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.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 2.


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.


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.