McCONNELL, ANDREW M., 1873-1950

Biography:

Lecturer; magazine editor; founder of a cult of human electricty as a universal cure.  Born– Blount County, Ala., April 1873. Parents– William T. and Araminta  Matilda Adams McConnell. Married–  Marion D. Daniel.  Children–one. Education– Blount College, Blountsville; Southern University, Greensboro. Purchased and edited magazine Alkahest; inaugurated Alkahest Lyceum system for promoting and booking educational entertainment; founded McConnell Library Association, to provide lectures to public libraries; founder of the Consumer’s Co-operative Union, a buying union.  Spent many years institutionized after an attempt to murder his wife. Died November 24, 1950.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 5.

Publication(s):

Echoes from the Heart; Songs Piped During the First Year of Manhood. Atlanta, Ga.; The Foote & Davies Co., 1895.

Human Electricity; Scientific Basis of Life. New York; s.n., 1909.