WATSON, ELBERT L., 1930-2015

Biography: Librarian; clergyman. Born– May 10, 1930, in Birmingham, Ala. Parents– Elbert Leslie Watson Sr. and Edith Louise Watson. Married– Ramona Jo Bennett. Children– Two. Education– Bethany Nazarene College, A.B., 1952; University of Oklahoma, M.A., 1954; George Peabody College, M.A., 1966. Minister, Church of the Nazarene, Gadsden, 1954-1962. Director, Public Library, Anniston, 1966-1969; director, Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, 1969-1978. Executive Director, Indiana Library Association, 1978-. Member– Alabama, Southeastern and American Library Associations; Alabama Historical Association. Founding member of Etowah Historical Society. ┬áDied September 13, 2015.


Biographical Directory of Librarians in the United States and Canada; Alabama United States Senators; obituary.


Alabama United States Senators. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1982.

Mary Harrison Lester; Memories of a Gracious Lady. Huntsville, Ala.; Watson, 1973.

Tennessee at the Battle of New Orleans. New Orleans; Battle of New Orleans, 150th Anniversary Committee of Louisiana, 1965.

Joint Publication(s):

A History of Etowah County, Alabama. Gadsden, Ala.; Etowah County Centennial Committee, 1968.