FIGH, MARGARET GILLIS, 1896-1984

College instructor of English. Born– July 12, 1896, Brewton. Parents–David  and Martha F. Gillis.  Married– John Poston Figh. Children–one.  Education– Judson College, A.B., 1916; University of Alabama, M.A., 1917; Columbia University, M.A. Taught in Alabama high schools until 1924; Huntingdon College, 1924-1972; University of Alabama, Montgomery Center, 1937-1942. Member of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, American Folklore Society, and Southeastern Folklore Society. Died December 11, 1984.

Source:

Directory of American Scholars, 7th edition, and Alabama Public Library Service files.

Joint_Publication(s):

Thirteen Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1969.

A Word List from “Bill Arp” and “Rufus Sanders”. Greensboro, N.C.; American Dialect Society, 1950.