KIRBY, LELIAS EUGENE, 1895-1977

Biography:

Physician. Born– Oct. 28, 1895, Etowah County, Ala. Parents– Lasley Stewart and Nannie Lee (Spradley) Kirby. Married– Jean Harms, Aug. 19, 1927. Children– Three. Education– University of Alabama, B.S., 1924; Emory University, M.D., 1926. Organized the Wesley Foundation; served on the Jefferson County, Alabama Board of Education and the Board of Trustees of Huntingdon College; founded East End Memorial Hospital in Birmingham, 1947. Held most offices in the Methodist Church and taught an adult Sunday School class. Wrote a weekly newspaper column for many years, and his hobbies included after-dinner speaking and making unusual walking canes.

Source:

Grove’s Library of Alabama Lives.

Publication(s):

Corncobs, Cockleburs and Country Boys. Nashville; Williams, 1973.

Cotton Pickin’ Coon Huntin’ Country Boys. Birmingham, Ala.; Cather Pub. Co., 1975.

How Me and Amos Won World War I. Birmingham, Ala.; Commercial Printing Co., 1975.