Presbyterian clergyman. Born– November 23, 1878, York, Sumter County, Al. Parents– William and Alice Frances (Morris) Edmonds. Married– Mary Armstrong Fleming, April 30, 1907. Children– Five. Education– Marengo Military Institute, Demopolis;  University of Tennessee, A.B., 1899; Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky., B.D., 1907. Ordained to the Presbyterian ministry, 1907. Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Montgomery, 1907-1913; South Highland Church, Birmingham, 1913-1915;  founder and pastor of Independent Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, 1915-1942; Dean of Knowles Memorial Chapel, Rollins College, 1942-1947; pastor of Pilgrim Congregational Church, Birmingham, 1949-1952. Columnist for Birmingham Age-Herald, 1942-1960. Honorary degrees:  Cumberland University, LL.D., 1924; University of Alabama, 1924; Tusculum College, LL.D., 1936; Rollins College, (L.H.D., 1948).  Died July 7, 1960.


Lankford, Charlotte, and Monroe, Marian. A Heritage of Witness; South Highland Presbyterian Church, 1888-1988.

Whiting, Marvin Yeomans.  The Bearing Day Is Not Gone;  The Seventy-fifth Anniversary History of Independent Presbyterian Church of Birmingham, Alabama, 1915-1990.  Independent Presbyterian Church, 1990.

Marquis who’s who online

Files at Alabama Public Library Service.


About the Manger. Boston; Stratford, 1927.

Beginning the Day. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1932.

A Parson’s Notebook. Birmingham, Ala.; Elizabeth Agee’s Bookshelf, 1961.

Sermonettes and Prayers.  Birmingham: Dispatch Printing, 1916.

Studies in Power. Nashville; Cokesbury, 1931.

The Way, the Truth, the Life. Nashville; Cokesbury, 1936.


The papers of Henry Morris Edmonds are held in the special collections department of the Birmingham Public Library.