MILLER, REX, 1929-


College professor; vocational instructor. Born– May 18, 1929, Jacksonville, Ala. Parents– James Otho and Leila Beatrice (Thompson) Miller. Married– Patricia Ann Navara, August 22, 1953. Children– Three. Education– B.A., University of Northern Iowa, 1953; M.A., Northern Colorado University, 1956; Ed.D., State University of New York College, Buffalo, 1961. Employed as a radio engineer and announcer, Waterloo, Iowa, 1951-1953; teacher, Allison, Iowa, 1953-1954; teacher, Ankeny, Iowa, 1954-1957; teacher, University of New York College, Buffalo, 1957; taught, Seneca Vocational School, Old Dominion University, Washington State University, Bemidji State College; State University of New York, Buffalo; consultant;  director, teacher workshops, United States, West Germany, England, Spain, Belgium, Turkey and Canada; editor, McKnight Publishing Company. Member International Technology Education Association; American Council on Technology Teacher Education; National Education Association; New York State Technology Education Association.  Received the Alumni Achievement Award, University of Northern Iowa, 1977, and the Award of Distinction from the American Industrial Arts Association, 1979.


Contemporary Authors online


Air Conditioning; Home and Commercial. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1984.

Basic Electricity. Peoria, Ill.; Bennett, 1978.

Carpentry Fundamentals. New York; McGraw-Hill, 1981.

Communications, Electricity and Electronics. Bloomington, Ill.; McKnight, 1971.

Communications; Industry and Careers. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice Hall, 1976.

Croxton’s Raid. Fort Collins, Col.; Old Army Press, 1979.

Electric Motors. Indianapolis, Ind.; Audel, 1977.

Electricity for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration. San Diego; Harcourt Brace, 1988.

Electrician–Electrician’s Helper. New York; Arco, 1991.

Energy, Electricity and Electronics; Applied Activities. Bloomington, Ill.; McKnight, 1963.

Experiences With Electrons. Bloomington, Ill.; McKnight, 1966.

Experiments for Electricity and Electronics. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1979.

Fractional Horsepower Electric Motors. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1984.

Home Appliance Servicing. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1983.

Industrial Electricity. Peoria, Ill.; Bennett, 1978.

Let’s Communicate. Buffalo, N.Y.; Tarot Publishing, 1971.

Machinist’s Library; Basic Machine Shop. Indianapolis, Ind.; Audel, 1978.

Machinist’s Library; Machine Shop. Indianapolis, Ind.; Audel, 1978.

Machinist’s Library; Toolmaker’s Handy Book. Indianapolis, Ind.; Audel, 1978.

Mathematics for Electricity and Electronics. Glencoe, Ill.; Glencoe Pub. Co., 1980.

Metal Technology. Indianapolis, Ind.; Sams, 1975.

Outboard Motors and Boating. Indianapolis, Ind.; Audel, 1977.

Painting and Decorating. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1984.

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. Peoria, Ill.; Bennett, 1983.

Refrigeration; Home and Commercial. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1984.

Residential Electrical Wiring. Peoria, Ill.; Bennett, 1981.

Selected Readings for Industrial Arts, Bloomington, Ill.; McKnight, 1963.

Small Gasoline Engines. Indianapolis, Ind.; Audel, 1984.


Carpentry and Construction. Blue Ridge Summit; Tab Books, 1991.

MILTON, HILARY H., 1920-2002


Writer; editor. Born– Jasper, Ala., April 2, 1920. Parents– Hilary Herbert and Erline (Moore) Milton. Married–Marietta Barber (died 1950). Married– Patty Sanders, September 26, 1952. Children– Two. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1938; Birmingham Southern College, 1939-1940; University of Alabama, A.B., 1948; M.A.,  1949.  U.S. Air Force, 1942-1945.  Taught, University of Alabama, 1948-1951; civilian specialist, Montgomery, 1951-1952; information specialist, St. Louis, 1952-1955; editorial director, 1955-1956; speech writer, Washington, D.C., 1956-1962; report writer, NASA, Washington, 1962-1970; researcher and writer, 1970-1971; writer-in-residence, Samford University, 1971-1784. Alabama Academy of Distinguished Authors; National Council of the Social Sciences Children’s Book Council Most Notable Book, 1976; Alabama Library Association Juvenile Book of the Year, 1983. Died December 26, 2002.


Contemporary Authors online; Something about the Author online


Blind Flight. New York; F. Watts, 1980.

The Brats and Mr. Jack. New York; Beaufort Books, 1980.

Craven House Horrors. New York; Wanderer Books, 1982.

Dungeon Demons. New York; Wanderer Books, 1985.

Dognappers. New York; Wanderer Books, 1982.

Escape From High Doom. New York; Wanderer Books, 1984.

Emergency! 10-33 on Channel 11! New York; F. Watts, 1977.

Fun House Horrors. New York; Wanderer Books, 1984.

The Gitaway Box. Washington, D.C.; R. B. Luce, 1968.

The House of God and Minnie May. Washington, D.C.; R. B. Luce, 1969.

The Longest Highway. Elgin, Ill.; David C. Cook, 1979.

Mayday! Mayday! New York; F. Watts, 1979.

Museum of the Living Dead. New York; Wanderer Books, 1985.

Nightmare Store. New York; Wanderer Books, 1952.

November Wheels. New York; Abelard, 1976.

Nowhere to Run. New York; F. Watts, 1978.

Shutterbugs and Car Thieves. New York; Wanderer Books, 1980.

Space Age Terror! New York; Wanderer Books, 1983.

Steps to Better Writing. New York; Spartan Books, 1962.

The Tipple Bell. Washington, D.C.; R. B. Luce, 1970.

Tornado. New York; F. Watts, 1983.

Two From the Dead. Boston; Houghton, 1983.



Born– Uriah, Ala., April 20, 1930. Married– Reecie Phillips. Children– Two. Education– public schools, Uriah. Employed as retail and wholesale food business, 1948-1965; owner, Mims Brokerage Company, Mobile; Public Works Commissioner, Mobile, 1965; under Mobile’s system, rotating the office; mayor, Mobile, 1968-1969, 1972-1973, 1976-1977; trustee, Judson College. Member– board of directors, Mobile Rescue Squad; Alabama League of Municipalities; National League of Cities. Honors– Mobile’s Outstanding Young Man, 1965.


Contemporary Authors, Vol. 29R.


For Christ and Country. Old Tappan, N.J.; F.H. Revel, 1969.



Clergyman; African Methodist denominational leader. Born– Dallas County, Ala., April 25, 1859. Parents– Andrew J. and Maria A. Mixon. Married Elizabeth Jackson, 1898 (died 1901).  One child.  Married Marie W. Mixon.  Education– tutors; Selma University. Licensed to preach, 1876; employed as a clergyman, African Methodist Episcopal Church; pastored nine churches and helped to found a number of others; presiding elder, Birmingham District, Selma District, Greensboro, Montgomery, and Troy; teacher-principal, Decatur; editor of the local African-American newspaper, the Dallas Post. Helped found the Payne School in Selma in 1889; served as secretary-treasurer and as chairman of the executive board of the school. Awarded an honorary Doctorate of Divinity by Wilberforce University, 1897. Died 1932.


Introductory Material to History of African Methodism in Alabama.   Nashville, 1902.

Irwin Garland’s The Afro American Press and Its Editors. Springfield, Mass.; Willey & Co., 1891.


History of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Alabama. Nashville;

A.M.E. Church Sunday School Union, 1902.

A Methodist Luminary. Selma, Ala.; Selma Printing Co., 1891.


A collection of the papers of Henry Winfield Mixon, including his diary, is held by the John Hope Franklin Research Center at Duke University.



Banker; genealogist. Born– Coffee County, Ala., April 2, 1897. Parents– William Thomas and Coral (Fuller) Mixson. Married– Grace Swanson, April 23, 1928. Children– Two. Education– Emory College, 1917-1918; University of Alabama, 1919. Employed, Elba Bank & Trust, 1920-1929; Bank of Thorsby, 1929-1938; Bank of Commerce, Clayton, 1938-1942; Bank of Ozark, 1942-1947; Bank of Dadeville, 1947. Member– Kiwanis. Died December 1, 1988.


Grove’s Library of Alabama Lives.


The Mixon-Mixson Family. 3 vols. Ft. Worth, Tex.; American Reference Publishers, 1969-1975.



Author, educator. Born–June 6, 1915,  Jacksonville, AL  Parents– Zebulon A. and Emily (Burgess) Johnston. Married– Howard Mize. Children– Three. Education– Jacksonville High School, 1935. Employed as librarian; store clerk; instructor, state school. Died May 3, 2010.


Shirley J. Mize, Decatur, Ala. Obituary, Decatur Daily,


Time Changes Everything. Bear Creek, Ala.; Legacy Editions, 1979.May 3, 2010.



Writer. Born– Andalusia, Ala., July 12, 1942. Parents– Walter Oliver and Mary Jim (Hilson) Merrill. Married– James Thomas Moates, Jr., June 2, 1959. Children– Four. Education– B.S., University of Alabama, 1975; graduate study, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Samford University. Employed by Steeley Enterprises, Birmingham, 1983; Power of Positive Students Foundation, 1983-1984; McDonnell Douglas Corporation, 1984-1985; University of Alabama Special Studies, 1986, President Moates and
Associates, 1993. Member– president, Alabama Writers’ Conclave; National State Poetry Society, Writing Today, Alabama Academy of Distinguished Authors; Magic City Writers.


Marianne M. Moates, Birmingham, Ala.


A Summer’s Sadness. New York; Vantage Press, 1968.

A Bridge of Childhood; Truman Capote’s Southern Years. New York; H. Holt, 1989; rpt. University of Alabama Press, 1996.



Born– Pell City, Ala., January 3, 1934. Parents– William E. and Martha (Funderburk) Leatherwood. Married– Robert Knight Moffett, January 31, 1955. Children– Three. Education– B.S., University of Alabama, 1954; M.S., Columbia University, 1972. Employed as head of the proof deparment, New Book of Knowledge, 1964-1966; senior copy editor, American Heritage Dictionary, 1966-1968.


Contemporary Authors, Vol. 37R.


The Common Garden. New York; Berkeley, 1977.

A Flower Pot is Not a Hat. New York; Dutton, 1972.


The First Book of Dolphins. New York; Watt, 1971.

The Whale in Fact and in Fiction. New York; Quist, 1967.


Love Poems of John Donne; Selections. New York; World Pub. Co., 1971.

Love Poems of the Troubadours; Selections. New York; World Pub. Co., 1971.

Poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Selections. New York; World Pub. Co., 1971.



Botanist. Born– Esslingen, Germany, December 28, 1824. Parents– Louis M. and Dorothea Mohr. Married– Sophia Roemer, 1852. Children– Five. Education– Polytechnic School, Stuttgart, 1845. Employed as a chemist, Brunn, Austria, 1847-1848; Cincinnati, Ohio, 1848; gold rush, California, 1849; farmer, Indiana, 1850; pharmaceutical business, Louisville, Ky., 1852; Mobile, Ala., 1857; survey of forests, Gulf States, 1880; botanist, Geological Survey of Alabana, 1884; University of Alabama, 1880; Division of Forestry, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1892; Baltimore Herbarium, Ashville, N.C., 1900.


Dictionary of American Biography, Vol. 26, Biographical Dictionary of American Scientists, 17th through 19th Centuries.


The Lands of the Louisville and Nashville R.R. in Alabama, as Homesteads for the Settler. Birmingham, Ala.; Roberts & Son, 1884.

The Natural Resources of Alabama, Displayed in the Exhibit of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company at the Southern Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky. Mobile, Ala.; Daily Register office, 1883.

Notes on the Red Cedar. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1901.

Plant Life of Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing Co., 1901.

The Timber Pines of the Southern United States. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1896.


The Ferns of North America. Salem; S.E. Cassino & Co., 1879-1880.

The Handbook of Alabama, by Saffold Berney. Mobile; Mobile Register Print, 1878.

Manual of the Mosses of N. America. Boston; S.E. Cassino, 1884.



University professor. Born– Jacksonville, Ala., October 12, 1952. Parents– Theron Earle, Jr. and Ada Kathleen (Bounds) Montgomery. Education– B.A., English, Birmingham Southern College, 1975; M.A., Jacksonville State University, 1977; Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, 1982. Employed as an assistant professor, Troy State University, 1982; formed, The Alabama Literacy Review, 1987.


To Cry Is Not a Sin and from Dr. & Mrs Theron Montgomery, Jacksonville, Ala.


To Cry Is Not a Sin. San Diego, Calif.; Grossmont Press, 1978.



Farmer. Born– Georgia, 1851. Employed as a farmer, Albertville, Ala., 1889; Church of Christ, Albertville (now the North Broad Church of Christ).




Eunice Loyd. Cincinnatti; F. L. Rowe, 1909.

The Language of the Two Ordinances; Reply to a Tract by R. S. Gavin. Cincinnati; F. L. Rowe, 19–?



University professor. Born– Belk, Fayette County, Ala., November 22, 1887. Parents– James David and Sarah Frances (Estes) Moore. Married– Ruby Mason Myrick, February 21, 1918. Children– Two. Education– B.S., 1911; M.S., Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1912; A.M., University of Chicago, 1915; Ph.D., 1921. Employed as an instructor, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1911-1914; teaching fellow, University of Chicago, 1915-1919; Iowa State University, 1919-1923; University of Alabama, 1923-1958; professor of history; dean, Graduate School, 1925-1958; president, Southern Historical Association, 1942; executive director, Alabama Civil War Centennial Committee.


Who Was Who in Alabama, 1972, National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. 53.


A Brief Story of Women’s Role in the Confederacy. University, Ala.; Alabama Civil War Centennial Commission, 1964.

Conscription and Conflict in the Confederacy. New York; Macmillan, 1924.

History of Alabama. University, Ala.; University Supply Store, 1934.

History of Alabama and Her People. Chicago; The American Historical Society, 1927.

History of the Conference of Deans of Southern Graduate Schools 1925-1963. S.l.; Conference of Deans of Southern Graduate Schools, 196?

A New Nation, A War, A Young Hero, and a Surrender. University, Ala.; Alabama Civil War Centennial Commission, 1965.

Prologue to the Great American Tragedy. University, Ala.; Alabama Civil War Centennial Commission, 1964.

Reasons for the National Centennial Commemoration of the Civil War; Its Basic Objectives and Potential Values. University, Ala.; Alabama Civil War Centennial Commission, 1963.

A Survey of the Civil War Centennial Commemoration in Alabama. University, Ala.; Alabama Civil War Centennial Commission, 1965.



Born– Birmingham, Ala., September 19, 1918. Parents– Henderson Abrams and Willie Bell (Roberts) Hamilton. Married– Josephus Moore, Sr., Selma, Ala., August 19, 1955. Children– Four. Education– A.B., Miles College, 1940; M.A., Atlanta University, 1945. Employed as a teacher, Sumter County, Bibb County; Miles College; teacher, principal, Eureka Elementary School; reporter, Birmingham News, 1964. Honors– Teacher of the Year, Birmingham Progressive Association, 1961-1962; Periclean Club Merit Award, Woman of the Year, Southern Beauty Congress, 1967; Certificate of Award, B’Nai B’rith, 1971.  Died October 11, 1987.


Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. 3.


Behind the Ebony Mask. Birmingham, Ala.; Southern University Press, 1961.

The Help-One-Another Club, Inc.; People Helping People. Birmingham, Ala.; Printing, 1976.

The Story of One Little House; Help-One-Another Club, Inc. Birmingham; the Club, 1975.

MOORE, GLOVER, 1911-2004


University professor. Born– Birmingham, September 22, 1911. Parents– Glover and Maud (Mims) Moore. Education– B.A., Birmingham Southern College, 1932; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1933; Ph.D., 1936. Employed as an instructor, Vanderbilt, 1935-1936; Mississippi State University, 1936-1977; Adjutant General’s Department, U.S. Army, 1942-1946. Member– president, Mississippi Historical Society; Organization of American Historians. Honors– A group of former students published in his honor  Southern Miscellany, a volume of essays, 1981. Died November 9, 2004.


Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1982-1983; obituary, Birmingham News, November 12, 2004.


The Afro-American Story. State College, Miss.; s.n., 1970.

The Missouri Controversy, 1819-1821. Lexington; University of Kentucky Press, 1966.

William Jemison Mims, Soldier and Squire. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1966.


A Calhoun County, Alabama Boy in the 1860s. Jackson; University Press of Mississippi, 1978.



Writer. Born– Talladega, Ala., October 31, 1843. Parents– General William B. and Martha (Robey) McClellan. Married–(1) Albert W. Plowman, 1873  (died 1878) ; (2)  M. V. Moore, 1892 (died 1900). Children– One.  Education– Centenary Institute, a Methodist academy located at  Summerfield, Alabama.  Began her career by writing humorous dialect  pieces under the pseudonym Betsy Hamilton for  The Alabama Reporter, a local Talladega newspaper; later wrote for The Sunny South, an Atlanta paper, and for some years for The Atlanta Constitution.  Wrote pieces for Harper’s Weekly.  Performed public readings of her writing all over the country.  Founding member of Alabama Writers Conclave. The Conclave created the “Betsy Hamilton Collection of Alabama Writers” in her honor in the library at the University of Montevallo.  Died February 26, 1929.


American Authors and Books and  Southern Character Sketches.

Jones, Virginia K., “Betsy Hamilton,” Alabama Librarian, XIII (1962), 13-15.


Christmas on an Old Time Plantation. S.l.; s.n., 19–?. (Written by request of, and read to, the Highland City Book Club of Talladega, Alabama.)

Betsy Hamilton: Southern Character Sketches. Atlanta, Ga.; The Dickert Co., 1921.



Writer, teacher, librarian. Born– Marion, Ala., August 16, 1858. Parents– John and Emily Adelia (Billingslea) Moore. Married– Mary Brown Daniel, 1900. Children– One. Education– Howard College, 1878; studied law. Employed as a teacher, Monterey and Pineapple, Ala.; founded, Moore’s Academy, Pineapple; horse breeder, Maury County, Tenn.; editor, Horse Review, (published in Chicago); formed the magazine, Trotwood’s Monthly (later Taylor-Trotwood Magazine), 1905-1906; director, libraries, Archives and History of Tennessee, 1919-1929.


Dictionary of American Biography and from National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. 13.


The Bishop of Cottontown; a Story of the Southern Cotton Mill. Philadelphia; J.C. Winston Co., 1906.

The Draper Manuscripts as Relating to Tennessee. Nashville; Brandon, 1919.

The Gift of the Grass; Being the Autobiography of a Famous Racing Horse. Boston; Little, Brown, 1911.

Hearts of Hickory; a Story of Andrew Jackson and the War of 1812. Nashville; Cokesbury Press, 1926.

Jack Ballington, Forester. Philadelphia; John C. Winston Co., 1911.

The Old Cotton-Gin (poem). Philadelphia; John C. Winston Co., 1910.

Ole Mistis, and Other Songs and Stories from Tennessee. Philadelphia; John C. Winston Co., 1897.

Songs and Stories from Tennessee. Chicago; J.C. Bauer, H.T. Coates Co., 1897.

A Summer Hymnal; a Romance of Tennessee. Philadelphia; H.T Coates Co., 1901.

Tom’s Last Forage. Nashville; Cokesbury Press, 1926.

Uncle Wash; His Stories. Philadelphia; John C. Winston Co., 1910.


Tennessee, the Volunteer State, 1769-1923. Chicago; S. J. Clarke, s.d.



Engineer. Born– Hannibal, Mo., April 17, 1882. Parents– Joe and Emma (Purkey) Moore. Married– Martha Valentine, June 3, 1908. Children– Three. Education– Galion, Ohio; Morgan Engineering Company, 1903. Employed as a clerk, Erie Railroad, 1900-1903; mechanical engineer, Tennessee Coal and Iron Company, Ensley, Ala., 1906-1908; engineer, American Cast Iron Pipe Company, 1908-1918; president, 1924-1946; president, Sand Span Pipe Corporation of America. Member– American Foundrymens Association, Cast Iron Pipe Research Association, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Steel Founders Society, and Newcomen Society.


National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. 39.


Development of the Cast Iron Pressure Pipe Industry in the Southern States, 1800-1938. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Publishing Co., 1939.



University professor of economics. Born– Luverne, Ala., December 31, 1925. Parents– William Manning and Georgia (Morgan) Moore. Married– Hazel Sanders, March 18, 1949. Children– Three. Education– A.B., 1950; M.A., 1951; Ph.D., University of Alabama, 1960. Served in the U.S. Navy, WWII; in Naval Reserve after 1954.  Employed as a professor, West Georgia College, 1958-77; department chair, 1965-77. Visiting professor, University of Georgia, 1965.  Member Georgia Association of Economics Educators, Southern Economics Association, Naval Reserve Association, Navy League of the United States.  The W. Glenn Moore Memorial Scholarship at the University of West Georgia was established in his honor. Died September 12, 1977.


Contemporary Authors online


Coeval Economics; a Book of Reading. Berkeley, Calif.; McCutchan Publising Corp., 1970.



Attorney. Born– Cincinnati, Ohio, March 11, 1930. Parents– Charles and Ethel Inez (Mitchell) Moore. Married– Camille Walpole, September 5, 1953. Children– One. Education– B.S., University of Alabama, 1953; J.D., 1955; Alabama Bar, 1955; Washington, D.C. Bar, 1972. Employed as an instructor, University of Alabama, 1954-1955; firm of Dumas, O’Neal and Hay, Birmingham, 1955-1958; individual practice, 1958-1963; assistant counsel, American Association of University Professors, 1963-1964; attorney, Legal Defense and Education branch, NAACP, 1963-1964; director, southern regional office, American Civil Liberties Union, 1964-1972; director, national office, 1972. Honors– Fellow, law school, University of Pennsylvania, 1964; Man of the Year, Utility Club of New York, 1965.


Who’s Who in America, 1982-1983, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1976.


One Man, One Voice. New York; Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1979.

A Time to Speak. New York; Harper, 1964.



Teacher. Born– Huntsville, Ala., July 4, 1916. Parents– Howard Cannon and Ethel Mae (Gowan) Morland. Married– Margaret Louise Ward, February 26, 1949. Children– Three. Education– B.S., Birmingham Southern College, 1938; B.D., Yale University, 1943; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1950. Employed as an instructor, in English, Yale-in-China Program, Changsha, Hunan, 1943-1946; executive secretary, Yale-in-China Association, 1946-1947; teaching, College of William and Mary, 1949-1953; Randolph-Macon Women’s College, 1953. Awards; Fulbright Scholarship to Chinese Unive rsity of Hong Kong, 1966-1967; U.S. Office of Education research grant, 1972.


Contemporary Authors, Vol. 41-44 and from Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1982-1983.


A Follow-up Study of the Mill-village Sections of “Kent”. S.l.; s.n., 1958.

Lunch-counter Desegration in Corpus Christi, Galveston, and San Antonio, Texas. Atlanta, Ga.; Southern Regional Council, 1960.

Race, Values and American Unity. Deland, Fla.; Stetson University, 1969.

School Desegregation, Help Needed?; a Survey of Southern Educators. Washington, D.C.; The Potamic Institute, Inc., 1962.

Social Problems in the United States. New York; Ronald Press Co., 1975.

Token Desegregation and Beyond. Atlanta; Southern Regional Council, 1963.


Millways of Kent. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1958.

Race, Color, and the Young Child. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1976.


The Not So Solid South. Athens, Ga.; University of Georgia Press, 1971.



Born– October 25, 1878l Greensboro. Parents– James Marcellus and Sally (Pearson) Hobson. Education– Newcomb College, New Orleans.  Married– Benjamin Mann Morrison, Hammond, La. Children– Three.  Sister of Rear Admiral Richmond P. Hobson. Died November 29, 1972.


Files at Alabama Public Library Service.


The Song of a Happy World; Flowers and Nature. S.l.; s.n., s.d.



Teacher; adult educator. Born– Selma, Ala., September 27, 1877. Parents– William Calloway and Frances Cornelia (Lide) Cleveland. Married– John Morriss, September 1908. Education– A.B., Judson College, 1895; L.I., (a library science degree), Peabody College, 1908; special study, Universities of Virginia and Wisconsin; B.S., 1932; M.A., 1933, Teachers College, Columbia University. Employed as a teacher, public schools, Birmingham, 1900-1901; Selma, 1901-1904; Margaret Allen School, Birmingham, 1904-1908; organized community schools for adults, Buncombe County, N.C., 1919; executive director, National Education Association’s Department of Adult Education, 1929-1931; vice president, National Education Association, 1938-1940; director of adult elementary education, Buncombe County; Director of Adult Education, State Department of Public Instruction; WPA, North Carolina, 1936-1941. Died July 16, 1960.


Who’s Who of American Women, 1958.


Adult Adventures in Reading. New York; E. P. Dutton, 1939.

Citizens Reference Book. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1922.

Teachers’ Manual for Use With Adult Adventures in Reading. New York; E. P. Dutton, 1939.


Writing and Composition Book for Adult Beginners. Richmond; Johnson Publishing Co., 1921.

An Experimental Reading Study in the Joint Library-Adult Elementary Education Field. New York; Teachers College, Columbia University, 1935.

MORTON, CARL P., 1920-1994


Business executive; poet. Born– Leeds, Ala., June 7, 1920. Parents– Hartwell Albert and Eunice (Pledger) Morton. Married– Isabel Gibbons, October 2, 1946. Children– Three. Education– Auburn University. Served with the U.S. Air Force, WWII,1941-1945; awarded the Bronze Star. business executive, Hardy Corporation, 1946; president, Birmingham Mechanical Contractor’s Association.  Member Alabama Writers Conclave, Alabama State Poetry Society, National Federation of State Poetry Societies, advisory board, Auburn University School of Arts and Science.  Poet Laureate of the state of Alabama, 1983-1987.  Died February 20, 1994.


Marks’ Who Was Who in Alabama;  Pinpoint Press, Box 253, Florence, Ala..


Desiring Stone. Peterborough, N.H.; Windy Row Press, 1973.

An Occasional Tyger. Birmingham:  Woodview Press, 1977.


 Scrod I: The Poetry of Carl P. Morton [and others]. Florence, Ala.; Pauper’s Press, 1984.



Educator; administrator.  Born– Fredericksburg, Gillespie County,  Tex., June 27, 1904. Parents– John R. and Frances (McKinnon) Morton. Married– June Sweetman, August 1, 1928. Children– Three. Education– B.S., South West Texas State College, 1925; M.A., University of Texas, 1929; Ed.D., Columbia University, 1939; Ohio State University. Employed as a teacher, schools of Texas, 1925-1936; Public Works Agency, 1936-1937; director of extension teaching and professor of adult education, Mississippi State College, 1939-1944; director of continuing education, University of Alabama, 1944; dean of extension, University of Alabama, 1954. Died April 30, 1981.


Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. II.


 University Extension in the United States; a Study …. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1953.


Alabama’s Resources and the Schools …. University, Ala.; Bureau of Educational Research, College of Education, University of Alabama, 1946.



Teacher, writer. Born– Montevallo, Ala., May 16, 1866. Parents– Colvin Alexander and Eliza Miriam (Hudson). Married– Dr. Robert A. Moseley, March 2, 1892. Education– Florence State Normal College, 1883. Employed as teacher, Sayre Street School, Montgomery, 1883-1892; writer, poetry, Montgomery Advertiser; founded and edited, Birmingham Times; editor, woman’s department of that newspaper, 1895-1899. Died November 10, 1941.


Files at Alabama Public Library Service


The Wonder Lady. Boston; Lothrop, Lee & Sheperd, 1911



Methodist clergyman; historian. Born– Montgomery, Ala., January 15, 1899. Parents– Franklin McLemore and Lela (Shackelford) Moseley. Married– Pattie Moore, March 25, 1942. Children– One. Education– Auburn University, 1918-1921; certificate in theology, Southern Methodist University, 1932; A.B., Huntingdon, 1933. Employed as minister, Burnt Corn, LaPlace Circuit, Butler, Auburn, Akron-Havanna, Pepperell-St.Paul, Marion Junction-Orrville, Georgiana, Montgomery, Linden, Livingston, and Eutaw; director of the Wesley Foundation at Auburn University. Died August 1976.


160 Years of Methodism….


160 Years of Methodism in South Alabama and Northwest Florida, 1808-1968. Hannibal, Mo.; American Yearbook Co., 1968?


Index to a History of Methodism in Alabama. Troy, Ala.; Alabama Genealogical Society, 1964.


Snedecor’s 1855-1856 Directory of Greene County, Alabama. (1963 reprint). Eutaw, Aala.; Moseley, 1963.


George Shackelford and Annette Jeter and Their Descendants. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1941.


1860 Census, Lowndes County, Alabama. Ft. Deposit, Ala.; Alice M. Lee, 1974.



Rabbi. Born– Livingston, Ala., September 23, 1878. Parents– Adolph and Emma (Isaacs) Moses. Married– Birdie Feld, June 2, 1925. Children– One. Education– Louisville, Ky.; B.A., University of Cincinnati, 1900; Hebrew Union College, 1901. Employed as rabbi, Temple Shaarai Shomayim, Mobile. Member– Mobile city, county departments of public welfare; Iberville Historical Society; Society for International Peace and Arbitration; Central and Southern Rabbinical Associations; American Anthropological Society; Phi Beta Kappa. Awards: Litt.D. by the University of Alabama in 1911.  Died June 9, 1956.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 6;  National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Vol. 13.


A Congregation in the Name of God. Mobile, Ala.; Brisk Pr. Co., 1905.

A History of the Jews of Mobile. Baltimore; Lord Baltimore Press, 1904.

Jewish Science; Divine Healing in Judaism. Mobile, Ala.; Gill Printing, 1915.

Our Present Condition as a Jewish Community. Mobile, Ala.; s.n., 1905.

A Peace Anthology – A Bible Message on Peace. Mobile, Ala.; Gill Printing, 1916.



Librarian. Born– Salina, Kan., November 25, 1906. Education– B.A., Knox College, 1929; B.S., Library Science, Western Reserve, 1938. Employed in production and sales, Burger-Baird Company, Kansas City, Mo., 1928-1929; retail bookseller, store manager, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1930-1937; readers’ advisor, Cleveland; director of libraries, Kansas City, Mo., 1938-1940; director, Huntsville, Ala., 1940; state, 1940-1945; director, Mobile’s public library services, 1945-1950; director, Topeka, Kansas Public Library, 1950-1964. Member– Kansas and American Library Associations.


Alabama Public Library Service files.


Here Comes the Circus. Boston; Houghton, 1941.

Report of a Survey of the El Dorado Public Library, El Dorado, Kansas …. S.l.; s.n., 1957.

Report of a Survey of the George Smith Public Library, Junction City, Kansas …. Emporia; Kansas State Teachers College, 1953.

Report of a Survey of the Newton Public Library, Newton, Kansas …. S.l.; s.n., 1961.

Report of a Survey of the Salina Public Library, Salina, Kansas …. S.l.; s.n., 1941.

A Survey of the Free Public Library of Topeka, 1950. Topeka; Free Public Library, 1951.



Librarian; poet. Born– Anniston, Ala., January 2, 1912.  Parents; Stephen E. and Della C. Moses.  Education– A.B., Talladega College; M.L.S, Atlanta University. Employed as a service club director, Fort McClellan, Ala.; special services hostess, U.S. Air Force, Germany; librarian, Albany State College; Booker Washington Business College, Birmingham; University of Southern California; Los Angeles County Public Library. Wrote under the name Fluci Moses; subject of a television documentary, “Miss Fluci Moses” (1987),  directed by Allie Sharon Larkin. Honors– Librarian of the Year, Los Angeles County Employees Association; County Employee of the Year, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 1966. Died May 11, 1987.


Shadow Castings.


Shadow Castings; a Book of poetry. Los Angeles; Brockman Gallery, 1983.



Editor; writer. Born– New York City, September 2, 1878. Parents– Montefiore J. and Rose (Jonas) Moses. Married– Lucille Dorothy Herne, February 1, 1911 (died 1921). Children– One. Married– Leah Agnes Houghtaling, June 19, 1923. Children– One. Education– Montgomery, Ala.; B.S., College of the City of New York, 1899. Employed on editorial staff, Literary Digest, 1900-1902; dramatic editor, The Reader Magazine, 1903-1907; dramatic critic, The Independent, 1908-1918, The Book News Monthly, 1908-1918, The Bellman, 1910-1919. Died March 29, 1934.


Dictionary of American Biography, Suppl. 1; Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1.


The American Dramatist. Boston; Little, Brown, 1911.

The American Theater as Seen by Its Critics, 1752-1934. New York; W. W. Norton, 1934.

Children’s Books and Reading. New York; M. Kennerley, 1907.

The Fabulous Forrest. Boston; Little, Brown, 1929.

Famous Actor-Families in America. New York; T.Y. Crowell, 1906.

Henrik Ibsen. New York; M. Kennerley, 1908.

The Life of Heinrich Conried. New York; T. Y. Crowell, 1916.

The Literature of the South. New York; T. Y. Crowell, 1910.

Maurice Maeterlinck. New York; Duffield, 1911.

A Study Course on the American Drama. Chicago; Drama League of America, 1916.


Everyman, a Morality Play. New York; J. F. Taylor, 1903.

The Palmer Cox Brownie Primer. New York; Century, 1906.

Plays of Clyde Fitch. Boston; Little, Brown, 1915.

Representative British Dramas, Victorian and Modern. Boston; Little, Brown, 1918.

Representative Continental Dramas, Revolutionary and Traditional. Boston; Little, Brown, 1924.

Representative One-Act Plays by Contnental Authors. Boston; Little, Brown, 1922.

Ring Up the Curtain. Boston; Little, Brown, 1932.

A Treasury of Plays for Children. Boston; Little, Brown, 1921.


Another Treasury of Plays for Children. Boston; Little, Brown, 1926.

British Plays from the Restoration to 1820. Boston; Little, Brown, 1929.

Clyde Fitch and His Letters. Boston; Little, Brown, 1924.

Dramas of Modernism and Their Forerunners. Boston; Little, Brown, 1931.

Representative American Dramas, National and Local. Boston; Little, Brown, 1925.

Translator; On Emerson, and Other Essays. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1912.

The Passion Play of Oberammergau. New York; Duffield, 1930.



University professor and administrator. Born– Starkville, Miss., April 17, 1932. Parents– Thomas Henry and Elizabeth (Crumpton) Mosley. Married– Susan Young Mosley, April 7, 1961. Children– One. Education– B.S., Mississippi State University, 1954; M.S., University of Tennessee, 1958; Ph.D., University of Alabama, 1965. Employed as a trainee, Pick Hotel Corporation, 1957-1959; field representative, Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company, 1959-1960; taught at the University of Alabama, 1960-1962; Mississippi State University, 1962-1968; University of Otago, New Zealand, 1969; University of South Alabama, 1973-199; Dean of the College of Business and Management Studies at USA, 1973-1982. Member– Southern Management Association; Academy of Management; director, American Association of University Administrators.  Named Professor Emeritus at USA on his retirement in 1999. Died July 30, 2007.


Who’s Who in America, 1982; Obituary, Mobile Clarion-Ledger, August 3, 2007..


An Analysis and Evaluation of a Community Action Anti-Poverty Program in the Mississippi Delta. State College; Mississippi State University, 1967.

An Interpretive Analysis and Evaluation of a Pilot Community Leadership Program. Mobile, Ala.; Business Resources Center, College of Business and Management, University of South Alabama, 1975.

Management, Concepts and Applications. New York; Harper & Row, 1983.

Management, the Art of Working With and Through People. Encino, Calif.; Dickenson, 1974.

Supervisory Management; the Art of Working With and Through People. Cincinnati; South-Western Pub., 1985.



Educator, college professor; advocate for African-American progress. Born– August 26, 1867, Amelia County, Va. Parents– Booker and Emily (Brown) Moton. Married– Elizabeth Hunt Harris, June 7, 1905 (died 1906). Married– Jennie Dee Booth, July 1, 1908. Children– Five. Education– Taught by mother; attended free school for Negroes; Hampton Institute, 1885-1891.  Commandant of student cadet corps at Hampton, 1891-1915; assisted in soliciting funds for Hampton and represented school at meetings and conferences.  Principal of Tuskegee Institute, 1915-1940; added College department in the 1920’s; established camp for training black officers and a black combat division in World War I; aided in the nomination of  Emmett Scott, an African-American,  as assistant to the Secretary of War and in the selection of Tuskegee as the site for a VA Hospital. Served as  Chairman of the American Red Cross, 1927; Chairman of the U.S. Commission on Education in Haiti, 1930. Received the Harmon Award for Race Relations, 1932; the Spingarn Medal, 1935. Awarded honorary degrees by Oberlin College, Williams College, Virginia Union, Wilberforce,Lincoln, Howard, and Harvard Universities.  Selected to deliver a major address at the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial, 1922. The airfield at Tuskegee, where the Tuskegee Airmen trained during World War II, is named in his honor. Retired from Tuskegee Institute, 1935. Died May 31, 1940.


The papers of Robert Russa Moton are included in the Moton Family Papers collection at the Library of Congress.


Dictionary of American Biography, Suppl. 2, Current Biography, 1940, and Reader’s Digest, 57; pp. 25-28, Nov. 1950.


An Apostle of Good Will. Hampton, Va.; Hampton A & M Institute, 1917.

Finding a Way Out. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1920.

The Negro of Today. Tuskegee, Ala.; Tuskegee Institute, 1921.

The Negro’s Debt to Lincoln. Hampton, Va.; s.n., 1922.

Racial Good Will. Hampton, Va.; Hampton Institute, 1916.

What the Negro Thinks. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1929.



Zoologist; University professor. Born– December 25, 1931, Lewisburg, Tenn. Parents– Logan McKnight Mount and Frances Hughes Mount. Married– Rena Williams, 1961. Children– Two.  Married 2d Jane Douglass, 1977. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.S., M.S.; Ph.D., Florida, 1961. Taught at Alabama College, 1961-1966; Auburn University, 1966-1986. Member– American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Awarded Emeritus status on his retirement.


American Men and Women of Science, 1979.


The Reptiles and Amphibians of Alabama. Auburn, Ala.; Auburn University Experiment Station, 1975.

Systematic and Ecological Relationships of the Water Snakes Natrix Sipedon and N. Fasciata in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Lawrence; Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas, 1976.



Lawyer, journalist, businessman. Born– November 24, 1885, Birmingham. Parents– Joseph Paul and Eula (Anglin) Mudd. Married– Nellie Nabors, November 24, 1908. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, B.S., 1906; University of Virginia, LL.B., 1908. Added to Alabama Bar, 1908;  practiced law until 1913; President of Tuscaloosa News, Gadsden Times; and the Rome (Ga.) News Tribune; chairman of the board for the Etowah Hotel Company. Member– Phi Delta Phi; Phi Delta Theta. Died September 19, 1942.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 2.


The Old Boat Rocker. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1935.

MULLER, ALBERT A., 1785-1858.

Episcopal priest; poet.  Served Episcopal parishes in South Carolina and Mississippi; rector of Christ Church, Tuscaloosa, 1830-   .  First person to receive an honorary degree from the University of Alabama.


Gospel Melodies, and other Occasional Poems. 1825.

MULLINS, ISLA MAY, 1859-1936


Writer. Born– April 30, 1859, Summerfield. Parents– Anson Wheeler and Lydia Maria (Cobb) Hawley. Married–Rev. Edgar Young Mullins, June 2, 1886. Children– Two. Education– private tutor;  Judson College.  Husband was the fourth president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky., 1899-1928, and president of the Southern Baptist Convention and the Baptist World Alliance.  Died February 6, 1936.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1, and American Authors and Books; Find a Grave website.


Anne of the Blossom Shop. Boston; Page Co., 1914.

Anne’s Wedding. Boston; Page Co., 1916.

The Blossom Shop. Boston; Page Co., 1913.

The Boy from Hollow Hut. New York; Fleming H. Revell, 1911.

Captain Pluck. New York; George H. Doran Co., 1926.

Edgar Young Mullins. Nashville; Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1929.

House Beautiful. Nashville; Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1934.

The Mt. Blossom Girls. Boston; Page Co., 1918.

Side By Side; a Child Study. Philadelphia; American Baptist Publishing Soc., 1898.

Timothy’s Second wife. New York; Fleming H. Revell, 1922.

Tweedie. Boston; Page Co., 1922.

Uncle Mary. Boston; Page Co., 1922.

An Upward Look for Mothers. Philadelphia; The Griffith and Rowland Press, 1900.

When Yesterday Was Young. New York; George H. Doran Co., 1926.



College professor. Born– December, 1898, Brinson, Ga. Parents– Homer Hodges and Carolina (Jones) Brinson. Married– Winthrop Marshall Munro, January, 1934. Children– One. Education– Andrew Junior College, diploma, 1917; Wesleyan College, B.A., 1919; Columbia University, M.A., 1924; postgraduate study Columbia, 1934; Oxford University, 1966. Taught history, Brinson, and Plant City, Fla. High Schools; Andrew College, Lander College, Furman University, Jacksonville State College, Georgia State College for Women; Huntingdon College, 1929-1968. Member of the Alabama and Southern Historical Associations; library board of the Carnegie Library in Montgomery. Died August 23, 1991.


Owen’s Story of Alabama, Directory of American Scholars,


Handbook for Clubwomen. Clinton, S.C.; Jacobs Press, 1942.



Episcopal priest. Born– August 31, 1869. Fort Smith, Ark. Parents– Samuel W. and Janie (Gardner) Murphy. Married– Maud King, August 31, 1891. Children– Two. Education– University of the South; General Theological Seminary and Columbia University. Ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Church, 1890; a priest, 1893. Served as rector of churches in San Antonio and Laredo, Tex.; Chillicothe, Ohio and Montgomery. Helped found a black episcopal church; organized a conference to promote interchange between blacks and whites and among people throughout the United States. Organized and chaired the first Alabama Child Labor Committee; served as first secretary of the first National Child Labor Committee. Withdrew from the ministry to devote more time to reform movements and to the Southern Education Board; secretary of S.E.B., 1903-1908. Wrote under the name of Kelvin McKready.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1; National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, vol. 25, Dictionary of American Biography, Vol. 13, and Biographical Dictionary of Southern Authors.


Alabama’s First Question. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n. 1904.

The Basis of Ascendancy. New York; Longmans, 1909.

A Beginner’s Star-Book, by Kelvin McKready. New York; Putnam, 1912.

The Case Against Child Labor. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Child Labor Conmittee, 1900.

Child Labor and Business. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Child Labor Committee, 1902.

Child Labor and the Public. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Child Labor Committee, 1900.

Child Labor in Alabama and the South. Montgomery, Ala.; Central Committee on Child Labor in Alabama, 1901.

Child Labor in the Southern Press. Montgomery, Ala.; Executive Committee on Child Labor in Alabama, 1902.

Child Labor Legislation. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Child Labor Committee, 1900.

Child Labor Question in Alabama. New York; National Child Labor Committee, 1907.

The Church and the Negro Episcopate. S.l.; s.n., 1907.

The Edgar Gardner Murphy Papers in the Southern Historical Collection of the University of North Carolina Library. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina, 1966.

The Federal Regulation of Child Labor. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Child Labor Committee, 1907.

The Larger Life. New York; Longmans, 1897.

The Negro and the “Solid South.” Cheyney, Pa.; Committee of Twelve for the Advancement of the Interests of the Negro Race, 1900. An Open Letter on Suffrage Restriction. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Printing, 1901.

Problems of fhe Present South. New York; Grossett, 1904.

The South and Her Children. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Committee on Child Labor, 1902.

Southern Education. S.l.; s.n., 1902.

The Task of the South. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1900.

The White Man and the Negro of the South. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1900.

Words for the Church. New York; Whittaker, 1897.

MURRAY, ALBERT, 1916-2013


Author; university professor; military officer.  Born June 12, 1916, Nokomis (Escambia County),  Alabama. Parents– John Lee and Sudie Young.  Married Mozelle Menefee, May 31, 1941.  Children– one.  Education–Tuskegee Institute, B.S., 1941; New York University, M. A., 1948; postgraduate work at the University of Michigan, 1940; Northwestern University, 1941; University of Paris, 1950.  Served in the U.S. Air Force, 1943-62; retired as major.  After retirement from the Air Force wrote novels, nonfiction, and criticism;  an important figure on the New York literary scene and a friend and associate of Ralph Ellison and other influential authors and thinkers. Participated in many literary symposia and served as writer in residence at many universities, including Columbia, the University of Massachusetts, Barnard College, Drew University, and others.  Member International PEN, Authors League of America, Authors Guild, and Alpha Phi Alpha.  Received the Lillian Smith Award for Fiction in 1974; the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for music criticism, 1976;  Lincoln Center Directors Emeritii Award, 1991; the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle, 1996; Distinguished Artist Award, Alabama State Council on the Arts, 2003; honorary doctorates from Colgate University, 1975, and Spring Hill College, 1996. Elected to the inaugural class of the Alabama Authors Hall of Fame, 2015. Died August 18, 2013.


Contemporary Authors online; obituary, 20 August 2013.


Train Whistle Guitar.  McGraw, 1974.

The Omni-Americans:  New Perspectives on Black Experience and American Culture.  New York:  Outerbridge and Dienstrfrey, 1970.

South to a Very Old Place.  New York: McGraw, 1972.

The Hero and the Blues.  Columbia, MO:  University of Missouri Press, 1973.

Stomping the Blues.  New York:  McGraw, 1976.

Reflections on Logic, Politics, and Reality:  A Challenge to the Sacred Consensus of Contemporary American Thinking.  Riverdale, NY: Braimanna Publishers, 1989.

The Spyglass Tree.  Pantheon, 1991.

The Blue Devils of Nada:  A Contemporary American Approach to Aesthetic Statements.  New York:  Pantheon, 1996.

The Seven League Boots.  Pantheon, 1996.

Conversations with Albert Murray.  Kackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1997.

Conjugations and Reiterations.  Pantheon, 2001.

From the Briarpatch File: On Context, Procedure, and American Identity.  New York:  Pantheon, 2001.

The Magic Keys.  Pantheon, 2005.


Good Morning Blues; The Autobiography of Count Basie.  New York; Random House, 1985.


Trading Twelves; The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray.  New York; Modern Library, 2000.




Author and illustrator of children’s books.  Born–Pennsylvania. Currently lives in Birmingham. Children–three. First place, SCBWI portfolio award, 2014; runner-up 2012, 2013.


Lori Nichols website

Maple. Nancy Paulsen Books, 2014.

Maple and Willow Apart.  2015.

Maple and Willow Together.  2014.


This Orq. (He cave boy).  2014.

This Orq. (He say “Ugh”).  2015.




Historian; professor of history. Born– February 16, 1952, Hazel Green. Parents– Robert D. and Mary Ann Graham Norrell. Married Kelly Dowe, August 6, 1977. Children– four. Education– University of Virginia, B.A., 1974; M.A., 1978; Ph. D., 1983. Professor of history at the University of Alabama, 1986-1998; at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, after 1998. Member of the Organization of American Historians and the Southern Historical Association. Received the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 1986, and the Booker T. Washington Legacy Prize, 2006.

Contemporary Authors online.

The Alabama Journey: State History and Geography. [Fourth-grade textbook]. Yellowhammer Press, 1998.

The Alabama Story:  State History and Geography.  Yellowhammer Press, 1993.

Eden Rise. NewSouth Books, 2012.

The House I Live In:  Race in the American Century.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 2005.

James Bowron:  Autobiography of a New South Industrialist.  Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 1991.

The Making of Modern Alabama.  Yellowhammer, 1993.

A Promising Field: Engineering at Alabama, 1837-1987.  University of Alabama Press, 1990.

Reaping the Whirlwind:  The Civil Rights Movement in Tuskegee.  New York: Knopf, 1985.  Revised edition, 1998.

Up from History:  The Life of Booker T. Washington.  Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.

We Want Jobs! A Story of the Great Depression. Austin, TX:  Raintree/Steck-Vaughan, 1993.


Opening Doors: Perspectives on Race Relations in Contemporary America.  University of Alabama Press, 1991.




NORRIS, HELEN, 1916-2013

Writer; professor of English. Born June 22, 1916, Miami; moved to Montgomery at an early age. Parents– Elmer and Louise Brown Norris. Children–one. Education;  University of Alabama, B.A., 1938; M.A., 1940; additional graduate work at Duke University and the University of Alabama, where she was a student of Hudson Strode.  Assistant Professor of English at Huntingdon College, 1966-79; freelance writer after 1979.  Received the Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer of the Year, 2000.  Elected to Alabama Authors Hall of Fame in inaugural class, 2015. Winner of many literary awards, including a Pushcart Prize, two Andrew Lytle Awards, and five O’Henry Awards.  Poet Laureate of Alabama, 1999-2013. Died November 18, 2013.




The Burning Glass. LSU Press, 1992.

The Christmas Wife: Stories. University of Illinois Press, 1985.

For the Glory of God, Macmillan, 1958.

More than Seven Watchmen.  Zondervan, 1985.

One Day in the Life of a Born Again Loser.  University of Alabama Press, 2000.

Rain Pulse.  Timberline Press, 1997.

Something More than Earth. Little, Brown,  1940.

Walk with the Sickle Moon.  Birch Lane Press, 1985.

Water into Wine. University of Illinois Press,  1988.

Whatever Is Round.  Curbow Publications, 1994.




Publicist, playwright, secretary. Born– January 5, 1939, LaFayette, AL. Parents– Charles B. and Mary (Tucker) Ordway. Education– Hollins College, B.A., 1959; Yale Drama School, 1967-1968; Hunter College (C.U.N.Y.), M.A., 1970. Taught at Mitchell Junior College, 1963-1964; publicist for the New York Film Festival, 1967-1975. After the mid-1960’s, devoted time to play writing and other theatrical endeavors. Member of Actors Studio (1966-1969), Dramatists Guild, Authors League of America, and Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective. Awarded a fellowship by ABC Television for writing for the camera, Yale Drama School, 1967.


Contemporary Authors online


(Plays) Allison. 1970.

Australia Play. 1971.

The Chinese Caper. 1973.

Crabs. 1971.

A Desolate Place Near a Deep Hole. 1965.

Family, Family. 1972.

Free! Free! Free! 1965.

The Hostess. 1975.

Movie, Movie on the Wall. 1968.

A Passage Through Bohemia. 1966.

Playthings. 1973.

San Fernando Valley. 1971.

Sex Warfare. 1974

There’s a Wall Between Us, Darling. 1965.

We Agree. 1970.

(Collections) We Can Feed Everybody Here. Westbeth, N.Y.; s.n., 1974.



Historian; university professor. Born– May 15, 1904, Learned, Miss. Parents– Samuel George and Bettie Mae (Hendrick) Osborn. Married– Margaret McMillen, May 20, 1936. Children– Two. Education– Mississippi College, A.B., 1927; Indiana University, M.A., 1932; chairman of the Social Services Department at Berry College, 1935-1943; research expert for finance committee of the U.S. Senate, 1937-1938; University of Mississippi, 1943-1944; Memphis State University, 1944-1947; University of Florida, 1947-1974; Wallace State Junior College, 1974-1977.  Received research grants from American Philosophical Society (1956) and Woodrow Wilson Foundation (1959). Contributed to many scholarly journals. Member of the American and Southern Historical Associations and the American Academy of Political and Social Service.  Awarded emeritus status at the University of Florida, 1974; at Wallace State, 1977.  Died 1981.


Contemporary Authors online.  Directory of American Scholars, 1982 and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1976.


The First Baptist Church, Gainesville, FL, 1870-1970. S.l.; s.n., s.d.

James Kimble Vardaman; Southern Commoner. Jackson, Miss.; Hederman Bros. 1981.

John James Tigert; American Educator. Gainesville, Fla.; University of Florida Press, 1974.

John Sharp Williams, Planter-Statesman of the Deep South. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1943.

Woodrow Wilson in British Opinion and Thought. Gainesville, Fla.; Alachua County, 1980.

Woodrow Wilson; the Early Years. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1968.


The Role of the British Press in the 1970 American Presidential Election. Smithtown, N.Y.; Exposition Press, 1981.



Historian; high school teacher; university professor. Born– August 4, 1938, LaGrange, Ga. Parents– Thomas Oliver and Marian (Swindell) Ott. Married– Margaret Franklin, November 25, 1961. Children– Two. Education– Asbury College, B.A., 1961; Appalachian State University, M.A., 1963; University of Tennessee, Ph.D., 1970. Taught at Christ School, Arden, N.C., 1961-1963; Central Florida Academy, 1963-1965; University of North Alabama, 1967-. Member of Southern Historical Association, Southeastern Latin Americanists, and Association of Alabama Historians.


Contemporary Authors online and Directory of American Scholars, 1982.


The Haitian Revolution, 1789-1804. Knoxville, Tenn.; University of Tennessee Press, 1973.



Teacher, journalist. Born– December 23, 1863, Lowndes County. Married– Mary Young, November 8, 1888. Children– Two. Education– Alabama A & M College (Auburn), A.B., 1881; Simmons College, honorary A.M., 1906. Taught school in Texas. Served as editorial writer and managing editor of the Galveston News, Galveston Tribune, and Houston Post, 1889-1903; founder and editor of the Ft. Worth Record, 1903-1913; director of extension at Texas A & M College, 1914-1917; Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for the U.S., 1917-1919; chair of Globe Laboratories in Ft. Worth, 1921-.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 2, and Library of Southern Literature, Vol. 9.


Background of American Government. Dallas, Tex.; The Southern Pub. Co., 1924.

The Business of Agriculture During the War and After. Washington, D.C.; U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1918.

Galveston in Nineteen Hundred. Atlanta, Ga.; W.D. Chase, 1900.

History of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. College Station, Tex.; Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, 1935.

A History of the United States for the Grammar Grades. Dallas, Tex.; Southern Pub. Co., 1920.

Lone Star Edition of the World’s Best Orations … Chicago; Kaiser, s.d.

Rings o’ Smoke. New York; Abbey Press, 1902.

The Student’s History of Our Country …. Dallas, Tex.; Southern Pub. Co., 1912.



Archivist, journalist, writer. Born– September 1, 1869, Noxube County, Miss. Parents– John Hollis and Tallulah (Brockman) Bankhead. Married– Thomas M. Owen. Children– Two. Education– public and private schools in Alabama; Ward’s Seminary in Nashville. Served on the fiction and feature staff of Uncle Remus Magazine and Southern Women’s Magazine, woman’s page editor for the Montgomery Advertiser; director of Alabama Department of Archives and History, 1920-1935. Completed her husband’s History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Edited or compiled the Alabama Historical Quarterly, Alabama Historical and Statistical Register, and Montgomery Blue Book (1909-1910).


Owen’s Story of Alabama and Woman’s Who’s Who in America, 1914.


Alabama, a Social and Economic History of the State. Montgomery, Ala.; Dixie Book Co., 1938.

Our State–Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing Co., 1927.

The Story of Alabama; a History of the State. New York; Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1949.

Yvonne of Braithwaite. Boston; L.C. Page & Co., 1927.

Plays; Alabama; or the Making of a State… Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1919.

At Old Mobile. Mongtomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1919.

DeSoto and the Indians. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1919.



Lawyer, archivist. Born– December 15, 1866, Jonesboro. Parents– William Marmaduke and Nancy Lucretin (McAdory) Owen. Married– Marie Susan Bankhead, April 12, 1893. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., LL.B., 1887; A.M., 1893; LL.D., 1904; Practiced law in Bessemer, 1887-1894; city solicitor for Bessemer, 1890-1893; assistant solicitor for Jefferson County, 1892; chief clerk, Division of Post Office Inspector, U.S. Post Office Department in Washington, 1894-1897; practiced law in Carrollton and Birmingham, 1897-1901. Established and served as director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History, 1901-1920. Founder and president of the Alabama Library Association and the Alabama Anthropological Society. Member and officer of the Alabama Historical Society, Mississippi Valley Historical Society, Confederate History Club of Montgomery, Sons of the Revolution in Alabama, and United Sons of Confederate Veterans. Edited publications of the Alabama Historical Society, Department of Archives and History, and Gulf States Historical Magazine. Died March 25, 1920.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1, Library of Southern Literature, National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Vol. 19, and Dictionary of American Biography, Supplement 1.


Alabama; State Name, Boundaries, Capitol, Executive Mansion, Seal, Flag, Holidays, Song and Flower. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing Co., 1915.

Annals of Alabama, 1819-1900. Birmingham, Ala.; Webb Book Co., 1900.

Bibliography of Alabama. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1898.

City Code of Bessemer, Alabama. Bessemer, Ala.; s.n., 1888.

Dr. Basil Manly, the Founder of the Alabama Historical Society. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Historical Society, 1904.

The Establishment, Organization, Activities and Aspirations of the Department of Archives and History of the State of Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing Co., 1904.

History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Chicago; S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1921.

The Methodist Churches of Montgomery;… Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1908.

Our State–Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Printing Co., 1927.

Preliminary Index to the Legislative Reference Collections of the Department. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing Co., 1914.

Report of the Alabama History Commission to the Governor of Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing Co., 1901.

William Strother, of Virginia, and his Descendants. Harrisburg, Pa.; Harrisburg Pub. Co., 1898.


High Points in Alabama History. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Department of Archives and History, 1928.


Alabama Newspapers and Periodicals. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Department of Archives and History, 1915.

Handbook of the Alabama Anthropological Society, 1910. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing Co., 1910.

Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama; …. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing Co., 1911.


Alabama Official and Statistical Register. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Department of Archives and History, 1903.



Athlete, entertainer, businessman. Born– September 12, 1913, Danville. Parents– Henry and Emma (Alexander) Owens. Married– Ruth Solomon. Children– Three. Education– Ohio State University, A.B., 1937. Worked as an entertainer, served as WPA official; established a dry cleaning business, and became a salesman, 1937-1940. Employed by the Office of Civil Defense in Philadelphia, 1940-1942; Ford Motor Company, 1942-1946; military service, 1944; director of sport sales and part owner of a Negro baseball club, Portland, Ore., 1942-1956; secretary of the Illinois Athletic Commission, 1952-1955. Operated a public relations and marketing firm in Chicago, later Phoenix, 1955-. Member of the Illinois Youth Commission. In the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, won four medals for 100, 200, 400 meter races and the running broad jump; broke two Olympic records and one world record.


Current Biography, Vol. 80N and Who’s Who in America, 1980.


Track and Field. New York; Atheneum, 1976.


Blackthink; My Life as Black Man and White Man. New York; Morrow, 1970.

I Have Changed. New York; Morrow, 1972.

Jesse, A Spiritual Autobiography. Plainfield, N.J.; Logos International, 1978.

The Jesse Owens Story. New York; Putnam, 1970.

Jesse, the Man Who Outran Hitler. New York; Fawcett Gold Medal, 1978.