Civic leader; author. Born– February 22, 1914. Parents–Alfred Louis and Anna Louise Morriss Staples. Married–Sidney P. van Antwerp, February 6, 1946. Children– four. Married–W. J. Hearin, 1981. Education– Murphy High School, Mobile, graduated 1934; Holton Arms School, Washington, DC. Active in many civic and charitable causes; Chair of the Civilian Defense Bureau in World War II; Member of the Board of the Alabama Historical Commission and the Museum of the City of Mobile; Member and president, Mobile Historical Homes Tours and Historic Mobile Preservation Society, and others. Selected Mobile Mardi Gras Queen, 1934; Club Woman of the Year, 1965; First Lady of Mobile, 1975; Mobilian of the Year, 1992. Died February 27, 2005.
Who’s Who in Alabama, vol. 3; Anniston Star, March 4, 1984; Mobile Register, February 28, 2005.
Canopy of Oaks; Streetscapes. Mobile; Streetscapes, Inc., 1986.
Colonels, Cotton, and Camellias; Dedication and Tribute to our Courageous Forebearers [sic]… Mobile, 1990.
Downtown Goes Uptown. Mobile, AL; First Southern Federal Savings and Loan Association, 1983.
Iron Ore to Iron Lace. Mobile; Museum of the City of Mobile, 1980.
Let the Good Times Roll: Mobile, Mother of Mystics. Mobile, 1981.
Traditions of Candlelight Christmas. S.L., s.n., s.d.
Queens of Mobile Mardi Gras, 1893-1986. Mobile; Museum of the City of Mobile, 1986.