Civil servant. Born– Oct. 11, 1922 in Jay, Fla. Parents– James Lean and Josephine Alliefair (Johnston) Johnson. Married– Charles Earl Stephens on Dec. 23, 1947. Children– One. Education– studied at American University (Washington). Employed by Alabama State Vocational Rehabilitation Service in Birmingham and Gadsden; the American Red Cross in Birmingham; the U.S. Civil Service at Fort McClellan; Office of Naval Research in Washington; U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Liaison Office in Canada and Argentina, and the U.S. Customs as import specialist.


Family Tree of John “Pealicker” Johnson.


Family Tree of John “Pealicker” Johnson, Conecuh County, Alabama, and William Johnson…. Baltimore; Gateway Press, 1973.



Historian, university professor. Born– June 25, 1920,  Alexandria, La. Parents– Eugene and Hattie Sterkx.  Education– Louisiana State University, B.A., 1944; M.A., 1946; University of Alabama, Ph.D., 1954.  Taught at Troy State College, 1947-1956 and 1959-1972; University of Tampa, 1957-1958; Auburn University in Montgomery, 1972-82; Head of Department of History, AUM, 1975-82. Member– Organization of American Historians and Southern Historical Association; member and president, Alabama Historical Association. Received Award of Merit from American Association of State and Local History, 1974. Awarded status of professor emeritus on his retirement from AUM, 1982. Died June 1989.


Directory of American Scholars, 1982; Alabama Historical Association website.


The Free Negro in Ante-Bellum Louisiana. Rutherford, N.J.; Fairleigh-Dickinson University Press, 1972.

Partners in Rebellion; Alabama Women in the Civil War. Rutherford, N.J.; Fairleigh-Dickinson University Press, 1970.

Some Notable Alabama Women during the Civil War. University, Ala.; Civil War Centennial Commission, 1962.


George Corley Wallace; a Legislative Legacy, 1946-1986. Troy, Ala.; Troy State University Press, 1989.

Governors of Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Journal and Advertiser, 1984.

The Role of the Senate in Alabama History. Troy, Ala.; Troy State University Press, 1978.


A collection of the papers of Dr. Henry E. Sterkx is held by the Department of Archives and Special Collections of the library at AUM.



Author, editor, social activist.. Born– May 13, 1894 in Birmingham, Ala. Parents– Louis and Blanche (Loeb) Gelders. Married– Roy M. Sterne in March, 1917. Children– Two. Education– Smith College, A.B.; further study at  Columbia University and New School for Social Research. Taught in Rowayton, Conn., 1946-1950; editor at American Book Co., 1950-1956.  Member– American Civil Liberties Union, NAACP, Congress of Racial Equality, Southern Educational Fund, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Women for Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Died August 29, 1971.


Contemporary Authors online; bhamwiki


Amarantha Gay, M. D. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1932.

America Was Like This. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1941.

A Ball for Little Bear; an Ojibway Legend. New York; Aladdin Books, 1953.

Benito Juarez, Builder of a Nation. New York; Knopf, 1967.

Blood Brothers, Four Men of Science. New York; Knopf, 1958.

Balboa. New York; Knopf, 1960.

Blue Pigeons. New York; Duffold & Co., 1929.

Calico Ball. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1933.

Drums of Monmouth. New York; Court Book, Co., 1935.

European Summer. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1938.

Far Town Road.  Dodd, 1937.

His Was the Voice; the Life of W. E. B. DuBois. New York; Crowell-Collier Press, 1971.

How Rabbit Stole Fire; a Cherokee Legend. New York; Aladdin Books, 1954.

I have a Dream. New York; Knopf, 1965.

Incident in Yorkville. New York; Farrar & Rinehart, 1943.

Let the Moon Go By; a Book of Tall Tales. New York; Aladdin Books, 1955.

The Long Black Schooner, the Voyage of the Amistad. New York; Aladdin Books, 1953.

Loud Sing Cuckoo. New York; Duffield, 1930.

Mary McLeod Bethune. New York; Knopf, 1957.

Miranda Was a Princess; a Story of Old Spain. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1937.

No surrender. New York; Duffield and Green, 1932.

The Pirate of Chatham Square, a Story of Old New York. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1939.

Printer’s Devil. New York; Aladdin Books, 1952.

The Reluctant Dragon; a Play in Three Acts. New York; S. French, 1935.

Some Plant Olive Trees. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1937.

They Took Their Stand. New York; Crowell-Collier, 1968.

Watchtowers and Drums. New York; Aladdin Books, 1953.

We Live to Be Free. New York; Farrar & Rinehart, 1942.

White Swallow. New York; Duffold & Co., 1928.


Kathy Martin Series.  Golden Books, 1959-65.

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table. Golden Books, 1962.

The Sea.  Golden Books, 1959.


American Heritage series published by Aladdin.

“Blueprint for Tomorrow,” pamphlet series published by International Business and Professional Women.

Little Women.  Golden Books, 1954.

Moby Dick.  Golden Books, 1957.

The Bible, Designed to Be Read by People of All Ages. Chicago; Library Publishers, 1959.


A collection of the papers of Emma Gelders Sterne is held by the Special Collections Department at the University of Oregon Library.



High school teacher, author. Born– March 7, 1899 in St. Paul, Minn. Parents– J. L. and Mattie (Carter) Vernon. Married– Harry L. Stevens. Education– Wichita State University, A.B., 1919;  graduate study at University of Arkansas, 1854. Taught high school English and social studies in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Member Pensters (Mobile, Ala.). Died January 30, 1994.


Contemporary Authors online


The Crape Myrtle Tree. New York; Bouregy, 1968.

Death Wore Gold Shoes. New York; Avalon Books, 1966.

Dowry of Diamonds. New York; Bouregy, 1968.

Green Shadows. New York; Avalon Books, 1973.

Home to Cypresswood. New York; Avalon Books, 1972.

Joni of Storm Hill. New York; Avalon Books, 1976.

Love-in-a-Mist. New York; Bourgegy, 1967.

Of Dreams and Danger. New York; Avalon Books, 1981.

Phantom Rubies. New York; Avalon Books, 1974.

The Red Tower. New York; Valentine Books, 1968.

The Redbird Affair. New York; Avalon Books, 1974.

Search through the Mist. New York; Avalon Books, 1971.

Threads of Gold. New York; Bouregy, 1968.



Educator, professional bridge player. Born– 1947. Parents– Frank Ross and Margaret (Turner) Stewart. Education– University of Alabama. Served in U.S. Army in Korea; taught and wrote after 1975; became professional bridge player; associate editor of Contract Bridge Bulletin and contributing editor for Popular Bridge Magazine.


Book jacket to A Christmas Stocking.


Better Bridge for the Advancing Player. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1984.

The Bridge Player’s Comprehensive Guide to Defense. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1987.

The Bridge Student Text. Louisville, Ky.; Deryn Press, 1988.

A Christmas Stocking. S.l.; s.n., 1985.

The Contract Bridge Quiz Book. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1986.

Winning Defense for the Advancing Player. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1985.



Educator, writer. Born– Jan. 20, 1915 in Selma, Ala. Parents– Horace H., II, and Mary (Craig)Stewart. Married– Patti ____ in 1939 (divorced, 1952); . Married– Lila Harper in 1960. Children– One. Education– University of Alabama, B.A., M.A., 1950.   Served in the U.S. Army, WWII, 1941-45; discharged with the rank of major. Taught at University of Alabama, 1950-1964; moved to western North Carolina and continued writing. University of South Alabama established the John Craig Stewart Creative Writing Award, given annually to outstanding student writers; honorary editor and advisor to New Writers, New York Quarterly; member University of Alabama Press editorial board. Died April 16, 2003.


Mr. John Craig Stewart; Directory of American Scholars, 1978.


The Governors of Alabama. Gretna, La.; Pelican Pub. Co., 1975.

Know Alabama; a History of Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.; Colonial Press, 1957.

The Last to Know. New York; Tempo Books (Grossett & Dunlap), 1981.

Muscogee Twilight. Northport, Ala.; American Southern Pub. Co., 1965.

Through the First Gate. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1960.



Local historian and genealogist; educator. Born– Feb. 6, 1914,  Sycamore, Ala. Parents– Ivy C. and Estelle D.  Turner. Married– Frank Ross Stewart on July 31, 1934.  Children– One. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.S.; further study at the University of Alabama,  Ohio State University., Peabody College, Columbia University.  Served in U.S. Navy, WWII, 1943-1945; taught school; founded Stewart University and Stewart University Press in Centre, Ala.; candidate for several political offices, including a race for governor in 1994 and several races for the U. S. Senate. Frank Ross Stewart (died 1964), her husband, served as Alabama State Superintendent of Education and as President of Troy State University.  Died October 31, 2006.


Owen’s Story of Alabama, Vol. 4; various portions of Mrs. Stewart’s books; Our Campaigns website.


Alabama’s Families. Troy, Ala.; Alabama Genealogical Society, 1962.

Alabama’s Bibb County. Centre, Ala.; Stewart University Press, 1983.

Alabama’s Calhoun County. Centre, Ala.; Stewart University Press, 1976.

Alabama’s City of Sheffield. Centre, Ala.; Stewart University Press, 1985.

Alabama’s City of Tuscumbia. Centre, Ala.; Stewart University Press, 1985.

Alabama’s Cleburne County; a History of Cleburne County and Her People. Centre, Ala.; Stewart University Press, 1982-1983.

Alabama’s Franklin County; a History of Franklin County and Her People. Centre, Ala.; Stewart University Press, 1988-.

Alabama’s Pike County. Centre, Ala.; Stewart University Press, 1976.

Alabama’s Unified Judicial System and the Heflins. S.l.; Author, 1988.

Black Soldiers of the American Revolutionary War. Centre, Ala.; Stewart University Press, 1978.

Cemetery Records of Cherokee County, Alabama, 1840-1860. Centre, Ala.; Stewart University Press, 1981.

Cheatwood and Allied Families. Centre, Ala.; Stewart University Press, 1984.

Cherokee County History, 1836-1956. 5 vols. Centre, Ala.; Stewart University Press, 1958-

Doctor Clarence William Daugette; the Biography of an Educator. Centre, Ala.; Stewart University Press, 1982.

The History of Education in Cherokee County, Alabama. Centre, Ala.; Stewart University Press, 1981-

The History of Methodism in Alabama. Centre, Ala.; Stewart University Press, 1983.

The Impeachment of Probate Judge of Cherokee County, Alabama. Piedmont, Ala.; Mrs. F. R. Stewart, 1990.

New Hope Baptist Church of Calhoun County, Alabama Sesqui-Centennial Celebration, 1832-1982; History. Centre, Ala.; Steward University Press, 1982.

Northeast Alabama Scrapbook, 1883-1935. Centre, Ala.; Stewart University Press, 1983.

Report to the Nation on Crime and Justice; a Study of Piedmont, Alabama. Centre, Ala.; Stewart University Press, 1986.

Stewart Family History. Centre, Ala.; Stewart University Press, 1989-

Two Hundred Clubwomen; Second District Alabama Federation of Women’s Clubs. Centre, Ala.; s.n., 1955.


He Never Turned His Back; an Autobiography of Robert B. Butler. Centre, Ala.; Stewart University Press, 1978.


The papers of Margaret Stewart Turner are held by the Cherokee County Library in Centre, Alabama.



Political analyst, university professor. Born– Aug. 20, 1939, Hartselle, Ala. Parents– William H. and Opal Evelyn Cross Stewart. Married–Connie Sue Scott, May 12, 1975. Children–one. Education– University of Alabama, B.A., 1960; Ph.D., 1968; George Washington University, M.A., 1961. Taught at the Citadel, 1968-1972; University of Alabama 1972-2000; Chair of department of political science, 1992-2000. Contributing editor for political affairs for station WAPI-TV Birmingham, 1970-1973. Member American Political Science Association, Alabama Political Science Association, Conference for Federal Studies.  Granted professor emeritus status upon his retirement from the University of Alabama in 2000.


Marquis Who’s Who online; American Men and Women of Science, 1978.


Alabama and the Energy Crisis. University, Ala.; Bureau of Public Administration, 1974.

Alabama and the 1976 Presidential Election. University, Ala.; Bureau of Public Administration, 1977.

The Alabama Constitutional Commission; a Pragmatic Approach to Constitutional Revision. University, Ala.; Bureau of Public Administration, 1975.

Alabama Politics in the Twenty-first Century.  University of Alabama Press, 2016.

The Alabama State Constitution.  NY:  Oxford University Press, 2011.

The Alabama State Constitution: A Reference Guide.  Westport CT:  Greenwood Press, 1994.

The Allocation of Public Functions; Political and Economic Criteria for North Central Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission. Decatur, Ala.; s.n., 1970.

Citizen Participation in Public Administration. University, Ala.; Bureau of Public Administration, 1976.

Computers and Government. University, Ala.; Bureau of Public Administration, 1972.

Concepts of Federalism. Lanham, Md.; University Press of America, 1984.

The Doctrine of Executive Privilege; a Study of Its Applications during the Eisenhower Administration. Washington, D.C.; s.n., 1961.

Government and Alcohol; the ABC System in Alabama. University, Ala.; Bureau of Public Administration, 1973.

The Growth of State Administration in Alabama; a Contemporary Reassessment. University, Ala.; Bureau of Public Administration, 1978.

The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway; a Case Study in the Politics of Water Transportation. University, Ala.; Bureau of Public Administration, 1971.

Voter’s Guide to the 1976 Elections. University, Ala.; Bureau of Public Administration, 1976.


Alabama Government and Politics. Lincoln; University of Nebraska, 1988.

STILL, JAMES, 1906-2001


Novelist, poet, folklorist; educator, librarian. Born– July 16, 1906 in Double Creek (Chambers County) , Ala. Parents– J. Alex and Lonie (Lindsey) Still. Education– Lincoln Memorial University, A.B.; Vanderbilt University, M.A.; University of Illinois, B.S. (library science). Served in U.S. Army Air Force, WWII. Librarian at Hindman (Ky.) Settlement School, 1932-1939 and 1952-1962; professor of English at Morehead State University, 1962-1971; free-lance writer after 1971.  Commentator for “All Things Considered” on National Public Radio.  Member of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Humanities Council. First Poet Laureate of Kentucky. Received MacDowell Colony Fellowship, 1938; O. Henry Memorial Prize, 1939; Southern Authors Award from Southern Women’s National Democratic Organization, 1940; Guggenheim Fellowship, 1941-1942; fiction award from American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1947. Awarded Litt.D. from Berea College, 1973, and L.H.D. from Lincoln Memorial University, 1974. Died April 28, 2001.


Contemporary Authors online; obituary.


Hounds on the Mountain. New York; Viking Press, 1937.

Jack and the Wonder Beans. New York; Putnam, 1976.

Patterns of Man & Other Stories. Lexington, Ky.; Gnomon, 1976.

River of Earth. New York; Viking, 1940.

River of Earth, the Poem and Other Poems. Lexington, Ky.; King Library Press, 1983.

The Run of the Elbertas. Lexington, Ky.; University Press of Kentucky, 1980.

Rusties, Riddles, and Gee-Haw Whimmy-Diddles. Lexington, Ky.; University of Kentucky Press, 1989.

Sporty Creek. New York; Putnam, 1977.

Way Down Yonder on Troublesome Creek. New York; Putnam, 1974.

The Wolfpen Notebooks; a Record of Appalachian Life. Lexington, Ky.; University of Kentucky Press, 1991.

The Wolfpen Poems. Berea, Ky.; Berea College Press, 1986.

The Wolfpen Rusties. New York; Putnam, 1975.

On Troublesome Creek. New York; Viking, 1941.



Author. Born– Dec. 16, 1927 in Birmingham, Ala. Parents– Carlos French and Caroline (Harris) Stoddard. Married– Felix M. Warburg, Apr. 2, 1949. Children– Six. Married– Frank Drew Dollard, June 19, 1966. Married– William A. Atchley, June 1, 1974. Education– Bryn Mawr, A.B.; graduate work at San Francisco State College. Wrote books, some of which became films; wrote under names of both Stoddard and Warburg.


Contemporary Authors, Vol. 8NR.


Bedtime for Bear. Boston; Houghton, Mifflin, 1985.

Bedtime Mouse. Boston; Houghton, Mifflin, 1981.

A Child’s Book of Prayers, Praises, and Thanksgivings. New York; Dial, 1989.

A Child’s First Bible. New York; Dial, 1990.

Curl Up Small. Boston; Houghton, Mifflin, 1964.

Doubleday Illustrated Children’s Bible. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1983.

Free. Boston; Houghton, Mifflin, 1976.

From Ambledee to Zumbledee; an A-B-C of Rather Special Bugs. Boston; Houghton, Mifflin, 1968.

God’s Little House. Mahway, N.J.; Paulist Press, 1984.

Growing Time. Boston; Houghton, Mifflin, 1969.

Hooray for Us. Boston; Houghton, Mifflin, 1970.

The Hospice Movements. New York; Stein & Day, 1978.

I Like You. Boston; Houghton, Mifflin, 1965.

Keep It like a Secret. Boston; Atlantic-Little, Brown, 1961.

My Very Own Special Particular Private and Personal Cat. Boston; Houghton, Mifflin, 1963.

On the Way Home. Boston; Houghton, Mifflin, 1973.

The Rules and Mysteries of Brother Solomon. Mahway, N.J.; Paulist Press, 1986.

The Thinking Book. Boston; Houghton, Mifflin, 1960.

Adaptor; Saint George and the Dragon. Boston; Houghton, Mifflin, 1963.



Attorney, businessman; state legislator. Born– Mar. 24, 1883 in Selma, Ala. Parents– Frank and Emma (Calhoun) Stollenwerck. Married– Dixie Orum, June 20, 1917.  Children–one. Education– attended private school in Greenville, Ala., Starke’s University in Montgomery, and Boys Latin School in Baltimore, Md.; Johns Hopkins University, A.B.; Harvard Law School, LL.B. Admitted to the bar, October 1907.  Practiced law in Montgomery; Alabama state legislator, 1909-1910. Opened a saw mill in Montgomery in 1913. Practicing law in Baltimore in 1940. Died March 1971.


Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography.


The Stollenwerck, Chaudron and Billon Families in America…. Baltimore; s.n., 1948.



Educator, employment counselor, writer. Born– May 29, 1924,  Gattman, Miss. Parents– Walter L. and Verna (Worrell) Burchfield. Married– Joseph E. Daniel. Children– Two. Married– Donald S. Stone, September 28, 1962. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, B.S.; graduate work at Florida State University and University of West Florida. Lived variously in Pickens Co., Ala., and in Cullman, Sheffield, and Mobile; teacher; counselor with Florida State Employment Service, 1961-1966; wrote sometimes under name “Elna Worrell Daniel.” Died January 31, 2001.


Contemporary Authors online


Dark Masquerade. New York; Prestige Books, 1973.

Ghosts at the Wedding. New York; Belmont Pub., 1971.

How to Choose Your Work. Beverly Hills, Calif.; Bruce, 1974.

How to Get a Job. Milwaukee; Bruce, 1969.

The Secret of the Willows. New York; Belmont Books, 1970.

Speak Up. Grand Rapids, Mich.; Zondervan, 1964.

The Vision of Esmaree. New York; St. Martin’s Press, 1976.

The Visitation. New York; St. Martin’s Press, 1980.

Whisper of Fear. New York; Beagle Books, 1973.



Author. Born– Aug. 2, 1852 in Cherokee Co., Ala. Parents– Moses Rochester and Elizabeth (Harper) Wright. Married– Lucius Bennet Stone on Dec. 3, 1874. Education– studied under governesses and at female seminary in Cave Springs, Ga.


Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography.


A Tale of a Hundred Years. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing, 1922.


As We Sow. New York; Neale Pub. Co., 1906.



Psychologist, educator. Born– July 28, 1942, Prattville, Ala.  Parents– John A. and Florence Sellers Stoudenmire. Married– Nan Chancey. Children– Three. Education– Birmingham Southern College, B.S.; University of Southern Mississippi, Ph.D. Outpatient director for many years mental health complex of North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo; clinical director Singing River Health Services, Pascagoula, Miss.; president Mississippi Psychological Association; taught at University of Southern Mississippi, and Mississippi State; wrote column “Coping Better” for Tupelo Lee County News and for Mississippi Press in Pascagoula.


Rainy Day Blues and Greens.


Coping Better with Your School Age Child. S.l.; Growth Associates, s.d.

Rainy Day Blues and Greens. Pascagoula, Miss.; Lewis Printing Service, 1981.



Journalist; professor of journalism.  Born–September 8, 1948.  Married– Sally McMillan. Children–one.  Education:  University of Tennessee, B.A., 1970; American University, M. A., 1973; University of Tennessee, Ph. D., 1978.  Professor of journalism, University of Alabama, 1978-2003; visiting professor of mass communications, Emory and Henry College, 2003-2006; Edward J. Meeman Distinguished Professor of Journalism, University of Tennessee, 2006-    .   Co-director of Capstone Poll, 1983-87, and Southern Opinion Research, 1987-2008.  Worked for several newspapers and political campaigns.  Creator and managing director of journalism education blog  Awarded professor emeritus status at the University of Alabama on his retirement in 203.


Contemporary authors online


Infographics: A Journalist’s Guide.  Boston:  Allyn and Bacon, 1997.

Journalism: Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How.  Boston:  Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2006.

Seeing Suffrage:  The Washington Suffrage Parade of 1913, Its Pictures, and Its Effects on the American Political Landscape.  Knoxville:  University of Tennessee Press, 2013.

Web Journalism:  Practice and Promise of a New Medium.  Boston:  Allyn and Bacon, 2004.

Writing for the Mass Media.  Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall, 1985.

Published under the name Jim Stovall:

Kill the Quarterback, A Novel.  Greyhound Books, 2008.

Writing Wright.  Greyhound Books, 2008.


After Wallace:  The 1986 Contest for Governor and Political Change in Alabama.  University of Alabama Press, 1989.

The Complete Editor.  Boston:  Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2006.

Disconnected: Public Opinion and Politics in Alabama.  Vision Press, 1994.

Watergate, A Crisis for the World: A Survey of British and French Press Reaction toward an American Political Crisis.  New York: Pergamon Press, 1980.


The Media in America: A History.  Publishing Horizons, 1989. 2nd ed. 1993.

On-Line Editing.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1984. (Rev. ed. Vision Press, 1994).





Artist, writer. Born July 26, 1916.  Parents– L. S. Hendrix and Nellie B. Hendrix.  Married– the Rev. Clarence L. Stover. Children– Five. Lived in several Alabama towns, including Cullman and Holly Pond; served with her husband as a Special Assigned Missionary under the Southern Baptist Home Mission Board.  For 22 years wrote two columns, “Woman Talk” and “Uplifting.” Died November 1981.


Jackets and contents of several of her books.


Angels in the Mountains. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1957.

Awakening Twilight. Birmingham Printing Co.; s.n., 1963.

For the Beauty of the Mountain. Jasper, Ala.; Author, 1976.

A Gift for You. Cullman, Ala.; Modernistic Printers, 1980.

May I? Holly Pond, Ala.; Author, 1969.

No Compromise. Cullman, Ala.; Modernistic Press, 1978.

Old One’s Valley in the Ozarks. Orlando, Fla.; Christ for the World Publishers, 1970.

Patchwork Diary. Cullman, Ala.; Modernistic Press, 1972.

Rays of Hope. Holly Pond, Ala.; Author, 1968.

Thresholds. Holly Pond, Ala.; Author, 197?

Women Talk. Holly Pond, Ala.; Author, 1970?



Variously employed. Born–November 8, 1909, in Ontario, Calif.; original name “Frances Imogene Shay.” Parents– Henry J. and Louise Meyer Shay.  Married– Dixie Craig Strayhorn, 1948. Children– Adopted one child. Education– Associate degree in Science,  Northeast Alabama Junior College, 1978.  Held many different jobs in such places as Hawaii, Wyoming, California, and Alabama; moved to Mentone, Ala., 1954; lived in California, 1956-1960; returned to Mentone, 1960. Died August 11, 1998.


Anniston Star, Jan. 6, 1987; and from her history of Mentone, Ala.


Mentone, Alabama; a History. Mentone, Ala.; Mentone Area Preservation Association, 1986.



Clergyman, journalist, author. Born– Lumberton, Miss., October 15, 1903. Parents– Jonathan Gamillus Street and _______. Married– Lucy Nash O’Briant on June 20, 1923. Children– Three. Education– attended Massey School, Pulaski, Tenn.; attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Howard College. Reporter for Laurel, Miss. Daily Leader and other papers until 1923; Baptist minister 1923-1926 in Birmingham and elsewhere; returned to journalism in New York and other cities; in 1937 became free-lance writer.


National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 1958.


The Biscuit Eater. New York; Dial Press, 1941.

By Valour and Arms. New York; Dial Press, 1944.

Captain Little Ax. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1956.

The Civil War. New York; Dial Press, 1953.

The Gauntlet. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1945.

Good-Bye, My Lady. Chicago; Peoples Book Club, 1945.

The High Calling. New York; Doubleday, 1951.

In My Father’s House. New York; Dial Press, 1941.

Look Away, A Dixie Notebook. New York; Viking Press, 1936.

Mingo Dabney. New York; Dial Press, 1950.

Oh, Promised Land. New York; Dial Press, 1940.

The Revolutionary War. New York; Dial Press, 1954.

Short Stores. New York; Dial Press, 1945.

Tap Roots. New York; Book League of America, 1942.

The Velvet Doublet. New York; Doubleday, 1953.


Pride of Possessions. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1960.

Tomorrow We Reap. New York; Dial Press, 1949.



Attorney, politician. Born– Dec. 6, 1866 in Warrenton, Ala. Parents– Thomas Atkins and Julia Ann (Beard) Street. Married– Mary Emma Lusk in 1892. Children– Five. Married– Mary Curd Allen in 1927. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., LL.D. Admitted to the bar in 1888; practiced law in Guntersville and Birmingham; U.S. district attorney for northern Alabama, 1907-14; special assistant to U.S. attorney general, 1914-1920; 3 times Republican nominee for congress and nominee for governor of Alabama, 1914 and 1924.  Member of Republican National Committee, 1916-20.  Member Tennessee Valley Historical Society, trustee of Alabama Department of Archives and History; active Mason.


Who Was Who among North American Authors and SCRIPSIT.


The Indians of Marshall County, Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Historical Soc., 1904.

Marshall County One Hundred Years Ago. Guntersville, Ala.; Guntersville Democrat Printers, 1903.

Notes on the History of Marshall County. S.l.; s.n., 193?

Symbolism of the Three Degrees. Cedar Rapids, Iowa; National Masonic Research Soc., 1922.


Papers of Oliver Day Street are held by the W.S.Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama.



Attorney, educator. Born– Mar. 14, 1872 in Warrenton, Ala. Parents– Thomas A. and Julia Ann (Beard) Street. Married– Lallie Abercrombie in 1911. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., LL.B. Admitted to bar, 1894; practiced in Nashville and taught at Vanderbilt University; taught law at University of Missouri, 1908-1910; on editorial staff of Edward Thompson Co. law publisher, Northport, N.Y.; contributor to American and English Encyclopedia of Law and to Law Notes; drafted internal revenue law for Philippines, 1914; on Code Committee to revue Philippine laws; principal codifier of Administrative Code for Philippines, 1917; associate justice of Philippine Supreme Court 1917-1936.


Who Was Who among North American Authors; SCRIPSIT.


Federal Equity Practice; a Treatise on the Pleadings Used…. Northport, N.Y.; Edward Thompson Co., 1909.

The Foundations of Legal Liability…. Northport, N.Y.; Edward Thompson Co., 1906.



Educator, attorney, writer. Born– Mar. 4, 1881 in Clifton, Tenn. Parents– Christopher Columbus and Amelia Annie (Waits) Stribling. Married– Louella Anna W. Kloss on Aug. 6, 1930. Education– attended Normal School, Florence, Ala.; B.A. 1903; University of Alabama, LL.B., 1905.  Editor, Clifton News, 1900-02; Taught at Tuscaloosa, AL, High school, 1903-04;  practiced law in Florence, 1906-07; employed by Taylor-Trotwood Magazine in Nashville, 1907-08. WWI, worked as stenographer at Aviation Bureau, Washington.   After 1908 traveled widely and wrote full time;  instructor in novel writing at Columbia University, 1936 and 1940. Received Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for The Store.   Awarded honorary LL.D. by Oglethorpe University in 1936. Died July 10, 1965.


Contemporary Authors online; Who Was Who in America, Vol. 4; Eckley, Wilton, T.S.Stribling; Twayne’s United States Authors Series nol 255.


Backwater. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, Doran, 1930.

Best Dr. Poggioli Detective Stories. New York; Dover, 1975.

Birthright. New York; The Century Co., 1922.

Bright Metal. New York; Doubleday, Doran, 1928.

Clues of the Caribees; Being Certain Criminal Investigations of Henry Poggioli, Ph.D. New York; Doubleday, Doran, 1929.

The Cruise of the Dry Dock. Chicago; Reilly & Britton, 1917.

East Is East. New York; L. Harper Allen, 1928.

Fombombo. New York; The Century Co., 1923.

The Forge. New York; Doubleday, Doran, 1934.

Red Sand. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1924.

The Sound Wagon. New York; Doubleday, Doran, 1932.

The Store. New York; Literary Guild, 1932.

Strange Moon. New York; Doubleday, Doran, 1929.

Teeftallow. New York; Doubleday, Page, 1926.

These Bars of Flesh. New York; Doubleday, Doran, 1926.

Unfinished Cathedral. New York; Doubleday, Doran, 1934.



Attorney. Born– Apr. 4, 1939. Parents–Clarence L. and Theodesia Strickland.  Education– University of Alabama, B.S., 1961,  LL.B., 1964. Admitted to bar 1964; served U.S. Army, 1964-1967; practiced law in Birmingham, 1967-1976; after 1975 was county attorney for Jefferson. Member Birmingham and Alabama Bar Associations, Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, and American Society of Hospital Attorneys.


Who’s Who of American Law, 1979.


Heart Strings and Purse Strings; the Bank with the Heart of Gold. S.l.; s.n., 1978?



Foundation executive, consultant. Born– Nov. 25, 1933 in Birmingham. Parents– Kelly Parks and Alice Winn (Peeples) Strickland. Married– Tamara Gunsard, June 15, 1962. Education– Emory University, B.A.; Johns Hopkins University, M.A., 1966; Ph.D., 1971. Teacher, Lycee des Garcons, Mulhouse, France, 1956-57; teacher in Alabama, 1957-58.  Congressional staff assistant 1959-1965; congressional staff fellow, American Political Science Association, 1965-1966; staff associate, American Council on Education, 1967-1969;  President’s Commission on White House Fellows, 1967-1969;  founding faculty,  Health Policy Program at University of California (San Francisco) after  1972-77. President and Treasurer, The Public Record, after 1970.  Consultant to many government agencies and private organizations. Member of American Political Science Association, Association of History of Medicine, and other professional organizations.  Chair, Board of Directors, Choral Arts Society of Washington, 1969-71. Died April 9, 2015.


Contemporary Authors online; Marquis Who’s Who online.


The History of Regional Medical Programs:  The Life and Death of a Small Initiative of the Great Society.  University Press of America, 2000.

Political Science, and Dread Disease; a Short History of United States Medical Research Policy. Washington. D.C.; Howard University Press, 1972.

Research and the Health of Americans; Improving the Policy Process. Lexington, Mass.; Lexington Books, 1978.

The Story of the NIH Grants Program. Lanham, Md.; University Press of America, 1989.

U.S. Health Care; What’s Wrong and What’s Right. New York; Universe Books, 1972.


Communications and Society; a First Hand Look at the Surgeon General’s Report on Television and Violence. Palo Alto, Calif.; s.n., 1972.

The Markle Scholars: A Brief History.  Markle Foundation, 1976.

TV Violence and the Child:  The Evolution and Fate of the Surgeon General’s Report.  Russell Sage Foundation, 1975.


Hugo Black and the Supreme Court; a Symposium. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs, Merrill, 1967.

Sponsored Research in American Universities.  American Council on Education, 1968.


Americans and Drug Abuse; Reports from the Aspen Conference. New York; Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, 1977.

Federal Laws:  Health and Environmental Manpower.  Science and Health Communications Group. 1972.

STRODE, HUDSON, 1892-1976


Writer, teacher of writing. Born– Oct. 31, 1892 in Cairo, Ill. Parents– Thomas Fuller and Hope (Hudson) Strode. Married– Therese Cory,  Dec. 20, 1924. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., 1913; Columbia University, M.A., 1914; special study at Harvard University, 1916. Instructor in English, Syracuse University, 1914-1916; professor of English, University of Alabama, 1914-1963.  Awarded professor emeritus status on his retirement in 1963; received the honorary D. Litt. from the University of Alabama in 1952, and from the University of the South, 1960; made a Knight of the Royal Order of the North Star by King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden in 1961.  Internationally known for his creative writing classes at the University of Alabama;  taught and mentored many young writers.  Died September 22, 1976.


Papers and photographs of Hudson Strode are held by the William Stanley Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama.


Contemporary Authors online.


Denmark Is a Lovely Land. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1951.

The Eleventh House, Memoirs. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1975.

The End of the Dance; a Play in One Act. New York; S. French, 1929.

Finland Forever. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1941.

Jefferson Davis: A Biography. 3 vols. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1955-1964.

Now in Mexico. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1947.

The Pageant of Cuba. New York; H. Smith and R. Haas, 1934.

South by Thunderbird. New York; Random House, 1937.

The Story of Bermuda. New York; Random House, 1932.

Sweden, Model for a World. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1949.

Temples to the South. Great Neck, N.Y.; G. Alam Chidsey, 1941.

Timeless Mexico. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1944.

Ultimates in the Far East; Travels in the Orient and India. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1970.

Compiler and editor;

Jefferson Davis; Private Letters, 1823-1889.  New York; Harcourt, 1967.

Spring Harvest; A collection of stories from Alabama.  New York; Knopf, 1944.



Educator, writer. Born– Dec. 31, 1912 in New York City. Parents– Harry Cannell and Marion (Stuart) Strong. Married– Emily Jo Trenchmann in June 1940. Children– Three. Education– Oberlin College, A.B.; University of Chicago, Ph.D. Taught at Western Reserve University, 1937-1939; University of Texas, 1939-1946; and the University of Alabama after 1946; contributor to multi-author works and to Encyclopaedia Britannica; editor of Journal of Politics, 1971-1974. Member Southern Political Science Association.


Contemporary Authors, Vol. 41R.


Election Officer’s Handbook. University, Ala.; Bureau of Public Administration, University of Alabama, 1952.

Negroes, Ballots and Judges; National Voting Rights Legislation in the Federal Courts. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1970.

Organized Anti-Semitism in America; the Rise of Group Prejudice during the Decade 1930-40. New York; Public Affairs Press, 1941.

Registration of Voters in Alabama. University, Ala.; Bureau of Public Administration, University of Alabama, 1956.

Urban Republicanism in the South. University, Ala.; Bureau of Public Administration, University of Alabama, 1960.


Southern Primaries and Elections, 1920-1949. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1950.

STRONG, HERMAN E., 1903-1993


Accountant. Born– 1903 in Hackneyville, Ala. Lived in Columbiana; during World War II worked for gold mining company in Philippines when Japanese occupied them; prisoner of war 3 years in Manila; wrote Alma Mater anthem for Valley Grove School, Tallapoosa Co.; accountant for U.S. Internal Revenue and for Alabama Highway Dept.; retired 1970. Died June 18, 1993.


Shelby County Reporter, June 29, 1978.


A Ringside Seat to War. New York; Vantage Press, 1965.



Baptist laywoman. Born– Aug. 25, 1914 in Birmingham. Parents– John Clifton and Mary Frank (Smith) Anthony. Married– Ernest Singley Strong. Children– Two. Education– Birmingham Southern College, A.B.; attended Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University. Active member Woman’s Missionary Union in First Baptist Church, Birmingham, for over 35 years; did historical and genealogical research.


Mrs. Ernest Strong, Birmingham.


The First Baptist Church of Birmingham. Birmingham, Ala.; The First Baptist Church, 1972.



Clergyman, missionary, ambassador, educator. Born– June 24, 1876, in Hangchow, China. Parents– John Linton and Mary Louisa (Horton) Stuart (his mother a Mobilian). Married– Aline Hardy Rood, Nov. 17, 1904. Children– One. Education– attended school five years in Mobile; Hampden-Sydney College, B.A., LL.B.; attended Union Theological Seminary of Virginia. Ordained to Presbyterian ministry; missionary to China, 1905; taught at Nanking Theological Seminary 1908-1919; president of merged Peking University and North China Union College; prisoner of Japanese 42 months; became U.S. ambassador to China 1946. Awarded several honorary doctorates; decorated by Republic of China with Special First Class Order of Merit.


Current Biography, 1946; Who Was Who in America, Vol. 7.


Christianity and Confucianism. New York; International Missionary Council, 1928.

Commentary on the Apocalypse. (in Chinese) Shanghai; Presbyterian Mission Press, 1922.

The Essentials of New Testament Greek in Chinese. Shanghai; Presbyterian Mission Press, 1922.

Fifty Years in China; the Memoirs of John Leighton Stuart, Missionary and Ambassador. New York; Random House, 1954.

Greek-Chinese-English Dictionary of the New Testament. Shanghai; Presbyterian Mission Press, 1918.



Teacher; college instructor of education.  Born– Monticello (Pike County), December 13, 1919.  Parents– Charlie Thomas Madaris and Mattie Lavinia Ferguson Madaris. Married–George Styles, May 25, 1940.  Children–three Education– Attended Livingston State Teachers College; University of Alabama, B.S., 1939; M.A., 1957.   Taught in several area schools; worked as director of training for teachers of exceptional children in the College of Education at the University of Alabama, 1963-75.Retired 1975.  Died March 1, 2012.


No Greater Gift; obituary


No Greater Gift. N.d.; n.p.



Banker, business executive, writer. Born– Dec. 24, 1905 in Birmingham. Parents– James Frederick and Anne (Dobbins) Sulzby. Married– Martha Belle Hilton, Nov. 9, 1935. Children– Two. Education– attended Howard College; Birmingham Southern College, A.B.; graduated from American Banking Institute, 1934. Employed by First National Bank of Birmingham, 1929-1943; became president, 1943 of Sulzby Realty Co.; director of National Association of Real Estate Boards, 1952-1956; board member of American Planning and Civic Association, 1953-1963; member Humanities Advisory Council for Auburn University. Received Alabama Library Association Literature Award in 1962; citation from American Association for State and Local History; member of Newcomen Society and Southern History Association.


Directory of American Scholars, 1982; Who’s Who in America, 1982.


Annals of the Southside Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama, 1886-1936. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Printing Co., 1947.

Arthur W. Smith, a Birmingham Pioneer, 1855-1944. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor Press, 1961.

Birmingham as It Was in Jackson County, Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor Press, 1944.

Birmingham Sketches from 1872 through 1921. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor Press, 1945.

Blount Springs; Alabama’s Foremost Watering Place of Yesteryear. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1949.

Historic Alabama Hotels and Resorts. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1960.



Chemist, educator. Born– Apr. 15, 1934 in Sumiton, Ala. Married– 1958. Children– Four. Education– Samford University, A.B.; Birmingham Southern; University of Maryland, Ph.D. Chemist at Southern Research Institute in Birmingham, 1956-1959; taught at Florida State University, 1959-1971; at University of Georgia, 1971-1977; and at University of Alabama, Birmingham, after 1977. Received James Conant Award from American Chemical Society, 1969; member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemistry, National Association for Research in Science Teaching, and National Science Teachers Association.


American Men and Women of Science, 1982.


Chemistry for the Life Sciences. New York; Random House, 1981.

Chemistry of Common Substances. Morristown, N.J.; Silver Burdett, 1979.


Chemical Activities. Washington, D.C.; American Chemical Society, 1988.

Chemical Demonstrations; A Sourcebook for Teachers. Washington, D.C.; American Chemical Society, 1988.

Chemistry. Morristown, N.J.; Silver Burdett, 1978.



Historian; university professor. Born– Feb. 25, 1908 in Mobile. Parents– Charles F. and Sallie Rebecca Grayson Summersell. Married– Frances Sharpley. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., A.M.; Vanderbilt University, Ph.D. Served in the US Navy, WWII and Korea; attained rank of Commander. Taught at University of Alabama, 1935-1978; chairman History Department, 1954-1971; served on Alabama State Records Commission and Alabama Historical Commission. Member of Naval History Foundation, Southern History Association, Organization of American Historians, and American Association for State and Local History.  The Charles G. Summersell Chair in Southern HIstory at the unIversity was named in his honor.  Died October 9, 1987.


Directory of American Scholars, 1982.


Alabama, a State History. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Paul R. Malone, 1955.

Alabama History for Schools. Birmingham, Ala.; Colonial Press, 1961.

CSS Alabama; Builder, Captain, and Plans. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1985.


Alabama Past and Future. Chicago; Science Research Associates, 1941.


The Journal of George Townley Fullam, Boarding Officer of the Confederate Sea Raider Alabama. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press for the Friends of the Mobile Public Library, 1973.


The William Stanley Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama holds an extensive collection of papers and photographs of Charles Grayson Summersell.



Educator. Born September 15, 1934. Married– Betty Plott. Children– Two. Married–Malenna Ashenfelter. Education– Louisiana College, B.A.; Southwestern Seminary, B.D.; Ohio State University, M.S.W.; University of Alabama, Ph.D. Taught social work in California, Florida, and Texas; faculty  University of Alabama 1973-2010; taught at Jefferson State Jr. College; directed Birmingham Concentrated Employment Program. Known for his work in the field of youth services and juvenile justice; founded the Youth Services Institute of the School of Social Work at the University of Alabama; served as its director, 1999-2010.  Inducted into the Alabama Social Work Hall of Fame, 2011.


William Stanley Hoole Special Collections, University of Alabama


The Educational Park, the Community, School and the Multi-Service Community Center; an Attempt toward Holistic Model Interface. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1974.


Differential Police Response Strategies. Washington, D.C.; Police Executive Research Forum, 1981.

The Map Abstract of Trends in Calls for Police Service; Birmingham, Alabama, 1975-1976. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1976.

The Map Abstract of Crime and Requests for Public Service; Birmingham, Alabama, 1975. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1976.



Educator. Born– Oct. 12, 1874 in Winchester, Va. Parents– Edward Pendleton and Laura Bertram (Clowe) Swartz. Married– Gertrude Dora (Hobbs) McBrian, May 22, 1902. Education– University of Virginia, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.; studied at University of Chicago. Taught at Winchester, Va.; Ft. Worth, Tex.; Milwaukee (Wisc.) Academy; and at Millsaps College (Miss.); president of Woman’s College of Alabama (now Huntingdon) 1915-1964. Member Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Pi Kappa Alpha, and Phi Beta Kappa.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 5; Who’s Who of North American Authors; Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography.


On the Characteristics and Use of the Old in the Dramas of Euripides. Nashville; Publishing House of the M. E. Church, South, 1911. (Previously his Ph.D. thesis at the University of Virginia)

Personal and Dramatic Characteristics of the Old in the Dramas of Euripides. S.l.; s.n., 1910.

Typical Analyses of Latin Verbs. S.l.; s.n., 1906.



Accountant, educator. Born– Aug. 19, 1916, in Madison, Wisc. Parents– Benjamin Franklin and Camilla (Haley) Sweet. Married– Melba Cameron, Dec. 22, 1936. Children– One. Education– University of Alabama, B.S., M.S.; University of Texas, Ph.D.; became CPA in 1944.  Served in U.S.Navy, WWII. Auditor for Sears, Roebuck in Atlanta, 1938-1942; accountant in Dothan, Ala., 1942-1946; taught at University of Alabama, 1946-1948; Spring Hill College, 1948-1964; Kent State University, 1964-1966; University of South Alabama, professor, 1966-67; interim dean of academic affairs, 1967-68; Dean of Administration, 1968-71; Vice-President for Administration, 1971.  Member American Association of Certified Public Accountants, American Accounting Association, American Society of Certified Public Accountants. Died February 13, 2001.


Contemporary Authors online


Strategic Planning; a Conceptual Study. Austin, Tex.; Bureau of Business Research, University of Texas, 1964.


Modern Accounting Principles and Practices: A Professional Handbook.  Prentice-Hall, 1978.


Accounting Teachers Guide. Cincinnati; Southwestern Pub. Co., 1953.

Principles of Accounting. New York; Pitman, 1959.




Historian; author.  Born– February 13, 1931, Louisville, Mississippi.  Parents–  Warren A. and Lillian Ersell Trest. Education– East Central Mississippi Junior College; Southern Mississippi University.  Married.  Reporter, 3rd Infantry Division, Korean War; U.S. Air Force, Vietnam.  Senior Historian for U. S. Air Force Historical Research Agency, Montgomery.  Purple Heart and Bronze Star Meritorious for military service; Award for Meritorious Civilian Service, 1975; Outstanding Civilian Career Service, 1996. Nominated for the Bancroft Prize for outstanding work in American history.


Contemporary Authors online; Warren Trest website


Air Commando One:  Heine Aderholt and America’s Secret Air Wars. Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999.

Air Force Roles and Missions: A History. U.S> Government Printing Office,  1998.

Khe Sanh:  Operation Niagara.  Dalley Book Service Inc., 1993.

Military Unity and National Policy: Some Past Effects and Future Implications. BiblioBazaar, 2012.

Lucky Tiger Combat Operations.  Dalley Book Service, 1993

Missing in Paradise. New South Books, 2004.

Nobody but the People:  The Life and Times of Alabama’s Youngest Governor.  New South Books, 2008.

Once a Fighter Pilot: The Story of Korean War Ace Lt. Gen. Charles G. “Chick” Cleveland.  Montgomery:  River City Publishers, 2012.

Requiem for a Flower Child.


Wings of Denial:  The Alabama Air Guard’s Role at the Bay of Pigs.  New South Books,2001.