JONES, VIRGIL (PAT) CARRINGTON, 1906-1999.

Biography:

Journalist. Born– June 7, 1906, Charlottesville, Va. Parents– Alonzo Lewis and Virginia (Graves) Jones. Married– Geneva Carolyn Peyton, 1934. Children– Two. Education– Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1924-1926; Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1930. City editor, Huntsville (Ala.) Times, 1931-1937; reporter, Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Va., 1937-1941; reporter, Evening Star, Washington, D.C., 1941-1945; staff writer, Washington, Wall Street Journal, 1943-1945; office manager, Curtis Publishing Co., Washington, 1945-1961; administrative assistant to Congressman William M. Tuck of Virginia, 1963-69; staff writer, NASA Activities, 1969-76. Member; National Press Club; Masons; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Delta Chi. District of Columbia Civil War Round Table gold medal for meritorious writing. Used the pseudonym, Pat Jones, for some writing.  Died November 29, 1999.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online.

Publication(s):

Birth of Liberty. New York; Holt, 1964.

The Civil War at Sea. New York; Holt, 1960-1962.

Eight Hours Before Richmond. New York; Holt, 1957.

Gray Ghosts and Rebel Raiders. New York; Holt, 1956.

The Hatfields and the McCoys. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1948.

100 Years After. Washington, D.C.; Bicentennial Commission, 1965.

Ranger Mosby. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1944.

Roosevelt’s Rough Riders. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1971.

The Story of Mooresville. Decatur, Ala.; North Alabama Historical Association, 1968.

True Tales of Old Madison County (Alabama); …. Huntsville, Ala.; Johnson Historical Publications, 1970.

U.S.S. Cairo; the Story of a Civil War Gunboat, …. Washington, D.C.; National Park Service, 1971.

JONES, WALTER BURGWYN, 1888-1963

Biography:

Attorney, judge. Born– Oct. 16, 1888, Montgomery, Ala. Parents– Thomas Goode (later governor of Alabama) and Georgene Caroline (Bird) Jones. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1906-1907; University of Alabama Law School, L.L.B., 1909. Active in elective, appointive, and volunteer positions in state and civic organizations. Appointed Judge of the 15th Judicial Circuit, Montgomery County, 1920; presiding judge, 1935-. Began a weekly column, “Off the Bench” for the Montgomery Advertiser in 1924; chairman, Board of Trustees, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History, 1945; fellow of the American Bar Association; member, American Law Institute; president, Alabama State Bar, 1954-1955; founder, Jones Law School, Montgomery, 1928; founder, Alabama Lawyer, official publication of the Alabama State Bar, 1940. Member; St. John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, and senior warden and teacher of the Young Men’s Bible Class. Awarded an honorary L.L.D., University of Alabama, 1955. Died August 1, 1963.

Source:

Grove’s Library of Alabama Lives.

Publication(s):

Addresses and Papers of Judge Walter B. Jones. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1944.

Alabama Circuit Judges Handbook. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1953.

Alabama Jury Instructions, with Forms. 2 vols. St. Paul, Minn.; West, 1953.

Alabama Lawyers Handbook. Montgomery, Ala.; Junior Bar of Alabama, 1944.

Alabama Pleading and Practice at Law. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1961.

Alabama Practice and Forms; …. St. Paul, Minn.; West, 1947.

Citizenship and Voting in Alabama; …. Montgomery, Ala.; American Citizens Press, 1947.

Equity Pleading and Practice. S.l.; s.n., 1954.

Huntly Cabin Papers. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1955.

A Student’s Equity Pleading. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1923.

Editor:

Confederate War Poems. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1959.

JONES, WILLIAM McKENDREY, 1927-2011

Biography:

Writer; literary scholar; university professor. Born– Sept. 19, 1927, Dothan, Ala. Parents– William M. and Margaret (Farmer) Jones. Married– Ruth Ann Roberts, Aug. 14, 1952. Children– Three. Education– University of Alabama, B.A., 1950; Northwestern University, Ph.D., 1953. Served in U. S. Army, 1945-46. Taught English, Wisconsin State College at Eau Claire, 1953-55; University of Michigan, 1955-59; University of Missouri, 1959-1989. Folger Shakespeare Library research fellow, 1955. Member; Modern Language Association of America; Renaissance Society of America; Shakespeare Society of America; Authors Guild; Authors League of America. Died August 18, 2011.

Source: Contemporary Authors online; obituary

Publication(s):

Guide to Living Power. Atlanta; John Knox, 1975.

John Steinbeck. Charlottesville, Va.; Samkar Press, 1982.

Protestant Romances; Patterns of Reality in the Prose of Sir Giovanni Francesco Blondi. Lawrence, Kan.; Coronado Press, 1980.

Speaking Up in Church. Nashville; Broadman, 1977.

Survival; a Manual on Manipulating. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1979.

Joint_Publication(s):

Living in Love; a Guide to Realistic Christian Marriage. Atlanta; John Knox, 1976.

Two Careers–One Marriage.  New York: AMACOM, 1980.

Editor;

Fiction; Form and Experience. Boston; Heath, 1969.

The Present State of Scholarship in Sixteenth-Century Literature. Columbia; University of Missouri Press, 1978.

Stages of Composition. Boston; Heath, 1964.

JONES, ZELON B., 1909-1986

Biography:

Teacher. Born– Oct. 2, 1909, Alexander City, Ala. Parents– George and Flossie (Cannon) Bailey. Married– David A. Jones, Sept. 20, 1930. Children– Three. Education– Jacksonville State University. Taught first grade at small schools and at Sylavon, B.B. Comer, and Main Avenue Schools in Sylacauga, retiring in 1965. Wrote down anecdotes and was convinced by friends to put them in book form. Died July 5, 1986.

Source:

B.B. Comer Memorial Library, Sylacauga, Ala.; Shirley K. Spears, Director.

Publication(s):

So It Was. Philadelphia; Dorrance, 1975.

JORDAN, WEYMOUTH TYREE, 1912-1968

Biography:

Historian, agriculturalist, teacher. Born– Oct. 31, 1912, Hamlet, N.C. Parents– William Daniel and Etta Mary (Utley) Jordan. Married– Louise Elizabeth Riggan, Aug. 11, 1935. Children– Three. Education– North Carolina State College, B.S., 1933; Vanderbilt University, M.A., 1934, Ph.D., 1937; postdoctoral study, Graduate School, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1947, and Iowa State College, 1948. Taught in Kentucky, North Carolina, and at Judson College, 1938-1940; Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1941-1949; Florida State University,  1949-1968. Head of the FSU department of history, 1955-64. Received research grants for the study of pre-Civil War plantation practices, plantation medicine in the old South, and  Southern agriculture. Authored a number of articles and reviews. Member; Organization of American Historians; American Studies Association; American, Southern, Mississippi Valley, Alabama, and Florida historical associations; and others. Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Died November 22, 1968.

Source:

Who’s Who online.

Publication(s):

Ante-Bellum Alabama; Town and Country. Tallahassee, Fla.; Florida State University, 1957.

George Washington Campbell of Tennessee– Western Statesman. Tallahassee, Fla.; Florida State University, 1955.

Herbs, Hoecakes, and Husbandry; the Daybook of a Planter of the Old South. Tallahassee, Fla.; Florida State University, 1960.

Hugh Davis and His Alabama Plantation. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1948.

North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865; a Roster. Raleigh, N.C.; State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966.

Rebels in the Making; Planters’ Conventions and Southern Propaganda. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1958.

The United States, 1783-1861; From Revolution to Civil War. New York; Pageant Press, 1964.

Papers;

A collection of the papers of Weymouth Tyree Jordan is held by the library at Florida State University.

JORDAN, WILLIAM CHRISTOPHER, 1834-1923

Biography:

Farmer; state legislator. Born– July 10, 1834, Talbotton, Ga. Parents– Thomas George and Mary Lovicy (Chambliss) Jordan. Married–Frances  Anne Thornton, Feb. 14, 1856. Children– Thirteen. Education– Tutored by sisters and neighbors; Male Institute, Glenville, Ala., 1858-1862. Family moved to Alabama and lived in Society Hill, Eufaula, and Midway.  Served in Company B, 15th Alabama, Confederate States Army. Farmed at Midway, Bullock County, beginning at age eighteen. Alabama Legislator, 1884-1889. Died September 22, 1923.

Source:

Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Vol. 3; findagrave.com; ancestry.com

Publication(s):

Some Events and Incidents During the Civil War. Montgomery, Ala; Paragon Press, 1909.

JULICH, DOROTHY LOUISE MILAM, 1912-2011.

Biography:

Executive secretary; genealogist.  Born– Jan. 1, 1912, Decatur, Ala. Parents– Eugene Edward and Perkins (Stroup) Milam. Married– Jule M. Julich, June 11, 1936. Children– Three. Education– Blackwood Davis Business University, Oklahoma City; John Calhoun Junior College, Decatur, Ala.; University of Alabama Extension Center in Huntsville. Executive Secretary, Oklahoma Natural Gas Corp., Oklahoma Dept. of Public Welfare, Office of Price Administration, and Kansas State Superintendent of Education, all within the period 1931-1946; Chief Clerk, Selective Service, Topeka, Kan., 1946-1948; Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Topeka, 1948-1950; Redstone Arsenal, Ala., 1950-1971, as secretary and administrative assistant to the resident engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, secretary and personal assistant to the deputy commanding general, and to the commanding general, U.S. Army Ballistic Missile Agency, and executive secretary, U.S. Army Missile Command. Retired, 1971.  Wrote a column “Southern Kinfolks,” which was published in the Decatur Daily, Decatur Free Press, and Hartselle Enquirer.  Member UDC, DAR, and Colonial Dames; state president and international vice-president of Business and Professional Women.  Received the Elmer Minter Award from the Morgan County Genealogy Society, 2010.  Died May 28, 2011.

Source:

Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. 3.  Obituary, dignitymemorial.com

Publication(s):

Alabama Kinfolks. Cullman, Ala; Gregath Co., 1983.

Crow and Stroup, South Carolina to Alabama, 1818.  Cullman: Gregath, 1984.

Editor_and_Compiler:

Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers and Patriots in Alabama. Montgomery: Parchment Press, 1979.

KAHN, LAWRENCE, 1921-

Biography:

Physician, medical educator, writer. Born– July 16, 1921, New York, N.Y. (Grew up in Gadsden, where his family moved when he was seven).  Parents–Benjamin and Rose Kahn.  Married– Jane Sherman, June 3, 1943. Children– Three. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., 1941; spent a postgraduate year at UA in Hudson Strode’s creative writing program;  Louisiana State University College of Medicine, M.D., 1945; residency, St. Louis Children’s Hospital. U.S. Army Medical Corps, 1946-1948 (assigned to the VA hospital in Tuscaloosa); practiced pediatrics, 1951-1970; taught, Washington University School of Medicine. Editor of a section in Clinical Pediatrics, 1968-1970; reviewer, American Journal of Public Health, 1975-; authored a number of articles in medical publications.

Source:

Kahn’s curriculum vitae.

Publication(s):

Stonewall ‘Gator. University, Ala.; L. Raines, 1942.

Contributor;

Spring Harvest: A Collection of Stories from Alabama.  Ed. Hudson Strode.  New York; A. A. Knopf, 1944.

KALNOKY, INGEBORG LOUISE, 1909-1997

Biography:

Artist, bookkeeper, statistician. Born– Jan. 27, 1909, Metz, France. Parents– Dietrich and Hertha (Rasmuss) von Breitenbuch, of Germany. Married– Count Hugo Kalnoky, of Hungary, June 24, 1934. Children– Four. Education– Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, 1931-1933; studied art in Berlin, 1933-1934. She and her husband opposed the Nazis and were forced to flee Budapest. After World War II, she supervised two homes for the witnesses at the International Tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, 1945-1947, and this experience formed the basis of her book. Moved to the U.S., 1949. Wrote a series, Die Zeugen von Nurnberg (The Witnesses at Nurnberg) for newspapers in Germany in 1946. Statistician, Olen Co., Mobile, Ala., 1954-1959; Jiffy, Inc., 1959-67; Alabama Board of Health in Mobile, 1967-68; Head Bookkeeper, E.H. Smith & Sons, 1970-. Died July 1, 1997.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online; Mobile Press Register, Jan. 12, 1975.

Publication(s):

The Guest House. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1974.

KANELOS, FRANK THEODORE, 1948-

Biography:

Speech-language pathologist, poet. Born– Dec. 23, 1948. Parents– Theodore and Maruka Kanelos. Married–Janice Rice.  Education– University of Alabama, B.A., 1971; Southern Methodist University, M.S., 1975. Worked for the Birmingham Public Library, then as a speech-language pathologist. Author of poems published in periodicals, newspapers, and anthologies. Editor of poetry journal Dear Magnolia.

Source:

Frank T. Kanelos, Birmingham, Ala.

Publication(s):

Opening Doors. New York; Vantage Press, 1982.

Until the Vacancies Are Filled.  Birmingham:  Dear Magnolia Press, 1992.

Yesterday’s Toys. Chicago; Adams Press, 1984.

KATZ, ELAINE SCHOENBERGER

Biography:

Folklorist; college professor. Born– Luxembourg. Came to the US around 1940. Parents–Davin and Ilse Schoenberger. Married– George Katz. Children– Three. Education– Northwestern University, B.A.; University of Alabama, M.A., 1962, Ph.D., 1978. Lived in Germany and England, then in New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Michigan, and Illinois before settling in Selma, Ala. Taught at the University of Alabama and Shelton State Community College. Member, American Folklore Society; National Council for the Traditional Arts; Tannehill Experimental Learning Advisory Board. Coordinator; “Folklorama ’75,” a multimedia exhibit of Alabama folklore and folk art.

Source:

Folklore for the Time of Your Life.

Publication(s):

Folklore for the Time of Your Life. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor House, 1978.

Editor_ and_ Compiler;

The Kentuck Sampler. Northport, Ala.; Chamber of Commerce, 1975.

KATZ, HAROLD K., 1909-2000

Biography:

Engineer, civil servant. Born– Apr. 6, 1909, Warrensburg, N.Y.  Parents– Abraham and Anna Katz. Married– Louise Dubes. Children– One. Education– Union College, B.S., E.E. Worked for the Federal government in military and civilian capacities; retired from civil service after 36 years. Moved to Guntersville, Ala., 1958. Trustee, Guntersville Public Library; delegate; Alabama Governor’s Conference on Libraries and Information Services. Served as chair, Guntersville United Way. Awarded Citizen of the Year, Guntersville Pilot Club, 1975. Published articles in periodicals. Died January 13, 2000.

Source:

SCRIPSIT.

Joint_Publication(s):

A Trustee’s Manual for Use in Alabama Libraries. S.l.; Friends & Trustees, Alabama Library Association, 1970.

KAY, DONALD, 1939-

Biography:

Literary scholar; university professor. Born– Anderson County, South Carolina, Aug. 30, 1939. Parents– John Wayne and Louise (Norris) Kay. Married– Carol McGinnis, June 8, 1968. Children–one. Education– Presbyterian College, A.B., 1961; University of Tennessee, M.A., 1963, Ph.D., 1967. Taught English, University of Alabama, 1967-. Published more than two dozen essays.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online;  jacket of The Unknown Samuel Johnson.

Publication(s):

Short Fiction in The Spectator. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1975.

Editor:

A Provision of Human Nature; Essays on Fielding and Others. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1977.

Joint_Editor:

The Unknown Samuel Johnson. Madison, Wisc.; University of Wisconsin Press, 1983.

KEARLEY, FLOYD FURMAN, 1932-2003

Biography:

Clergyman, college professor of Bible. Born– Nov. 7, 1932, Montgomery, Ala. Parents– J. A. and Zelma (Suggs) Kearley. Married– Helen Bowman, June 18, 1951. Children– Two. Education– Alabama Christian College, B.A., 1954; Harding Graduate School, M.A., 1956, M.R.E. and M.Th., 1965; Auburn University, M.Ed., 1960; Hebrew Union College, Ph.D., 1971. Ordained in the Church of Christ, 1952. Taught at Alabama Christian College in Montgomery, 1956-1969; Lubbock Christian College, 1970-1975; Abilene Christian College, 1975-. Member; Society of Biblical Literature; American Association of Hebrew Professors; Rotary International; Phi Delta Kappa. F.W. Mattox Distinguished Professor award, Lubbock Christian College, 1974. Died March 1, 2003.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online; obituary

Publication(s):

The Effect of Evolution on Modern Society. S.l.; World Mission Pub., 1974.

God’s Indwelling Spirit. Birmingham, Ala.; Parchment Press, 1975.

The Significance of the Genesis Flood. S.l.; World Mission Pub., 1974.

The World and Literature of the Old Testament. Austin, Tex.; Sweet Pub. Co., 1979.

Editor_and_Contributor;

Biblical Interpretation, Principles and Practice. Grand Rapids, Mich.; Baker Book House, 1986.

KELLER, HELEN ADAMS, 1880-1968

Biography: 

Author, lecturer, political activist. Born– June 27, 1880, Tuscumbia, Ala. Parents– Arthur H. and Kate (Adams) Keller. Early illness deprived her of sight and hearing before the age of two. Education– Tutored by Anne Sullivan Macy through childhood; attended the Perkins Institute for the Blind, Boston, 1888-94; Wright-Humason School and Horace Mann School, New York, 1894-96; Cambridge  School for Young Ladies, 1896-1900;  Radcliffe College, A.B., 1904 (the first deaf-blind person awarded a B.A. in the US).   Worked as an advocate for various political causes and for the deaf, blind, and mute; published poems and essays in various periodicals and lectured extensively.  Member/supporter of the American Federation for the Blind, Helen Keller International, and the American Civil Liberties Union.  Received many honors and awards, including the LL. D. from Glasgow University in 1932, Litt. D. from Harvard in 1955; the French Legion of  Honor, 1952, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964 (by President Lyndon B. Johnson).  Died June 1, 1968.

Source:

Longman’s Companion to Twentieth Century Literature; Who Was Who Among North American Authors, 1921-1939; Contemporary Authors online.

Publications;

Helen Keller; Her Socialist Years, Writings and Speeches. New York; International Publishers, 1967.

Helen Keller in Scotland. New York; Methuen, 1933.

Helen Keller’s Journal, 1936-1937. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, Doran, 1938.

If I Had Three Days to See. S.l.; s.n., 1934.

Let Us Have Faith. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, Doran, 1940.

Midstream, My Later Life. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1929.

My Religion. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, Page & Co., 1927.

The Open Door. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1957.

Optimism; an Essay. New York; Crowell, 1903. (Reprinted as My Key of Life, Optimism and also as The Practice of Optimism.)

Out of the Dark; Essays, Letters & Addresses …. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, Page, 1927.

Peace at Eventide. New York; Methuen, 1932.

The Song of the Stone Wall. London; Century Co., 1910.

The Story of My Life. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, Page & Co., 1903.

Teacher, Anne Sullivan Macy; a Tribute by the Foster Child of Her Mind. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1955.

To Love this Life:  Quotations.  New York, AFB Press, 2000.

The World I Live In. New York; Century Co., 1908.

Joint_Publications;

The Deliverer of Helen Keller; Anne Sullivan Macy. London; Frederick Mueller, 1934.

Editor_Translator;

A Challenge to Darkness; The Life Story of J. Georges Scapini.  Translated, with an introduction, by Helen Keller. Garden City, N. Y.:  Doubleday, 1929.

Papers;

 The papers of Helen Keller are held at the American Foundation for The Blind in New York City.

KELLEY, WELBOURN, 1909-1991

Biography;

Writer.  Born— August 13, 1909, Dothan.  Parents–George Waverly and Nora R. Kelley.  Married–Sara Wright.  Children–one. U.S.Navy, WWII. Worked as a journalist in Atlanta; moved to New York and wrote radio plays and documentaries as well as novels.  Died October 19, 1991.

Publications;

Alabama Empire.  Rinehart, 1957.

Inchin’ Along.  New York:  William Morrow, 1932.

So Fair a House.  New York:  W. Morrow, 1936.

Surgeon of Fortune.  Heinemann, 1958.

Joint_Publications;

Battle Report: Pearl Harbor to Coral Sea.  2 vols.  Farrar and Rinehart, 1944, 1946.

Ten Escape from Tojo.  New York:  Farrar and Rinehart, 1944.

These Four Men:  Radio Biographies of the Four Most Talked-about Men in the World….  Kessinger Publishing, 2010.

KELLING, FURN L., 1914-2000

Biography:

Teacher, writer. Born– Sept. 1, 1914, Shawnee, Okla. Parents– William E. and Grace L. (Craig) Kelling. Education– Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, certificate in elementary education, 1949; George Peabody College for Teachers, 1949-1950. Owner/operator of beauty shops in St. Louis, Mo., 1933-1947; kindergarten teacher, Knoxville, Tenn., 1950-1952; director of children’s work, Baptist Church, Birmingham, Ala., 1952-1955, and similar work for the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention, Phoenix, 1955-1957; director of children’s activities, Southern Baptist Convention of California, 1957-1960; similar positions in Oklahoma, California, Alabama and at the University of Nevada in Reno. Wrote for Baptist publications. Member; National Association for Nursery Education; National Education Association. Her children’s book, Listen to the Night, was included in a U.S. Cultural exhibit in Moscow in 1958. Died April 28, 2000.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online.

Publication(s):

Listen to the Night. Nashville; Broadman, 1957.

Prayer is …. Nashville; Broadman, 1963.

This is My Family. Nashville; Broadman, 1963.

KELLY, MAUD McLURE, 1887-1973

Biography:

Attorney. Born– June 26, 1887, Mountain Spring, Ala. Parents– Richard Bussey and Leona (Bledsoe) Kelly. Education– Noble Institute, Anniston, graduated 1904; worked as a stenographer in her father’s law practice; University of Alabama School of Law, graduated 1908. Admitted to the bar. 1908; became the first woman to practice law in Alabama; admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Alabama, 1909; admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, 1914, the first Southern woman so admitted. Practiced law, Birmingham, 1908-1918 and 1924-1931; legal staff of the U.S. Interior Dept., 1918-1924. Retired from the practice of law in 1931;  inspector of county records and acquisitions agent for Alabama Department of Archives and History, 1943-56. Active in the Democratic Party, and spoke at rallies and in campaigns; appointed, 1930, to organize the women Democrats of Alabama; represented Alabama as official hostess at the 1932 Democratic National Convention. Member; Alabama Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy; Daughters of the American Revolution; Alabama Society of the United States Daughters of 1812; Alabama Equal Suffrage Association; American Legion Auxiliary; and other cultural, patriotic and historical organizations. Named to Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame, 1990, and Alabama Lawyers’ Hall of Fame, 2014. Died April 2, 1973.

Source:

Owen’s The Story of Alabama, Vol. V. Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame website.

Publication(s):

Descent from Richard Pace of Pace’s Pains and Samuel Macock. S.l.; s.n. (typescript), 1947.

Compiler;

Lineage Book of the Alabama Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Birmingham, Ala.; Works Progress Administration, 1937.

Papers;

The papers of Maud McLure Kelly are held by the library at Samford University.

KELLY, RILEY NICHOLAS, 1926-2014

Biography:

Journalist, poet. Born– Oct. 16, 1926, Excel, Ala. Parents– Riley Jacob Daniel and Rosalie (Nicholas) Kelly. Education– Emory University, B.A., 1949. U.S. Navy, 1943-1946; teacher, Veterans Administration, 1950-1951; Frisco City Sun; Monroe Journal; regional correspondent for three other Alabama newspapers, 1951-1961; Announcer and Program Director, WMFC radio, Monroeville; partner, Kelly Mill Mercantile Co., Repton, Ala. Member; Alabama State Poetry Society; Alabama State Council on the Arts and Humanities; Pensters (Mobile-Fairhope). Died December 11, 2014.

Source:

SCROD 1; Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. III; ancestry.com

Publication(s):

The Human Way. New York; Exposition Press, 1974.

In Search of Light. New York; Exposition Press, 1969.

Patterns; Poetry. New York; Exposition Press, 1970.

Prize Cache. New York; Exposition Press, 1974.

KENNAMER, JOHN ROBERT, SR., 1873-1952

Biography;

Postmaster; teacher; merchant; historian.  Born–January 12, 1873, Kennamer’s Cove.  Parents–David and Kitty Lewis (Hodges) Kennamer.  Married–Sarah Elizabeth Page, September 30, 1896.  Children–nine.  Education: Green Academy, Nat., Al.; Tri-State Normal College, Scottsboro, B. S., 1896.  Teacher in Marshall County for ten years.  Partner in mercantile business, seven years.  Postmaster, Woodville, Al., 1903-1946.  Served a term on local school board.  Founded the Kennamer Family Association of Alabama, Inc.; editor, The Kennamer Family Bulletin. Died April 6, 1952.

Source:

Owen’s The Story of Alabama, Vol. IV; The Story of Woodville and Community Album.

Publications;

History of Jackson County, Alabama.  Winchester, Tenn.:  Southern Printing and Publishing Co., 1935.

The Story of Woodville and Community Album.  Lanett, Al.:  East Alabama Publishing Co.,1950.

Joint_Editor;

The Kennamer Family.  Nashville:  McQuiddy Printing Co., 1924.

 

KENNAMER, LORRIN GARFIELD, 1897-1966

Biography:

Teacher. Born– June 27, 1897, Marshall County, Ala. Parents– John Robert and Sarah Elizabeth (Page) Kennamer. Married– Ruie Lee Hart. Children– Three. Education–Peabody Institute, M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Teacher, Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College, 1928-retirement. Author of syndicated articles and radio speaker. Died May 6, 1966.

Source:

Owen’s The Story of Alabama.

Publication(s):

The Geography of the Callahan Divide; a Study in the Adjustment of Industry to Environment. Nashville; George Peabody College for Teachers, 1932.

Joint_Publication(s):

Geography. Austin, Texas; Steck, 1962.

Joint_Editor:

Geography as a Professional Field. Washington, D.C.; U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education, 1966.

Kennamer Family History. Nashville; McQuiddy Printing Co., 1924.

KENNAMER, SAMUEL REXFORD, 1920-2013

Biography:

Physician. Born– July 4, 1920, Guntersville, Ala. Parents– Charles Brents and Birdie (Hooper) Kennamer. Moved to Montgomery in 1931, when his father became federal judge for the Middle District of Alabama. Education– University of Alabama, B.A., 1942; Jefferson Medical College, M.D., 1945; interned at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Fla., 1945-1946. U.S. Army Medical Corps, 1947-1949; Residency, U.S. Veterans Hospital, McKinney, Tex., 1947-1950; fellowship in cardiology at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital and UCLA Medical School; practiced in Beverly Hills, Calif., 1954-2008.  Treated many celebrity patients; known as the “doctor to the stars.” Published more than 50 articles and presented over 25 papers before 1979. Fellow; American College of Cardiology; American College of Chest Physicians, and other medical associations.  Founder and President of the Western Cardiac Foundation.  The Foundation set up the S. Rexford Kennamer Endowed Lectureship in Internal Medicine in Montgomery, bringing professional speakers to address doctors and medical students.  The Albert B. Parvin Foundation established the Kennamer Fellows Program in Internal Medicine at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Centers in his honor. Died September 28, 2013.

Source:

SCRIPSIT; Biographical Directory of the American College of Physicians; obituary, Montgomery Advertiser,  October 3, 2013.

Joint_Publication(s):

Accelerated Conduction. New York; Grune & Stratton, 1952.

Auricular Arrhythmias. Springfield, Ill.; Charles C. Thomas, 1952.

Contributor;

Heart Care, edited by Morris Fishbein. Garden City, N.Y.; Hanover House, 1966.

KENNEDY, JO MYRLE COLBURN, 1927-2009

Biography:

Teacher, lecturer. Born September 8, 1927,  Greensboro, Ala. Married– Robert J. Kennedy, Selma, Ala. Children– Four. Education– Alabama College at Montevallo; University of Alabama, B.S. in secondary education, 1949; George Wallace Community College. Teacher in Selma schools; private piano teacher; organist at several Protestant churches and at the Jewish Temple in Selma; lectured on the French settlements in Alabama and Mississippi. Member; Toastmasters International.  Died December 11, 1009.

Source:

Dauphin Island; French Possession; obituary.

Publication(s):

Dauphin Island; French Possession, 1699-1980. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1980.

KENNEDY, WALTER WALLACE, 1898-1978

Biography:

Banker; attorney; civic leader.  Born– Dec. 20, 1898, Birmingham, Ala.; Parents– Hughes B. and Katherine (Hausman) Kennedy. Married– Myra Belle Pope, Sept. 18, 1926. Children– Three. Education– University of Alabama, B.S. and LL.B.; Rutgers University, Graduate School of Banking. U.S. Army in World War I; U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; retired in 1959 with the rank of colonel. Practiced law in Birmingham, 1921-29; worked in the Trust Department of the First National Bank of Montgomery, 1929-35;  joined  the First National Bank of Montgomery as Vice-President and Trust Officer, 1935; became president in 1948 and Chairman of the Board in 1964.  Taught, American Institute of Banking; taught, Louisiana State University, School of Banking of the South. Active in civic and religious organizations in Montgomery; Senior Warden, Episcopal Church of the Ascension; Board of Regents, Rutgers University, Graduate School of Banking; president, Alabama Banking Association; Administrative Committee, American Bankers Association. A gifted amateur artist, his paintings were exhibited at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Elected to the Alabama Academy of Honor, 1977. Died January 2, 1978.

Source:

Library of Alabama Lives, 1961; files at Alabama Public Library Service; website of Alabama Academy of Honor.

Publication(s):

Bank Management. Boston; Bankers Pub. Co., 1958.

KENNY, MICHAEL S., 1863-1946

Biography:

Clergyman. Born– June 28, 1863,  Glankeen, Tipperary, Ireland. Parents– Dermot Shelley and Kathleen (Maders) Kenny. Education– Crescent and Mungret College, Limerick; Royal Irish University; Divinity Schools of Dublin and Ghent; Fordham University, Ph.D.   Emigrated to the United States in 1886, naturalized in 1892. Ordained in the Roman Catholic Church, 1897. Taught at Spring Hill College in Alabama, Loyola University in New Orleans, La., and Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.; lectured extensively; moved to New York in 1908 and co-founded America, a Catholic weekly, and was its associate editor until 1915. In his 50th Jesuit year, the governor of Louisiana, the mayor of New Orleans, and some 200 graduates of Loyola University gathered at a public reception for him.  Awarded the Litt. D. by Spring Hill College, 1930. Died November 12, 1946.

Source:

Owen’s The Story of Alabama; Mobile Press Register, 1946.

Publication(s):

American Masonry and Catholic Education. New Orleans, La.; Holy Spirit Society, 1919.

Catholic Culture in Alabama; Centenary Story of Spring Hill College, 1830-1930. New York; America Press, 1931.

Ireland’s Case; …. New Orleans, La.; Morning Star Pub., 1919.

The Martyrs of Virginia, 1571. Richmond, Va.; Society for the Propagation of the Faith of the Diocese of Richmond, 1936.

The Mexican Crisis; Its Causes and Consequences. Brooklyn, N.Y.; International Catholic Truth Society, 1927?

No God Next Door; Red Rule in Mexico and Our Responsibility. New York; William J. Hirten Co., 1935.

Pedro Martinez, S.J., Martyr in Florida, 1565; Jesuit Protomartyr of the New World. St. Leo, Fla.; Abbey Press, 1939.

The Romance of the Floridas; the Finding and Founding. Milwaukee; Bruce, 1934.

Joint_Publication(s):

Glankeen of Borrisoleigh, Tipperary Parish. Dublin; J. Duffy & Co., 1944.

KENT, DAVID (Pseudonym)

See:

Birney, Herman Hoffman

KERNODLE, GEORGE RILEY, 1907-1988

Biography:

Theater director, professor of theatre.  Born– Mar. 17, 1907, Camp Hill, Ala. Parents– Julius Arthur and Anne (Slaughter) Kernodle. Married– Portia Baker. Education– St. Lawrence University, B.S., 1926; Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1926-1928; Columbia University, 1928-1929; University of Chicago, M.A.; Yale University, Ph.D., 1937. Taught at Ball State Teachers College, 1930-1932; Western Reserve University, 1936-1945; University of Iowa, 1945-1950; University of Tulsa, 1950-1952; University of Arkansas, 1952-74. Visiting professor appointments at several universities; Sterling Fellow in Europe, 1938-1939; Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, 1939; Arkansas Alumni Association Award, 1973. Member; American Theater Association; American Society for Theater Research. Directed over 100 plays; translated and produced eight Moliere plays. Died January 30, 1988.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online

Publication(s):

From Art to Theatre. Chicago; University of Chicago Press, 1944.

Invitation to the Theatre. New York; Harcourt, 1967.

The Miser; a New Version with Songs in the Style of the Period as Produced at the State University of Iowa, March 18, 1946. Iowa City, Iowa; s.n., 1946.

Perspectives in the Renaissance Theatre; the Pictorial Sources and the Development of Scenic Forms. New Haven, Conn.; Yale University Press, 1937.

Theatre in History. Fayetteville, Ark.; University of Arkansas Press, 1989.

Joint_Publication(s):

The Renaissance Stage. Coral Gables, Fla.; University of Miami Press, 1958.

Papers;

A collection of the papers of George Riley Kernodle is held by the Special Collections Department at the Library of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Arkansas.

KHATRI, ABDULLAH AHMED, 1924-2009

Biography:

Sociologist, university professor. Born– Aug. 3, 1924, Mandvi-Kutch, India. Parents– Ahmed Ismail and Aminabai Sueleman Khatri. Married– Manju Dedhia, Aug. 25, 1967. Children– Two. Education– Bombay University, B.A., 1946, LL.B., 1948, M.A., 1949, M.Sc., 1956; University of London, Ph.D., 1970. Taught at Samaldas College in Bhavanagar, India, 1949-1950; employed, Government of Bombay Guidance Bureau, 1950-1951; employed, B.M. Institute in Ahmedabad, India, 1957-1965; taught psychology and sociology,  Jacksonville State University, 1965-1967; University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1970-. Fulbright Senior Scholar, 1965-1967. Member; International Sociological Association; American Sociological Association. Awarded emeritus status on his retirement at UAB. Died March 7, 2009.

Source:

Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1978. Obituary, Birmingham News, March 9, 2009.

Publication(s):

Marriage and Family, Relations Throughout Literature. Bayside, N.Y.; General Hall, Inc., 1983.

Joint_Publication(s):

Perspectives on Marriage and the Family. Lexington, Mass.; Xerox College Publishing, 197-.

KILPATRICK, CARROLL, 1913-1984

Biography:

Journalist, writer. Born– Sept. 2, 1913, Montgomery, Ala. Parents– Andrew Carroll and Mary (Anderson) Kilpatrick. Married– Frances Talbot Williams, Mar. 6, 1941. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., 1935; graduate study, Harvard University, 1939-1940. Reporter, 1935-1937, Washington correspondent, 1939-1943, Birmingham News and Age-Herald; Associate editor and European correspondent, Montgomery Advertiser, 1937-1939; Washington correspondent, Raleigh News and Observer and Yorkshire Post, 1940-1943; correspondent, Chicago Sun, 1943-1946; correspondent, San Francisco Chronicle, 1946-1951; national affairs writer, Newsweek, 1940; assistant chief, U.S. State Dept. press section, 1951-1952; staff writer and White House correspondent, Washington Post, 1952-1975; freelance writer, 1975-. Merriman Smith Award for best White House correspondence from the White House Correspondents Association, 1971; Woodrow Wilson National Fellow, 1974. President, White House Correspondents Association; member, Overseas Writers Association. Died March 24, 1984.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online

Editor:

Roosevelt and Daniels; a Friendship in Politics. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1952.

Joint_Editor:

The Kennedy Circle. Washington, D.C.; Luce, 1961.

KILPATRICK, EMMETT, 1890-1968

Biography:

Legislator,  professor, attorney. Born– Nov. 20, 1890, Camden, Ala. Parents– John Young and May (Carleton) Kilpatrick. Education– Maryville College, B.A.; Johns Hopkins University, M.A., 1923; University of Paris, Ph.D., 1924; post graduate work at the University of Mexico City and University of Rennes in France. Practiced law in Camden before World War I; enlisted in the U.S. Army and went to France where he worked as an interpreter; assigned to the Peace Conference team at the end of the war.  Worked for the Red Cross in Eastern Europe.  In 1920, he was with a Y.M.C.A. unit connected with the White Army in South Russia; captured by the Bolsheviks and held for a year. Sentenced to death as a spy, he slipped a message out in the clothing of a prisoner being released, and the U.S. government demanded and obtained his release. Returned to Camden and practiced law; served in the Alabama Legislature from Perry County, 1923-27; taught at the University of South Carolina, 1925-36; at Troy State University, (head of the English Department), 1937-61.  Died September 25, 1968.

Source:

Owen’s The Story of Alabama.

Publication(s):

The Political History of Alabama During the War of Secession. Paris; E. de Boccard, 1924.

KIMBALL, SOLON TOOTHAKER, 1909-1982

Biography:

Anthropologist, professor of anthropology. Born– Aug. 12, 1909, Manhattan, Kan. Parents– Charles A. and Matie (Toothaker) Kimball. Married– Hannah J. Price, Dec. 24, 1935. Children– Two. Education– Kansas State University, B.S., 1930; Harvard University, A.M., 1933, Ph.D., 1936. Section head, U.S. Govt. Office of Indian Affairs, Window Rock, Ariz., 1936-1942; employed, War Relocation Authority, Washington, DC, 1942-1945; taught, Michigan State University, 1945-1948; University of Alabama, 1948-1953; Teachers College of Columbia University, 1953-1966; University of Florida, 1966-80. Visiting professor at various universities; consultant to universities and research centers. Did anthropological research in Ireland, Michigan, Alabama, and the Navajo nation. Founding member of the Society for Applied Anthropology; member and president of the American Ethnological Society. Social Science Research Council faculty fellowship, 1961-1962; Guggenheim Fellowship, 1966-1967; awarded the D.Sc., Kansas State University, 1963.  The American Anthropological Association established the Solon T. Kimball Award, given biannually to an anthropologist who effects change in public policy.  Died October 12, 1982.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online; Kansapedia

Publication(s):

Community Government in War Relocation Centers. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1946.

The Craft of Community Study; Fieldwork Dialogues. Gainesville, Fla.; University of Florida Press, 1979.

Culture and the Educative Process. New York; Teachers College Press, 1974.

Editor:

Readings in the Science of Human Relations. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1949.

Joint_Editor:

Crossing Cultural Boundaries. San Francisco; Chandler Pub. Co., 1972.

Culture and Community. New York; Harcourt, 1965.

Education and the New America. New York; Random House, 1962.

Family and Community in Ireland. Cambridge, Mass.; Harvard University Press, 1940.

Learning and Culture. Seattle; University of Washington Press, 1973.

The Talladega Story. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1954.

KIMBROUGH, WILLIAM EDWARD, 1918-1965

Biography:

University professor, writer. Born– Aug. 15, 1918, Meridian, Miss. Parents–William Edward Kimbrough Sr. and Daisy Ridgell Kimbrough. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., M.A. Taught, University of Alabama, 1941-1965. Julius Rosenwald fellowship, 1943; Houghton Mifflin literary fellowship, 1944. Member; Phi Beta Kappa. Died April 6, 1965.

Source:

Harry A. Warfel, American Novelists of Today, 1951; files at Alabama Public Library Service; ancestry.com.

Publication(s):

From Hell to Breakfast. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1941.

Nightfire. New York; Rinehart, 1946.

The Secret Pilgrim. New York; Rinehart, 1949.

KING, CLINTON PATRICK, 1918-2007

Biography:

Merchant seaman; genealogist. Born– Nov. 7, 1918, Lauderdale County, Miss. Parents– William Richard and Mattie Caroline (Mosley) King. Married– Dorothy Valentina Terrell, June 3, 1961. Education– East Central Junior College, Decatur, Miss., 1937-1938; University of South Alabama, 1970-1973. Served in U.S. Merchant Marine, 1941 to retirement in 1968; genealogical and local history researcher after 1975; historical research consultant, University of South Alabama, 1980-1985. Died August 12, 2007.

Source:

Clinton P. King, Mobile, Ala.

Publication(s):

Abstracts of Orphans Court Minutes, Mobile County, Alabama. Mobile, Ala.; Alabama Ancestors, 1987-

Transcriptions of Wills, Mobile County, Alabama. Mobile, Ala.; Alabama Ancestors, 1988.

Joint_Compiler_and_Editor

Marriages of Mobile County, Alabama, 1813-1855. Baltimore; Genealogical Pub. Co., 1985.

Marriages of Mobile County, Alabama, 1856-1870. Mobile, Ala.; Alabama Ancestors, 1985.

Naturalization Records of Mobile, Alabama, 1833-1906. Baltimore; Gateway Press, 1986.

Contributor;

Stryker-Rodda, Kenn.  Genealogical Research; Methods and Resources.  Washington, DC:  American Society of Genealogists, 1983.

 

KING, CORETTA SCOTT, 1927- 2006

Biography:

Musician, civil rights leader. Born– Apr. 27, 1927, Heiberger, Perry County, Ala. Parents– Obie and Bernice (McMurry) Scott. Married– Martin Luther King, Jr., June 18, 1953. Children– Four. Education– Antioch College, B.A.; New England Conservatory of Music, B.Mus. Voice instructor, Morris Brown College, Atlanta, 1962; sometimes substituted as a speaker for her husband during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Organized the Freedom Concert, inaugurated at Town Hall in New York in 1964, and presented more than thirty such programs with benefits going to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Center. Member; Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom; National Council of Negro Women; Women Strike for Peace; United Church Women; Alpha Kappa Alpha. President, Martin Luther King, Jr. Foundation and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Center. Member, Board of directors of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the National Organization for Women. Received honorary doctorates from Boston College, Princeton University, and many other institutions. Died January 30, 2006.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online

Publication(s):

My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr. New York; Holt, 1969.

Compiler_and_Editor;

Martin Luther King Jr. Companion:  Quotations from the Speeches, Essays, and Books.  New York:  St. Martins Press, 1993.

Papers;

Papers of Coretta Scott King are included in the King Papers held by the King Center in Atlanta.

Words of Martin Luther King Jr.  New York:  Newmarket Press, 1983.

KING, MARTIN LUTHER, JR., 1929-1968

Biography:

Clergyman; civil rights leader. Born– Jan. 15, 1929, Atlanta, Ga. Parents– Martin Luther and Alberta (Williams) King. Married– Coretta Scott, June 18, 1953. Children– Four. Education– Morehouse College, A.B., 1948; Crozer Theological Seminary, B.D., 1951; Boston University, Ph.D., 1955; additional study at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University. Ordained a Baptist minister, 1948; Pastor, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery, Ala., 1950-60; co-pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, 1960-68.  Vice-President, National Sunday School and Baptist Training Conference, National Baptist Convention.  Led the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s; President, Montgomery Improvement Association;  Founder and president (1957-68), Southern Christian Leadership Conference.  J. Louis Crozer fellowship at Crozer Theological Seminary. Spingarn Medal, NAACP, 1957; Time Man of the Year, 1963.  awarded the L.H.D. by Morehouse College, Howard University, Morgan State College and Central State College; awarded an honorary D.D. by Boston University and by Chicago Theological Seminary; Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1977.  Nobel Peace Prize, 1964. Died Apr. 4, 1968.

Source:

Who Was Who in America online; Contemporary Authors online

Publication(s):

Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Warner Books, 1998.

I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.  HarperSanFrancisco, 1994.

Letter from Birmingham City Jail.  American Friends Service Committee, 1963.

Measure of a Man.  Christian Education Press, 1959; memorial edition, Pilgrim Press, 1968.

Pilgrimage to Nonviolence.  Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1960.

Strength to Love. New York; Harper, 1964.

Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? Harper, 1967.

Why We Can’t Wait.  Harper, 1964.

Stride Toward Freedom; the Montgomery Story. New York; Harper, 1958.

Where Do We Go From Here; Chaos or Community? New York; Harper, 1967.

Why We Can’t Wait. New York; Harper, 1964.

Papers;

The papers of Martin Luther King Jr. are held by the King Center in Atlanta.

KING, RICHARD G., 1922-

Biography:

Educator. Born– Dec. 31, 1922, Cambridge, Mass. Parents– John Fitch and Hilda (Clark) King. Married– Mary Louise Mears, June 21, 1944. Children– Two. Education– Williams College, A.B., 1943; Harvard University, M.A., 1950, Ed.D., 1958. U.S. Navy Submarine Service, 1943-1946; high school teacher, South Byfield, Mass., 1946-1948; director, Office of Tests, Harvard, 1952-1954; assistant director, College Entrance Examination Board, 1954-1956; associate director of admissions and financial aid, Harvard, 1956-1960; director, Office for Graduate Career Plans, Harvard, 1960-1966; lecturer in education and research associate, Center for the Study of Education and Development, 1963-1970; coordinator of a high school project in Nigeria, 1963-1964; field director of a Central American project in higher education, 1964-1965; taught, University of Alabama in Birmingham, 1970-.  Member American Statistical Association; National Council on Measurement in Education; American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Education Studies Association; Psychometrice Society; Alabama Education Association.  Consultant to the Ford Foundation.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online

Joint_Publication(s):

The Technology of Instruction in Mexican Universities. New York; Education and World Affairs, 1968.

The Provincial Universities of Mexico; an Analysis of Growth and Development. New York; Praeger, 1971.

KING, SPENCER BIDWELL, 1904-1977

Biography:

Historian, teacher, editor. Born– Feb. 19, 1904, Birmingham, Ala. Parents– Spencer Bidwell and Lizzie (Dodson) King. Married– Caroline Janet Paul, Dec. 26, 1934. Children– Three. Education– Mercer University, A.B., 1929; George Peabody College, M.A., 1936; University of North Carolina, Ph.D., 1950; additional study at Emory University, Vanderbilt University, and University of Michigan. Taught at Mars Hill College, 1933-1943; Mercer University, 1946-73, chair, History Dept., 1946-1970. Visiting summer professor at Furman, Emory, University of Georgia. Chairman of the board of editors for Ardivan Press in Macon, Ga.; columnist, Macon Telegraph and News; Georgia editor, Encyclopedia of Southern Baptists; contributor, Encyclopaedia Britannica and Colliers Encyclopedia. Carnegie grant, 1950; United Daughters of the Confederacy Award, 1962, for contribution to Southern literature; Dixie Council of Authors and Journalists Award, 1968; Georgia Writers’ Association First Prize, 1969; Daughters of Colonial Wars Teacher Award, 1973. The annual Spencer B. King Distinguished Professor Award is given each year at Mercer in his honor. Awarded professor emeritus status at Mercer, 1973. Died December 4, 1977.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online; Marquis Who’s Who online.

Publication(s):

Darien; the Death and Rebirth of a Southern Town. Macon, Ga.; Mercer University Press, 1981.

Ebb Tide as Seen Through the Diary of Josephine C. Habersham. Athens, Ga.; University of Georgia Press, 1958.

Georgia Voices; a Documentary History to 1872. Athens, Ga; University of Georgia Press, 1966.

Selective Service in North Carolina in World War II. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1949.

Silver Anniversary History of the Ingleside Baptist Church, 1951-1976, Macon, Ga. S.l.; s.n., 1976.

Sound of Drums; Selected Writings of Spencer B. King. Macon, Ga.; Mercer University Press, 1984.

Joint_Publication(s):

History of Georgia. S.l.; American Book Co., 1954.

Editor:

Eliza Andrews’ Wartime Journal of a Georgia Girl. Macon, Ga.; Ardivan Press, 1960.

John C. Butler’s Historical Record of Macon and Central Georgia. Macon, Ga.; J.W. Burke, 1958.

Rebel Lawyer; the Letters of Theodorick W. Montfort. Athens, Ga.; University of Georgia Press, 1966.

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.  U.S. Army, WWI. 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.  Died October 5, 1977.

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.

KIRBY, OTIS E., 1897-1989.

Biography;

Methodist clergyman.  Born–St. Clair County, December 31, 1897.  Parents–Lasley Stewart Kirby and Nannie Lee Spradley Kirby.  Married– Catherine Evans.  Children–two.  Married Ida Elizabeth Price Speakes, February 6, 1977.  Education–Attended the University of Alabama; Birmingham-Southern, B.A., 1924; Yale Divinity School; Emory Divinity School.  Taught at Birmingham-Southern, 1926-28 ; admitted to the Methodist Conference of North Alabama, 1928. Served Methodist churches in North Alabama for 38 years, including the First United Methodist Church of Decatur.  Served as District Superintendent for the Decatur District; on the Board of Trustees of Birmingham-Southern. Died October 30, 1989.

Source;

It all Started in Slash-ham.

Publications;

It All Started in Slash-Ham.  Birmingham:  Cather Publishing Co., 1984.

KIRK, DOLLY WILLIAMS, 1862-1941

Biography:

Teacher. Born– Oct. 28, 1862, Tuscaloosa, Ala. Parents– George Hamilton and Julia Anne (Owen) Kirk. Education–Girls’ Central High School, New Orleans; Sophie Newcomb College; Chautauqua, New York; University of Michigan; Columbia University. Taught in the grammar schools of Montgomery beginning in 1894, later became a member of the Sidney Lanier High School faculty; became head of the English department, 1917. Joined the faculty at the University of Alabama, 1929. Won the annual prize of the Alabama State Federation of Womens Clubs in 1903 with a Shakespearean paper; contributed poems and stories to magazines. Member; Daughters of the American Revolution; Tintagil Literary Club (a literary society for young ladies, founded in Montgomery in 1896). Died February  9, 1941.

Source:

Owen’s The Story of Alabama, Vol. 3; Marquis who’s who online; findagrave.com

Joint_Publication(s):

With Spurs of Gold; Heroes of Chivalry and Their Deeds. Boston; Little Brown, 1905.

KIRK, MARY WALLACE, 1889-1978

Biography:

Artist, poet, educator. Born– July 26, 1889, Tuscumbia, Ala. Parents– James T. and Ella Pearsall (Rather) Kirk. Education– Agnes Scott College, A.B., 1911, Phi Beta Kappa. Served on the Board of Trustees of Agnes Scott College for 61 years, the first woman in the South to be elected to the board of a ranking women’s college; president, 2 terms, general alumnae association of Agnes Scott, and was instrumental in the erection of its club house, the first alumnae club house on a college campus. Member; National Board, Young Women’s Christian Association; president, Alabama Poetry Society; member, Southern State League; Alabama Art League; Southern Print Makers. Received a silver loving cup from the Poetry Society of Alabama. Her etchings received prizes from Southern State Art League and the Laguna Beach, California Art Association. Her antebellum home, Locust Hill, provided the background for some of her writings, and her art work illustrated it. Died January 30, 1978.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online; files at the Birmingham Public Library.

Publication(s):

Cabins and Characters. Birmingham, Ala.; Southern University Press, 1969.

Locust Hill; This House Was Full of People. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1975.

Of Days and Seasons at Locust Hill. S.l.; s.n., 1977.

The Sum of Living; a Collection of Poems. S.l.; s.n., 1973.

Papers;

The Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama holds papers of Mary Wallace Kirk.

KIRKLIN, JOHN WEBSTER, 1917-2004

Biography:

Physician; medical educator; pioneer in cardiac surgery.  Born– Aug. 5, 1917, Muncie, Ind.  Parents–Byrl R. and Gladys Webster Kirklin. Married–Margaret Katherine Hair.  Children–three. Education– University of Minnesota, B.A., 1938; Harvard University, M.D., 1942; diplomas from the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 1950. Captain, US Army, 1944-46. Surgeon and teacher at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic, 1950-1966; professor, Dept. chairman, surgeon-in-chief of hospitals and clinics, University of Alabama in Birmingham, 1966-1998. Credited with the enhancement of the heart-lung machine, making cardiac surgery possible. Published more than 700 articles in medical journals. Edited the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery for many years. Member, American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, and multiple professional organizations. Awarded the Lister Medal by the Royal College of Surgeons, 1972. Awarded honorary degrees by eight universities, including the University of Munich and Hamline University. Awarded emeritus status on his retirement at UAB in 1998. The Kirklin Clinic at UAB is named in his honor.  Died April 21, 2004.

Source:

American Men and Women of Science, 1979; obituary.

Publication(s):

Cardiac Surgery and the Conduction System. New York; Wiley, 1983.

Systems Analysis in Surgical Patients …. Glasgow, Scotland; University of Glasgow, 1970.

The Tetralogy of Fallout from a Surgical Viewpoint. Philadelphia; Saunders, 1970.

Contributor:

Advances in Cardiovascular Surgery. New York; Grune & Stratton, 1973.

KITCHENS, WILLIAM F., 1911-1996

Biography:

Teacher, vocational counselor, poet. Born– June 10, 1911, Pontotoc County, Miss. Parents– Zephaniah B. and Sarah Francis (Staggs) Kitchens. Married– Iva Louise Stringfellow, June 15, 1930. Children– One. Education– Athens College; Birmingham Southern College, A.B., 1947; University of Alabama, M.A., 1956. Employed, Pullman Standard Manufacturing Co., 1941-1943; U.S. Army, 1943-1945; Vocational programs of the Bessemer Board of Education, 1946-1947; Jefferson County, 1947-1949; DeKalb County, 1950-1952;  Birmingham Board of Education, 1952-1974. Died June 22, 1996.

Source:

William F. Kitchens, Hueytown, Ala.

Publication(s):

Armageddon. (epic poem). New York; Frederick Press, 1960.

The Dusty Road. New York; Exposition Press, 1965.

KITTINGER, JO SUSENBACH, 1955-

Biography;

Writer of children’s books; journalist; potter; craftsperson.  Born– October 8, 1955, Miami, Florida.  Parents– Donald and Vivian Susenbach.  Married– Richard Joel Kittinger, December 28, 1974.  Children–three.  Education– University of Montevallo, B.F.A., 1977.  Co-owner of a fine crafts gallery in Alabaster, AL, 1977-78; freelance crafts designer, 1978-91; freelance author of children’s books after 1991.  Wrote for magazines and newspapers.  Member, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators; Alabama Mineral and Lapidary Society; Alabama Writer’s Forum.   Member Board of Directors, Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Health Care Authority of Jefferson County. Received a Crystal Kite Award and a Christopher Award in 2013.

Sources;

Contemporary Authors; Something about the Author.

Publications;

Birds of North America:  East.  New York:  DK Publishing, 2001.

Birds of North America: West.  New York:  DK Publishing, 2001.

Dead Log Alive!  New York:  Franklin Watts, 1996.

Going to the Beach.  Danbury, CT: Children’s Press, 2002.

The House on Dirty-Third Street.  Peachtree Press, 2012.

The Joy of Cats.  New York:  Simon & Schuster, 1999.

A Look at Minerals:  From Galena to Gold.  New York:  Franklin Watts, 1998.

A Look at Rocks: From Coal to Kimberlife.  New York:  Franklin Watts, 1997.

Lunch with Punch.  Danbury, CT:  Children’s Press, 2003.

Moving Day.  Danbury: Children’s Press, 2003.

Rosa’s Bus: The Ride to Civil Rights.  Calkins Creek, 2010.

Stories in  Stone:  The World of Animal Fossils.

When I Grow Up.  Danbury, CT: Children’s Press, 2004.

Who is George Washington Carver?  Children’s Press, 2005.

Who is Jane Goodall?  Children’s Press, 2005.

KNAPP, WILLIAM JOSIAH, 1901-1992

Biography:

Musician, building manager. Born–October 18, 1901, LaSalle, Ill. Parents–Edmund Lee and Lilah Trestrail Knapp. Graduate of Lewis Hotel Training School in Washington, D.C. Worked in carnivals during the depression as a palmist and astrologer; concert pianist and organist.  Lived in Montgomery, 1942-, where he managed several apartment buildings. Died February 13, 1992.

Source:

Files at Alabama Department of Archives and History.

Publication(s):

The Miracle of Seven Pines. New York; Vantage, 1964.

KNIGHT, GEORGE W., 1940-

Biography:

Denominational writer and editor; clergyman. Born– Aug. 5, 1940, Lineville, Ala. Parents– Ermon G. and Ruby K. (Perry) Knight. Married– Dorothy J. Boster, Nov. 29, 1963. Children– Two. Education– Jacksonville State University, 1958-1960; University of Alabama, B.A., 1962; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, B.D., 1965, Th.M., 1966. Employed, Baptist Sunday School Board, Nashville, Tenn., 1967-1980; Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1985-1986; Seminary Extension Department, Southern Baptist Convention, 1987-.

Source:

Files at Alabama Public Library Service.

Publication(s):

How to Publish a Church Newsletter. Nashville; Broadman Press, 1983.

Key Bible Verse Parallel. Nashville; T. Nelson, 1987.

The Layman’s Overview of the Bible. Nashville; T. Nelson, 1987.

Pastoral Ministries Base Design. Nashville; Convention Press, 1971.

The Second Marriage Guidebook; Dealing with the Unique Factors of the Second Wedding. Brentwood, Tenn.; J. M. Productions, 1983.

Wedding Ceremony Idea Book. Brentwood, Tenn; J. M. Productions, 1983.

Wedding Ceremony Idea Book. Brentwood, Tenn.; J. M. Productions, 1984.

Compiler; The Christian Home in the 70′s. Nashville; Broadman Press, 1974.

“Church Bulletin Bits”. Vols. 1-3. Grand Rapids, Mich.; Baker Book House, 1976-1987.

Clip-Art Features for Church Newsletters. Vols. 1-2. Grand Rapids, Mich.; Baker Book House, 1986.

Clip-Art Sentence Sermons for Church Publications. Grand Rapids, Mich.; Baker Book House, 1986.

Instant Cartoons for Church Newsletters. Vols. 1-3. Grand Rapids, Mich.; Baker Book House, 1982-1986.

Plain Talk About Growing Old; and Other Articles from Home Life and Mature Living, for Senior Adults. Nashville; Convention Press, 1977.

Editor_and_Compiler;

Preaching People to People. Nashville; Convention Press, 1972.

Editor:

Ministering to Families. Nashville; Convention Press, 1971.

Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary. Nashville; T. Nelson, 1986.

1973 Summer Youth Program Activities. Nashville; Convention Press, 1973.

KNIGHT, MICHAEL, 1969-

Biography;

Novelist; professor of creative writing.  Born December 15, 1969, Mobile. B.A., Hampden-Sydney College; M.A., University of Southern Mississippi; MFA, University of Virginia.  Professor of  Creative Writing and Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Publishes short stories and reviews in periodicals, as well as novels.  Winner of the John and Renee Grisham Emerging Southern Writers Award; the New Writers Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers; the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Special Citation for Fiction, the Henfield Foundation Award for Fiction;  the Alabama Library Association Award for the Best Fiction Work, 2013 (for The Typist); Robert Penn Warren Prize for Excellence in Fiction, 2013.

Sources;

University of Tennessee website; Contemporary Authors online.

Publications;

Divining Rod.  Penguin Group, 1999.

Dogfight, and Other Stories.  Penguin Group, 1998.

Goodnight, Nobody. Grove/Atlantic, 2004.

The Holiday Season.  Grove/Atlantic, 2007.

The Typist. Grove/Atlantic, 2010.

KNIGHT, THOMAS M., 1943-2001

Biography:

University professor and administrator, baseball coach. Born– June 25, 1943, Monroeville, Ala. Parents–Duncan J. and Mary L. McCaskill Knight. Married–Sylvia Bledsoe-Knight. Education– Alabama State University, B.A., 1963; Kansas State College, M.A., 1969; Oklahoma State University, Ph.D., 1974; additional study at Marquette University and the University of Iowa. Taught and coached at Blount High School, Mobile County, 1963-1967; minor league baseball coach, San Francisco Giants organization, 1964-1965; taught, Alabama State University, 1968-1971; Ottawa University in Kansas, 1971-1973; graduate research assistant, Oklahoma State University, 1974; chair, Urban Studies Dept. and director, Urban Life Center, Alabama State University; Chair, Department of Social Sciences and Vice Chancellor, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Special envoy for the Israeli Embassy to consult in Middle Eastern Affairs for 2 years. Directed a TV documentary “Black Colleges and the Performing Arts,” 1970. Lectured on “The Urban Dilemma of Black Americans.” Died August 7, 2001.

Source:

Who’s Who Among Black Americans, 1980; obituary; ancestry.com

Publication(s):

Separatism on the American Frontier. Washington, D.C.; University Press of America, 1977.

KNOX, DAVID H., JR., 1943-

Biography:

Sociologist, university professor, marriage counselor. Born– Dec. 1, 1943, Birmingham, Ala. Education– Auburn University, B.A., 1966; Florida State University, M.A., 1967, Ph.D., 1969. Taught, East Carolina University, 1969-; marriage counselor, Nelson Clinic, 1969-. Author of many articles in professional journals. Fellowship in behavior modification, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1970-1971. Member; American Association of Marriage Counselors; Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy; National Council of Family Relations.

Source:

American Men and Women of Science, 1978; East Carolina University website.

Publication(s):

Choices in Relationships; an Introduction to Marriage and the Family. St. Paul. Minn.; West Pub. Co., 1971.

Discussion Guide to Accompany a Love Attitude Inventory. Saluda, N.C.; Family Life Publications, 1971.

Dr. Knox’s Marital Exercise Book. New York; McKay, 1975.

Exploring Marriage and the Family. Glenview, Ill.; Scott, Foresman, 1979.

Human Sexuality. St. Paul, Minn.; West Pub. Co., 1984.

Living Sociology. St. Paul. Minn.; West Pub., 1990.

M & F. 4th edition.  Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2017.

Marriage Happiness; a Behavioral Approach to Counseling. Champaign, Ill.; Research Press Co., 1971.

Marriage Inventory. Champaign, Ill.; Research Press Co., 1971.

Marriage; Who? When? Why? Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1974.

Joint_Publication(s):

Behavioral Family Therapy.  Chapel Hill:  Carolina Academic Press, 2009.

The Dancer’s Gift:  Sociology in Life. 7th edition.  Ontario, Canada:  de Sitter Publications, 2011.

Divorced Dad’s Survival Book.  Reading, MA:  Perseus Books, 2000.

Human Sexuality: Making Informed Decisions. 12th edition.  Belmont, CA:  Cengage Wadsworth, 2016.

Finding Love from 9 to 5:  Trade Secrets in Office Romance.  Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Press, 2010.

One Child by Choice. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1977.

Social Context View of Sociology.  Chapel Hill:  Carolina Academic Press, 2009.

When I Fall in Love Again:  A New Study of Finding and Keeping the Love of Your Life.  Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Press, 2010.

 

KNOX, JOHN, 1905-1983

Biography:

Writer. Born September 17, 1905, Carlsbad, N.M.  Parents– Thomas Spence Knox and Lucile Pauline Schwerdtfeger Knox.  Married–Elsie Lorene Oliver, 24 March 1941. Children– Four. Education– Abilene Christian College; McMurry College. Spent his early childhood in Eutaw, Ala., where his father was a Presbyterian minister; later moved to South Carolina, Texas, and back to Decatur, Ala. Freelance writer of short stories, short novels, and poems; wrote the first official history of Morgan County, Ala., based on a series of articles for the Decatur Daily.  Died May 6, 1983.

Source:

Files at the Alabama Public Library Service.

Publication(s):

A History of Morgan County, Alabama. Decatur, Ala.; Morgan County Board of Revenue and Control, 1972.

The Story of Decatur, Alabama. Decatur, Ala.; Mayor and Council, 1970.