JEMISON, EDITH GRACE, 1884-1980.

Biography:

Accountant, business manager, local historian. Born– Near Cheaha Creek in Talladega County. Parents– Robert Mims and Mary C. (Howard) Jemison. Education– Talladega schools; business college. Worked for Talladega National Bank, 1905-; Talladega Fertilizer Company; administrator, Citizens Hospital; cashier and office manager, Samoset Cotton Mills; accountant, Bemis Brothers Bag Company. Talladega’s centennial celebration in 1913 wakened a longtime interest in local history.  A founder of Talladega County Historical Association and the Talladega Businesswomen’s club; active in DAR and the Alabama Historical Association.  Award of Merit from Alabama Historical Commission, 1978.  Died November 18, 1980.

Source:

Obituary, Anniston Star, December 12, 1980.

Grove’s Library of Alabama Lives.

Publication(s):

Historic Tales of Talladega. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1959.