ARMES, ETHEL MARIE, 1876-1945.


Reporter; novelist. Born– December 1, 1876, Washington, D.C. Parents– George Augustus and Lucy Hamilton (Kerr) Armes. Education– attended private schools in Washington, D.C. Employed as a reporter for the Chicago Chronicle, Washington Post, and Birmingham Post-Herald. Edited Advance Magazine in Birmingham in 1906; reported on the history and resources of the Alabama mineral belt and on the social conditions and problems of the Alabama coal fields. Charter member of the Birmingham Equal Suffrage Association.  Died September 28, 1945.


Woman’s Who’s Who of America, 1914-1915; American Authors and Books; Owen’s History of Alabama; Dictionary of Alabama Biography.


Midsummer in Whittier’s Country. Birmingham, Ala.; Advance Press, 1905.

The Story of Coal and Iron in Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, 1909.  Reprint, Leeds, 1987.

Stratford Hall, the Great House of the Lees. Richmond, Va.; Garrett & Massie, 1936.

Stratford on the Potomac. Greenwich, Conn.; William Alexander, Jr. Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1928.

The Washington Manor House; England’s Gift to the World. New York; American Branch of the Sulgrave Institution, 1922.


Nancy Shippen; Her Journal Book. Philadelphia; J. B. Lippincott, 1935.