MAY, AGNES, 1903-1990


Writer. Born– Marshall County,  October 17, 1903. Parents– Dr. Olin and Mary E. May. Early days lived in Marshall County; later family lived in Snyder and Lubbock, Texas. Education– Kidd-Key College and Conservatory, a Methodist women’s college in Sherman, Texas (closed 1935). Died June 15, 1990.




Bloody Creek. New York; Pageant Press, 1963.



Film executive. Born– Demopolis, Ala., May 28, 1886. Parents– Simon and Rachel (Bernheim) Mayer. Married– Lillie Stein, May 16, 1916. Children– Three. Education– A.B., Harvard University, 1907. Moved to New York on his graduation and took a job as a salesman with Goldwyn Pictures; later employed as director of publicity, advertising and promotion, Paramount Pictures, 1930-1933; operated the Rialto Theater, New York City, 1933-1950; president, Mayer-Burstyn Film Corporation, 1933-1950; president, Mayer-Kingsley Company, 1950-1954; president, Independent Motion Pictures Distributors Association, 1951-1957; assistant coordinating treasurer, World War II war activities of the motion picture industries, 1942-1946; film consultant to the Secretary of War, 1943-1946. Lectured and taught courses on the film industry in several universities. Executive vice president, Council of Motion Picture Organizations, 1950-1972; chairman, executive committee, Will Rogers Memorial Hospital, 1953-1974. Honors– L.H.D., Harvard, 1972; LL.D., Clark University, 1977.  Awarded the Medal of Merit by President Truman for his activities in World War II,. Died April 14, 1981.


Obituary, New York Times, April 15, 1981; Marquis who’s who online


Merely Colossal; the Story of the Movies …. New York; Simon & Schuster, 1953.


The Movies. New York; Simon & Schuster, 1957.

The Movie Stars. New York; Doubleday, 1970.



Attorney, judge; author of legal codes. Born– March 22, 1861, Moore’s Bridge, Ala. Parents– James Jefferson and Amanda (South) Mayfield. Married– Susie Martin, June 30, 1897. Children– Two. Education– A.B., 1885; LL.B., 1888, University of Alabama. Worked as a teacher, 1885-87; tutor of physics and astronomy, University of Alabama, 1887-88. Began legal practice,  Tuscaloosa, 1888; served in Alabama House of Representatives, 1894-1896; judge of the City Court, Tuscaloosa, 1896-1903; Code Commissioner, Alabama, 1903-1908; Associate Justice, Alabama Supreme Court, 1908-1919; resigned to write the Alabama Code of 1924. Counselor, Governors Kirby and Brandon. Died January 1, 1927.


Marquis who’s who online; Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography.


Digest of the Decisions of the Supreme Court of the State of Alabama …. Nashville; Marshall & Bruce Co., 1901.

Mayfield’s Alabama Form Book Legal and Business Forms …. Nashville; Marshall and Bruce Co., 1924.

A Scrapbook on Constitutional Government. Atlanta; Foote & Davies Co., 1925.


Code of Alabama …. Nashville; Marshall and Bruce, 1907.


The Code of Alabama …. Atlanta; The Foote and Davis Co., 1897.

Paralled, Annotated and Indexed:

Annotations of the Decisions of the Supreme Court of Alabama. Nashville; Marshall & Bruce Co., 1904.

MAYFIELD, SARA, 1905-1979


Journalist; writer; editor. Born– Tuscaloosa, Ala., September 10, 1905. Parents– James Jefferson and Susan Fitts (Martin) Mayfield. Married– John Allen Sellers, November 12, 1924 (divorced). Education– University of Paris, 1926; University of Chicago, 1927; A.B., Goucher College, 1928; University of London, 1928-89; M.A., University of Alabama, 1931; graduate work, Tulane University, 1943. Employed as a play reader, casting director, New York City, 1931-1932; Rockland County Theater, 1932; special correspondent, Baltimore Sun, 1928-1929; Paris Herald, 1929; New York Herald Tribune, 1931; Transradio Press, New York City, 1938-1945; Birmingham News, 1945-1946; assistant editor, University of Alabama Press, 1967-1969; contributing editor, 1969-1972. Honors– Alabama Library Association Literary Award, 1970.  Died January 10, 1979.


Obituary, New York Times, January 15, 1979


The Constant Circle; H.L. Mencken and His Friends. New York; Delacorte Press, 1968.

Exiles from Paradise; Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald. New York; Delacorte Press, 1971.

Mona Lisa, the Woman in the Portrait; a Fictional Biography. New York; Grossett & Dunlap, 1974.


The papers of Sara Mayfield are held by the Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama.



Professional baseball center fielder. Born– May 6, 1931, Westfield, Ala. Parents– William Howard Mays and Annie Satterwhite. Married– Margherite Wendell Chapman, 1956. Children–one.  Married Mae Louise Allen, November 27, 1971.  Education– Fairfield High School, graduated 1950.  Served in U.S. Army, 1952-54. Employed by Birmingham Black Barons Baseball Team, 1948-1950; New York Giants Baseball, Trenton, N.J., 1950-1951, Minneapolis, 1951, New York Giants and San Francisco Giants, 1951-1972; New York Mets, 1972-1973.  Worked for Park Place Casino, Atlantic City, 1979-85. Special Assistant to the President of the San Francisco Giants, after 1986. Batted 660 homeruns; received 12 Gold Glove Awards.Holds numerous records for baseball achievements; among other honors, named National League’s Most Valuable Player, 1954, 1965; Baseball’s Player of the Year in 1954 and Player of the Decade, 1970; Hickok Belt, 1954; Male Athlete of the Year, Associated Press, 1954. Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his first year of eligibility, 1979. Placed second on The Sporting Life List of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players. Received honorary doctorates from Yale, Dartmouth, and San Francisco State.


Marquis who’s who online


Say Hey; the Autobiography of Willie Mays. New York; Simon and Shuster, 1988.


Born to Play Ball. New York; Putnam, 1955.

Danger in Center Field. Larchmont, N.Y.; Argonaut Books, 1963.

My Secrets of Playing Baseball. New York; Viking, 1967.

Say Hey!: The Autobiography of Willie Mays.  Simon and Schuster, 1988.

Willie Mays; My Life in and Out of Baseball. New York; Dutton, 1966.

McALISTER, HUGH (Pseudonym)


Lide, Alice Alston

McCAIN, JAMES W., 1934-


Born– Birmingham, 1934. Married– Opal Johnson. Children– One. Member– Civitan Club, board of trustees of Guntersville Public Library; president of the Alabama Library Trustees.




A Trustee’s Manual for Alabama Public Libraries. S.l.; Friends and Trustees, Alabama Library Association, 1970.


The Handbook for Library Trustees. (New York; Bowker?), 1955.

McCALL, SIDNEY (Pseudonym)


Fenollosa, Mary McNeill



Novelist. Born– July 17, 1952, Birmingham.  Parents– Jack and Barbara (Bundy) McCammon, Birmingham. Education– B.A., University of Alabama, 1974.  Employed by Loveman’s Department Store, 1974-1975; Dalton Booksellers, 1976; copy editor, Birmingham Post Herald, 1976-78. Founding member, Horror Writers of America.  Received Bram Stoker Award from the Horror Writers of America, 1991 and 1992; World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, 1992; Lifetime Achievement Award, Horror Writers Association, 2013.


Anniston Star, July 3, 1983;  Contemporary Authors online


Baal. New York; Avon, 1978.

Bethany’s Sin. New York; Avon, 1980.

Blue World, and other Stories. London; Grafton, 1990.

The Border.  Burton, MI: Subterranean Press, 2015.

Boy’s Life. New York; Pocket Books, 1991.

Diana’s Daughters.  New York: Avon, 1979.

The Five.  Burton, MI: Subterranean Press, 2011.

Freedom of the Mask. 2016.

Gone South.  New York:  Pocket Books, 1993.

He’ll Come Knocking at Your Door.  2018.

The Hungry.  New York: Avon, 1980.

The Hunter from the Woods. Burton, MI: Subterranean Press, 2012.

I Travel by Night.  Burton, MI:  Subterranean Press, 2013.

Mine. New York; Pocket Books, 1990.

Mister Slaughter.  Burton, MI:  Subterranean Press, 2010.

Mystery Walk. New York; Avon, 1982.

Night Boat. New York; Pocket Books, 1988.

The Providence Rider.  Burton, MI: Subterranean Press, 2012.

The Queen of Bedlam.  New York:  Pocket Books, 2007.

The River of Souls.  Burton, MI:  Subterranean Press, 2012.

Speaks the Nightbird.  Montgomery, AL:  River City Press, 2002.

Stinger. New York; Pocket Books, 1988.

Swan Song. New York; Pocket Books, 1987.

Tales from Greystone Bay. 2016.

They Thirst. New York; Avon, 1981;  Pocket Books, 1988.

Usher’s Passing. New York; Holt, Rhinehart, 1984.

Wolf’s Hour. New York; Pocket Books, 1989.


The Horror Writers of America Present: Under the Fang.  New York: Pocket Books, 1991.


Night Visions 8: All Original Stories.  Arlington Heights, IL: Dark Harvest, 1990.


Hardshell; All Original Stories. New York; Berkeley Books, 1988.

Night Fears. London?; Headline, 1989.



Literary scholar; college professor. Born– October 19, 1903, Dayton, Ohio. Parents– Judge B.F. and Laura Thresher McCann. Married– Esther Nelson. Children– Three. Education– B.A., Denison College; M.A., Harvard; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University. Employed by Denison and Columbia; Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1947-1969; acting head, English Department, Auburn University, 1953-1954. Member– Alabama College English Teachers Association; Auburn Board of Education. Died April 8, 1969.


Files at Alabama Department of Archives and History.


English Discovery of America to 1585. New York; Kings Crown Press, 1952.


Recommendations for Auburn School Program, 1960-70. Auburn, Ala.; Auburn Committee for Better Schools, 1959.



Professor of religion; Methodist clergyman.  Born– May 19, 1938, Gadsden, Ala. Parents–Frank Bural and Malinda Williams McClain. Married– Jo Ann Mattos. Children– Two. Education– A.B., Clark College, 1960; M. Divinity, Boston University School of Theology, 1962; D. Ministry, Boston University, 1977. Employed as minister, Haven United Methodist Church, Anniston, Ala., 1962-1964; pastor, Union United Methodist Church, Boston, Mass., 1968-1978; senior pastor, Tindley Temple United Methodist Church, Philadelphia, 2001-2003. Executive director, Urban Training Center, Boston, 1966-1979; executive director, Multi-Ethnic Center for Ministry, Drew University, 1978; Professor of Homiletics and Worship, Wesley Theological Seminary, 1980-2013.  Chairman, New England Black Methodists for Church Renewal, 1968-1971; member, NAACP, Society for Study of Black Religion, Academy of Homiletics, American Academy of Religion.  Consultant, Lily Foundation, Board of Global Ministries, United Methodist Church.  Active as lecturer, preacher, and consultant;  author of articles in professional and religious journals. Received honorary D.D. , Clark University, 1991. Awarded emeritus status on his retirement at Wesley Theological Seminary, 2013. Received the Roger Deschner Award from the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music, 2013; selected as Outstanding Alumnus of Boston University School of Theology, 2015.



Marquis who’s who online


Black People in the Methodist Church; Whither Thou Goest? Cambridge, Mass.; Schenkman Publishing Co., 1984.

Come Sunday:  The Liturgy of Zion.  Nashville:  Abingdon Press, 1990.

The Soul of Black Worship. Madison, N.J.; Multi-Ethnic Center for Ministry, Drew University, 1980.

Strangers at Home. Madison, N.J.; Multi-Ethnic Center for Ministry, Wesley House, Drew University, [between 1978 and 1981].

Traveling Light; Christian Perspectives on Pilgrimage and Pluralism. New York; Friendship Press, 1981.


African-American Worship:  New Eyes for Seeing. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 1998.

Heritage and Hope:  The African-American Presence in United Methodism.  Nashville:  Abingdon Press, 1991.


Songs of Zion. Abingdon Press, 1981.



Administrator, farmer. Born– December 11, 1905,  Attala, Ala. Parents–Barney M. and Norah Toney McClendon. Education– graduate of Jacksonville State College; M.S., George Peabody College, graduate study, Columbia University. Studied and taught English at the  University of Berlin and Freiburg University; assistant to the president, Gulf Park College, Gulfport, Miss.; civilian personnel officer, Smyrna Army Air Force Base, Smyrna, Tenn., World War II; owned and operated a motor freight line, 1945-1966; farmer, Sumner County, Tenn., 1966-85. Died April 9, 1985.


The jacket to Bone and Striffen.


Bone and Striffen. Nashville; Blue and Gray Press, 1972.

McCLUER, LEON, 1893-1983


College professor and administrator. Born– October 1, 1893, Champaign, Ill. Parents– George Washington and Elizabeth (Parrill) McCluer. Married– Mary Moore, February 10, 1921. Children– Three. Education– Millsaps College, 1915-1916; B.S., 1926; M.S., 1927, George Peabody College. Employed as school principal, 1916-1917; U.S. Army, 1917-1918; school principal, Bay Saint Louis, 1921-1925; principal and teacher, Jacksonville, Ala. Normal High School; transferred to college level and taught at Jacksonville State University, 1927-1964. Honors– the Chapel at Jacksonville State University was named in his honor. Died October 2, 1983.


Following McClure Ancestors.


Following McClure Ancestors; Life in Mississippi in the Teens. Verona, Va.; McClure Printing Co., 1974.

McCONNELL, ANDREW M., 1873-1950


Entrepreneur; lecturer; magazine editor; founder of a cult of human electricty as a universal cure.  Born– Blount County, Ala., April 1873. Parents– William T. and Araminta  Matilda Adams McConnell. Married–  Marion D. Daniel.  Children–one. Education– Blount College, Blountsville; Southern University, Greensboro. Purchased and edited magazine Alkahest; inaugurated Alkahest Lyceum system for promoting and booking educational entertainment; founded McConnell Library Association, to establish  public libraries; founder of the Consumer’s Co-operative Union, a buying union for workingmen.  Spent many years institutionalized after an attempt to murder his wife. Died November 24, 1950.


Marquis who’s who online


Echoes from the Heart; Songs Piped During the First Year of Manhood. Atlanta, Ga.; The Foote & Davies Co., 1895.

Human Electricity; Scientific Basis of Life. New York; s.n., 1909.



Attorney; journalist; educator. Born– March 1, 1867, Conyers, Ga. Parents– William H. and Ellen G. (Davis) McCord. Married– Rena B. Hudson. Children– Five. Education– North Georgia Agricultural College.  Admitted to the bar, 1889. Taught in Marshall County, Ala.; helped establish Blount College; superintendent, Attalla Public Schools; founded the Marshall County News; practiced law, Albertville, after 1893; twice mayor, Albertville. Died November 14, 1943.


Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography and  SCRIPSIT.


Minneola, the Queen of the Cherokees; a Thrilling Romance of Savage Days in Marshall County. Albertville, Ala.; Thompson Printing Co., 1943? (First appeared serially in the November 8, 15, 2, 29th, and December 6th, 1894 Marshall News.)



Farmer. Born– July 24, 1888, Calera, Ala. Parents– James M. & Florence (Pratt) McCord. Married– Irene Cleveland, February 17, 1923. Children– Two. Education– A.B., 1910, Howard College. Self-employed farmer; assistant agent, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Honors– award for his contribution to progress in agriculture and agribusiness, honored by the Bibb County Historical Association, 1976. Died November 13, 1983.


The jacket on Baptists of Bibb County.


Baptists of Bibb County; a Denominational Salute to the People Called Baptists in Cahawba (Bibb) County, Alabama, 1817-1974. S.l.; s.n., 1979.



Lawyer, judge. Born– June 21, 1878, Conyers, Ga. Parents– Henry and Ellen Grant (Davis) McCord.  Married–Bobbie Tanner, February 20, 1906.Education– Vanderbilt University; studied law under Jesse E. Brown, Scottsboro. Practiced law in Scottsboro, 1900-1903; secretary of the Supreme Court of Alabama, 1903-1909; private practice in Montgomery, 1910-1916; State Railroad Commissioner, 1911-1915; Judge of the 15th Judicial Circuit of Alabama, 1916-1935; presiding judge of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals 5th District, 1938-52.  Democratic candidate for governor of Alabama, 1934. Died February 11, 1952.


Federal judges website and  New York Times, February 12, 1952.


I Believe in Man. New York; Harper & Brothers, 1929.



University professor; journalist, poet. Born– August 18, 1851, Monroe County, Ala. Parents– Murdock and Lydia Jane (Ranaldson) McCorvey. Married– Netta L. Tutwiler, July 22, 1880. Children– Four. Education– Monroe Institute, Erskine College; University of Alabama,  A.B.,1873; B. Laws, 1875; A.M, 1878. Employed as commandant of cadets, University of Alabama, 1874; professor of history and political science at UA, 1888-1923. Contributed articles and columns to local newspapers; published poetry. Member– Board of Visitors, U.S. Military Academy, 1886, Alabama Centennial Commission, 1919. Honors– LL.D., University of Alabama, 1906. Died April 2, 1932.


Marquis who’s who online and George B. Johnston’s Thomas Chalmers McCorvey, Teacher, Poet, Historian.  Blacksburg, VA: White Rhinoceros Press, 1985.


Alabama Historical Poems. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Pub. Co., 1927.

Alabama Historical Sketches.  Charlottesville:  University of Virginia Press, 1960.

The Civil Government of Alabama.  Revised edition. Philadelphia:  Eldredge & Brothers, 1903.

The Government of the People of the State of Alabama. Philadelphia; Eldredge & brothers, 1895.

Introduction to the History of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  Tuscaloosa: Rotary Club, 1925.


A Register of the Officers and Graduates of the University of Alabama.  Tuscaloosa: George A. Searcy, 1878.


The Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, holds several collections of the papers of Thomas Chalmers McCorvey.

McCOWN, JAMES HART, 1911-1991


Jesuit; Catholic Priest, educator. Born– February 24, 1911, Mobile, Ala. Parents– James Moore and Rosemary (Hart) McCown. Education– B.S., Spring Hill College, 1932; St. Mary’s School of Theology, St. Mary’s, Kansas. Employed as teacher after entering Society of Jesus; taught in Roman Catholic High Schools;  high school counselor, Shreveport, La., 1950-1951. Served short term missionary assignments in several countries. Assistant pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Macon, Georgia, 1953-58. Catholic Chaplain, Southern Methodist University. Friend and spiritual advisor of writer Flannery O’Connor. Died November 26. 1991.


Contemporary Authors online


Elephants Have the Right of Way; a Year of Content in East Africa, June 21, 1968-June 21, 1969. Liguori, Mo.; Liguori Publications, 1974.

How They Made Southern Jesuits. Jesuit Seminary and Mission Bureau, 1990.

Man, Woman, and God.  Queen’s Work Press, 1949.

Nicaraguan Diary, April 20-May 7, 1987. Mobile, Ala.; s.n., 1987.

Visit to a Small Alaskan Village. Mobile, Ala.; Brill, 1988.



Dentist; professor of dentistry. Born– October 13, 1915, Greenville, Ill. Parents– William Arthur and Ruby Glenn (Ehrstine) McCracken. Married– Ruth Louise Malan, February 24, 1939. Children– Four. Education– Greenville College, Greenville, Ill.; D.D.S., 1938, St. Louis University School of Dentistry; M.S., University of Michigan, 1952. Self-employed as dentist, 1938-1943, 1946-1950; U.S. Army Dental Corps, 1943-1946; professor of dentistry, University of Alabama, 1952-1965. Member– Phi Kappa Phi, American and Alabama Dental Associations, Southeast Academy of Prosthedontics. Died April 22,1965.


Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. 1;;


Partial Denture Construction; Principles and Techniques. St. Louis; Mosby, 1960. (Later editions were published under the title McCracken’s Removable Partial Prosthodontics.)



Writer. Born– Birmingham, Ala. , March 31, 1873.   Parents– Rose Wellington and Sarah Emma (Smith) Owen. Married– Edmund Richardson McDavid, June 30, 1891. Children– Four. Education– Tuscaloosa Episcopal School, Huntsville College. Member– Birmingham Writers Club, (president), National Genealogical Society of America, Daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy. Died July 1, 1948.


Owen’s Story of Alabama, Vol. III; Biographical Dictionary of Southern Authors.


The Children of the Meadows. New York; The Cosmopolitan Press, 1912.

Church of the Advent; Its History and Tradition. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Publishing Co., 1943.

Culinary Crinkles. Birmingham, Ala.; Women’s Guild, Church of the Advent, 1919.

John Smith, Esquire; His Ancestors and His Descendants. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Pub. Co., 1948.

Knight of the Knot of Blue; the Legend of a Name. Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Bookfellows at the Torch Press, 1930.

Princess Pocahontas. New York; The Neale Publishing Co., 1907.


Malissa’s Lyrics. S.l.; s.n., 1976.



Attorney, auditor. Born– November 3, 1888, Spring City, Tenn. Parents– John G. and Clark (Hansell) McDermott. Married–Mary Wilson, July 23, 1928.  Children–one. Education– U. S. Naval Academy; LL.B., Chattanooga College of Law. Employed as an attorney; tax assessor; auditor, State of Alabama. Died September 26, 1961.




Probate Judge’s Handbook – State of Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.; Roberts & Sons, 1958.



Missionary. Born– November 24, 1902, Albertville. Parents– Robert Lusk  and Sara Ida Isdell. Education– WMU Training School, Louisville, Ky.; B.A., Howard College; M.A., George Peabody College. Employed as Southern Baptist Missionary, China and Hawaii, 1936-1960; director of library services, Solitude Baptist Church, Albertville. Died July 31, 1999.




The Story of Robert Lusk Isdell. Albertville, Ala.; Thompson Printing Co., 1979.



Artist; art teacher. Born– December 3, 1927, Florence, Ala. Parents– Edward Lacy and Alma Thora (Hall) Carter. Married– William Lindsey McDonald, November 3, 1945. Children– Two. Education– Famous Artists School, certificate, 1963; B.S., 1971, Florence State University; M.A., Florence State. Employed; private studio, 1963-1968; Florence Recreation Department, 1963-1966; Deschler High School, Tuscumbia, 1970-1971; taught at Coffee High School and Faulkner University. Taught art to private students.   Member– Tennessee Valley Historical Society, Tennessee Valley Art Association, National Education Association. Died July 21, 2018.


Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. III.


Paths in the Brier Patch. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1979.

McDONALD, FORREST, 1927-2016


Historian; University professor. Born– January 7, 1927, Orange, Tex. Parents– Forrest and Myra (McGill) McDonald. Married– Ellen Shapiro, August 1, 1963. Children–six. Education– B.A.,  M.A., Ph.D.,  (1955), University of Texas at Austin.   Employed as a research training fellow, Social Science Research Council, Washington, D.C., 1951-1953; utility research director, Wisconsin Historical Society, 1953-1956; executive secretary, American History Reseach Center, 1956-1958; taught, Brown University, 1958-1967; Wayne State University, 1967-1976; University of Alabama, 1976-2002.  Volker Fellow, 1959; Guggenheim fellow, 1962-1963; George Washington Medal of Honor from Freedom Foundation, 1980; Jefferson Lecturer, 1987. Died January 19, 2016.


Contemporary Authors online; obituary;  files at Alabama Public Library Service.


Alexander Hamilton, a Biography. New York; Norton, 1980.

The Anti-Federalist, 1781-1789. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1963.

The Boys Were Men. New York; Putnam, 1971.

E Pluribus Unum; the Foundation of the American Republic, 1776-1790. Boston; Houghton, 1965.

Enough Wise Men; the Story of Our Constitution. New York; Putnam, 1970.

Insull. Chicago; University of Chicago Press, 1962.

Let There Be Light; the Electric Utility Industry in Wisconsin, 1881-1955. Madison, Wisc.; American History Research Center, 1957.

Novus Ordo Seclorum; Intellectual Origins of the Constitution. Lawrence; University Press of Kansas, 1985.

The Phaeton Ride; the Crisis of American Success. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1974.

The Presidency of George Washington. Lawrence; University Press of Kansas, 1974.

The Presidency of Thomas Jefferson. Lawrence; University Press of Kansas, 1976.

The Torch Is Passed; the United States in the Twentieth Century. Reading, Mass.; Addison-Wesley, 1968. (also published with the title The United States in The Twentieth Century).

We the People; the Economic Origins of the Constitution. Chicago; University of Chicago Press, 1958.


A Constitutional History of the United States. New York; F. Watts, 1982.

The Last Best Hope; a History of the United States. Reading, Mass.; Addison-Wesley, 1972.

Requiem; Variations of Eighteenth-Century Themes. Lawrence, Kan.; University Press of Kansas, 1988.


Confederation and Constitution. New York; Harper, 1968.

Empire and Nation. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1962.



Journalist; executive, non-profit organizations. Born– February 22, 1919, Chevy Chase, Md. Parents– Frank Edward and Margaret Ketcham (Cameron) Spain. Married– William Clifford McDonald, Jr., August 1, 1944. Children– Two. Education– Goucher College; Sophie Newcomb College; A.B. Birmingham Southern College, 1939. Employed as woman’s page editor, Birmingham Age Herald, 1931-1941; club worker, ARC CBI, 1943-1945; volunteer worker, Family Counseling Association; director, the Jefferson County Community Chest; executive director, Greater Birmingham Foundation, 1966. Member– Regional Health Planning Commission, Community Action Committee, Birmingham Beautification Board, and Operation New Birmingham. Honors– Woman of the Year, Birmingham Business and Professional Women’s Club, 1971. The Spain Clinic at UAB is named in honor of Margaret Spain and her husband.  Died April 23, 1996.


Who’s Who of American Women, 1977.


Star Witness, Margaret Ketchum Ward; United States Senate Committee on Relations Between Labor and Capital, Relay House in Birmingham, November 15, 1883. S.l.; Historical Activities Committee, National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Alabama. 1977.



Attorney; judge. Born– May 18, 1916, Huntsville. Parents– James H. and Ola (Dennis) McDonald. Married– Ethel Cranley, November 27, 1943. Children– One. Education– B.S., George Peabody College, 1940; JD University of Alabama, 1948. Employed as teacher by Asheville, N.C. city schools, 1940-1941; U.S. Army, 1941-1945–discharged with rank of S/Sgt; reporter, Columbus Enquirer, 1945-1946; attorney in private practice, Huntsville, 1949-1962, 1980-94; judge, Madison County Court, 1962-72; Madison County General Sessions Court, 1973-74. Wrote for the Fort Benning Bayonet, editor, army field manuals.  President, Alabama Association of Intermediate Court Judges. Died September 4, 1999.


Marquis who’s who online and files at Alabama Public Library Service.


Next of Kin in Jail. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1978.


The Code of Madison County, Alabama, 1978. Huntsville, Ala.; Madison County Commission, 1980.

Huntsville Sesquicentennial Album.  Huntsville, 1956.



U. S. Army officer; historian; writer. Born– Florence, Ala., June 7, 1927. Parents– William Ervin and Pauline McRann (Lindsey) McDonald. Married– Dorothy Evelyn Carter, November 3, 1945. Children– Two. Education– B.S., University of North Alabama, 1952; Command and General Staff College, 1974; Industrial College of the Armed Forces, 1975. Employed by U.S. Army, 1945-1947, 1951-1953; served in the Army Reserves for 38 years; retired with rank of Colonel. Worked for the National Fertilizer Development Center, a division of the Tennessee Valley Authority 35 years; held several positions, retiring in 1988 as Chief of the Budget Staff.  Ordained United Methodist minister; served as pastor of several small churches. Florence City Historian, 1989-2009. Member of various historical organizations including the  American Bicentennial Commission, Florence, Tennessee Valley Historical Society, North Alabama Historical Society, Sons of the Confederacy, and Alabama Historical Commission. Awarded the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, University of North Alabama, 2006. Died June 20, 2009.


Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1978; obituary


Beginnings of the University of North Alabama:  The Story of Florence Wesleyan University.  Birmingham Printing and Publishing Co., 1991.

Civil War Tales of the Tennessee Valley. Killen, AL: Heart of Dixie Publishing, 2003.

Following the Vision: 1822-21st Century–A History of the First Methodist Church of Florence, Alabama.  Florence: Country Lane Printing, 2001.

History of the First United Methodist Church, Florence, Alabama, 1822-1984. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Printing and Publishing Co., 1983.

Legacy of our Lindseys.  Florence: Mitchell Printing Co., 1993.

Lore of the River; the Shoals of Long Ago. Florence, Ala.; Florence Historical Board, 1989.

Old North Field. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Printing Co., 1986.

Paths in the Brier Patch. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1979; rpt. Florence; Bluewater Publications, 2007.

The Story of Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital.  W. L. McDonald, 1989.

A Walk through the Past:  People and Places of Florence and Lauderdale County, Alabama.  Florence:  Country Lane Printing, 1997; rpt. Bluewater Publications, 2003..


Follow the River:  A History of Florence and Lauderdale County, Alabama.  Florence:  Heritage Preservation, Inc., 2004.

Heritage of American Methodism.  Nashville:  Abingdon Press, 1999.

Judi Letters.  Bluewater Publications, 2008.

Remembering Sweetwater: The Mills, The Mansions, The People.  Killen, AL:  Heart of Dixie Publishing, 2002.

Sweetwater:  The Story of East Florence, 1818-1940. Florence Historical Board, 1989.

Sweetwater: Yesteryears. Florence; Mitchell Printing Co., 1990.


The William Lindsey McDonald Collection is held by the Collier Library at the University of North Alabama.



Author; University professor of literature.  Born– Bessemer, 1951.  Parents–  Wiley and Jimmye Ziegler McDowell.  Education–Tuskegee Institute, B.A., 1972;  Purdue University.  M.A., 1974; Ph. D., 1979. Professor of English at Colby College, 1979-87; at the University of Virginia, 1987-.  Director of the Carter G. Woodson Center for African American and African Studies at UVA, 2008- .  Appointed Alice Griffin Professor of English, 2000.  Founder and editor (1985-1993) of the Beacon Press African-American Women Writers Series. Received the Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award from the UVA Maxine Platzer Women’s Center, 2018.


The Changing Same: Studies in Fiction by Black Women. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995.

Leaving Pipe Shop: Memories of Kin.  Scribner, 1996.


Douglass, Frederick.  Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.  Oxford University Press, 1999.

Fauset, Jessie.  Plum Bun.  London:  Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1985.

Hopkins,  Pauline.  Of One Blood.  Simon and Shuster, 2004.

Hurston, Zora Neale.  Moses, Man of the Mountain.  New York:  Harper and Row, 1990.

Kelley, Emma Dunham.  Four Girls at Cottage City.  Oxford University Press, 1988.

Larsen, Nella.  Quicksand, and Passing [2 short novels].  New Brunswick:  Rutgers University Press, 1986.


Slavery and the Literary Imagination.  Johns Hopkins, 1988.


Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader.  New York: Routledge, 1993.



McDOWELL, MICHAEL, 1950-1999


Screenwriter and novelist; author of horror and suspense novels.  Born– June 1, 1950, Enterprise, Ala. Parents– Thomas Eugene and Marian (Mulkey) McDowell. Education– B.A., 1972, Harvard University; Ph.D., Brandeis University, 1978. Taught screenwriting at Tufts and Boston Universities in the 1990’s. Member– National Gay Task Force, Massachusetts Fair Share. Wrote script for Beetlejuice, The Nightmare before Christmas, and other movies and television programs. Died December 27, 1999.


Contemporary Authors online.


The Amulet. New York; Avon, 1979.

Blackwater (6 vols. entitled; The Flood, The Levee, The House, The War, The Fortune and The Rain). New York; Avon, 1983.

Clue. New York; Fawcett, 1986.

Cold Moon Over Babylon. New York; Avon, 1980.

The Elementals. New York; Avon, 1981.

Gilded Needles. New York; Avon, 1980.

Jack and Susan in 1913. New York; Ballantine, 1986.

Jack and Susan in 1933. New York; Ballantine, 1987.

Jack and Susan in 1953. New York; Ballantine, 1985.

Katie. New York; Avon, 1982.

Toplin. Santa Cruz, Calif.; Scream Press, 1985.


Blood Rubies.  Avon, 1982.

Canary.  Villard, 1986.

Cobalt.  St. Martin’s, 1982.

Slate.  Villard, 1984.

Vermillion; a Mystery. New York; Avon, 1980.

Wicked Stepmother.  Avon, 1982.

McDUFFIE, JOHN, 1883-1950


Attorney, U. S. congressman, judge. Born– September 25, 1883, River Ridge, Monroe County, Ala. Parents– John and Virginia Marion (Lett) McDuffie. Married– Cornelia Hixon, October 20, 1915 (died 1935). Children– One. Married– Mary (Clarke) Maxon, September 18, 1941. Education– Southern University, Greensboro; B.S., Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1904; LL.B., University of Alabama, 1908. Admitted to Alabama bar, 1908.  Private law practice, Monroeville, 1908; Alabama House of Representatives, 1906-1911; prosecuting attorney, 1st Judicial Circuit of Alabama, 1911-1919; U.S. Congress, 1918-1935; Co-author, Tydings-McDuffie Act; Democratic Whip of the House, 1930-1932 (nominated John Nance Garner for vice president); U.S. Judge, Southern District, Alabama, 1935-1950. Died November 1, 1950.


Marquis who’s who online


To Inquiring Friends, If Any; Autobiography. Mobile, Ala.; Azalea City Printers, s.d.


Papers of John McDuffie are held by the Hoole Special Collections Department at the Libraries of the University of Alabama.



Attorney. Born– November 18, 1837, Roberson County, North Carolina. Parents– Peter and Maria (McQueen) McEachin. Married–Eudora Somerville, January, 1861.  Children–six. Served as officer in the Confederate Army, 1861-1864. After the War moved to Tuscaloosa and practiced law until his death in 1909. Founder of the Southern Law Journal, 1876; served as its editor and publisher until 1878. Contributed articles to local newspapers and to legal journals. President, Alabama Bar Association, 1891-92. Land commissioner, University of Alabama, 1901-05. Died November 26, 1909.


Marquis who’s who online.


The History of Tuscaloosa, 1816-1880. University, Ala.; Confederate Publishing Co., 1977.



Attorney, judge. Born October 1, 1901, McDowell, Ala. Parents– George Roland and Annie Laurie (Harper) McElroy. Married– Edith Ferrell, December 29, 1928. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama School of Law, 1923-1924; LL.B., 1925,  Birmingham School of Law. Admitted to the Alabama Bar, 1924; established a private practice and served as Assistant City Attorney in Birmingham. Joined a legal firm in Birmingham in 1925; judge in the 10th Judicial Circuit in Alabama, 1927-1977; presiding judge, 1946-1965; faculty of Birmingham School of Law, 1947-1972; Samford University, Cumberland School of Law after 1965; lecturer in medical jurisprudence at the Medical College of Alabama, 1946-1965. Died June 28, 1994.


Who’s Who in America, 1978.


The Law of Evidence in Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1948.



Teacher; writer. Born– June 20, 1930, Birmingham, Ala. Parents– Thomas Alfred and Lucile (Sylvester) McFarland. Married– Patricia Connors, July 23, 1960. Children– Two. Education– B.A., 1951, Oberlin College; St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge University, M.A., 1957.  Served in U.S. Navy, 1951-1954. Textbook editor, Houghton Mifflin, 1958-1964; lived in Europe, 1964-1966; taught English, Concord Academy, Concord, Mass., 1966-1995. Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society.


Contemporary Authors online


The Brave Bostonians:  Hutchinson, Quincy, Franklin, and the Coming of the American Revolution.  Boulder, Co.:  Westview Press, 1998.

Hawthorne in Concord.  New York: Grove Press, 2004.

A History of Concord Academy.  2 volumes.  The Academy, 1986.

A House Full of Women. New York; Simon & Schuster, 1960.

Loves of Harriet Beecher Stowe.  New York: Grove Press, 2004.

Mark Twain and the Colonel: Samuel L. Clemens, Theodore Roosevelt, and the Arrival of a New Century.  Rowman and Littlefield, 2012.

Sea Dangers; the Affairs of the Somers. New York; Schocken Books, 1985.

Seasons of Fear. New York; Schocken Books, 1984.

Sojourners; a Narrative of the Human Adventure …. New York; Atheneum, 1979.


Composition; Models and Exercises. Boston; Harcourt, 1971.

Explorations in Literature.  Houghton Mifflin, 1971.

Focus on Literature. Six volumes. Boston:  Houghton Mifflin, 1972; revised edition, 1978.

Forms in English Literature.  Houghton Mifflin, 1971.

Golden State Arms–World’s Guns and Other Weapons.  Los Angeles:  Peterson, 1958.

Moments in Literature.  Houghton Mifflin, 1971.

Perceptions in Literature.  Houghton Mifflin, 1971.

Reflections in Literature.  Houghton Mifflin, 1971.

Themes in American Literature.  Houghton Mifflin, 1971.





Literary scholar; University professor. Born– September 13, 1926, Birmingham, Ala. Parents– Thomas Alfred and Lucille (Sylvester) McFarland. Education– A.B., Harvard University, 1949;  Yale, M.A., 1951; Ph.D.,  1953; Fulbright scholar, University of Tubingen, 1953-1954. Taught at Oberlin College, 1954-1956, University of Virginia, 1956-1958, Western Reserve University, 1958-1967; Graduate Center, City University of New York, 1967-1978; Princeton, 1978–89; visiting professor, All Souls College, Oxford; University of Colorado; University of Virginia; Yale; and other institutions. Contributor to many scholarly journals and anthologies.  Member Modern Language Association.  Fulbright Scholar, 1964-65, 74-75;  American Council of Learned Societies fellow, 1973-1974; National Foundation for the Humanities fellow, 1981-1982. Honorary M.A., Oxford University, 1986. Awarded rank of  Murray Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Princeton, 1989.  Honored with a festschrift volume, The Coleridge Connection, 1989.  Died September 12, 2011.


Directory of American Scholars, 1982, Who’s Who in America online


Coleridge and the Pantheist Tradition. London; Clarendon Press, 1969.

The Masks of Keats:  The Endeavor of a Poet.  Oxford University Press,  2000.

Originality and Imagination. Baltimore; Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985.

Paradoxes of Freedom: The Romantic Mystique of a Transcendence. Oxford University Press,  1996.

Romantic Cruxes, the English Essayists and the Spirit of the Age. New York; Oxford University Press, 1987.

Romanticism and the Forms of Ruin; Wordsworth, Coleridge and the Modalities of Fragmentation. Princeton, N.J.; Princeton University Press, 1981.

Romanticism and the Heritage of Rousseau.  Oxford University Press,  1995.

Shakespeare’s Pastoral Comedy. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1972.

Shapes of Culture. Iowa City; University of Iowa Press, 1987.

Tragic Meaning in Shakespeare. New York; Random, 1966.

William Wordsworth:  Intensity and Achievement.  Clarendon Press, 1992


Opus Maximum:  The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.  Princeton University Press, 2002.




Journalist; writer. Born–October 1, 1908, Delphi, Ind. Parents–Charles Barnes and Daisy Lee Lewis Shaffer.  Married–Norton McGiffin, July 6, 1937.  Children–one. Education– De Pauw University, 1927-29; Syracuse University; University of Alabama, B.A., 1931. Worked as reporter for Syracuse Post Standard, 1931-35;  Buffalo Evening News, 1935-37. Freelance writer after 1937; wrote short stories, children’s books, radio scripts.  Received New York Herald Tribune Children’s Spring Book Festival Honor Award, 1956; Texas Institute of Letters Juvenile Award, 1961;  Theta Sigma Phi Awards, 1961, 1963, 1964.  Died  June 7, 1978.


Foremost Women in Communication; Contemporary Authors online.


A Coat for Private Patrick. New York; Dutton, 1964

The Fifer of San Jacinto. New York; Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1956.

High Whistle Charlie. New York; Dutton, 1962.

The Horse Hunters. New York; Dutton, 1963.

The Mustangers. New York; Dutton, 1965.

Pony Soldier. New York; Dutton, 1961.

Rebel Rider. New York; Dutton, 1959.

Ride for Texas. New York; Dutton, 1960.

Riders of Enchanted Valley. New York; Dutton, 1966.

Swords, Stars, and Bars. New York; Dutton, 1958.

Ten Tall Texans. New York; Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1956.

Yankee Doodle Dandies; Eight Generals of the American Revolution. New York; Dutton, 1967.

Yankee of the Yalu; Philo Norton McGiffin, American Captain in the Chinese Navy, 1885-1895. New York; Dutton, 1968.



Baptist clergyman. Born– June 19, 1890, Riverview, Ala. Parents– William Levin and Laura (Eckles) McGinty. Married– Etta B. Suggs, October 23, 1910 (died 1922). Children–two. Married– Mary Malissa Hand, January 31, 1924. Children– two. Education– high school, correspondence courses.  Ordained Baptist minister. Employed as office employee; personnel director, textile firm; Baptist minister, 1914-1970. A director of Valley National Bank, Lanett, 1946; director of Lanier Memorial Hospital, Langdale, 1950-1957. Member– Baptist State Executive Committee, 1926-1946. Died June 29, 1975.


Who’s Who in America, Vol. III.


A History of Antioch Baptist Church, Chambers County, Alabama, 1835-1960. S.l.; s.n., 1960?

History of East Liberty Baptist Association, Chambers County, Alabama; 125 Years, 1836-1961. Alexander City, Ala.; Outlook Publishing Co., 1963.

McGRAW, EDGAR LEON, 1917-1987


Editor; teacher. Born– July 21, 1917, Anderson, Lauderdale County, Ala. Parents– Lee Andrew and Louisa Idenia (Nix) McGraw. Married– Jonnie Faye Richardson, April 6, 1938. Children– Three. Education– University of North Alabama, 1935-1937; B.S., 1941; M.S., 1949, additional study, Auburn University; University of Kentucky. Employed as an elementary school teacher, Lauderdale County, 1937-1939; assistant editor, Auburn University’s Cooperative Extension Service, 1941-1944; U.S. Army, 1944-1945; taught vocational agriculture, Town Creek, 1944-1948; subject matter specialist in vocational agriculture, Auburn University, 1948-1957; associate editor, Auburn University’s Agricultural Experiment Station, 1957-1968; head, Department of Research Information and Editor, Auburn University’s Agricultural Experiment Station, 1968-1982; edited, Auburn University Self Study, 1982-1983; Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1984-1986. Member– Phi Delta Kappa, Gamma Sigma Delta, Kappa Delta Pi; served as secretary-treasurer, Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists; president, Auburn Lions Club.  Died December 10, 1987.


Edgar Leon McGraw, Auburn, Ala.


Farm Business Management. Auburn, Ala.; Auburn Printing Co., 1962.

Geography of Alabama; Her Land and People. Montgomery, Ala.; Viewpoint, 1966.


Vertebrate Wildlife of Alabama. Opelika, Ala.; Craftmaster Printers, 1984.

Vertebrate Animals of Alabama in Need of Special Attention. Opelika, AIa.; Craftmaster Printers, 1986.



Educator; farmer.  Born– March 1, 1835, Lawrence County, Ala. Parents– William and Elizabeth (Carpenter) McGregor. Married– Celia King, December 23, 1858. Children– Seven. Married–Harriet C. Cooper, February 13, 1902. Education– LaGrange College, LaGrange, Ala., graduated 1854. Employed as chair of mathematics, LaGrange College, 1855-1861; Confederate States Army, 1861-1865; cotton farmer 1865-70; taught at LaGrange College, 1870-1876; Tuscumbia Academy; president, Hartselle College, after 1858.  Died March 11, 1907.


Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography; obituary


History of LaGrange College. S.l.; s.n., 190-? (LaGrange Military Academy, LaGrange, Ala.)


See McGregor, Albert Alexander



Businessman; conservationist; explorer. Born– March 29, 1872, Avery Island, La. Parents– Edmund and Mary Eliza (Avery) McIlhenny. Education– Wyman’s Institute (Ill.), 1885-1887; Holland School (N.Y.), 1887-1890; Lehigh University, 1890-1892. Married– Mary Matthews, June 9, 1900. Children– Three. Served as president of the McIlhenny Company (produced Tobasco Sauce), Petite Company, Jungle Gardens, Jan Jean Lafitte Company. Joined the Naturalist Peary Relief Expedition, 1893; headed his own Arctic expedition, 1897-1899. Created a wildlife refuge on the family estate on Avery Island; led an effort to designate a large tract of Lousiana coastal marshlands as a Bird Sanctuary.  Banded thousands of birds and published studies in scientific journals. Member– National Audubon Society, American Game Protection Society, American Museum of Natural History, American Ornithologists Union, American Society of Mammalogists. The E. S. McIlhenny Collection of Natural History in the Library of Lousiana State University was named in his honor. Died August 8, 1949.


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The Alligator’s Life History. Boston; Christopher Publishing House, 1935.

The Autobiography of an Egret. New York; Hastings House, 1939.

Bird City. Boston; Christopher Publishing House, 1933.

The Wild Turkey and Its Hunting. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, Page & Co., 1914.



Agriculturalist; editor. Born– August 12, 1908, Greenville, S.C. Parents– Scion Blythe and Sue (Smith) McKinney. Married– Adelaide Wigington, 1931. Children– Five. Education– Clemson University, 1926-1928; Iowa State College; University of Southern California, 1929; B.S., Cornell University, 1930. Employed as a vocational education teacher, South Carolina Department of Education, Madison, 1935-1941; farm supervisor, Farm Security Administration, Spartanburg, 1941-1943; U.S. Soil Conservation Service, Spartanburg, S.C., Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hartwell, Ga., 1943-1947; Progressive Farmer, Birmingham, Ala., associate editor, 1947-59; photographic editor, 1959. Served in the Peace Corps in Malaysia, 1973-76. Died June 28, 1989.


Contemporary Authors online


The Sheep Book. New York; Wiley, 1957.

The Willow Farm Pickle Book. Lightning Tree, 1973.


The Livestock Book. Memphis; W. R. Thompson, 1952.



Writer. Born– February 6, 1859, London, Ky. Parents– James Love and Lucinda Jane Price Slaughter. Married– James Isaac McKinney, May 7, 1878. Lived in Montgomery, where her husband was superintendent of the L & N Railroad. Education– Daughters’ College, a private girls’ school in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Began writing poems in her teens; published in local and national newspapers and journals. Used pen name “Katydid.”  Elected Poet Laureate, State of Alabama, 1931. Died 1939.


Who’s Who of North American Authors and  American Literary Yearbook.


Katydid’s Poems. Louisville, Ky.; Courier-Journal Printing Co., 1887.

Palace of Silver (poems). New York; H. Vinal, Ltd., 1927.

The Silent Witness; a Tale of a Kentucky Tragedy. New York; Neale, 1906.

The Weed by the Wall. Boston; R. G. Badger, 1911.



University professor. Born– August 30, 1930, Muir, Mich. Parents– Laurel Ellis and Irene Elizabeth (Banning) McKown. Married– Anna Louise Watts, September 4, 1958. Children– Two. Education– B.A., Alma College, 1951; B.D., Lexington Theological Seminary, 1955; M.A., University of Kentucky, 1958; Ecumenical Institute, Geneva, Switzerland, 1958; Ph.D., Florida State University, 1972. Employed as clergyman, Disciples of Christ, 1951; minister, Muir, Michigan, Church of Christ, 1949-1951; Jackson, Ky. Christian Church, 1951-1955; Cynthiana, Ky., 1955-1958. Instructor of religion and philosophy, Berea College, 1958-1959; University of Idaho, 1960-1961; Little Rock University, 1961-1962; Auburn University, 1962-1999 (Head of Philosophy Department, 1972-99). Member ad president of the Auburn, Ala. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Awarded status of professor emeritus at Auburn on his retirement in 1999.


Directory of American Scholars, 1974,  Who’s Who in Religion, 1975.


Behold the Antichrist:  Bentham on Religion. Amherst, NY:  P

The Classical Marxist Critiques of Religion; Marx, Engels, Lenin, Kautsky. The Hague, Netherlands; Martinus Nijhoff, 1975.

With Faith and Fury. Buffalo, N.Y.; Prometheus Books, 1985.

McKREADY, KELVIN (Pseudonym)


Murphy, Edgar Gardner



Rodgers, Catherine



Historian; university professor. Born– July 11, 1941, Fayetteville, N.C. Parents– A. Merrill and Thelma (Melton) McLaurin. Married– Sandra Cockrell, November 23, 1961. Children– Two. Education– B.S., East Carolina University, 1962; M.A., 1964; Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1967. History instructor, University of South Alabama, 1967-1977; University of North Carolina, Wilmington, 1977-2004; Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UNCW, 1996-2003. Chair of NC Humanities Council. Member– Organization of American Historians, Southern Historical Association, North Carolina Historical Society. Awarded emeritus status at UNCW on his retirement in 2018. Received the Lillian Smith Award for Non-Fiction, for Separate Pasts, 1988, and the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina’s highest award for service to the state, in 2018.


Contemporary Authors online.


Celia, a Slave. Athens, Ga.; University of Georgia Press, 1991.

The Knights of Labor in the South. Westport, Conn.; Greenwood Press, 1978.

The Marines of Montford Point: America’s First Black Marines.  University of North Carolina Press, 2007.

The North Carolina State Fair:  The First 150 Years. Office of Archives and History. N. C. Dept. of Cultural Resources, 2003.

Paternalism and Protest; Southern Cotton Mill Workers and Organized Labor, 1875-1905. Westport, Conn.; Greenwood Pub. Corp., 1971.

Separate Pasts; Growing up White in the Segregated South. Athens, Ga.; University of Georgia Press, 1987.


The Image of Progress; Alabama Photographs, 1872-1917. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1980.

Mobile; American River City. Mobile, Ala.; Easter Pub. Co., 1975.

Mobile; the Life and Times of a Great Southern City. Woodland Hills, Calif.; Windsor Publications, 1981.


You Wrote My Life:  Lyrical Themes in Country Music.  Gordon and Breach, 1992.



Attorney; businessman. Born– June 15, 1923, Shelby County, Ala. Parents– Grover C. and Lucile (Meeks) McLeod. Married– Esme Hope, Australia, May 4, 1947. Children– Four. Education– Birmingham Southern College, University of Western Australia School of Law, University of Alabama School of Law and the University of Texas. U.S. Navy submarine service, 1941-1946.  Practiced law in Birmingham for fifty years; board certified as a civil practice lawyer.  Involved in various business enterprises, including mortgage banking and real estate. Member– U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II; Alabama and American Bar Associations; Jefferson County Pensions and Securities Board. Assisted in the commissioning of the U.S.S.Drum and the U.S.S. Alabama. Died August 22, 2012.


Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. III; obituary, Birmingham News, August 22, 2010.


About Women. Birmingham, Ala.; Manchester Press, 1979.

The Bottom Stories. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1971.

Civil Actions at Law in Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.; Manchester Press, 1980.

Equitable Remedies and Extraordinary Writs in Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.; Manchester Press, 1981.

Ghost of the Chimera. Birmingham, Ala.; Manchester Press, 1988.

Sketches From the Bar. Birmingham, Ala.; Manchester Press, 1966.

Sub Duty. Birmingham, Ala.; Manchester Press, 1986.

Sub Sailor. Birmingham, Ala.; Manchester Press, 1964.

Submarine Stories. Birmingham, Ala.; Manchester Press, 1977.

The Sultan’s Gold and Other Fleet Type Submarine Stories. Birmingham, Ala.; Manchester Press, 1988.

Teodoro. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1969?

Trial Practice and Procedure in Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.; Manchester Press, 1983.

The Trials of Fat, an Illustrious Member of the Criminal Bar. Birmingham, Ala.; Manchester Press, 1989.

Worker’s (sic.) Compensation in Alabama for On-the-Job Injuries. Birmingham, Ala.; Manchester Press, 1990.



Physician, university professor. Born– January 25, 1877, Tuscaloosa, Ala. Parents– Joseph and Nannie (Somerville) McLester. Married– Ada Bowron, 1903. Children– Three. Education– A.B., University of Alabama, 1896; M.D., University of Virginia, 1899; postgraduate, Gottingen, Freiburg, Berlin and Munich. Employed as chief of medicine, Camp Sheridan, 1917; commanding officer, evacuation hospital, 1918; professor of medicine, University of Alabama, 1919-1950. Member– American College of Physicians; Association of American Physicians, American Climatological and Clinical Association, Southern Medical Association and Alabama Medical Association; president of the Alabama Medical Associations, 1920. Died February 8, 1954.


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The Diagnosis and Treatment of Disorder of Metabolism. New York; Oxford University Press, 1928.

Nutrition and Diet in Health and Disease. Philadelphia; W.B. Saunders Co., 1931.

McLIN, ELVA BELL, 1917-2015


Professor of English; college archivist.  Born– June 5, 1917, Norcatur, Kansas.  Parents– James S. and Ruth Diefendorf Bell. Married–Paul E. McLin, October 18, 1940.  Children–four.  Education–  Kansas State Teachers College, B. S. Ed., B.A., 1940; University of Alabama, M. A., 1964; Peabody Institute of Vanderbilt University, Ph. D., 1971.  Taught at many levels;  Taught English at Athens State College, 1965-1987; served as head of the English Department. Served as college archivist and historian, 1987-. Historian and Public Information for the Ordnance Division of the U.S. Army; wrote press releases and program histories. Member Sigma Tau Delta English honorary; served as National Historian.  Member College English Association, Shakespeare Association, AAUW and DAR.  Archives at Athens State is named in her honor.  Awarded emeritus status on her retirement at Athens State in 1987.  National Senior Scholarship of Sigma Tau Delta is named in her honor.  Athens State Alumni Association Teacher of the Year, 1987;  Distinguished Alumna Award, Emporia State College, 1991. Died February 21, 2015.


Obituary; Marquis who’s who online


Athens College: A Definitive History, 1881-1991. Athens State College Foundation, 1991.

The Bell-Shirley Family.

Madame Childs of Precious Memory; Jane Hamilton Childs, College President.  Athens State College, 1989.