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 29R.

Publication(s):

For Christ and Country. Old Tappan, N.J.; F.H. Revel, 1969.

MIXON, WINFIELD HENRY, 1859-

Biography:

Clergyman; denominational leader. Born– Dallas County, Ala., April 25, 1859. Parents– Andrew J. and Maria A. Mixon. Married Elizabeth J. Mixon.  One child.  Married Marie W. Mixon.  Education– tutors; Selma University. Employed as a clergyman, African Methodist Episcopal Church; pastored nine churches and helped to found a number of others; presiding elder, Selma District; teacher-principal, Decatur; editor of the local African-American newspaper, the Dallas Post. Helped found the Payne School in Selma.

Source:

Irwin Garland’s The Afro American Press and Its Editors. Springfield, Mass.; Willey & Co., 1891.

Publication(s):

History of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Alabama. Nashville;

A.M.E. Church Sunday School Union, 1902.

A Methodist Luminary. Selma, Ala.; Selma Printing Co., 1891.

Papers;

A collection of the papers of Henry Winfield Mixon, including his diary, is held by the John Hope Franklin Research Center at Duke University.

MIXSON, JOHN LESLIE, 1897-1988

Biography:

Banker; genealogist. Born– Coffee County, Ala., April 2, 1897. Parents– William Thomas and Coral (Fuller) Mixson. Married– Grace Swanson, April 23, 1928. Children– Two. Education– Emory College, 1917-1918; University of Alabama, 1919. Employed, Elba Bank & Trust, 1920-1929; Bank of Thorsby, 1929-1938; Bank of Commerce, Clayton, 1938-1942; Bank of Ozark, 1942-1947; Bank of Dadeville, 1947. Member– Kiwanis. Died December 1, 1988.

Source:

Grove’s Library of Alabama Lives.

Publication(s):

The Mixon-Mixson Family. 3 vols. Ft. Worth, Tex.; American Reference Publishers, 1969-1975.

MIZE, SHIRLEY JOHNSTON

Biography:

Born– Jacksonville, Ala. Parents– Z.A. and Emily (Burgess) Johnston. Married– Howard Mize. Children– Three. Education– Jacksonville High School, 1935. Employed as librarian; store clerk; instructor, state school.

Source:

Shirley J. Mize, Decatur, Ala.

Publication(s):

Time Changes Everything. Bear Creek, Ala.; Legacy Editions, 1979.

MOATES, MARIANNE MERRILL, 1942-

Biography:

Born– Andalusia, Ala., July 12, 1942. Parents– Walter Oliver and Mary Jim (Hilson) Merrill. Married– James Thomas Moates, Jr., June 2, 1959. Children– Four. Education– B.S., University of Alabama, 1975; graduate study, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Samford University. Employed by Steeley Enterprises, Birmingham, 1983; Power of Positive Students Foundation, 1983-1984; McDonnell Douglas Corporation, 1984-1985; University of Alabama Special Studies, 1986. Member– president, Alabama Writers’ Conclave; National State Poetry Society, Writing Today, Alabama Academy of Distinguished Authors; Magic City Writers.

Source:

Marianne M. Moates, Birmingham, Ala.

Publication(s):

A Summer’s Sadness. New York; Vantage Press, 1968.

A Bridge of Childhood; Truman Capote’s Southern Years. New York; H. Holt, 1989; rpt. University of Alabama Press, 1996.

MOFFETT, MARTHA LEATHERWOOD, 1934-

Biography:

Born– Pell City, Ala., January 3, 1934. Parents– William E. and Martha (Funderburk) Leatherwood. Married– Robert Knight Moffett, January 31, 1955. Children– Three. Education– B.S., University of Alabama, 1954; M.S., Columbia University, 1972. Employed as head of the proof deparment, New Book of Knowledge, 1964-1966; senior copy editor, American Heritage Dictionary, 1966-1968.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 37R.

Publication(s):

The Common Garden. New York; Berkeley, 1977.

A Flower Pot is Not a Hat. New York; Dutton, 1972.

Joint_Publication(s):

The First Book of Dolphins. New York; Watt, 1971.

The Whale in Fact and in Fiction. New York; Quist, 1967.

Compiler:

Love Poems of John Donne; Selections. New York; World Pub. Co., 1971.

Love Poems of the Troubadours; Selections. New York; World Pub. Co., 1971.

Poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Selections. New York; World Pub. Co., 1971.

MOHR, CHARLES THEODORE, 1824-1901

Biography:

Botanist. Born– Esslingen, Germany, December 28, 1824. Parents– Louis M. and Dorothea Mohr. Married– Sophia Roemer, 1852. Children– Five. Education– Polytechnic School, Stuttgart, 1845. Employed as a chemist, Brunn, Austria, 1847-1848; Cincinnati, Ohio, 1848; gold rush, California, 1849; farmer, Indiana, 1850; pharmaceutical business, Louisville, Ky., 1852; Mobile, Ala., 1857; survey of forests, Gulf States, 1880; botanist, Geological Survey of Alabana, 1884; University of Alabama, 1880; Division of Forestry, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1892; Baltimore Herbarium, Ashville, N.C., 1900.

Source:

Dictionary of American Biography, Vol. 26, Biographical Dictionary of American Scientists, 17th through 19th Centuries.

Publication(s):

The Lands of the Louisville and Nashville R.R. in Alabama, as Homesteads for the Settler. Birmingham, Ala.; Roberts & Son, 1884.

The Natural Resources of Alabama, Displayed in the Exhibit of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company at the Southern Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky. Mobile, Ala.; Daily Register office, 1883.

Notes on the Red Cedar. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1901.

Plant Life of Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing Co., 1901.

The Timber Pines of the Southern United States. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1896.

Contributor:

The Ferns of North America. Salem; S.E. Cassino & Co., 1879-1880.

The Handbook of Alabama, by Saffold Berney. Mobile; Mobile Register Print, 1878.

Manual of the Mosses of N. America. Boston; S.E. Cassino, 1884.

MONTGOMERY, THERON EARLE, III, 1952-

Biography:

University professor. Born– Jacksonville, Ala., October 12, 1952. Parents– Theron Earle, Jr. and Ada Kathleen (Bounds) Montgomery. Education– B.A., English, Birmingham Southern College, 1975; M.A., Jacksonville State University, 1977; Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, 1982. Employed as an assistant professor, Troy State University, 1982; formed, The Alabama Literacy Review, 1987.

Source:

To Cry Is Not a Sin and from Dr. & Mrs Theron Montgomery, Jacksonville, Ala.

Publication(s):

To Cry Is Not a Sin. San Diego, Calif.; Grossmont Press, 1978.

MOODY, ROBERT NEILL, 1851-

Biography:

Farmer. Born– Georgia, 1851. Employed as a farmer, Albertville, Ala., 1889; Church of Christ, Albertville (now the North Broad Church of Christ).

Source:

SCRIPSIT.

Publication(s):

Eunice Loyd. Cincinnatti; F. L. Rowe, 1909.

The Language of the Two Ordinances; Reply to a Tract by R. S. Gavin. Cincinnati; F. L. Rowe, 19–?

MOORE, ALBERT BURTON, 1887-1967

Biography:

University professor. Born– Belk, Fayette County, Ala., November 22, 1887. Parents– James David and Sarah Frances (Estes) Moore. Married– Ruby Mason Myrick, February 21, 1918. Children– Two. Education– B.S., 1911; M.S., Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1912; A.M., University of Chicago, 1915; Ph.D., 1921. Employed as an instructor, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1911-1914; teaching fellow, University of Chicago, 1915-1919; Iowa State University, 1919-1923; University of Alabama, 1923-1958; professor of history; dean, Graduate School, 1925-1958; president, Southern Historical Association, 1942; executive director, Alabama Civil War Centennial Committee.

Source:

Who Was Who in Alabama, 1972, National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. 53.

Publication(s):

A Brief Story of Women’s Role in the Confederacy. University, Ala.; Alabama Civil War Centennial Commission, 1964.

Conscription and Conflict in the Confederacy. New York; Macmillan, 1924.

History of Alabama. University, Ala.; University Supply Store, 1934.

History of Alabama and Her People. Chicago; The American Historical Society, 1927.

History of the Conference of Deans of Southern Graduate Schools 1925-1963. S.l.; Conference of Deans of Southern Graduate Schools, 196?

A New Nation, A War, A Young Hero, and a Surrender. University, Ala.; Alabama Civil War Centennial Commission, 1965.

Prologue to the Great American Tragedy. University, Ala.; Alabama Civil War Centennial Commission, 1964.

Reasons for the National Centennial Commemoration of the Civil War; Its Basic Objectives and Potential Values. University, Ala.; Alabama Civil War Centennial Commission, 1963.

A Survey of the Civil War Centennial Commemoration in Alabama. University, Ala.; Alabama Civil War Centennial Commission, 1965.

MOORE, GERALDINE HAMILTON, 1918-1987

Biography:

Born– Birmingham, Ala., September 19, 1918. Parents– Henderson Abrams and Willie Bell (Roberts) Hamilton. Married– Josephus Moore, Sr., Selma, Ala., August 19, 1955. Children– Four. Education– A.B., Miles College, 1940; M.A., Atlanta University, 1945. Employed as a teacher, Sumter County, Bibb County; Miles College; teacher, principal, Eureka Elementary School; reporter, Birmingham News, 1964. Honors– Teacher of the Year, Birmingham Progressive Association, 1961-1962; Periclean Club Merit Award, Woman of the Year, Southern Beauty Congress, 1967; Certificate of Award, B’Nai B’rith, 1971.  Died October 11, 1987.

Source:

Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. 3.

Publication(s):

Behind the Ebony Mask. Birmingham, Ala.; Southern University Press, 1961.

The Help-One-Another Club, Inc.; People Helping People. Birmingham, Ala.; Printing, 1976.

The Story of One Little House; Help-One-Another Club, Inc. Birmingham; the Club, 1975.

MOORE, GLOVER, 1911-2004

Biography:

University professor. Born– Birmingham, September 22, 1911. Parents– Glover and Maud (Mims) Moore. Education– B.A., Birmingham Southern College, 1932; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1933; Ph.D., 1936. Employed as an instructor, Vanderbilt, 1935-1936; Mississippi State University, 1936-1977; Adjutant General’s Department, U.S. Army, 1942-1946. Member– president, Mississippi Historical Society; Organization of American Historians. Honors– A group of former students published in his honor  Southern Miscellany, a volume of essays, 1981. Died November 9, 2004.

Source:

Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1982-1983; obituary, Birmingham News, November 12, 2004.

Publication(s):

The Afro-American Story. State College, Miss.; s.n., 1970.

The Missouri Controversy, 1819-1821. Lexington; University of Kentucky Press, 1966.

William Jemison Mims, Soldier and Squire. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1966.

Editor:

A Calhoun County, Alabama Boy in the 1860s. Jackson; University Press of Mississippi, 1978.

MOORE, IDORA McCLELLAN PLOWMAN, 1843-1929

Biography:

Writer. Born– Talladega, Ala., October 31, 1843. Parents– General William B. and Martha (Robey) McClellan. Married–(1) Albert W. Plowman, 1873  (died 1878) ; (2)  M. V. Moore, 1892 (died 1900). Children– One.  Education– Centenary Institute, a Methodist academy located at  Summerfield, Alabama.  Began her career by writing humorous dialect  pieces under the pseudonym Betsy Hamilton for  The Alabama Reporter, a local Talladega newspaper; later wrote for The Sunny South, an Atlanta paper, and for some years for The Atlanta Constitution.  Wrote pieces for Harper’s Weekly.  Performed public readings of her writing.  Founding member of Alabama Writers Conclave.  Died February 26, 1929.

Source:

American Authors and Books and from Southern Character Sketches.

Jones, Virginia K., “Betsy Hamilton,” Alabama Librarian, XIII (1962), 13-15.

Publication(s):

Christmas on an Old Time Plantation. S.l.; s.n., 19–?. (Written by request of, and read to, the Highland City Book Club of Talladega, Alabama.)

Southern Character Sketches. Atlanta, Ga.; The Dickert Co., [1937].

MOORE, JOHN TROTWOOD, 1858-1929

Biography:

Writer, teacher, librarian. Born– Marion, Ala., August 16, 1858. Parents– John and Emily Adelia (Billingslea) Moore. Married– Mary Brown Daniel, 1900. Children– One. Education– Howard College, 1878; studied law. Employed as a teacher, Monterey and Pineapple, Ala.; founded, Moore’s Academy, Pineapple; horse breeder, Maury County, Tenn.; editor, Horse Review, (published in Chicago); formed the magazine, Trotwood’s Monthly (later Taylor-Trotwood Magazine), 1905-1906; director, libraries, Archives and History of Tennessee, 1919-1929.

Source:

Dictionary of American Biography and from National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. 13.

Publication(s):

The Bishop of Cottontown; a Story of the Southern Cotton Mill. Philadelphia; J.C. Winston Co., 1906.

The Draper Manuscripts as Relating to Tennessee. Nashville; Brandon, 1919.

The Gift of the Grass; Being the Autobiography of a Famous Racing Horse. Boston; Little, Brown, 1911.

Hearts of Hickory; a Story of Andrew Jackson and the War of 1812. Nashville; Cokesbury Press, 1926.

Jack Ballington, Forester. Philadelphia; John C. Winston Co., 1911.

The Old Cotton-Gin (poem). Philadelphia; John C. Winston Co., 1910.

Ole Mistis, and Other Songs and Stories from Tennessee. Philadelphia; John C. Winston Co., 1897.

Songs and Stories from Tennessee. Chicago; J.C. Bauer, H.T. Coates Co., 1897.

A Summer Hymnal; a Romance of Tennessee. Philadelphia; H.T Coates Co., 1901.

Tom’s Last Forage. Nashville; Cokesbury Press, 1926.

Uncle Wash; His Stories. Philadelphia; John C. Winston Co., 1910.

Joint_Publication(s):

Tennessee, the Volunteer State, 1769-1923. Chicago; S. J. Clarke, s.d.

MOORE, WILLIAM DAVIS, 1882-1950

Biography:

Engineer. Born– Hannibal, Mo., April 17, 1882. Parents– Joe and Emma (Purkey) Moore. Married– Martha Valentine, June 3, 1908. Children– Three. Education– Galion, Ohio; Morgan Engineering Company, 1903. Employed as a clerk, Erie Railroad, 1900-1903; mechanical engineer, Tennessee Coal and Iron Company, Ensley, Ala., 1906-1908; engineer, American Cast Iron Pipe Company, 1908-1918; president, 1924-1946; president, Sand Span Pipe Corporation of America. Member– American Foundrymens Association, Cast Iron Pipe Research Association, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Steel Founders Society, and Newcomen Society.

Source:

National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. 39.

Publication(s):

Development of the Cast Iron Pressure Pipe Industry in the Southern States, 1800-1938. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Publishing Co., 1939.

MOORE, WILLIAM GLENN, 1925-

Biography:

University professor. Born– Luverne, Ala., December 31, 1925. Parents– William Manning and Georgia (Morgan) Moore. Married– Hazel Sanders, March 18, 1949. Children– Three. Education– A.B., 1950; M.A., 1951; Ph.D., University of Alabama, 1960. Employed as a professor, West Georgia College, 1958-; visiting professor, University of Georgia.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 49.

Compiler_and_Editor:

Coeval Economics; a Book of Reading. Berkeley, Calif.; McCutchan Publising Corp., 1970.

MORGAN, CHARLES, JR., 1930-

Biography:

Attorney. Born– Cincinnati, Ohio, March 11, 1930. Parents– Charles and Ethel Inez (Mitchell) Moore. Married– Camille Walpole, September 5, 1953. Children– One. Education– B.S., University of Alabama, 1953; J.D., 1955; Alabama Bar, 1955; Washington, D.C. Bar, 1972. Employed as an instructor, University of Alabama, 1954-1955; firm of Dumas, O’Neal and Hay, Birmingham, 1955-1958; individual practice, 1958-1963; assistant counsel, American Association of University Professors, 1963-1964; attorney, Legal Defense and Education branch, NAACP, 1963-1964; director, southern regional office, American Civil Liberties Union, 1964-1972; director, national office, 1972. Honors– Fellow, law school, University of Pennsylvania, 1964; Man of the Year, Utility Club of New York, 1965.

Source:

Who’s Who in America, 1982-1983, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1976.

Publication(s):

One Man, One Voice. New York; Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1979.

A Time to Speak. New York; Harper, 1964.