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Alabama Inventors: Additional Resources

This list of resources includes newspaper articles, obituaries, journal articles, and books about Alabama inventors.  Inventors included in this list may have been residents of Alabama who received patents while residing in the state or Alabama natives who received patents while residing in other states.

Abbott, Clarence Eugene, Sr.
b. 23 Sep. 1879 - Kendall, WI; d. 14 Apr. 1953 - Raleigh, NC

  • Alabama Blue Book and Social Register. Vol.1. Birmingham, Ala: Blue Book  Publishing Co., 1929: 43.
  • "Changes in T.C.I. Personnel Announced Upon Heels of Crawford's Resignation: Landgrebe, Abbott, Chalmers Take Over New Posts with Organization" Birmingham News 4 Feb 1930: 1.
  • "Former TCI President, Clarence E. Abbot, Sr. Dies" Birmingham Post-Herald 16 April 1953: 4.
  • Moore, Albert Burton. History of Alabama and Her People. Vol. II. Chicago: The American Historical Society, 1927: 535.
  • "T.C.I. Appoints Three New Vice-Presidents: Karl Landgrebe, C. E. Abbott and Thomas Chalmers are Added to List of Company's Officials" Birmingham Age-Herald 5 Feb 1930: 1.
  • "Steel Man Dies" Birmingham News 16 Apr. 1953: 54.
  • "Vice President of TCI Retires: Clarence E. Abbott Started Mining Engineer Work Here in 1906" Birmingham Post 31 Dec 1945: 2.

Abbott, Donald Curtis
b. 3 Jul 1917 - Birmingham, AL ; d. 21 Feb 1963 - Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); foundry service engineer

  • "D. C. Abbott" (obituary) Birmingham News 22 Feb 1963: 7.

Abernathy, Samuel Franklin
b. 13 Jan. 1882 - AL; d. 27 Oct. 1951 - Roanoke, AL; buried: Cedarwood Cemetery (Roanoke, AL)

  • Price, Ben. "Clogged Pipes Lead to Report: S. F. Abernathey Invents New Cleaning Method and Gets Patent." Birmingham Age-Herald 15 Feb. 1940: 7.

Abramovitch, Rudolph A.

  • "Chemistry Research Professor is Leaving" Tuscaloosa News 14 Jul 1977: 10.
  • "Grant Will Allow Capstone Research" Tuscaloosa News 6 Apr 1969: 22.

Adams, Carl, Sr.
b. 25 Nov 1889 - Lafayette, AL; d. 12 Feb 1966 - Birmingham, AL; buried Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Mr. Carl Adams, Sr." (obituary) Birmingham News 13 Feb 1966: B-5.

Adamson, Reese
b. 15 May 1888 - Carrollton, GA; d. 7 Dec 1957 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Reese Adamson" (obituary) Birmingham News 9 Dec 1957: 30.

Agricola, Frederick Theodore, Sr.
b. 20 Jan 1896 - Gadsden, AL; d. 7 Mar 1961 - Gadsden, AL; buried: Forrest Cemetery (Gadsden, AL); Chairman of the Board, Agricola Furnace Company

  • "Gadsden Businessman, F. T. Agricola Sr., Dies" Birmingham News 8 Mar 1961: 37.

Agricola, Otto
b. 28 Oct 1865 - LA; d. 18 Oct 1939 - Gadsden, AL; buried: Forrest Cemetery (Gadsden, AL)

  • "Gadsden Industrial Leader Chosen Head of Employers' Body" Birmingham News 29 Nov 1933: 7.
  • "Prominent Gadsden Citizen Heart Attack Victim" Birmingham News 19 Oct 1939: 4.

Akans, William Ralph
b. 18 Sep 1897 - AL; d. 8 Nov 1974 - Mountain Brook, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham AL)

  • "William Ralph Akans" (obituary) Birmingham News 9 Nov 1974: 14.

Alderson, George Edward
b. 26 Nov 1888 - Cleveland, OH; d. 17 Mar 1967 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "G. E. Alderson" (obituary) Birmingham News 18 March 1967: 9.

Aldrich, Truman Heminway
b. 17 October 1848 - Palmyra, NY; d. 28 April 1932 - Florence, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

Aldridge, Loren L.
b. 20 Jan 1920 - AL; d. 16 Sep 1978 - AL; buried: Cedar Hill Cemetery (Bessemer, AL)

  • "Loren L. Aldridge" (obituary) Birmingham News 17 Sep 1978: 2-B.

Aldridge, Stanley E.
b. 19 Jun 1906 - Oxford, AL; d. 29 Oct 1960 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Westview Cemetery (Atlanta, GA); book-keeper, Birmingham Electric Company

  • "S. E. Aldridge" (obituary) Birmingham News 30 Oct 1960: A-9.

Alexander, Olin M.
b. 8 Feb 1868 - Millville, MO; Central College (MO); d. 31 Aug 1930 - Tampa, FL; buried: Birmingham, AL

Allen, Anson Warren
b. abt. 1862 - Walpole, MA; d. 25 Dec. 1944 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Anson W. Allen Taken by Death" Birmingham Age-Herald 26 Dec. 1944: 4.

Allgood, Oscar Barnett
b. 28 May 1876 - Blount Co., AL; d. 5 Oct 1964 - Bessemer, AL; buried: Oakland Cemetery; Superintendent, TCI electric repair shop

  • "Oscar Allgood" (obituary) Birmingham News 7 Oct 1964: 10.

Amsler, Charles D.

  • "Team From UAB is Heading to Antarctica on a Quest to Find Chemicals That May Help Battle Diseases Such as Cancer" Birmingham News 8 Feb 2007: 1-A.
  • "Island Puts UAB Scientists on Map: Antarctic Spot Names for Husband-Wife Team" Birmingham News 24 Oct 2007: 1-A.

Anderson, Frank Hartley
b. 10 June 1891 - Boston, MA; d. 4 April 1947 - Mt. Airy, GA

  • "Artist Sketches His Two Little Daughters" Birmingham News 24 Aug 1930: 9 (in Social, Amusements/Radio, Financial Section); includes the sketch of his daughters.
  • "Frank Anderson, Once Birmingham Citizen, Succumbs in Georgia" Birmingham News 27 April 1947: 14-A.
  • Giddens, Lucia. "Cosmopolitan Group Used as Models for Art Exhibit: Every Walk of Life Represented in Group Selected to Pose by Frank Hartley Anderson Whose Work Now is on Display in Public Library's Gallery" Birmingham Post 13 Mar 1935: 7.
  • Williams, Lynn Barstis. "An Artistic Blend: Frank and Martha Anderson"
    Alabama Heritage Fall 2005:
  • O'Rourke, John T. "Rural America Stands Up and Cheers Murals Painted by Fine Arts Project" Birmingham Post 9 Jan 1940: 12.
  • Smith, Emily Ashe. "Murals in Anderson Studio Present Views in Early World Discoveries: Work Done for Lakeview School Draws Praise as Hanging of Friezes is Planned" Birmingham News 8 Nov 1936: 14.
  • Who's Who in American Art: A Biographical Directory of Selected Artists in the United States Working in the Media of Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Design, and Handicrafts. Vol. 1. Washington, DC: The American Federation of Arts, 1935-1940: 17.

Anderson, Mary
b. abt. 1866 - Burton Hill Plantation in Greene Co., AL; d. Jun 1953 - Monteagle, TN; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "First Windshield Wiper Found no Place in Market" Alabama Journal 14 Feb. 1971.
  • "Miss Mary Anderson" (Obituary) Birmingham News 29 June 1953: 22.
    Reeves, Lynn. "Concern Gave Boon to Drivers" Birmingham News 13 Feb. 1972: B-20.
  • Stallworth, Clarke. "Southern Belle Invented Wiper for Windshield" Birmingham News 20 Feb. 1977: 44-A.
  • "Windshield Wiper Inventor, Miss Mary Anderson Dies." Birmingham News 29 June 1953: 13.
  • "Woman Inventor, Alabamian, Dies." Mobile Register 30 June 1953.

Anderson, Pelham Hansard, Jr.
b.15 Sep 1914 - AL; d. 5 Mar 1986 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Consulting engineer; Chief engineer, Hudson and Partners; Graduate, University of Alabama

  • "Pelham Hansard Anderson, Jr." (obituary) Birmingham Post-Herald 7 Mar 1986: A-12.

April, Gary C.

  • Whiting, Chuck. "Model Ready for a Storm" Tuscaloosa News 2 Feb 1977: 40.

Argo, Malcolm M., Jr.
b. 9 Jul 1918 - Huntington, WV; d. 20 Feb 2005 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Graduate, Mississippi State University

  • "M. M. Argo, Jr. (Buddy)" (obituary) Birmingham News 22 Feb 2005: 4-B.

Arrington, Richard Henry
b. 24 Aug. 1919 - AL; d. 13 Apr. 1994 - Montgomery, AL; buried: Old Oakwood Cemetery (Montgomery, AL)

  • "Services for Cattleman Set for Today." Montgomery Advertiser 15 Apr. 1994: 4B.
  • "The U.S. Patent Office had Just Made Richard Arrington..." Montgomery Advertiser 21 October 1955.

Askew, Levi Jackson
b. 11 Feb 1870 - Roanoke, AL; d. 28 Jun 1935 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Askew Funeral Planned" Birmingham News 29 Jun 1935: 9.

Asprey, Robert R.
b. 23 May 1951 - Los Alamos, NM; d. 17 Jan 2006 - Huntsville, AL; New Mexico State University
(B. S., Electrical Engineering, 1979)

  • "Robert R. Asprey" (obituary) Huntsville Times 22 Jan 2006.

Atwood, Jerry L.

  • "Researcher Wins Burnum Award" Tuscaloosa News 1 Feb 1986: 1, 3.

Austin, Charles Henry
b. 29 July 1886 - Austinville, AL; d. 30 Aug 1968 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Mr. Austin" (obituary) Birmingham News 31 Aug 1968: 10.

Auten, Claude Isaac
b. 9 Apr 1882 - MI; d. 1 Feb 1948 - Atlanta, GA; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Funeral Rites to be Held Here for Former T.C.I. Executive" Birmingham News 2 Feb 1948: 2.
  • "Retired Executive of T.C.I. is Claimed by Death in Georgia" Birmingham Age-Herald 2 Feb 1948: 9.

Bagby, Orville W.
b. 14 Feb 1914 - NC; d. 16 Sep 1994 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Jefferson Memorial Gardens East; Founder, Alabama Gage Stick Company

  • "Orville W. Bagby" (obituary) Birmingham News 16 Sep 1994: 4C.

Bagby, Robert Trammel, Sr.
b. 14 Aug 1882 - AL; d. 20 Dec 1956 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Civil Engineering, 1903)

  • "Robert T. Bagby, Sr., Mining Engineer, Dies" Birmingham News 20 Dec 1956: 29.

Baker, Bertsil Burgess, Jr.
b. 25 Oct 1924 - Fairfield, AL; d. 1 July 1998 - West Goshen Township, West Chester, PA

  • "Bertsil B. Baker, Jr." (obituary) Birmingham News 8 July 1998: 6-D.

Ball, Edwin Marcott
b. abt. 1886; d. 1 Jul 1954 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Edwin M. Ball, Retired TCI Employee, Succumbs" Birmingham News 1 July 1954: 6.
  • "Edwin Marcotte Ball" (Obituary) Birmingham News 2 July 1954, p. 26.
  • "Funeral will be Today for E. M. Ball, Ex-TCI Executive" Birmingham Post-Herald 3 July 1954: 12.

Barks, Charles Oliver
b.
26 Dec 1873 - Evansville, IN; d. 15 May 1949 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Charles Oliver Barks Buried in Elmwood" Birmingham News 17 May 1949: 2.

Barr, Charles James
b. 9 Nov 1872 - Canada ; d. 25 Nov 1939 - Dayton, OH

  • "Charles J. Barr Succumbs in Ohio: Former Prominent Figure in Industrial Life of Birmingham Dies" Birmingham News 26 Nov 1939: 16.

Barr, Clarence Dale
b. 8 Feb 1883 - Gallion, OH; d. 25 Feb 1972 - Mobile, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Acipco Official, C. D. Barr, to Retire: Veteran Industrialist to Step Down Jan. 1" Birmingham Post-Herald 20 Dec 1952: 2.
  • "American Cast Iron Pipe Names C. D. Barr Board Chairman" Birmingham News 8 Feb 1952: 32.
  • "Barr Elected Chairman of Acipco Board" Birmingham Post-Herald 9 Feb 1952: 8.
  • "Business Executive Clarence Barr Dies" Birmingham News 26 Feb 1972: 11.
  • "C. D. Barr Succeeds W. D. Moore as Head of Pipe Plant Here: Changes at Acipco are Announced after Meeting of Board of Directors" Birmingham News 29 July 1946: 1.
  • "Clarence D. Barr Named to High Appeal Position: Industrialist will Serve as Aid of Ireland in Annual Drive" Birmingham News 30 Sep 1937: 11.
  • "Moore, Acipco Chief, Retires; Barr Moves Up" Birmingham Post 29 July 1946: 2.

Barrett, Thomas Hampton
b. 28 Oct 1876 - Kings Mountain, NC; d. 20 Feb 1969 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Thomas Hampton Barrett" (obituary) Birmingham News 22 Feb 1969: 12.

Barrett, William Jordan
b. Harrison, GA; d. 25 Jan 2009; buried: Jefferson Memorial Gardens South (Hoover, AL); Mercer University (Master's in chemistry); University of Florida (Ph.D)

  • "Dr. William Jordan Barrett" (obituary) Birmingham News 27 Jan 2009:

Barrington, William Norman
d. 6 Dec 1892 - Birmingham, AL; d. 17 Jun 1961 - Birmingham, AL; Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "W. H. Barrington" (obituary) Birmingham News 18 Jun 1961: A-15.

Barron, Alvah Votelle, Jr.
b. 3 Jan 1927 - Thomaston, GA; d. 3 Dec 2007 - Birmingham, AL; Georgia Institute of Technology (Engineering)

  • "Alvah Votelle Barron, Jr." (obituary) Birmingham News 6 Dec 2007: 4-B.
  • "Barron Elected Fly Ash Prexy" Birmingham News 22 Jan 1967: A-11.

Barrow, Lewis C.
b. 28 Jun 1903; 14 Jun 1977

  • "Lewis C. Barrow" (obituary) Birmingham News 16 Jun 1977: 62.

Barry, Howitt Smith
b. abt 1906 - Warren, PA; d. 2 Jun 1964 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Howitt Barry" (obituary) Birmingham News 3 Jun 1964: 40.

Baskervill, George Booth
b. 6 Jan 1875 - TN; d. 9 Mar 1931 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Stanton Cemetery (Stanton, TN)

  • "G. B. Baskervill Passes at Home: Final Rites will be Held in Stanton, Tenn., for Civil Engineer" Age-Herald 10 March 1931: 2.

Basore, Cleburne A.

  • "Fuel Invented: Auburn Engineer Develops Process to Use Pine Sawdust" Birmingham News 28 May 1930: 26.

Beard, Andrew Jackson
b. 1848 - Jefferson County, AL; d. 10 May 1921 - Jefferson County, AL

  • Burt, McKinley. " Andrew J. Beard" Black Inventors of America. Portland, Ore.: National Book Company, 1989: 18-23.
  • "A Colored Genius: How an Alabama Negro Accumulated a Fortune by Invention" The Sun (Maryland) 2 Sep 1890: 2 (Supplement)
  • "Negro Invents a Car Coupler: Test Made in Railroad Yards Successful" Age-Herald 29 Sep 1898: 5.
  • Kindred, Ingrid. "Black Inventor Never Acclaimed: Died in Almshouse" Birmingham News 13 Feb. 1978: 2.
  • "Talk of M & O Going to Courts to Get Use of the Birmingham Southern Tracks...The Beard Coupler" Age Herald 2 Aug 1899: 5.
  • "$100,000 for a Negro Inventor"  Charlotte Daily Observer 15 Oct 1903: 2.

Beatty, Donald Croom
b. 11 Apr. 1900 - Birmingham, AL; d. 12 July 1980 - Jefferson County, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • Carmichael, Mary Alice Beatty. Donald Croom Beatty: Alabama's Aviator,    Explorer, and Inventor. Birmingham, Ala.: M.A.B. Carmichael, 1998.
  • "City Man Receives High Aviation Pioneers Award" Birmingham News??   23 Oct 1973: B-4.
  • "Donald Beatty of Pioneer Family, Inventor, Aviator, Dies" Birmingham  News 15 July 1980: 4C.
  • "Donald Croom Beatty" (obituary) Birmingham News 15 July 1980: 4-D.

Beatty, Edward Troy
b. 25 Aug 1881 - Mobile, AL; d. Jul 1937 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Funeral Announced for Edward T. Beatty" Birmingham News 30 Jul 1947: 28.

Beatty, Robert Douglas
b. 10 Oct 1887 - Birmingham, AL; d. Jul 1953 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Robert D. Beatty" (obituary) Birmingham News 11 Jul 1953: 8.

Beatty, William Henry
b. abt 1898; d. 5 Jan 1960 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Birmingham Man Allowed Patent: Device of William H. Beatty will Revolutionize Pipe Making, Claim" Birmingham News 10 Jan 1928: 12.
  • "William H. Beatty, Manufacturer's Agent" (obituary) Birmingham News 7 Jan 1960.

Beck, William Perry
b. 15 Oct 1879; d. 11 Jun 1953 - Birmingham, AL

  • "William Perry Beck" (obituary) Birmingham News 12 Jun 1953: 37.

Belk, Charles Rufus, Sr.
b. 26 Aug 1875 - MS; d. 7 Feb 1958 - Bessemer, AL; buried: Cedar Hill Cemetery (Bessemer, AL)

  • "Charles Rufus Belk, Sr." (obituary) Birmingham News 9 Feb 1958: B-5.

Bell, Alton McKay
b. 2 Nov 1885 in Tennessee; d. 11 Feb 1964 in Tennessee; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "A. M. Bell" (obituary) Birmingham News 12 Feb 1964: 26.

Bellsnyder, Thomas, Sr.
b. 17 May 1885 - Birmingham, AL; d. 16 Jun 1950 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Funeral Rites for Tom Bellsnyder will be Held at Home Sunday" Birmingham News 18 June 1950: A-4.

Bender, Houston Oscar
b. 25 Nov 1917 - OK; d. 30 Oct 1995 - CA; buried: Rose Hills Memorial Park (Whittier, CA); President, J. H. Bender Equipment Company

  • "Houston O. Bender" (obituary) Birmingham News 2 Nov 1995: 2-F.

Benedict, Samuel R.
b. 12 July 1882 - Athens, GA; d. 10 May 1936 - Baltimore, MD; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • Bonner, Clint. "How He Got There: Dr. Samuel R. Benedict" Birmingham News 11 June 1933: 5.
  • "Dr. S. R. Benedict Awarded Medal for Saving Life by Resuscitation: Administers Prone Pressure Method Method to Victim of Electric Shock" Birmingham News 1 July 1927: 9.
  • "Dr. S. R. Benedict, Medical Leader in State, Passes: Surgeon for Power Company Fails to Rally After Recent Operation" Birmingham News 11 May 1936: 8.
  • "Insull Medal for Life Saving Awarded Doctor: Resuscitating Woman by Artificial Respiration Here is Recognized" Birmingham Post 1 July 1927:

Benners, Allen C.
b. abt 1878 - Greensboro, AL; d. 30 Jun 1956 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Moncrief Cemetery

  • "A. C. Benners, Retired Shoe Representative, Succumbs" Birmingham News 30 Jun 1956: 2.

Bennett, Oscar Lee
b. 18 Sep 1892 - Florence, AL; d. 30 Jul 1957 - Fairfield, AL; Rate Technician, TCI

  • "Oscar Lee Bennett, TCI Rate Technician" (obituary) Birmingham News 30 Jul 1957: 20

Benton, Fred Karl
b. abt 1909 - Birmingham, AL; d. 17 Feb 1955 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Cleaning Company Owner, Fred Karl Benton, Dies" Birmingham News 18 Feb 1955: 43.

Berg, Hakon Axel
b. abt 1879 - Sweden; d. 9 Oct 1961 - Birmingham, AL

  • "Industrialist H. A. Berg Passes at 82" Birmingham News 9 Oct 1961: 1, 5.

Bernard, Harry Overton
b. 16 Jul 1876 - KY; d. 27 Feb 1961 - Fort Meyers, FL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Harry Overton Bernard, Retired Builder, is Dead" Birmingham News 27 Feb 1961: 4.

Bernhard, Jessie Byrd
b. abt 1885; d. 26 Jan 1950 - Birmingham; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Mrs. Jessie Byrd Bernhard" (obituary) Birmingham News 28 Jan 1950: 10.

Bernhard, John Edward
b. 23 Aug 1884 - Briarwood, AL; d. Aug 1958 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "J. E. Bernhard, Ex-Machinist" (obituary) Birmingham News 22 Aug 1958: 6.

Beswick, William
b. Oldham, England; d. 6 Jul 1944 - Montgomery, AL

  • "Local Resident Dies at Capital" Birmingham Age-Herald 7 July 1944: 10.
  • "Services Announced" Birmingham News 9 Jul 1944: 8-B.

Bice, Lloyd Rivers
b. 24 Sep 1905
; d. 19 January 2000 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Highland Memorial Gardens

  • "Lloyd Rivers Bice" (obituary) Birmingham News 20 Jan 2000: 10-A.

Birch, Neil
b. 4 Mar 1877 - IN; d. 17 Mar 1943 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Neil Birch" (obituary) Birmingham News 17 Mar 1943: 20.

Binney, Edwin, Sr.
b. 21 Sep 1918 - Ft. Worth, TX; d. 5 Oct 2009 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Jefferson Memorial Gardens East; Texas A & M; Graduate, Sam Houston State.

  • "Edwin Binney, Sr." (obituary) Birmingham News 7 Oct 2009: 3-B.

Bissell, Titus Lucretius
b. 7 December 1886 - Charleston, SC; d. 11 February 1967 - Charleston, SC

  • "T. L. Bissell Resigns Power Company Post; Moving to Charleston" Birmingham News 26 Nov 1949: 3.
  • Titus Bissell" (obituary) Birmingham News 13 Feb 1967: 6.

Blach, Ralph Carl
b. 28 Dec 1897 - AL; d. 2 Oct 1938 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Temple Emanu-El Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Ralph C. Blach Rites at Home" Birmingham News 3 Oct 1938: 14.  

Blackman, Huey Warren
b. 13 November 1892 - Ozark, AL; d. 1 May 1967 - Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL;
buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "H. W. Blackman" (obituary) Birmingham News 1 May 1967: 30.

Blackman, Walter W.
b. 19 Jun 1875 - AL; d. 29 Dec 1939 - Cleveland, OH; Cartoonist

  • "Walter Blackman, Cartoonist, Dies" Birmingham News 30 Dec 1939: 5.

Blakemore, Joseph Thomas
b. 23 May 1885 - Highmore, SD; d. 14 May 1945 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Joseph Blakemore, Research Head, Dies" Birmingham News 14 May 1945: 18.
  • "J. T. Blakemore, 59, Sloss Chemist, Buried" Birmingham News 15 May 1945: 3
  • "J. T. Blakemore Taken by Death" Birmingham Age-Herald 15 May 1945: 12.

Blomstran, Carl A., Sr.
b. 23 May 1913 - Maywood, IL; d. 11 March 1965 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Carl Blomstran, Sr., Local Engineer, Dies" Birmingham News 12 March 1965: 13.

Bodinger, Donald C.

  • "Pelham Inventor Improves RR Products" Shelby County Reporter 15 Jan 1981: 14.

Bohannan, Robert S.
b. 23 Sep 1882 - Birmingham, AL; d. 3 Oct 1951 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Brighton Cemetery (Jefferson Co., AL)

  • "Robert S. Bohanon Services will be Conducted Tomorrow" Birmingham News 4 Oct 1951: 55.

Bordenca, Carl
b. 13 Aug 1916 - Birmingham, AL; d. 11 Mar 1990 - Gainesville, FL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Howard College (Birmingham, AL); Purdue University, PhD, Biochemistry; Georgia Institute of Technology

  • "Dr. Carl Bordenca" (obituary) Birmingham News 13 Mar 1990: 6-B.
  • "SRI Assistant Director, Dr. Bordenca, Leaving Staff" Birmingham News 28 Dec 1955: 10.

Boswell, Lewis Archer
b. 9 May 1834 - Lunenburg Co., VA; d. 26 Nov 1909 - Red Hill, AL; buried: Oak Hill Cemetery (Talladega, AL)

  • "Alabamian Made Pioneer Experiments with Planes" Birmingham Post 21 May 1938: 5.
  • Bullock, Randy. "Dr. Lewis Archer Boswell: Inventor of the Arial Boat" Alabama Aviator Aviation News and Resource (web)
  • Norton, Frances. "He Almost Invented Plane" Birmingham News 20 May 1968: 27.
  • "Records Reveal Alabamian First Man to Fly: Eastaboga Bugaboo -  Boswell Scrapped Invention" Birmingham News 12 Nov 1945.
  • "Search is Being Conducted for Man Who Flew First" Anniston Star 3 Oct 1968.
  • "From Where I Stand: What Ever Happened to Boswell Steam Flying Machine?" Birmingham News 12 May 1950.

Boutwell, Clarence Edward
b. about 1902; d. 26 Dec 1951- Birmingham, AL; buried: Greenville, AL

  • "C. E. Boutwell Rites to be Held Today" Birmingham Post-Herald 27 Dec 1951: 4.
  • "Clarence Boutwell, Inventor, Succumbs" Birmingham News 26 Dec 1951: 4.

Bowen, Hugh Stetson
b. 6 Mar 1895 - Wewahitchka, FL; d. 28 Dec 1963 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Hugh Bowen" (obituary) Birmingham News 20 Dec 1963: 14.

Bowron, Charles Edward
b. 25 May 1871 - Redcar, Yorkshire, England; d. 17 June 1942 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Kin are Pallbearers for Charles E. Bowron" Birmingham Post 18 June 1942: 5.
  • "Long Illness is Fatal to Charles E. Bowron, Industrial Engineer: Native of England was Active in Civic and Fraternal Circles" Birmingham News 18 June 1942: 11.

Bragan, Asher Senor, Sr.
b. 22 May 1882; d. 7 Oct 1950 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Asher S. Bragan, Sr., Succumbs Suddenly at Hospital Here" Birmingham News 8 Oct 1950: A-18.

Brakeman, Roy Edgar, Sr.
b. 8 Oct 1880 - Wichita, KS; d. 15 Sep 1957 - Gadsden, AL; buried: Forrest Cemetery (Gadsden, AL); Ohio State University; University of Chicago

  • "Roy Edgar Brakeman, Sr., Steel Engineer, Passes" Birmingham News 16 Sep 1957: 19.

Brandes, Joseph David
b. abt. 1868 - New York; d. 24 Apr 1943; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Joseph David Brandes" (obituary) Birmingham News 24 Apr 1943: 10.
  • "Patent Granted: James Steel and Joseph Brandes, Birmingham, Invent Headlight Visor" Birmingham News 4 Jun 1930: 4.

Brantley, Dr. Warner Morel
b. abt 1894 - Columbus, GA; d. 6 Aug 1948 - Adamsville, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Birmingham Dental College

  • "Dr. W. M. Brantley, Ensley Dentist, Dies" Birmingham News 23 Dec 1951: A-4.

Bray, Thomas Leonard
b. 6 Sep 1919 - Oak Park, IL; d. 3 Jul 1993 - Birmingham, AL ; Graduate, Iowa State University; Employed by General Electric and retired from Thomas Bray and Associates

  • "Thomas Leonard Bray" (obituary) Birmingham News 4 July 1993: 12-A.

Brazelton, George T.
b. 18 Dec 1876 - TN; d. 10 Dec 1938 - Washington, D.C.; buried: Arlington National Cemetery

  • "A Salute to G. T. Brazelton: He Made Birmingham a Happier Place" Birmingham News 15 Dec 1938: 15.

Brekle, Oliver Roy
b. 1 July 1911 d. 24 January 1994; Buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Oliver Roy Brekle" (obituary) Birmingham News 24 January 1994:

Brett, George E.
b. 21 Jun 1865 - Sumter Co., AL; d. 23 Jul 1950 - Patagonia, AZ; buried: Birmingham, AL

  • "George E. Brett, Early Building of Magic City, Dies in Arizona" Birmingham News 24 Jul 1950: 23.

Bridewell, William Glenn
b. abt 1901 - AL; d. 18 Apr 1949 - McCalla, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Last Rites Held for William G. Bridewell" Birmingham News 19 Apr 1949: 20.

Brierton, Benjamin E.
b. 10 Apr 1878 - Dixon, IL; d. 17 Jul 1961 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Dr. Brierton" (obituary) Birmingham News 19 Jun 1961: 15.

Britton, George Goss
b. abt 1863 - TN; d. 14 Nov 1933 - Anniston, AL

  • "Industrialist Dies: George G. Britton was Leader in Anniston Church Work" Birmingham News 14 Nov 1933: 14.

Broker, Thomas R.

  • Parks, Dave. UAB Reports Breakthrough in HPV Research" Birmingham News 1 Mar 2009:1-A.

Brooks, Eugene H.

  • "Continental Gin President, Eugene Brooks, Resigns" Birmingham News 5 Nov 1959: 54.
  • "Continental Gin President President Quite: E. H. Brooks will take Texas Post" Birmingham Post-Herald 5 Nov 1959: 1, 4.

Brooks, William Hayden
b. 31 Aug 1891 - Louisville, KY; d. 22 Jul 1962 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Auburn University (Engineering)

  • "Aviation Pioneer, W. H. Brooks, Dies" Birmingham News 23 Jul 1962: 15.

Brossette, Stephen E.

  • "System Spots Potential Hospital Infections" Birmingham News 30 July 2001: 1-D.

Brown, Bascom J.
b. 6 May 1880 - Clay Co., AL; d. 21 Oct 1965 - Nashville, TN; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "B. J. Brown" (obituary) Birmingham News 22 Oct 1965: 8.

Brown, Marcus E.

  • Jones, Adam. "Typing Signature Halts Fraud: Keystrokes Help Program ID Computer Users" Tuscaloosa News 30 May 2006: B1, 4B.

Brownlee, William Russell
b. 1 Dec 1905 - Cleveland, TN; d. 22 August 2004 - Jefferson Co., AL; Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame (1991)

  • "Brownlee is President of Southern Services" Birmingham Post-Herald 17 Jan 1967: 22.
  • "Southern Services Taps Prexy" Birmingham News 17 Jan 1967: 10.
    "William Russell Brownlee" (obituary) Birmingham News 24 Aug 2004: 4-B.

Browning, James S.

  • "'Bama Researchers Looking at Host of Fuel-Saving Ideas" Birmingham News 19 Mar 1978: B-1, 2-B." (Dr. Dan Hollis and James S. Browning)

Bruner, George Carlton
b. 31 Jan 1891 - AL; d. 8 Aug 1973 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "George Carlton Bruner" (obituary) Birmingham News 8 Aug 1973: 63.

Buckingham, Howard B. "Buck"
b. 16 Jul 1913 - Humboldt, TN; d. 1 Nov 1977; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Mississippi State University (electrical and mechanical engineering)

  • "Howard B. (Buck) Buckingham" (obituary) Birmingham News 2 Nov 1977: 60.

Bullard, Haran Worthy
b. 25 July 1915 - Monticello, GA; d. March 1981 - Jefferson Co., AL

  • "Advancement of Three TCI Officials Announced" Birmingham Post-Herald 30 Jan 1959: 23.
  • "Bullard Appointed to Top Tin Mill Post Birmingham News 2 Oct 1960: B-7.
  • "Haran Worthy Bullard" (obituary) Birmingham News 29 Mar 1981: 35-A.
  • "TCI Names Three to High Positions" Birmingham News 29 Jan 1959: 59.

Bullock, Ellis Way, Sr.
b. 24 Sep 1899 - Dooley Co., GA; d. 28 Jul 1999 - Pensacola, FL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Georgia Tech (mechanical and electical engineering, 1923); co-founder, Fly Ash Arrestor Corporation (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Ellis Way Bullock, Sr." (obituary) Birmingham News 25 Sep 1999: 6D.

Bullock, William John
b. 15 Jul 1894; d. 17 May 1973 - Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • "William John Bullock" (obituary) Birmingham News 19 May 1973: 3.

Burch, Arthur C.
b. abt 1905 - Brewton, AL; d. 23 Jun 1955 - Pinson, AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Final Rites are Held for Arthur C. Burch" Birmingham News 24 Jun 1955: 37.

Burks, Eugene G., Sr.
b. Mar 1870 - AL; d. 4 Mar 1954 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Eugene G. Burks, Sr." (obituary) Birmingham News 5 Mar 1954: 44.

Burns, Alvin C.
b. June 1864 - Cave Springs, GA; d. 7 Feb 1939 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Oak Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Alvin C. Burns Dies: Retired Contractor Had Lived in Birmingham Since 1888" Birmingham News 9 Feb 1939: 8.

Burroughs, William Seward
b. 28 Jan 1855 - Rochester, NY; d. 14 Sept 1898 - Citronelle, AL

  • "William Seward Burroughs" Birmingham News/Age-Herald 30 Apr 1939: 4.

Busenlehner, Kathryne Elizabeth
b. 28 Oct 1912 ; d. 15 Jul 2004 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Founder, Homewood Cycle & Hobby Shop

  • "Mrs. Kathryne Elizabeth Busenlehner" (obituary) Birmingham News 18 Jul 2004: 22-A.

Bush, Thomas Perry, Jr.
b. 4 Jun 1922 - Birmingham, AL; d. 24 Apr 2005; Owner, Bush Manufacturing Company (Trussville)

  • "Thomas Perry Bush, Jr." (obituary) Birmingham News 27 Apr 2005: 4-B.

Bussey, Ernest
b. 16 Apr 1880 - Columbus, GA; d. 11 Apr 1969 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Columbus, GA

  • "Ernest Bussey" (obituary) Birmingham News 12 Apr 1969: 12.

Byrd, Arthur Joseph
b. abt. 1874; d. 17 Nov 1946 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Valhalla Cemetery (Jefferson Co., AL)

  • "Alabamian Gets Patent: Brighton Man Invents Device to Protect Wooden Poles" Birmingham News 16 May 1937: 13. (in Financial/Want-Ads, Sports Section)
  • "Arthur Joseph Bird" (obituary) Birmingham News 18 Nov 1946: 21.

Cabaniss, James Madison

  • Stickney, Ken. "From the Depression, Proud Lives Began" Tuscaloosa News 4 Apr 1991: 11A.

Cacioppo, Tony Bernard
b. 22 Jun 1920; d. 15 Dec 1987 - Bessemer, AL; buried: Highland Memorial Gardens (Jefferson Co., AL); Founder and owner of Production Patterns, Inc. (Bessemer, AL)

  • "Tony Bernard Cacioppo" (obituary) Birmingham News 6 Dec 1987: 44-A.

Cahoon, William F.
b. abt. 1879 - NC; d. 25 Jul 1951 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Bristol, TN

  • "William F. Cahoon" (obituary) Birmingham News 25 Jul 1951: 15.

Caine, William Phillips
b. abt 1871 - OH ; d. 25 Jul 1951 - Bessemer, Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "W. P. Caine Succumbs at 80 - Long Engineer at Ensley TCI" Birmingham Post-Herald 27 July 1951: 34.

Caldwell, Wallace Lyon
b. abt. 1889 - Indianapolis, IN; d. 2 Apr. 1945 - Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Alabama Industries Unit Names Wallace" Birmingham News 14 Nov 1940: 19.
  • "Five Alabama Industrialists to Receive Patent Awards: Sixteen 'Southern Pioneers' to be Included in Numbered Honored in St. Louis Meeting" Birmingham News 18 Feb 1940: 6. (Sports; Financial/Want-Ads Section)
  • "Rites for Industrialist Slated for 4 P.M. Tuesday in City" Birmingham Age-Herald 3 Apr 1945: 14.
  • W. L. Caldwell Dies of Accident Injury: Prominent Birmingham Man Hurt in Freak Manner" Anniston Star 2 Apr 1945: 1.
  • "Wallace L. Caldwell Dies from Automobile Injuries: Local Industrialist was Victim of Accident at Home Two Weeks Ago" Birmingham Post 2 Apr 1945: 1, 9.
  • "Wallace Lyon Caldwell" (obituary) Birmingham News 3 Apr 1945: 14.
  • "Use of Patents is Worldwide: Research in Lightweight Concrete Wins Place Among Pioneers" Birmingham Age-Herald 26 February 1940: 5.

Calivas, George John
b. 1 Dec 1906 - Peleta, Greece

  • "Patent Granted: Gadsden Man Gets Rights for Combination Cigaret Wrapper" Birmingham News 28 Feb 1933: 2. (also spelled: Kalivas)

Callahan, Joseph A.
b. 13 Jul 1881 - Jacksonville, AL; d. 8 Jul 1953 - Anniston, AL; buried: Edgemont Cemetery (Anniston, AL)

  • "J. A. Callahan Passes Here; Funeral Today: Head of Machine Company Dies in Hospital After Three Operations" Anniston Star 9 Jul 1953: 1, 2.

Cantrell, Robert Headdon
b. 11 Feb 1895 - Rome, GA; d. 7 Aug 1973 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); graduate, Mercer University

  • "Robert Headdon Cantrell (obituary) Birmingham News 8 Aug 1973: 63.

Carle, James Forest
b. 4 Sep 1878 - OH; d. 15 Dec 1945 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "James F. Carle, 67, Dies at Residence" Birmingham Post 17 Dec 1945: 3.
  • "Laboratories Executive Passes at Residence in Hollywood" Birmingham Age-Herald 17 Dec 1945: 2.
  • "Masons Conduct Carle Services" Birmingham News 17 Dec 1945: 11.

Carnell, Joe W.

  • Pekkanan, Sarah. "Inventors Show Off Creations" Tuscaloosa News 9 Jun 1993: 6B. (States News Service.

Carney, Fletcher Burchnall
b. 21 June 1907 - Kalamazoo, MI; d. 19 May 1976 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Riverside Cemetery (Kalamazoo, MI)

  • "Fletcher Burchnall Carney" (obituary) Birmingham News 20 May 1976: 54.

Carothers, John N.
b. 6 Jun 1889 - Charlotte, NC; d. Apr 1976 - Atlanta, GA

  • "Five Alabama Industrialists to Receive Patent Awards: Sixteen 'Southern Pioneers' to be Included in Numbered Honored in St. Louis Meeting" Birmingham News 18 Feb 1940: 6. (Sports; Financial/Want-Ads Section)
  • "John N. Carothers, Anniston, for Patents Relating to the Production of Phosphoric Acid..." Birmingham News 18 Feb 1940: 5.

Carothers, John Sadler, Jr.
b. 20 Jan 1915 - Selma, AL; d. 4 Aug 2001 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Live Oak Cemetery (Selma, AL)

  • "John Sadler Carothers, Jr." (obituary) Birmingham News 8 Aug 2001: 5C.

Carrington, Frank Gamble
b. 21 Feb 1892 - Jasper, AL; d. May 1959 - Lynchburg, VA

  • "Frank G. Carrington, Pipe Engineer, Dies" Birmingham Post-Herald 7 May 1959: 26.

Carson, Harry Young
b. 1 Apr 1888 - Danville, IL; d. 21 March 1972 - Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Civil Leader Carson Funeral is Today" Birmingham Post-Herald 22 Mar 1972: 8.
  • "Harry Young Carson" (obituary) Birmingham News 21 Mar 1972: 29.

Carter, Sam F., Jr.
b. 14 Dec 1918 - Bessemer, AL; d. 5 May 2007 - Jefferson Co., AL

  • "Acipco Appoints Carter Manager" Birmingham News 12 Jan 1973: 41.
  • "Sam F. Carter, Jr." (obituary) Birmingham News 8 May 2007: 6-A.

Carver, George Washington
b. 12 July 1864 - Diamond, MO; d. 5 Jan 1943 - Tuskegee, AL

  • "Bust of Carver to be Unveiled" Birmingham News 6 May 1937: 26.

  • "Carver Bust for Tuskegee Formed to Honor Negro" Birmingham News 25 Nov 1926: 1.

  • “Dr. Carver Better: Famed Negro Scientist Recovering From Three Weeks Illness” Birmingham News 5 June 1938: 11 (in Sports, Financial/Want-Ads section)

  • Dr. Carver in Hospital" Birmingham News 3 Jun 1938: 1.

  • "Dr. Carver Seeks 'Healthier Food': He is Working with Famed Dr. Alexis Carrel, He Tells Hotel Men" Birmingham News 23 June 1939: 2.

  • "Dr. Carver Donates Savings to Carry on His Life's Work" Birmingham News 13 Feb 1940: 16.

  • “Alabama’s Great Negro Scientist, Dr. Carver, Dies: Funeral to be Held in Tuskegee Friday: Dixon Pays Tribute" Birmingham News 6 Jan 1943: 1.

  • "Dr. Carver Honored by Farm Journal" Birmingham News 14 Jun3 1942: 16-A.

  • "Dr. Carver Talks on Discoveries: 100 Products Can be Made From 'Lowly' Peanut" Birmingham News 14 Dec 1933: 11.

  • Kindred, Ingrid. "George Washington Carver Friendship was Cherished" Birmingham News 9 Jun 1978: 2. (Friendship between George Washington Carver and Rev. Z. R. Carpenter, Methodist minister)

  • "Negro Progress will be Shown: Dr. Carver to Head Speakers at Celebration Here" Birmingham News 22 July 1937: 10.

  • Noles, James L., Jr. "George Washington Carver: Scientist" Hearts of Dixie: Fifty Alabamians and the State They Called Home. Birmingham: Will Publishing, 2004:40-42.

  • Sikora, Frank. "Carver Named to Hall of Fame" Birmingham News 17 Apr 1977: 8A.

  • Sikora, Frank. "Hall of Fame Inducts George W. Carver in Unique Ceremony" Birmingham News 24 Apr 1977: A-29.

  • Sikora, Frank. "Museum Honoring Famous Alabamian is Rejuvenated" Birmingham News 6 Sep 1981: 7G.

  • "Tuskegee Scientist Uses Persimmon in Treating Pyorrhea" Birmingham News 13 Apr 1941: 10.

Chace, Forrest Arthur
b. 9 Jun 1899 - St. Joseph, IN; d. 11 Aug 1982 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Founder and Co-Owner, Chace Rubber Company, Acton Coal Properties, Lee Carver Stampinig Company, and Chase Properties, Inc.

  • "Forrest Arthur Chace" (obituary) Birmingham Post-Herald 12 Aug 1982: 2-C.

Chalmers, Albert Holden
b. 19 Aug 1899 - Scotland; d. Jan 1957 - Ormond Beach, FL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Albert H. Chalmers, Retired TCI Official" Birmingham News 22 Jan 1957: 23.
  • "Former TCI Official, A. H. Chalmers Dies" Birmingham Post-Herald 22 Jan 1957: 23.

Charbonnet, Carl David
b. 14 Jan 1926; d. 27 Aug 2003; Owner, Airlock Manufacturing Company

  • "Carl David Charbonnet" (obituary) Birmingham News 30 Aug 2003: 12-A.

Choat, Joseph Sam

  • "Odenville Man Invents Tree Shear" Birmingham News 16 Aug 1967: 29.

Chow, Louise T.

  • Parks, Dave. UAB Reports Breakthrough in HPV Research" Birmingham News 1 Mar 2009:1-A.

Christian, Maurice Ragon
b. 5 Oct 1894 - Henderson, KY; d. 26 Mar 1972 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Owner and operator, Herco Jacks, Inc.

  • "Maurice R. Christian" (obituary) Birmingham News 27 Mar 1972: 37.

Christopher, William Emory
b. abt 1878; d. 2 Mar 1958 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Old Walker Chapel Cemetery

  • "William Christopher Rites Here Tomorrow" Birmingham News 3 Mar 1958: 31.

Clark, Castle Banks
b. 11 Jan 1856 - Piedmont, AL; d. 13 Oct 1935 - Calhoun Co., AL; buried: Piedmont Cemetery (Piedmont, AL)

  • "Funeral Rites for C. B. Clark are at Church: Services for Former Piedmont Undertaker Conducted by the Rev. Jordan" Anniston Star 14 Oct 1935: 2.

Clark, James R.

  • "Alabamian Invents Pulpwood Loader" Birmingham Post 25 July 1946: 5.

Clay, Wilburn S.
b. 21 Feb 1928 - AL; d. 3 May 2006 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Oakwood Memorial Gardens (Gardendale, AL); Employee, ACIPCO

  • "Wilburn S. Clay" (obituary) Birmingham News 5 May 2006: 15-A.

Codding, Charles N., III
b. 3 Mar 1923 - Baltimore, MD; d. 29 Jul 2007; Graduate, Lehigh University (BS, Civil Engineering);Technical Director, Pipe Division, U.S. Pipe and Foundry Company

  • "Charles N. Codding, III 'Nelson'" (obituary) Birmingham News 2 Aug 2007:

Coggin, Joseph

  • "Researchers Track Virus That Floats in Air to Cause Cancer in Healthy Hamsters" Birmingham News 16 Oct 1977: 2-B.

Coker, David H. (Dr.)
b. 25 May 1865 - SC; d. 29 Nov 1941 - Piedmont, AL; buried: Highland Cemetery (Calhoun Co., AL); Optometrist

  • "Dr. David H. Coker Dies and Piedmont: Funeral Services Planned for This Afternoon" Anniston Star 30 Nov 1931: 1.

Coleman, Beamon Vinson
b. 22 Nov 1899 - Coosa, County, AL; d. 29 Jan 1969 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Contractor

  • "Beamon Vinson Coleman" (obituary) Birmingham News 30 Jan 1969: 59.

Coleman, William R.

  • "City Man Gets Patent for Voting Machine" Birmingham News 13 Aug 1964: 41.

Collins, Ashton B., Sr.
b. abt 1885; d. 14 Dec 1976

  • "A. B. Collins, Sr. Dies; Created Power Symbol" Birmingham News 16 Dec 1976: 71.

Collins, Gilbert L.

  • "Birmingham Inventor of Electric Welding Arc May Yet Become Rich After Disappointments" Birmingham News 21 Aug. 1941: 7.

Colmer, Henry G., Jr.
b. 3 Apr 1915; d. June 1981 - Mobile, AL

  • "Koop, Gus. "Mobilian is Inventor of New Barge Winch" Mobile Register 22 March 1959:

Comer, Robert Thornton, Jr.
b. 6 Mar 1916; d. 23 Feb 1968 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Robert Thornton Comer, Jr." (obituary) Birmingham News 24 Feb 1968: 11.

Compton, William Sam
b. 16 Jun 1895 - AL; d. 31 Jul 1958 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "William Sam Compton" (obituary) Birmingham News 1 Aug 1958: 30.

Connors, George Washington
b. 8 June 1864 - Greenville, SC; d. 4 June 1943 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Civic, Business Leader Passes: Funeral Services Will be Held Tomorrow at 4 P.M. at Residence" Birmingham Post 4 June 1943: 1.
  • "Funeral Rites are Held for George Connors, Steel Plant Executive: He was Widely Known as Industrialist and as Civic leader in South" Birmingham News 5 June 1943: 5.
  • "George Connors, Civic and Business Leader, Dies of Heart Attack: Industrialist, Native of South Carolina, Succumbs at Home" Birmingham News 4 Jun 1943: 1, 10.
  • "Son Takes Place of His Father in Steel Company: George W. Connors, Sr. to be Chairman of Board Under New Setup" Birmingham News 22 Apr 1927: 1, 2.
  • "Steel Company Organizer Dies at Home in City: George W. Connors is Victim of Heart Attack Here" Birmingham Age-Herald 5 June 1943: 1, 2.

Connors, George Washington, Jr.
b. 17 Jul 1902
- GA ; d. 4 Dec 1961 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • Connors Firm Gets New Head: George W. Connors, Jr. Assumes Position Held by Father" Birmingham News--Age-Herald 22 Apr 1937: 1.
  • "Former Steel Firm Head, George W. Connors, Dies" Birmingham Post-Herald 5 Dec 1961: 9.
  • "George Connors, Industrialist, Dies" Birmingham News 4 Dec 1961: 7.
  • "Son Takes Place of His Father in Steel Company: George W. Connors, Sr. to be Chairman of Board Under New Setup" Birmingham News 22 Apr 1927: 1, 2.

Constantine, Gus Lambert
b. 26 Oct 1891 - Levaden, Greece; d. 14 Apr 1970 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Gus Lambert Constantine" (obituary) Birmingham News 15 Apr 1970: 81.

Cook, John Albert
b. abt. 1883 - Greenville, NC; d. 1 Mar 1967 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "John A. Cook" (obituary) Birmingham News 2 Mar 1967: 38.

Cook, Oscar Uriah
b. 20 Feb 1881 - Belleville, Ontario, Canada; d. 28 March 1960 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Oscar U. Cook, Retired TCI Metallurgist, Dies" Birmingham News 29 Mar 1960: 18.

Cooper, Belton Youngblood
b. 4 Oct 1917 - Huntsville, AL; d. 26 May 2007 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Belton Youngblood Cooper" (obituary) Birmingham News 30 May 2007:   4-B.
  • "Birmingham Engineer Credited as Father of Space Czar Plan" Birmingham News 3 April 1958: 13.
  • "Valley Engineer Wrote U. S. Space Exploration Bill" Birmingham News 21 March 1958:

Cornelius, Jesse W.
b. abt. 1873 - NC

  • "Air Conditioning Plant to Heat Homes Perfected: Plentiful Supply of Warmth in Winter and Cool Air in Summer Made Possible by Device Produced by Birmingham Engineer" Birmingham Post 11 Dec. 1935: 14.
  • "An Interesting Invention" Birmingham Post 13 Dec. 1935: 4.
  • "New Heating Plant Invented by J. W. Cornelius, of Crestline Heights" Birmingham News 25 Jan. 1938: 7.
  • "Open Grate Used for Heating Home: New Device to Take Place of Furnace is Invented by Birmingham Man" Birmingham News 25 May 1928: 30.

Corry, Jon C.
b. 24 Feb 1937; d. 24 Aug 2007 - AL; buried: Oakland Cemetery (Jefferson Co., AL)

  • "Jon C. Corry" (obituary) Birmingham News 26 Aug 2007: 23-A.

Cosmas, Gustave Demetri "Gus"
b. 7 Nov 1929 - Birmingham, AL; d. 5 Jul 2009 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Vanderbilt University (1950, Electrical Engineering)

  • "Gustave "Gus" Demetri Cosmas" (obituary) Birmingham News 8 Jul 2009: 4-B.

Coward, Richard Whitman
b. 30 May 1895 - TN; d. 7 Dec 1973 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Col. Richard W. Coward" (obituary) Birmingham News 9 Dec 1973: A-31.

Cox, Davis D.
b. abt. 1893 - Cullowhee, SC; d. 29 Nov 1962 - Fairfield, AL

  • "Cox to Retire from TCI Post" Birmingham Post-Herald 16 Oct 1958: 26.
  • "Davis D. Cox" (obituary) Birmingham News 1 Dec 1962: 2.

Cox, Fred Wellington
b. 3 Jul 1890 - Attalla, AL; d. 26 Jul 1953 - Attalla, AL; buried: Forrest Cemetery (Gadsden, AL)

  • "Fred W. Cox" (obituary) Birmingham News 27 Jul 1953: 12.

Craig, Parley Westley
b. 29 Aug 1874 - KS ; d. 3 Dec 1955 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Parley W. Craig, Retired TCI Mechanic, Dies at Home" Birmingham News 3 Dec 1955: 52.

Cram, Charles William
b. abt 1882 - Frankfort, KY ; d. 20 Mar 1967 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Charles Cram" (obituary) Birmingham News 21 Mar 1967: 26

Crawford, George Gordon
b. 24 Aug 1869 - Madison, GA; d. 20 March 1936 - Fairfield, AL - buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Georgia Tech, 1890 (BS in mechanical engineering); Georgia Tech, 1931 (Sc.D)

  • Citizens of State to Give Cup to George Gordon Crawford" Birmingham Age-Herald 30 June 1930: 2.
  • "Crawford Made Head of Group: Leads Ordnance Body for U.S. Army" Birmingham Post 22 Sep 1927: 14.
  • "Crawford Resigns: Former T.C.I. Head Quits Post with Jones & Laughlin" Birmingham News 29 May 1934: 1.
  • "Crawford Rites are Planned for Saturday: Leader in Development of City Passes at Local Hospital" Birmingham Age-Herald 21 Mar 1936: 1.
  • "Crawford to be Given Huge Cup" Birmingham News 30 June 1930: 2.
  • "Crawford to Leave T.C.I. for New Job: Elected to Presidency of Jones and Laughlin Steel Corp" Birmingham Post 28 Jan 1930: 1.
  • "George G. Crawford Helped Put TCI on Feet" Birmingham News 27 April 1960: 21.
  • "George Gordon Crawford: A Gentleman in Industry" Birmingham News 21 Mar 1936: 4.
  • “George Gordon Crawford is Back Home Because He Wants to Be” Birmingham News 8 Feb 1935: 24.

  • Rikard, Marlene Hunt. George Gordon Crawford: Man of the New South. Birmingham, Ala.: typescript of thesis - Samford University, 1971.
  • "Former Head of T.C.I. Dies After Lengthy Illness: George Gordon Crawford Prominent in Building of Steel Center" Birmingham News 20 Mar 1936: 1, 13.

Cremer, Theodore Haller
b. 10 Nov 1882 - Saxton, PA; d. 17 Oct 1956 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Saxton, PA

  • "Retired Railroad Mechanic Succumbs" Birmingham News 18 Oct 1956: 98.
  • "Theodore H. Cremer Funeral to be Today" Birmingham Post-Herald 19 Oct 1956: 26.

Crockard, Frank Hearne
b. 29 Oct 1873 - Wheeling, WV; d. 2 March 1955 - Washington, DC; burial - Birmingham, AL

  • Bonner, Clint. "How He Got There: Frank H. Crockard" Birmingham News-Age-Herald 26 Jun 1932: 5.
  • "Former Industrialist Here, Frank H. Crockard, Dies" Birmingham Post-Herald 3 March 1955: 18.
  • "Frank Crockard, Former Woodward President, Dies" Birmingham News 3 March 1955: 76.
  • "Frank Hearne Crockard" Birmingham Public Library Digital Collections http://bplonline.cdmhost.com/u?/p4017coll6,222
  • "Hosts for Sessions of Engineers Here: Leaders in Nation's Steel and Iron Industry will be Guests of  City" Birmingham News 5 Apr 1927: 7. (Includes photos of Francis H. Crockard, Charles L. Bransford, Milton Fies, H. S. Salmon, and R. Burt Orndorff)
  • "Republic Steel Engineer to be Honored by Body: Birmingham Man Gets Award for Contributions to Mineral Industry" Birmingham News 12 Feb 1936: 4.
  • "Woodward Takes President's Post: Frank Crockard to Remain with Iron Company as Consulting Engineer" Birmingham News 1 July 1932: 4.

Cromer, Ford Dalton
b. 10 Aug 1886 - Christiansburg, VA; d. 25 July 1967 - Birmingham, AL

  • "Ford Cromer, 82, Industrialist, Dies" Birmingham News 26 July 1967: 37.

Crownover, Frederick Scott

  • "County Inventor gets Patent on Glove and Tool Device" Shelby County Reporter 17 Aug 1978: B7.

Crozier, Elmer Lee
b. 1 Aug 1896 - Caplingers Mills, MO; d. 29 Dec 1974 - Ocala, FL

  • "Birmingham Plane Makers Use Unique Type of Wing: Airfoil Runs Length of Fuselage on Ship Expected to Revolutionize Aviation Industry" Birmingham Post 15 Sep 1931: 1.
  • "Elmer Lee Crozier" (obituary) Birmingham News 31 Dec 1974: 34.

Curry, Cullen L.
b. 11 Dec 1901; d. 25 Feb 1971 - Mobile, AL; buried: Memorial Gardens (Mobile, AL)

  • "Cullen Curry" (obituary) Shelby County Reporter 4 Mar 1971: 9.

Curtiss, Roy

  • Smith, Anita. "UAB Researcher, His 'Bugs' Gain International Attention" Birmingham News 24 July 1977: 8-A.

Cutler, Frank Garfield
b. 13 May 1881 - Fort Scott, KS; d. 17 June 1934 - New York, NY; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Frank G. Cutler Dies in New York: Head of Ensley Rotary Club Stricken Suddenly" Birmingham Post 18 June 1934: 1.
  • "Cutler Services will be at Home: Funeral Rites are Set for Ensley Engineer" Birmingham News 20 Jun 1934: 4.

Daniel, Kenneth Latimer Rule
b. 13 Oct. 1913 - Milford, CT; d. 1 July 2008 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Acipco President Wins Award in Management" Birmingham News 2 Mar 1965: 22.
  • "Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame" (website)
  • "American Cast Iron Pipe Chief Gets High Award" Birmingham News 22 Sep 1965: A-32.
  • Bouma, Katherine. "Kenneth Daniel, Ex-ACIPCO Head, Dies" Birmingham News 7 July 2008: 1B, 2B.
  • Cummins, Don. "Teach Engineering Basics, Industrialist Daniel Urges" Birmingham Post-Herald 9 Aug 1966: 4.
  • "Daniel Assumes Presidency of American Pipe Today" Birmingham Post-Herald 3 June 1963: 6.
  • "Daniel is Chosen Engineer of the Year" Birmingham News 25 Feb 1968: A-32.
  • "Daniel will Retire as ACIPCO Chief" Birmingham Post-Herald 27 Oct 1978: C-11.
  • "Daniel will Retire from ACIPCO Helm" Birmingham News 27 Oct 1978: 6.
  • "Gold Medal to be Given to Daniel" Birmingham News 1 May 1974: 82.
  • "Honored" Birmingham Post Herald 28 Feb 1968: 21.
  • Kenneth Latimer Rule Daniel" (obituary) Birmingham News 6 July 2008: 3B.
  • "Kenneth R. Daniel Gets Highest Award of NMA" Birmingham News 16 Oct 1978: 42.
  • "Kenneth R. Daniel Named Executive VP of Acipco" Birmingham Post-Herald 17 Aug 1961: 36.
  • "Kenneth Rule Daniel" Alabama Academy of Honor (website)
  • "NMA Honors Acipco President" Birmingham Post-Herald 2 Mar 1965: 9.

Daughtry, William R.
b. abt. 1880 - Opelika, AL; d. 1 Nov 1955 - Birmingham, AL; Cremated

  • "Who Was William Daughtry? Highly Educated, Died in Attic" Birmingham News 2 Nov 1955: 31.

Davis, Dred Wilson
b. abt 1899; d. 13 Jun 1967 - Alabaster, AL; buried: Nabors Cemetery (Saginaw, AL)

  • "D. W. Davis" (obituary) Birmingham News 14 Jun 1967: 68.

Davis, Valter

  • "Tuscaloosa Inventor Claims He Devised Norden Bombsight" Birmingham Post-Herald 24 July 1950: 11.

Dearing, Edmund Richard
b. 24 October 1889 - Kent, England; d. 27 February 1976 - AL

  • "Edmund Richard Dearing" (obituary) Birmingham News 29 Feb 1976: 16-A.

DeBardeleben, Walker Percy
b. 17 Aug 1905 - AL; d. 14 Jan 1982; buried: Jefferson Memorial Gardens East (Jefferson Co., AL); Engineer, Alabama Gas Corporation

  • "Walker Percy DeBardeleben" (obituary) Birmingham News 16 Jan 1982: 5-B.

Decker, Asbury Clinton
b. 28 Jul 1886 - Prince Bay, NY; d. 22 May 1950 - Fairfield, AL; buried: NY

  • "Sanitation Engineer for T.C.I. Gets Medal for Outstanding Job" Birmingham Age-Herald 7 May 1948: 42.
  • "A. Clinton Decker" (obituary) Birmingham News 24 May 1950: 31.

DeMarco, Joseph Anthony
b. 29 Dec 1913 - Jefferson Co., AL; d. 2 July 1974 - Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Joseph DeMarco, City Industrialist Dies" Birmingham News 3 July 1974: 64.

Denegre, Charles
b. 22 January 1877 - New Orleans, LA; d. 7 February 1964 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Charles Denegre" (photograph) Birmingham Public Library Digital Collections.
  • "Charles Denegre" (obituary) Birmingham News 8 Feb. 1964: 11.
  • "Charles Denegre Rites at 3 Today" Birmingham Post-Herald 8 Feb 1964: 12.
  • Cruikshank, George. History of Birmingham and Its Environs: A Narrative Account of Their Historical Progress, Their People, and Their Principle Interests. Vol. 2. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1920. 105.
  • Hinds, W. M. "Local Man Designs Motor Termed Close Approach to Perpetual Motion: Charles Denegre Utilized Ordinary Gas in New Type Machine" Birmingham News 24 Jan. 1937: 12. (includes photo)
  • Invention of Local Attorney Taps Novel Source of Power: Expansion of Gas is Principle Used in New Apparatus" Birmingham News 17 May 1942: 15-A.
  • "Local Attorney Invents 'Self Revolving Wheel'" Birmingham News 7 Feb. 1960: A-11.
  • "Long Patents Case Finally Settled Here" Birmingham News 15 Nov 1941: 3.

Dewberry, Ralph
b.abt 1903 - AL ; d. 21 Feb 1990; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); attended Virginia Military Institute and the University of Alabama

  • "Ralph Dewberry" (obituary) Birmingham News 25 Feb 1990: 33-A.

Dick, James B.
b. 1 Oct 1899 - Ozark, AL; d. 1971 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "James B. Dick" (obituary) Birmingham News 2 Feb 1971: 27.

Dijt, Johannes
b. 20 March 1932 - Amsterdam, Holland; d. Oct 1976

  • "Inventor's Spade Breaks Ground for Capital Plant" Birmingham News 28 Feb 1973: 27.

Dimick, Daniel B.
b. 21 November 1874 - Lyme, NH; d. 21 Nov 1961 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • Cummins, Don. "Daniel Dimick Comes Back to See City He Helped Build" Birmingham Post-Herald 5 Oct 1951: 3.
  • "Red Sox Rooter, Dan Dimick, Sr. Back Visiting 'Best" Hometown" Birmingham News 20 Jan 1949: 34.
  • "Industrialist Dies Here at Age of 88" Birmingham News 21 Nov 1961: 30.

Dimmick, Frederick D.
b. ; d. 4 Feb 1948 - Richmond, VA; buried: Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond, VA)

  • "F. D. Dimmick is Laid to Rest in Richmond" Birmingham News 6 Feb 1948: 2.

Dixon, Jessie Earvin

  • House, Jack "Andalusia Man has Patented Helicopter that is Queer Apparatus" Birmingham News 16 March 1941: 6 (in Sports; Classified/Financial Section)

Dobbs, Oliver Cornelius
b. 29 April 1875 - AL; d. 1 Dec 1960 - Birmingham, AL; New River Church of Christ Cemetery

  • "Dobbs Truss" (advertisement) Birmingham News 20 Oct 1959: 2.
  • "Dobbs Truss Office in Farley Building: Pioneer Office of Country-Wide Dobbs Truss Service Located Here" Birmingham News 9 July 1938: 11.
  • "Mr. Oliver Cornelius Dobbs, Sr." (obituary) Birmingham News 2 Dec 1960: 37.

Doering, Felix Franz Otto
b. 17 Aug 1885 - Atlanta, GA; d. 18 May 1952; graduate of Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1904 (mechanical and electrical engineering)

  • "Felix Doering Passes at 66: Former Resident of Anniston Dies in Virginia" Anniston Star 19 May 1952: 12.

Donoho, Charles Kerr
b. 18 Jul 1910 - Gallatin, TN; d. 18 Mar 1970 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Graduate, Vanderbilt University (Chemistry, Mathematics and Metallurgy); Technical Director, ACIPCO (American Cast Iron Pipe Company)

  • "Charles Donoho, Acipco Exec, Dies" Birmingham News 18 Mar 1977: 84.
  • "Two Acipco Executives, Vann, Donoho, Promoted" Birmingham Post-Herald 6 Dec 1955: 23.

Dovel, James Pickering
b. 26 December 1868 - Pickerington, OH; d. 30 July 1948 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Five Alabama Industrialists to Receive Patent Awards: Sixteen 'Southern Pioneers' to be Included in Numbered Honored in St. Louis Meeting" Birmingham News 18 Feb 1940: 6. (Sports; Financial/Want-Ads Section)
  • "J. P. Dovel, Former Executive of Sloss-Sheffield, Succumbs" Birmingham News 31 July 1948: 3.
  • “Patent Suit is Lost in Directed Verdict” Birmingham News 15 Oct 1942: 14. (James P. Dovel and James P. Dovel & Co., Inc. against the Sloss-Sheffield Steel & Iron Company)

Dozier, Orion T.
b. abt. 1848; d. 10 Feb 1925 - Birmingham, AL

  • Dozier, Orion Theophilus. Chips and Whetstones of Verses and Prose. Birmingham, Ala.: Dispatch Printing Company, 1916.
  • Dozier, Orion Theophilus. Foibles of Fancy and Thymes of the Times. Birmingham, Ala.: Dispatch Printing Company, 1894.
  • Dozier, Orion Theophilus. A Galaxy of Southern Heroes, and Other Poems. Birmingham, Ala.: Dispatch Printing Company, 1905.
  • Dozier, Orion Theophilus. Just-a-Thinking. Birmingham, Ala.: Dispatch Printing Company, 1920.
  • Dozier, Orion Theophilus. Poems and Prose of Orion T. Dozier. Birmingham, Ala.: Press of Birmingham Publishing Company, 1927.
  • Dozier, Orion Theophilus. Poems of Orion T. Dozier. New York, Washington: The Neale Publishing Company, 1905.
  • Owen, Thomas McAdory. History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Vol. 3. Spartanburg, SC: Reprint Co., 1978. 507.

Duckett, Towner M.
b. 23 Aug 1896 - Gelico, KY; d. Sep 1929 - Atlanta, GA

  • "Alabama Inventor is Found Dead in Capital Hotel" Atlanta Constitution 4 Sep 1929: 20.  (suicide)

Dugger, A. Neal
b. 2 May 1875 - Culleoka, TN; d. 20 April 1961 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Evansville, IN

  • "Local Civic Leader, Neal Dugger, Dies" Birmingham News 21 Apr 1961: 12.

Dunn, Maude
b. abt 1879 - TN; d. 23 Aug 1973 - Boca Raton, FL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Miss Maude Dunn" (obituary) Birmingham News 26 Aug 1973: 20-A.

Dunstan, Arthur St. Charles
b. about 1871 - Virginia; d. 5 August 1959 - Auburn, AL; buried: Auburn Cemetery

  • "Arthur St. C. Dunstan" (obituary) Montgomery Advertiser 6 Aug 1959: 2-A.
  • "Prof. Dunstan Retires at API After 52 Years of Service" Birmingham News 7 Jan 1952: 12.
  • "Shock Absorber Patent is Granted A.P.I. Professor" Birmingham News 2 Feb 1930: 14.

Durfield, Robert Ralph, Jr.
b. 11 Jul 1907 - AL; d. 21 Jan 2005 - Jefferson County, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Vice-President, Alabama Metal Industries

  • "Robert Ralph Durfield, Jr." (obituary) Birmingham News 23 Jan 2005: 20-A.

Durgin, Charles B.
b. abt 1895 - AL; d. 8 May 1955 - Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama

  • "C. B. Durgin Passes Here; Rites Tuesday: Widely-Known Resident Was 33 Years with Monsanto Firm" Anniston Star 9 May 1955: 1.

Dyer, David

  • "Coal Big Target, But Not Only One, of Auburn Researchers" Birmingham News 19 Mar 1978: B-1, 2-B.

Dyer, Yulee Alison
b. 23 Mar 1880 - Johnson City, TN; d. 16 Aug 1935 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Johnson City, TN

  • “Yulee Allison Dyer” (obituary) Birmingham News 17 Aug 1935: 9.

Early, Edward Donald
b. 4 Aug. 1899 - TN; d. 18 Dec. 1965 - Venice, FL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Computer Inventor E. D. Early Dies" Birmingham News 20 Dec. 1965: 42.
  • "'Early Bird' May Save Power Firms Huge Sums" Birmingham Post-Herald 19 Feb 1954: 31.
  • "E. D. Early Retires from Southern Services" Birmingham News 3 Sep 1964: 48.
  • "E. D. Early Retires Here, to be Honored by Banquet" Birmingham Post-Herald 1 Sept 1964: 13.
  • "Edward Early" (obituary) Birmingham News 21 Dec 1965: 16.
  • "Services for E. D. Early, Inventor, to be Tomorrow" Birmingham Post-Herald 21 Dec 1965: 14.
  • "To Be Honored" (photo with caption) Birmingham News 11 Nov 1962: A-25.

Edmundson, Jerone Josiah
b. 22 September 1876 - Ashville, AL; d. 6 November 1962 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Mr. Edmundson" (obituary) Birmingham News 7 Nov 1962: 41.
  • "Mr. Edmundson and his Bottles" Birmingham Post 1 Aug 1942: 10.

Ehrensperger, William Jacob
b. 12 Mar 1898 - Cullman, AL; d. 6 Jan 1983 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Cullman City Cemetery (Cullman, AL)

  • "William J. Ehrensperger" (obituary) Birmingham News 8 Jan 1983: 6-B.

Ellard, Jonathan A. (Dr.)
b. 1 May 1862 - Alabama; d. 2 Apr 1937 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Dr. Ellard Rites: Services for Birmingham Native Set for Ruhama Baptist" Birmingham News 3 Apr 1937: 3.

Elliott, George D.
b. 4 Mar 1922 - Solomans Island, MD; d. 5 Feb 2005 - Huntsville, AL

  • "George D. Elliott" (obituary) Huntsville Times 7 Feb 2005:

Elliott, Robert Habersham
b. Nov 1946 - Buford, SC; d. 20 Jan 1937 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Sewanee, TN; one of the founders of Sewanee University; father of Birmingham artist, Hannah Elliott

  • "Maj. Elliott Buried: Confederate Veteran was Widely Known Civil, Mining Engineer" Birmingham News 21 Jan 1937: 19.

Elliott, Thomas
b. 1863 - Durham County, England; d. 25 Sep 1938 - Cleveland, OH

Eshelman, Edward H.
b. abt 1866 - Iowa; d. 27 Dec 1944 - Birmingham, AL

  • "E. H. Eshelman One Still Living Example of a Success Story: One of His Inventions Furnished Financing to Education Children" Birmingham News 27 Mar 1940: 12.
  • "Funeral Services Held for E. H. Eshelman" Birmingham News 29 Dec 1944: 16.

Farley, John Gallagher
b. 25 Jan 1835 - Hayneville, AL; d. 8 July 1918 - Anniston, AL

  • Boles, W. J. "This Date in Alabama History" Birmingham News 25 Jan 1938: 12.

Farlow, Carl Pearson., Jr.
b. 21 May 1921 - Albertville, AL; d. 31 Jan 2006 - Jefferson Co., AL

  • "Acipco Promotes Carl P. Farlow, Jr." Birmingham Post-Herald 25 Feb 19 1963: 4.
  • "Carl Pearson Farlow, Jr." (obituary) Birmingham News 3 Feb 2006: 3-D.
  • "'Ranks' Man Takes Helm at ACIPCO" Birmingham News 31 Oct 1978: 24.

Falkner, Dallas Jay
b. 20 May 1914; d. 25 Jan 1989 - AL; buried: Pine Lawn Garden (Shelby Co., AL)

  • "Dallas Jay Falkner" (obituary) Birmingham News 27 Jan 1989: 4-B.

Feazel, Charles E.
b. 10 Aug 1921; d. 11 Feb 1999; Graduate, Harvard University; University of Maryland (PhD)

  • "Dr. Charles E. Feazel" (obituary) Birmingham News 16 Feb 1999: 4-A.

Feld, Ignatz Louis
d. 12 May 2001- Tuscaloosa, AL

  • "Ignatz Louis Feld" (obituary) Tuscaloosa News 14 May 2001.

Ferdon, William Shaw
b. 31 Mar 1897 - Braintree, MA; d. 7 Oct 1963 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Manager, Birmingham Office of GMAC

  • "GMAC Manager W. S. Ferdon Dies" Birmingham News 20 Jul 1963: 11.

Ferretti, Emmett J.
b. 2 Feb 1925 - Atri, Italy; d. 28 Nov 2006; Gannon University; Columbia University (Masters Degree. Chemical Engineering); Chemical Engineer

  • "Emmett J. Ferretti" (obituary) Birmingham News 30 Nov 2006: 6-C.

Fies, Milton Henry
b. 31 Aug 1882 - Birmingham, AL; d. 20 October 1970 - Mountain Brook, AL; buried: Birmingham, AL

  • "Birmingham Loses Milton H. Fies" Birmingham News 20 Oct 1970: 1, 2.
  • "Birmingham Man is Given Honor by Coal Association" Birmingham News 19 Nov 1930: 13.
  • Cruikshank, George. History of the Four Minute Men of Alabama. Vol. I. Birmingham, Ala.: Birmingham Historical Publishing Co., 1921.
  • "Dr. Fies Wins National Award: Honored for Work in Coal Gasification" Birmingham Post-Herald 14 Feb 1956: 1.
  • "Dr. Milton Fies Named to Mine Bureau Post" Birmingham News 26 April 1949: 14.
  • "Dr. M. H. Fies Presented Dept. of Interior Award" Birmingham News 14 Feb 1956: 26.
  • "Fies is Recommended for Membership on Public Works Board" Birmingham News 19 Jul 1933: 1.
  • "Fies will Address Kiwanis Luncheon" Birmingham News 7 Dec 1941: 8.
  • "Fies' Resignation Asked by Council: Bessemer 'City Dads' Assert Head of Board Divulged Confidential Data" Birmingham News 7 Feb 1934:4.
  • "Fuel for Centuries Declares Dr. Fies" Birmingham News 4 Oct 1951: 2.
  • "Hosts for Sessions of Engineers Here: Leaders in Nation's Steel and Iron Industry will be Guests of  City" Birmingham News 5 Apr 1927: 7. (Includes photos of Francis H. Crockard, Charles L. Bransford, Milton Fies, H. S. Salmon, and R. Burt Orndorff)
  • Kent, Russell. "Fies One of Trio Named for State Advisory Board: Speed is Asked by Ickes in Starting Program of Construction" Birmingham Age-Herald 27 July 1933: 1.
  • Kinsey, Robert H. "Business, Industry and Defense: N.A.M. Booklet Gives Insight into Future; Milton H. Fies Named Mining Group Officer" Birmingham News--Age-Herald 29 Aug 1943: 10-A.
  • "Local Industrialist Named to Postwar Planning Group: Three Other Alabama Men Also Appointed on Economic Board" Birmingham News--Age-Herald 6 Jun 1943: 9-A.
  • "M. H. Fies Warns Boom in State Based on Shifting War Output: Peace May Throw 300,000 Out of Jobs, Says District CED Chairman Before Engineers Club” Birmingham News 30 Oct 1943: 8.
  • "Milton H. Fies is Awarded Honorary Degree by Alabama" Birmingham News 28 May 1926: 10.
  • "Milton H. Fies Funeral is Today" Birmingham Post-Herald 21 Oct 1970: 27.
  • "Milton H. Fies Honored for Work on New Mine" Birmingham News 7 May 1950: B-6
  • "Milton H. Fies is Promoted to APC Veep" Birmingham News 26 Aug 1952: 7.
  • "Milton H. Fies to Open Engineering Counsel Offices Here in Fall" Birmingham News 3 Aug 1944: 17.
  • "Milton Henry Fies to Open Engineering Counsel Offices Here in Fall" Birmingham News 3 Aug 1944: 17.
  • Moore, Albert Burton. History of Alabama and Her People. Vol. III. Chicago: The American Historical Society, 1927: 539.
  • "Operator Views Future of Coal: Fuel Will Retain Importance for Industry, Fies Tells Exchange Club" Birmingham News 11 Mar 1937: 8.
  • Stanley, C. M. "Coal, Science, Poetry and Romance" Montgomery Advertiser 13 Apr 1952: 3-C.

Fike, James Howard
b. 5 Feb 1895 - Marbury, AL; d. 14 July 1976 - Birmingham, AL

  • "Mr. James Howard Fike" (obituary) Birmingham News 15 July 1976: 49.

Fitzgerald, Eugene G.
b. 27 Mar 1898 - Brice's Cross Roads, MS; d. 25 Feb 1974 - Pinson, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Eugene Fitzgerald, Former Sales Exec, Dies" Birmingham News 26 Feb 1974: 34.

Fletcher, Samuel G.

  • "UAB Scientist's Invention Can Measure Nasal Speech" Birmingham News 1 Dec 1971: 68.

Floyd, Henry Grady
b. 29 April 1894 - Auburn, AL; d. 3 April 1968 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "H. G. Floyd Funeral is Today" Birmingham Post-Herald 4 Apr 1968: 45.
  • "Henry G. Floyd, Ex-Engineer, Dies" Birmingham News 3 April 1978: 53.

Fontaine, John P. K.
b. 20 May 1915 - Kearneysville, WV; d. 10 Jun 2004 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Forest Crest Cemetery (Jefferson Co., AL); Fork Union Military Academy

  • "John P. K. Fontaine" (obituary) Birmingham News 13 Jun 2004: 22.A.

Ford, Albert Morris
b. abt. 1870 - England; d. 5 Feb 1939 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Supervising engineer during the construction of the United States Pipe and Foundry Company plants.

  • "Albert Ford Rites: Birmingham Pioneer Resident Passes Away at Home" Birmingham News 6 Feb 1939: 4.

Ford, Claude Heard
b. abt. 1901 - Vinton, LA;
d. 20 Sep 1951 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham); graduate, University of Alabama; graduate, Emory School of Medicine (1927)

  • "Dr. C. H. Ford, Widely-Known Surgeon Here, Succumbs" Birmingham News 21 Sep 1951: 19.
  • "Dr. Ford, Well-Known Surgeon, Dies at Home" Birmingham Post-Herald  21 Sep 1951: 1.

Foster, John C.
b. Denver, CO

  • "J. C. Foster Gets Post in Maryland" Birmingham Post-Herald 20 Dec 1961: 4.

Fox, John Francis
b. 15 Jun 1873; d. 23 Nov 1944 - Birmingham, AL

  • "John Francis Fox Passes at Hospital" Birmingham News 24 Nov 1944: 2.

Fowler, John E.
d. Oct 1939 - Mobile, AL

Francis, Annie Belle
b. abt. 1885 - Morgan Co., AL; d. 16 May 1974 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Bethberry Baptist Church Cemetery (Berry, AL)

  • "Miss Annie B. Francis" (obituary) Birmingham News 18 May 1974: 9.

Frankowski, Richard

  • "State Inventor Claims Marketing Rights to Oversized Tennis Balls" Gadsden Times 30 Jan 1985: B3. (Associated Press)

Fraser, Joseph Phil, Sr.
b. Clanton, AL; d. 1 May 1053 - Bay Co., FL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "J. P. Fraser, Sr." (obituary) Birmingham News 2 May 1953: 7.

Frawley, Raymond W.
b. 22 Sep 1880 - TN; d. 5 Feb 1952 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "R. W. Frawley Dies; Rites are Announced" Birmingham News 6 Feb 1952: 29.

Freret, Arthur Louis
b. 29 Sep 1876 - France; d. 25 Mar 1941 - Fairfield, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery Birmingham, AL

  • "Arthur Louis Freret Dies in Fairfield" Birmingham News 25 March 1941: 8.

Fries, J. Elias (Joens Eleas)
b. 6 Apr 1876 - Frinnaryd, Sweden; d. 23 Jan 1932 - Jefferson Co., AL

  • "Body of T.C.I. Engineer Who Died Here Sent to Cincinnati for Rites" Birmingham News 24 Jan 1932: 1.

Friese, Edward Augustus
b. abt 1872 - GA; d. 16 Mar 1947 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Edward A. Friese, 75, Dies at Home of Son" Birmingham News 17 Mar 1947: 13.

Fuller, Robert R.
b. Tuscaloosa, AL; Graduate, University of Alabama; Research Chemist, Gulf States Paper Company

  • Bassett, Norman H. "Business Briefs: Murphy's Mart to be in New Mall" Tuscaloosa News 16 Oct 1976: 1, 3. (information about Mr. Fuller is on page 3; received the 1976 Award for Individual Achievement, given by the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Institute)
  • Nix, Charles. "Gulf States to Build 'River' in New Antipollution Move" Birmingham News 29 Sep 1970: 2. (Dixie Edition)

Fullerton, Larry

  • Hebert, H. Josef. "Report Says Government Lab Sold Disputed Licenses: Alabama Scientist Challenged Laboratory's Patent" Tuscaloosa News 9 Apr 1999: 3B. (Associated Press)

Fulmer, Frederick P.

  • "Inventor Twirls Hat, Lawyers Weigh Legal Problems" Birmingham News 25 Feb 1949: 38.

Fulton, Weston M.
b. Hale Co., AL; d. 16 May 1946 - Knoxville, TN

  • "Inventor, Hale County Native, Dies in Knoxville" Greenville Advocate 23 May 1946.
  • "Inventor, Native of Alabama, Dies" Birmingham Age-Herald 17 May 1946.
  • "Weston M. Fulton, 75, Succumbs in Knoxville" Birmingham News 17 May 1946: 4.

Gaboury, Joseph A.
b. about 1851 - Montreal, Canada

  • Boles, W. J. "This Date in Alabama History" Birmingham News 19 Sep 1936: 7.

Gale, Edward Morgan
11 Jan 1884 - England; d. Feb 1979 - Beckley, WV

  • "Patent Suit Filed: Plaintiff Claims Invention of Threading Machine Feeder" Birmingham News 15 Jun 1932: 11 (William H. North sued Edward Morgan Gale, TCI, and US Steel)

Galtney, James Pierce
b. 19 Jul 1880 - Sharron, MS; d. 12 Oct 1968 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "James P. Galtney" (obituary) Birmingham News 12 Oct 1968: 12.

Gamble, Charles Brintzinghoffer, Sr.
b. abt. 1882 - Philadelphia, PA; d. 13 Sep 1966 - Jefferson Co., AL

  • "C. B. Gamble, Sr., Businessman, Dies" Birmingham Post-Herald 14 Sep 1966: 1.
  • "C. B. Gamble, Sr., Retired Gas Firm President, Dies" Birmingham News 14 Sep 1966: 12.
  • "Charles B. Gamble Will Organize Chest Division" Birmingham Post 7 Aug 1944: 3.
  • "Professional Loafer's Office is for Those with no Place to Go" Birmingham News 13 Nov 1957: 32.
  • Stallworth, Clarke. "Retired Gas Executive Has a Look at World" Birmingham Post-Herald 5 Oct 1955: 25.

Gambrill, George Thomas, Jr.
b. 31 Dec 1885 - Baltimore, MD; d. 3 Sep 1961 - Jefferson Co., AL

  • "George T. Gambrill, Jr. will be Buried Today" Birmingham Post-Herald 5 Sep 1961: 6.
  • "Retiring Superintendent, George Gambrill, Honored" Birmingham Post-Herald 28 Dec 1955: 4.

Gamewell, Robert Lee
b. 8 Apr 1886 - Murfreesboro, TN; d. 10 Aug 1969 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); brick and tile manufacturer

  • "Robert Lee Gamewell" (obituary) Birmingham News 11 Aug 1969: 7.

Garaca, Frank Joseph
b. abt 1903 - Bessemer, AL; d. 1 Mar 1958; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Frank J. Garaca Services Monday" Birmingham News 2 Mar 1958: C-10.

Gardner, George Wallace
b. 9 Oct 1891- Columbus, MS; d. 5 Feb 1971 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Air brake inspector, Southern Railroad.

  • "George Wallace Gardner (obituary) Birmingham News 6 Feb 1971: 14.

Garrison, Edgar William, Jr.
b. abt 1911- Birmingham, AL; d. 9 Feb 1971 - Fayette, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Edgar William Garrison, Jr." (obituary) Birmingham News 10 Feb 1971: 79.

Garske, Walter E.
b. 27 Mar 1887 - WI; d. 13 Jun 1967; buried: Jefferson Memorial Gardens (Jefferson Co., AL)

  • "Walter Garske" (obituary) Birmingham News 14 Jun 1967: 39.

Gassman, Howard Main
b. 31 Jan 1876 - Hagerstown, MD; d. 14 Jan 1947 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery

  • "Gassman Rites Held; Burial in Elmwood" Birmingham News 15 Jan 1947: 22.

Gaston, Ernest Charles
b. 1 Nov 1902 - Mobile, AL; d. 21 Feb 1984 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Birmingham Candidate" Birmingham Post-Herald 21 Feb 1967: 19.
  • "E. C. Gaston is Honored by Engineers" Birmingham Post-Herald 26 Sep 1960: 20.
  • "Electric Firm to Name Plant after Gaston" Birmingham News 29 Nov 1962: 76.
  • "Ernest Gaston Dies: Former Southern Co., President" Birmingham Post-Herald 23 Feb 1984: A-11.
  • "Gaston Elected SEGO President" Birmingham Post-Herald 13 Sep 1962: 14.
  • "Gaston, Former President of Southern Company, Dies" Birmingham News 22 Feb 1984: 1-F.
  • Local Engineer Honored for Plant Designs" Birmingham News 26 Sep 1960: 8.

Gauggel, Herman Joseph William
b. 22 Mar 1879 - Germany; d. Apr 1959 - Fort Myers, FL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Assistant chief electrician, Tennessee Coal and Iron Co.

  • "H. J. W. Gauggel, 80, Retired TCI Employe" (obituary) Birmingham News 9 Apr 1959: 38.

Geise, Samuel Clabourne, Sr.
b. 15 Sep 1924 - Tuscumbia, AL; d. 29 June 2003.

  • "Samuel C. Geise, Sr." (obituary) Huntsville Times 1 July 2003:

Gentle, Albert Henry, Sr.
b. 23 Oct 1880 - Larkinsville, AL; d. 23 Jul 1948 - Birmingham, AL; machinist for Southern Railway

  • "Albert Henry Gentle, Sr., Age 66, Dies at Hospital" Birmingham News 23 Jul 1948: 3.

Getzen, John Edwin
b. abt. 1902 - GA; d. 22 June 1963 - Sarasota, FL; buried Woodlawn Cemetery (Orlando, FL)

  • "Col. John Getzen Rites at Orlando" Birmingham News 24 Jun 1963: 25.
  • "These Men Have Been Placed at Helm of Birmingham Mechanical   Engineers Group" Birmingham News 22 May 1932: 8. (Stephen D. Moxley, John M. Gilfillan, John E. Getzen)

Gibbs, Leon Monk
b. 14 Jan 1900 - Hanceville, AL; d. 4 Sep 1977 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Leon M. Gibbs" (obituary) Birmingham News 5 Sep 1977: 31.

Gibson, Seabron Herschel
b. 20 Oct 1909 - AL; d. 8 Mar 2008 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Mr. S. Herschel Gibson" (obituary) Birmingham News 9 Mar 2008: 18-A.

Gilino, Gary D.

  • "Army Engineer to Get Royalties from Invention" Birmingham News 13 Jan 1997: 1-B.

Gilliland, William H.
b. 7 Apr 1920; d. 29 May 2007 - AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Vice President and Chief Stockholder, USCO Power Equipment Company (Birmingham, AL)

  • "William H. Gilliland" (obituary) Birmingham News 31 May 2007: 4-B.

Glass, Arnold Frederick
b. 3 Apr 1877 - Mobile, AL ; d. 5 May 1930 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Arnold Glass is Called by Death: Head of Gas Range Firm Dies at Home Here; Rites Wednesday" Birmingham Age-Herald 6 May 1930: 2.

Glass, Hugh Bryson
b. 29 Jun 1903 - Montgomery, AL; d. 16 Aug 1946 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Hugh Bryson Glass Dies in Laboratory" Birmingham News 18 Aug 1946: 14A.

Glasscock, Larry Marion, Sr.
b. 24 Feb 1927 - Cullman, AL; 18 Mar 2008 - Auburn University (1949; mechanical and electrical engineering)

  • "Larry Marion Glasscock, Sr." (obituary) Birmingham News 23 Mar 2008: 6-A.

Glaze, Paul E., Sr.
b. 3 Mar 1908 - AL; d. Jan 1971 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Liberty Cemetery (Alliance, AL)

  • "Mr. Paul E. Glaze, Sr." (obituary) Birmingham News 23 Jan 1971: 17.

Gleichert, Arthur Atkinson
b. 21 Feb 1911; d. 27 Aug 1978 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Arthur Atkinson Gleichert" (obituary) Birmingham News 28 Aug 1978: 4.
  • “Got an Idea, Kept Working” Birmingham News 17 Sept 1970: 50.

Glover, Alfred H.

  • "Chrysler Honors Inventor" Tuscaloosa News 10 Mar 1991: 2E. (Associated Press)

Godwin, Oby A.
b. 26 Sep 1894 - Trussville, AL; d. 6 Oct 1943 - Oneonta, NY

  • "Oby A. Godwin, Former Mechanic Here, Passes" Birmingham News 7 Oct 1943: 8.

Goldner, Myer
b. 28 Oct 1889 - Romania; d. 29 Jan 1953 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Knesseth Israel Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Dr. Myer Goldner Succumbs Here" Birmingham News 29 Jan 1953: 13.

Goodling, John S.

  • "Coal Big Target, But Not Only One, of Auburn Researchers" Birmingham News 19 Mar 1978: B-1, 2-B.

Goodner, Homer Wade
b. 28 May 1929 - Birmingham, AL; d. 9 Aug 2001 - Tallahassee, FL; University of Alabama (BS, Mechanical Engineering)

  • "Homer Wade Goodner" (obituary) Birmingham News 16 Aug 2001: 7-A.

Gorman, M. H.

  • "Local Man Invents Device for Keeping Car Journals Cool" Birmingham  News--Age-Herald 14 Apr 1946: 3A.

Graff, Joseph W.
b. abt. 1905 - New York, NY; d. 21 May 1963 - AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Joseph W. Graff Funeral to be 10 a.m. Today" Birmingham Post-Herald 23 May 1963: 33.

Graves, Mildred Hanlin (Mrs.)
b. 27 Jan 1918; d. 6 Nov 1989; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Mrs. Mildred Hanlin Graves" (obituary) Birmingham News 6 Nov 1989: B4.

Graves, Will Tom, Jr.
b. abt 1914 - Birmingham, AL; d. 1 Sep 1958 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); University of Colorado

  • "Will Graves, Jr., Local Contractor" (obituary) Birmingham News 2 Sep 1958: 20.

Gravlee, Leland Clark (Jr.)
b. Fayette Co., AL; d. 26 May 1984 - Fayette Co., AL; buried: Gravlee Cemetery (Fayette Co., AL)

  • "Dr. Leland Clark Gravlee, Jr." (obituaries) Birmingham News 28 May 1984: 10C.
  • "'Gravlee Gun' will be Shown at Fair" Birmingham News 10 May 1959: G7.
  • Shatz, Howard. "Air Crashes Kill Woman, Noted Doctor" Birmingham News 28 May 1984: 1A, 10A.

Grayson, Mercer D.
b. abt 1902 - AL; d. 8 Apr 1954 - Homewood, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Services Are Announced for Mercer D. Grayson" Birmingham News 9 Apr 1954: 11.

Greco, John
b. 18 Jul 1889 - Bisacquino, Italy; d. 30 Jan 1961 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Mr. John Greco" (obituary) Birmingham News 31 Jan 1961: 18.

Greeley, Mark S.
d. 7 Mar 1962 - Tiffin, OH

  • "M. S. Greeley, Engineer, Dies in Ohio" Birmingham Post-Herald 9 Mar 1962: 19.

Green, Frank W.
b. abt. 1891 - Calhoun Co., AL ; d. 21 May 1955 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Frank W. Green Dies: Retired Pullman Plant Superintendent"  Birmingham News 22 May 1955: C-8.

Griffin, Estella Fowler
b. abt 1871; d. 12 Jul 1955 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Rites Announced for Mrs. Estella Griffin" Birmingham News 13 Jul 1955: 13.

Griffin, Everett M.
b. abt 1900; d. 22 Sep 1957 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Services Tomorrow for E. M. Griffin" Birmingham News 23 Sep 1957: 17.

Groff, Angus Roland
b. 15 Sep 1877 - Canada; d. 1 Aug 1960 - Birmingham, AL

  • "A. R. Groff" (obituary) Birmingham News 2 Aug 1960: 11.
  • "Retired Birmingham Chemist is Artist in Brass and Wood" Birmingham News 28 Dec 1958: C-7.

Grover, Percy C., Sr.
b. 6 Jul 1894 - Charleston, SC; d. 5 Feb 1970 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Percy C. Grover, Sr." (obituary) Birmingham News 5 Feb 1970: 45.

Grund, John L.
b. 3 May 1917 ; d. 21 Aug 2005 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Jefferson Memorial Gardens East; Instrument tech, Hayes Aircraft

  • "John L. Grund" (obituary) Birmingham News 23 Aug 2005: 4-A.

Guin, Quinton Marvis
b. 23 Jun 1925 - Jemison, AL; d. 23 Aug 2006; buried: Blanche Cemetery (Blanche, TN)

  • "Quinton Marvis Guin" (obituary) Birmingham News 26 Aug 2006: 6-D.

Gwin, Hal Sanders
b. 3 Feb 1936;d. 22 Jun 2001; buried: Jefferson Memorial Gardens (Trussville, AL); Auburn University (Engineering Physics, 1958)

  • "Hal Sanders Gwin" (obituary) Birmingham News 24 Jun 2001: 24-A.

Hafner, Oliver Bayne
b. 5 Jan 1912 - Lawrence, Mercer Co., NJ; d. 21 Mar 2007 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Sunrise Memory Gardens; Employee, Altec; Employee, Claymont, Inc.

  • Oliver Bayne Hafner" (obituary) Birmingham News 23 Mar 2007: 17-A.

Hagan, Andrew Daws
b. 8 Jan 1884 - AL; d. 30 Jan 1960 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); dentist

  • "Dr. Andrew D. Hagan" (obituary) Birmingham News 1 Feb 1960: 22.

Hagler, Clyde E.
b.23 Apr 1901 - Birmingham, AL; d. 2 May 1978; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); graduate, University of Alabama (Engineering)

  • "Clyde E. Hagler" (obituary) Birmingham News 3 May 1978: 60.

Hambric, Alton M.
b. 14 Feb 1934; d. 14 Oct 2007; buried: Union Chapel Cemetery (Jasper, AL); Attorney

  • "Alton M. Hambric" (obituary) Birmingham News 15 Oct 2007: 5-A.

Hamilton, Charles Anglin

  • "C. A. Hamilton is Retiring" Birmingham Post-Herald 18 Jan 1967: 5.
  • "Retiring" Birmingham News 19 Jan 1967: 27.

Hamner, George F.

  • "New Type of Ice-maker Developed in Tuscaloosa" Powergrams Aug 1952: G7.

Harris, Burgess Clayton
b. 1 Jan 1939 ;d. 23 Nov 2000 - Stillwater, OK (plane crash); last residence: Addison, AL

  • "Burgess Clayton Harris" (obituary) Birmingham News 26 Nov 2000: 13-A.

Harris, Cecil Pat
b. abt 1905; d. 23 Aug 1961 - Bessemer, AL; buried: Valhalla Cemetery (Jefferson Co., AL)

  • "Cecil Pat Harris" (obituary) Birmingham News 25 Aug 1961: 28.

Harris, Elmer Farr
b. 27 Sep 1905 - Chilton Co., AL; d. 25 Mar 1961 - Mountain Brook, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); graduate, University of Alabama (chemical engineering)

  • "Elmer F. Harris" (obituary) Birmingham News 27 Mar 1961: 15.

Harris, Garnett Mitchell
b. abt. 1896 - Greeley, AL; d. 20 Mar 1957 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Howard College (chemistry)

  • "Garnett M. Harris Dies, Retired TCI Official" Birmingham News 21 Mar 1957: 52.

Harrison, Lawrence H.
b. abt 1897; d. 1 December 1965 - Pittsburgh, PA

  • "L. H. Harrison" (obituary) Birmingham News 2 Dec 1965: 8.

Hart, Demetrius H.
b. 13 Sep 1882; d. 21 Jan 1966 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Oakland Cemetery

  • "Demetrius H. Hart" (obituary) Birmingham News 22 Jan 1966: 15.

Haswell, Arthur Board
b. 23 Aug 1890 - Hardinsburg, KY; d. 13 Jun 1980; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Arthur B. Haswell Retires from TCI Engineering Post" Birmingham News 14 Aug 1958: A-21.
  • "Arthur Board Haswell" (obituary) Birmingham News 15 Jun 1980: 34A.
  • "Arthur Board Haswell" (obituary) Birmingham Post-Herald 14 Jun 1980: B5.
  • "Engineer Explains New Tin Plate Mill: T.C.I. Plant Now Being Built Can Turn Out 200,000 Tons of Metal" Birmingham News 7 Apr 1937: 2.
  • "Engineers to Get Intimate Details of Tinplate Plant: Birmingham Club to Hear A. B. Haswell Give Data on Construction" Birmingham News 24 Oct 1937: 7.
  • "Haswell Retiring from TCI Post; Michaels Named" Birmingham Post-Herald 15 Aug 1955: 18.

Hatcher, William Julian, Jr.
b. 21 Jul 1935 - Augusta, GA; d. 1 Jun 2006; buried:Tuscaloosa Memorial Park Cemetery (Tuscaloosa, AL); Georgia Tech (BChE); Louisiana State University (MChE & PhD); Head of the Chemical and Metallurgical Engineer Department, University of Alabama

  • "Dr. William Julian Hatcher, Jr." (obituary) Birmingham News 4 June 2006: 20-A.

Haugen, Lawrence Thomas
b.16 Jun 1897 - St. James, Minnesota; d. 25 Jul 1970 - Annapolis, MD; buried: Naval Academy Cemetery; chief engineer, U. S. Pipe and Foundry Company, Birmingham

  • "Capt. Lawrence Thomas Haugen, USB, (Ret.) (obituary) Birmingham News 7 Aug 1970: 39.

Haughton, Richard Kerfoot
b. 20 Feb 1885 - Cincinnati, OH; d. 4 Dec 1969 - Riverton, NJ; buried: NJ

  • "Richard Kerfoot Haughton" (obituary) Birmingham News 5 Dec 1969: 54.

Hawkins, Floyd L.
b. about 1907 - Gadsden, AL; d. 21 December 1967 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Floyd Hawkins" (obituary) Birmingham News 22 Dec 1967: 24.

Hayes, Ninnian, Sr.
b. 27 Oct 1882 - AL; d. 30 Sep 1958 - Bessemer, AL; buried: Hopewell Cemetery (Tuscaloosa Co., AL)

  • "Ninnian Hayes, Sr." (obituary) Birmingham News 1 Oct 1958: 35.

Hays, Reynold Nixon
b. 13 Sep 1892 - East Lake, AL; d. 7 Nov 1972 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Reynold Nixon Hays" (obituary) Birmingham News 8 Nov 1972: 89.

Head, Beverly Pierce, Jr.
b. 19 Aug 1912 - AL; d. 28 Jul 2002 - ; graduate, University of Alabama; Superintendent and President of the Hill Grocery Company; President, Hill Realty Company

  • "Beverly Pierce Head, Jr." (obituary) Birmingham News 31 Jul 2002: 5-C.

Heckert, Herbert Dean
b. 15 Dec 1884 - PA; d. 1 May 1954 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Herbert Dean Heckert, Research Engineer, Dies" Birmingham News 2 May 1954: A-2.

Heide, Samuel S., Sr.
b. 17 July 1884 - NC; d. 8 June 1975; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Samuel S. Heide, Sr." (obituary) Birmingham News 10 June 1975: 32.

Heineke, Grace T.
b. abt. 1957 - Cincinnatti, OH; d. 1 Nov 1934 - Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Cincinnatti, OH

  • "Fortune Given Charities Here: Widow of Realtor Leaves Estate for Hospitals, Orphanages" Birmingham Post 11 Dec 1934: 1.

Heinze, John Otto

  • "Designer of Revolutionary Automobile Hopes to Establish Plant in This Area" Birmingham News 11 Apr 1945: 2.

Helmich, Daniel Andrew
b. 4 May 1895 - Birmingham,AL; d. Aug 1957 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Daniel Andrew Helmich, Retired Engineer, Dies" Birmingham News 25 Aug 1957: A-4.

Hendon, Harry H.
b. 17 March 1904 Trussville, AL;  d. 12 Feb 1973 - Birmingham, AL

  • "County Engineer Invited to Offer Paper in England" Birmingham Age-Herald 31 March 1936: 4.
  • "Engineer is Author: Article by Harry Hendon Reprinted in British Journal" Birmingham News 1 Feb 1934: 15.
  • "Harry H. Hendon, Engineer, Dies" Birmingham News 23 Feb 1973: 36.

Henrikson, Carl A.
b. 23 Aug 1911 - d. 10 Jan 1996 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Graduate, University of Pennsylvania; Principal Engineer, U.S. Pipe and Foundry

  • "Carl A. Henrikson" (obituary) Birmingham News 11 Jan 1995: 6C.

Henry, George G.

  • "Henry's Spinning Machine" Daily Confederation 4 May 1859: 2.
  • "Important Invention" Lake Superior Miner (Michigan) 2 Jan 1858: 131.
  • "Mr. Henry's Invention" Charleston Mercury 22 Jan 1857: 2.

Hernandez, Robert Manuel
b. 27 Jul 1882; d. 18 - Jun 1956 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Rites Arranged for Robert M. Hernandez" Birmingham News 18 Jun 1956: 21.

Herring, Jacob Harwell, Sr.
b. abt. 1901 - AL; d. 30 Dec 1971 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Valhalla Cemetery (Jefferson Co., AL)

  • "Jacob Harwell Herring, Sr." (obituary) Birmingham News 31 Dec 1971: 39.

Hertig, Gerald E.

  • "Anderson Corp. Appoints Veep for Engineering" Birmingham News 7 Feb 1967: 6.

Heyman, Ruth J.
b. 14 Sep 1902 - Birmingham, AL; d. 7 Nov 1978 - AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Mrs. Ruth J. Heyman" (obituary) Birmingham News 7 Nov 1978: 28.

Hiden, Henry, Jr.
b. Lynchburg, VA; d. 22 Jan 1962 - Mobile, AL; buried: Pine Crest Cemetery (Mobile, AL)

  • "Henry Hiden Jr., Engineer, Dies at 78" Birmingham News 22 Jan. 1962: 24.

Higdon, Elijah Lee
b. Sep 1861 - Polk Co., TN; d. 14 March 1942 - Tuscaloosa, AL

Hingson, Robert Andrew
b. 13 Apr 1913 - Anniston, AL; d. 9 Oct 1996 - Lake City, FL; University of Alabama (1935); Emory University (1938)

  • Dr. Hingson, Anniston Native, Humanitarian and Inventor, Dies" Anniston Star 13 Oct 1996:
  • "Jet Inoculator Said Great Medical Boon" Dallas Morning News 15 Feb 1951: 1 (section 4).
  • "Robert A. Hingson Invented Injector for Inoculations" Miami Herald 13 Oct 1996:
  • "Robert Andrew Hingson, 83, A Pioneer in Public Health" New York Times 12 Oct 1996:
  • "Robert Andrew Hingson, Humanitarian" Atlanta Journal-Constitution 13 Oct 1996:
  • Whitlock, Kelli. "Hingson Recalls Life as Healer-Inventor" Tuscaloosa News 24 Nov 1992: 1B, 3B.

Hinkle, Benjamin Louis
b. 1 Jan 1881 - Cullman Co., AL; d. 31 Jul 1971 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Former City Contractor Dies at 90" Birmingham News 1 Aug 1971: 2-B.

Hisey, Alan

  • "U-A Professor Perfects New Type Slide Rule" Tuscaloosa News 27 Dec 1954: 3.

Hockett, Aaron Lee
b. abt 1863 - IN; d. 12 Aug 1937 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Aaron Lee Hockett" (obituary) Birmingham News 13 Aug 1937: 27.

Hodges, D. Lee

  • "Football Tech Player Stats Delivered at Touch of a Button" Birmingham News 6 Aug 1998: 1-C. (Patent no. 5,653,634)

Hoelker, Rudolf Franz
b. Westphalia, Germany; d. 21 June 2003 - Newton, MA

Hoffman, John Baptist, Jr.
b. abt. 1861; d. 15 Jan 1941 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "John B. Hoffman, Artist, Dies at 80" Birmingham News 17 Jan 1931: 3.
  • "Pioneer, Artist, Inventor -- John B. Hoffman Dies" Birmingham Post 17 Jan 1941: 7.

Hogan, Dan A.
b. 3 May 1879 - Bibbville, AL; d. 30 Mar 1954 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Howard College

  • "Dan A. Hogan, Former City Alderman, Dies at His Home" Birmingham News 31 Mar 1954: 36.

Holder, James Darryl
Auburn University, 1961 (Electrical engineering)

  • "Holder Co-Inventor on Test System" Gadsden Times 14 Feb 1965: 10.

Hollis, Dan

  • "'Bama Researchers Looking at Host of Fuel-Saving Ideas" Birmingham News 19 Mar 1978: B-1, 2-B." (Dr. Dan Hollis and James S. Browning)

Holloway, Mayo
b. abt. 1880; d. 8 Jan 1967 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Mayo Holloway" (obituary) Birmingham News 9 Jan 1967: 21.

Holman, Robert W.

  • "Holman is Named to New TCI Post: Pittsburger Picked as Chief Engineer: Pittsburgher Picked as Chief Engineer" Birmingham Post-Herald 6 Jan 1958: 1.

Holmes, Daniel Owen
b. abt 1891 - GA; d. 4 Apr 1959 - Birmingham, AL

  • "Daniel O. Holmes, Acipco Official" Birmingham News 6 Apr 1959: 5.

Holmes, Gordon Forrest
b. abt 1905 - TN; d. 8 Aug 1963 - Fairfield, Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Chief Clerk of the Inspection Department, TCI

  • "Ex-U of A Gridder, G. F. Holmes, Dies" Birmingham News 9 Aug 1963: 30.

Holtsford, Ernest LaFayette
b. 29 Feb 1904; d. 19 Apr 1989; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Vice-President, Badham Insulation Company

  • "Ernest LaFayette Holtsford" (obituary) Birmingham News 20 Apr 1989: 6-E.

Horsfield, Basil Tourneur
b. 2 March 1895 - NY; d. 25 Dec 1978 - Florence, AL - Greenview Cemetery (Florence, AL); Graduate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • "B. T. Horsfield, Sr., a Founding Trustee of SRI, Dies at 83" Birmingham News 27 Dec 1978: 53.

Hosmer, Frazier Oswalt
b. abt 1920 - AL ; d. 3 July 1986; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Frazier Oswalt Hosmer" (obituary) Birmingham News 4 Jul 1986: 9-B.

Houghton, Frank Sentelle
b. 24 Oct 1897 - Kingston, TN; d. 10 Jun 1977 - Baton Rouge, LA; buried: Texarkana, TX; University of Alabama

  • "Frank S. Houghton" (obituary) Birmingham News 11 Jun 1977: 17.

House, Ernest Wendle
b. 9 July 1882 - TN; d. 1 Sep 1973 - Birmingham, AL

  • Bates, George. "Superflex A-1021X: Manufacturing Radios in Birmingham" Radio Age 16 (January 1991) 1-3.
  • "Ernest W. House, Sr. (obituary) Birmingham News (Metro ed.) 2 Sep 1973: 4-B.

Houston, Dan W., Jr.
b. 31 Jan 1899; d. 18 Oct 1978 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Cedar Hill Cemetery (Bessemer, AL); owner and operator of H and H Manufacturing Company

  • "Dan W. Houston, Jr." (obituary) Birmingham News 20 Oct 1978: 38.

Houghton, Elmer Eliott
b. Aug 1870 - TN; d. 18 Dec 1940 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Services are Arranged for E. E. Houghton" Birmingham News 19 Dec 1940: 19.
  • Elmer Elliott Houghton" (obituary) Birmingham News 19 Dec 1940: 30. (Announcements/Classified)

Howdon, William Robert
b. Covington, KY; d. 17 Oct 1944 - Anniston, AL; buried: Hillside Cemetery (Calhoun Co., AL); employee L & N Railroad

  • "William Robert Howdon Dies Here at Age of 90" Anniston Star 18 Oct 1944: 2.

Howell, Paul B.

  • "Northport Farmer Invents Gadget to Un-Stick Tractor" Tuscaloosa News 26 Jul 1954: 5.

Howell, William Michael

  • "Hodges Wins Top Award for Conservation" (W. Mike Howell also received honors) Birmingham News 30 July 1995: 11-B.

Huckstep, Robin Clinton, Sr.
b. 7 Dec 1918 - Sheffield, AL; d. 23 Dec 2001; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Mr. Robin C. Huckstep, Sr." (obituary) Birmingham News 26 Dec 2001: 5-C.

Hudson, James S.

  • "Inventor Takes Aim at the Impossible" Birmingham News 22 Oct 1979: 27. (perpetual motion machine)

Hudson, Jennie M.
b. 6 May 1882 - Summerville, AL; d. 26 Apr 1975 - AL; buried Live Oak Cemetery (Selma, AL)

  • "Miss Jennie M. Hudson" (obituary) Birmingham News 28 Apr 1975: 36.

Huey, James Goodwin
b. 18 July 1891 - Riverside, AL; d. 17 Jan 1977 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Nanafalia Cemetery (Marengo Co., AL)

  • "James Goodwin Huey" (obituary) Birmingham News 17 Jan 1977: 24.

Huffman, Dale L.

  • "No Meaty Deals for Burger Creator" Tuscaloosa News 5 May 1991: 1E. (Cox News Service)

Huffman, Everett Leroy
b. 6 May 1927; d. 18 May 1991 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Southern Heritage Cemetery; Graduate University of North Carolina; Chemical Engineer, Southern Research Institute.

  • "Everett Leroy Huffman" (obituary) Birmingham News 20 May 1991: 2-B.

Hughens, James Horace, Sr.
b. 14 Dec 1894 - Carrollton, GA; d. 19 Jan 1973 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "James Horace Hughens, Sr." (obituary) Birmingham News 21 Jan 1973: A-3.

Hulteen, Leonard Albin
b. 14 Sep 1917 - SD; d. 26 Feb 1999 - Lincoln, AL; buried: Jefferson Memorial Gardens East (Jefferson Co., AL)

  • "Leonard Albin Hulteen" (obituary) Birmingham News 28 Feb 1999: 27-A.

Hunley, H. L.

  • "First of Underseas Warcraft was Used by Confederate Navy: The Hunley, Made at Mobile, Did Succeed in Sinking One Union Ship but was Lost Herself" Birmingham News 1 Nov 1941: 10.
  • "The Submarine: Alabama's Contribution to Our National Defense" Birmingham News--Age-Herald 5 March 1939: 4.

Hunt, Shirley B.
b. abt. 1870; d. 20 Feb 1951 - Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL

  • "...Shirley B. Hunt has Filed Application for Patents on Device Which will Cut Cost about 80 Per Cent" Birmingham News 21 Mar 1935: 7.
  • "Homewood Man's Patent May Revolutionize Films" Birmingham Post 26 Mar 1935: 12.
  • "Rev. Raleigh Green Conducts Last Rites for Shirley B. Hunter" Birmingham News 21 Feb 1951: 11.

Hutchison, Miller Reese
b. 2 Aug 1876 - Montrose, Baldwin County, AL; d. February 1944 - New York, NY

  • "Alabama's Hall of Fame" Birmingham News 14 Jun 1936: 4.
  • "Churches Install Hearing-Aid Device: Problem of Deaf Members of Congregation Met by City Pastors" Washington Post 26 Jul 1930: 4.
  • "Klaxon Horn and Hearing Aid, Inventor Same" Gadsden Times 24 Jun 1961: 3.
  • "Mobile Inventor Dies in New York: Miller Reese Hutchinson, 67, Called by Death" Mobile Register 21 Feb 1944.
  • "Native of Alabama with 1,000 Patents to his Credit, Has Duel Personality: Dr. Hutchison Spends Day in Wall Street and Night as an Inventor" Birmingham News 3 Feb 1928: 29.

Hyche, John Herbert
b. 26 Jan 1895 - Marvel, AL; d. 14 Nov 1964 - Fairfield, AL; buried: Valhalla Cemetery (Jefferson Co., AL)

  • "Mr. Hyche" (obituary) Birmingham News 15 Nov 1964: A-30.

Hyde, Noel
b. 21 Mar 1923; d. 3 Oct 1976 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Hillview Cemetery; Employee, Certanium Alloys and Research of Cleveland, OH

  • "Noel Hyde" (obituary) Birmingham News 4 Oct 1976: 34.

Ingram, Lee Benjamin
b. 23 May 1886 - Blount Co., AL; d. 8 Jun 1961 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Jefferson Memorial Gardens (Birmingham, AL)

  • "47 Descendants Attend Golden Wedding Party" Birmingham Post-Herald 31 Oct 1956: 32.
  • "Leo Benjamin Ingram to be Buried" Birmingham Post-Herald 10 Jun 1962: 5.

Jacobson, Louis
b. abt. 1885 - Poland; d. 10 Jun 1971 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Louis Jacobson, Pioneer Manufacturer, Dies at 86" Birmingham News 19 Jun 1971: 7.

Jacobson, Milton D.
b. 21 Jan 1918 - Cleveland, TN; d. 28 Mar 2001 - Mountain Brook, AL; Harvard College; Harvard Law School; President and owner of Liberty Trouser Company

  • "Milton D. Jacobson" (obituary) Birmingham News 19 Mar 2001: 4-B.

James, Forrest Hood. Jr. "Fob"
b. 15 Sep 1934 - Lanett, AL

  • "Fob James: The Governor and His Life in Business" Birmingham News 27 Aug 1995: 1-A.

Jaynes, Charles B.
b. abt. 1889 - Canada; d. 26 Jan 1960 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Charles B. Jaynes, Business Man, Dies" Birmingham News 27 Jan 1960: 16.

Jeffery, Warren Craig
b. 7 Apr 1920 - AL; d. 6 Oct 1975 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "W. C. Jeffery Rites Slated" Birmingham Post-Herald 7 Oct 1975: B6.

Jenkins, Brooks Oliver
b. 23 Feb 1887 - Greenville, SC; d. 1 Apr 1942 - Birmingham, AL; buried Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Brooks Oliver Jenkins" (obituary) Birmingham News 2 Apr 1942: 28.

Johnson, Alva Wright Boswell
b. 25 Apr 1870 - Mount Vernon, IL;  d. 28 Sep 1948 - Memphis, TN

  • "Founder of Cafeteria Chain Dies in Memphis" Birmingham News 28 Sep 1948: 9.

Johnson, Lonnie G.
b. 6 Oct 1949 - Mobile, AL

  • "Alabama Native Hits Bulls Eye" Tuscaloosa News 17 Jul 1991: 4B. (Associated Press)

  • Bailey, Stan. "Tuskegee Research May Aid Military Device to Improve Efficiency of Satellites" Birmingham News 7 Feb 2005: 1-B.

Johnson, Morris Richard
b. 5 Apr 1885 - VA; d. 16 Oct 1933 - Ensley, AL

  • "Executive Found Dead: T.C.I. Mills Official Dies with Hands Holding Gas Tube" Birmingham News 16 Oct 1933: 1.

  • "Johnson Rites Set: Funeral of Steel Man to be Held From Residence" Birmingham News 17 Oct 1933: 14.

Johnson, Olin L., Jr.
b. 1 Mar 1926 - Fairfield, AL; d.3 Jul 1969 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); owner, Industrial Machinery, Inc.

  • "Olin L. Johnson, Jr." (obituary) Birmingham News 4 Jul 1969: 50.

Johnson, Searcy H., Jr.
b. 27 May 1917 - Birmingham, AL; d. 1 Aug 2007 - Jefferson Co., AL; Vice-President, Moore Handley; President, Applied Management Controls; Vice-President of Internal Operations, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

  • Mr. Searcy H. Johnson, Jr." (obituary) Birmingham News 3 Aug 2007: 14-A.

Johnsey, Walter Frank
b. 22 Aug 1924 - Jasper, AL; d. 29 Jul 2007; buried: Oakhill Cemetery (Jasper, AL); Auburn University (Engineering); Birmingham School of Law

  • "Walter Frank Johnsey" (obituary) Birmingham News 31 Jul 2007: 4-B.

Jolly, John T.
b. 28 Mar 1925; d. 9 Nov 2008 - Brighton, AL; buried: Highland Memorial Gardens; Employee, U. S. Steel

  • "John Thomas 'J.T.' 'Doc Jolly' Jolly" (obituary) Birmingham News 12 Nov 2008: 4-B.

Jones, Gibb
b. 11 Jan 1896; d. 28 Jun 1993 - Bessemer, AL; buried: Valhalla Cemetery (Jefferson Co., AL); Founder, Jones Foundry

  • "Gibb Jones" (obituary) Birmingham News 29 Jun 1993: 8-C.

Jones, Hugh H.

  • "Inventor Here Aids Wheels of Progress" Birmingham News 11 April 1954: A-10.

  • "Trailer Safety Hitch Tested" Birmingham News 19 Jun 1960: 7.

Jones, Ivor William
b. 25 Sep 1905 - Wales; d. 3 Jan 1967 - Birmingham, AL: buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Ivor W. Jones" (obituary) Birmingham News 4 Jan 1967: 8.

Jones, Josh B.

  • "Helena Man Invents Water Purifiers" Shelby County Reporter 28 Feb 1974: C-2.

Jones, Russell Eugene, Sr.
b. 6 Jan 1892 - Philadelphia, PA; d. 27 Dec 1950 - Birmingham, AL; cremated

  • "Russell Eugene Jones" (obituary) Birmingham News 28 Dec 1950: 22.

Jordan, Frank Martin
b. 3 Jul 1893 - Shelby Co., AL; d. 24 Jan 1976 - Alabama; buried: Columbiana Cemetery (Columbiana, AL)

  • "Frank Martin Jordan" (obituary) Birmingham News 25 Jan 1976: 10-A.

Jordan, Randy

  • "Thorsby Inventor Creates 'Tomb Basket' Easter Alternative Offers Candy, Message" Birmingham News 3 Apr 2000: 1-B.

Julian, Percy Lavon
b. 11 Apr 1899 - Montgomery, AL; d. 19 Apr 1975 - Waukegan, IL; buried: Elm Lawn Cemetery (Elmhurst, IL)

  • Jarrett, Vernon. "Dr. Percy Julian: A Man to Remember" Birmingham News 23 Apr 1978: 12-A.

  • "Joe Louis, Percy Julian to be Honored Next Week" Montgomery Advertiser 21 Mar 1958: 3-A

  • Morrison, Walter. "State Native Found Fame, Treasure in Soy Proteins" Birmingham News 20 April 1975: 1-B, 2-B.

  • Parks, Dave. "Forgotten Genius: PBS Special Remembers State Chemist's Astounding Career, Marked by Equal Parts Persistence, Intellect" Birmingham News 5 Feb 2007: 1-D, 3D.

Justus, James W.

Kabase, Frank
b. abt. 1878 - Beirut, Syria; d. 31 March 1954 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Frank Kabase Earns Michigan School Degree" Birmingham News 25 Feb 1947: 2. (MS in Engineering)

  • "Frank Kabase, Merchant and Inventor, Dies" Birmingham Post Herald 1 Apr 1954: 15.

  • "Frank Kabase" (obituary) Birmingham News 1 April 1954: 50.

Kasten, John B.
b. 27 March 1900 - Nyack, NY; died 7 Apr 1954
- Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Greenwood Cemetery

  • "John B. Kasten" (obituary) Birmingham News 8 April 1954: 28.

Keeling, Nathan Robert
b. b. abt. 1851 - Montgomery, AL; d. 12 Dec 1935 - Birmingham, AL (for 28 years a resident of Birmingham; native of Montgomery; moved to Bham in 1907; held several patents on ice machinery

  •  â€œRefrigeration Engineer Dead: Nathan Robert Keeling to be Buried on Friday” Birmingham News 12 Dec 1935: 22.

Keiser, Franklin B.
b. Apr 1858 - Allentown, PA; d. 11 Jun 1948 - Birmingham, AL; President, Keiser-Geismer Engineering Company

  • "Franklin Keiser, Widely Known Engineer in District, Succumbs" Birmingham News 12 Jun 1948: 9.

Kennerly, William J.
b. 20 Jan 1898 - SC; d. Mar 1980 - Tuscaloosa, AL; buried: Montevallo City Cemetery (Montevallo, AL); graduate: Clemson A & M College and Emory University

  • "Inventor" Birmingham News 17 August 1944: 4.  (Alabama College professor invented a device for scoring examination papers)

  • "Montevallo Man Gets Invention Patented" Shelby County Reporter 24 Aug 1944: 1.

Kent, John Faulkner
b. abt. 1866 - Ullington, Scotland; d. 15 Feb 1935 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • “Heart Attack is Fatal to Former Industrial Chief: John F. Kent Comes from Florida and Dies at Daughter’s Home” Birmingham News 16 Feb 1935: 2.

Kershaw, Royce Gideon
b. 2 Nov 1898 - Renfroe, AL; d. 17 Oct 1971 - Montgomery, AL

  • "Capitol Inventor, Manufacturer, Kershaw Dies" Birmingham News 18 Oct 1971: 35.

Kettig, William H.
b. 20 Oct 1895 - Birmingham, AL; d. 25 Sep 1953 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "W. H. Kettig, RFC Auditor, Dies Suddenly" Birmingham Post-Herald 26 Sep 1953: 20.

Kevorkian, Zareh H.
b. abt. 1887 - Armenia; d. 14 Apr 1949 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Kevorkian" (obituary) Birmingham News 14 Apr 1949: 57.

Kidd, James Mallory
b. 15 July 1884 - Birmingham, AL; d. 20 Oct 1974 - Mountain Brook, AL; buried: Elmwod Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "J. M. Kidd, Businessman, Dies at 90" Birmingham News 20 Oct 1974: B-7.

  • "J. M. Kidd Services Set at 11 a.m. Today" Birmingham Post-Herald 21 Oct 1974: B-7.

Kidd, Thomas Jasper
b. 30 October 1879 - Shelby Co., AL; d. 21 June 1951 - Jefferson Co.,
     AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Thomas J. Kidd Dies at 71, Pioneer Local Industrialist" Birmingham Post-Herald 22 Jun 1951: 28.

  • "Thomas J. Kidd, Widely-known Industrialist, Succumbs Here" Birmingham News 22 June 1951: 42.

Kilby, Thomas Erby
b. 9 July 1865 - Lebanon, TN; d. 22 Oct 1943 - Anniston, AL; buried: Highland Cemetery (Anniston, AL); Governor of Alabama 1919-1923.

  • Bonner, Clint. "Thos. E. Kilby, Anniston" How They Got There. Birmingham: The Author, 1933?

  • "Thomas E. Kilby, 78, Former Governor, is Heart Attack Victim: Long Career in Alabama and Anniston is Ended for Native Tennessean" Birmingham News 17 Sep 1978: 2-B.

King, John Clarence
b. 21 Mar 1930; d. 26 Mar 2010 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Zion Memorial Gardens (Birmingham, AL)

  • "John Clarence King" (obituary) Birmingham News 1 Apr 2010: 3-D.

King, Olin B.

  • "Political Notebook" (UA Trustee retires) Birmingham News 3 Oct 2004: 19-A.

Klotz, Simon
b. ; d 17 Apr 1941

  • "Mr. and Mrs. Simon Klotz Observe Their Golden Wedding Anniversary: Hundreds of Friends Congratulate Couple at Reception Held at Hotel Here" Birmingham News 29 Jun 1932: 9 (Includes photo of couple)

Klugh, Bethune Glass
b. 13 March 1880 - SC; died 28 Dec 1951- Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Bethlehem Cemetery (Greenwood, SC)

  • "Bethune Glass Klugh" (article/obituary) Birmingham News 29 Dec 1951:  3.

  • "Bethune Glass Klugh" (obituary) Birmingham News 30 Dec 1951: A-3.

Kluttz, Warren Lawson
b. 14 Mar 1879 - Salisbury, NC; d. 18 Dec 1963 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "W. L. Kluttz Rites Today at 3:30 p.m." Birmingham Post-Herald 20 Dec 1963: 13.

Knight, Abner F.
b. abt 1894 - Walker Co., AL; d. 6 Aug 1948 - Fairfield, AL; buried Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Abner F. Knight Succumbs in Fairfield" Birmingham News 7 Aug 1948: 6.

Knight, William Walter
b. abt. 1870 - Clay, AL; d. 11 Oct 1955 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "William Walter Knight Burial Rites to be Today" Birmingham Post-Herald 13 Oct 1955: 6.

Knowles, Harry Holmes
b. abt 1882 - Port Byron, IL; d. 15 Aug 1961 - Tuscaloosa, AL

  • "H. H. Knowles" (obituary) Birmingham News 26 Aug 1961: 4.

Kosolapoff, Gennady Michael
b. 2 September 1909 - Kirov, Russia; d. 1 January 1976 - Alabama; buried: Garden hill Cemetery (Auburn, AL)

  • "G. M. Kosolapoff Dies: AU Professor, Chemist" Birmingham News 2 Jan 1976: 27.

Kroff, Gustav A.
b. 25 May 1914; d. 1 March 2005 - Huntsville, AL

  • "Last Man in Legendary  'Von Braun Team' Retires" Birmingham News 10 Aug 1980: 9A, 13A.

Kron, Leonard Carothers
b. abt 1897; d. 15 Feb 1953 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Leonard C. Kron" (obituary) Birmingham News 16 Feb 1953: 17.

Kronenberg, Seymour B.
b. abt 1906; d. 24 Jul 1972 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Temple Emanu-El Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Seymour B. Kronenberg" (obituary) Birmingham News 25 Jul 1972: 28.

Kurtts, George Joseph
b. 21 Apr 1917 - AL; d. 23 Nov 1904 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Employee, Alabama Metal Industries

  • "George Joseph Kurtts" (obituary) Birmingham News 27 Nov 2007: 3-B.

Kuzmicki, Roland T.
b. 27 Sep 1916 - Birmingham, AL; d. 3 April 1981; buried: Oakland Cemetery; University of Alabama (Civil Engineering); Engineer-draftsman, U.S. Steel Transportation Department.

  • "Roland T. Kuzmicki" (obituary) Birmingham News 5 Apr 1981: 39-A.

La Rue, Jesse Ambrose
b. LaGrange, KY; d. 16 May 1940 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "La Rue" (obituary) Birmingham News 16 May 1940: 25.

Lackey, Rufus Manning
b. 25 Jul 1897 - Coosa, Co., AL; d. 1 Mar 1971 - Jefferson Co., AL

  • "Ex-Legislator to Take Seat on Commission" Birmingham News 7 Dec 1960: 1.

  • "Insurance Pioneer, Rufus Lackey, Dies" Birmingham News 1 Mar 1971: 1.

  • Taylor, Fred. "Rufus Lackey Named Interim U.S. Marshall" Birmingham News 18 Mar 1961: 1.

  • Taylor, Fred. "Rufus Lackey Named Treasurer for Big Road Bond Campaign" Birmingham News 17 Oct 1957: 7.

Lambeth, Edgar V.
b. abt 1871; d. 11 Jun 1958 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Edgar Lambeth, Retired Engineer" (obituary) Birmingham News 11 Jun 1958: 21.

Landgrebe, Karl Louis
b. 17 Aug 1876 - Cleveland, OH; d. 12 May 1955 - Jefferson Co., AL

  • "Changes in T.C.I. Personnel Announced Upon Heels of Crawford's

  • "Civitan Club Hears Talk by Landgrebe" Birmingham News 20 March 1941: 24.
    Resignation: Landgrebe, Abbott, Chalmers Take Over New Posts with Organization" Birmingham News 4 Feb 1930: 1.

  • Giddons, Lucia "Karl Landgrebe, Veteran T.C.I Official, Retires" Birmingham Post 17 Aug 1942: 1, 7.

  • "Graduate of the Mills: Rotary's Chieftain Knows His Steel" Birmingham Post 13 July 1935: 5.

  • "Karl Langrebe" (editorial tribute) Birmingham News 13 May 1955: 10.

  • "Karl Langrebe Funeral to be Today" Birmingham Post-Herald 13 May 1955: 44.

  • "Karl Landgrebe, Industrialist and Sportsman, Dies" Birmingham News 12 May 1955: 1.

  • "Karl Landgrebe Names for Post" Birmingham News 8 Mar 1938: 18. (President of Park Board)

  • "Karl Landgrebe St. Pat's Speaker: T.C.I. Executive to Speak at Annual Banquet of U. of A. Group" Birmingham News--Age-Herald 15 Mar 1936: 16.

  • "Karl Landgrebe was Speaker at Catholic Club" Birmingham News 4 Nov 1933: 3.

  • "Landgrebe Gets Park Board Job: New Head is Installed After Unanimous Vote by Group" Birmingham Age-Herald 10 Mar 1938: 8.

  • Landgrebe Named" Birmingham News 9 July 1936: 2. (named VP in charge industrial division of Chamber of Commerce; includes photo with caption)

  • Landgrebe, Noted Leader Here, Ends 32 Years' T.C.I. Service: Industrialist will Devote His Efforts to Aid U.S. in War" Birmingham News 17 Aug 1942: 7.

  • "Landgrebe Raps South's Critics: Opportunities in Dixie are Gaining Attention, Railmen Told" Birmingham News 17 Feb 1939: 16.

  • "Landgrebe to Speak at Lions Club Session" Birmingham News 22 Apr 1941: 3.

  • "Landgrebe Will be '37 Chairman of Chest Appeal: T.C.I. Vice President Named by Thomas W. Martin, Head of Unit" Birmingham News 15 Apr 1937: 1. (includes photo)

  • "Landgrebe Will Speak at Elyton" Birmingham News 15 Oct 1938: 41.

  • "T.C.I. Appoints Three New Vice-Presidents: Karl Landgrebe, C. E. Abbott and Thomas Chalmers are Added to List of Company's Officials" Birmingham Age-Herald 5 Feb 1930: 1.

Landrum, John Porter, Sr.
b. 5 Nov 1893; d. 26 Feb 1984 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Birmingham Invention Reduces Emissions, Improves Gas Mileage" Birmingham News 21 Mar 1974: 48.

  • "East Side Inventor 'Stumps' Experts" Birmingham Post-Herald 7 Dec 1954: 10.

  • "John Porter Landrum, Sr. (obituary) Birmingham News 27 Feb 1984: 4D.

  • "Porter Landrum to Handle Crosley Car" Birmingham News 26 Nov 1941: 2. (in Sports; Classified/Financial Section)

Lanham, Robert F.

  • "Birmingham Man, Former Employee of City, Inventor: With 11 Patents to His Credit, Robert Lanham is Now Busy on Others" Birmingham News 3 Oct 1932: 4.

Lathem, Guy W.
b. abt 1902 - GA; d. 27 Jan 1957 - Bessemer, AL; supervisor, Tenneessee Coal and Iron

  • "Guy W. Lathem, Bessemer Resident" (obituary) Birmingham News 28 Jan 1957: 21.

Lawrence, Oscar B.
b. abt 1883 - Fayette, AL; d. 20 Apr 1962 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Oakland Cemetery

  • "O. B. Lawrence" (obituary) Birmingham News 22 Apr 1962: A-25.

Lawson, Claude Sims
b. 2 July 1895 - Union, SC ; d. 10 Sep 1964 - Jefferson Co., AL ; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Claude Lawson Named Head of U.S. Pipe" Birmingham Post-Herald 25 Apr 1952: 1.

  • "Claude S. Lawson's Mine and His Heart" (editorial tribute) Birmingham News 18 Sep 1964: 18.

  • "Claude Lawson's Rites Set Saturday" Birmingham News 11 Sep 1964: 22.

  • "Claude S. Lawson" (editorial tribute) Birmingham News 11 Sep 1964: 10.

  • "Claude S. Lawson" (editorial tribute) Birmingham Post-Herald 11 Sep 1964: 14.

  • "Claude S. Lawson Named on AIA Relations Unit" Birmingham Post-Herald 6 Feb 1954: 12.

  • "C. S. Lawson, Industrialist, Dies of Attack" Birmingham News 10 Sep 1964: 1, 4.

  • "Eulogies Follow Death of Claude S. Lawson" Birmingham Post-Herald 11 Sep 1964: 4.

  • "Lawson to Head Clemson Alumni" Birmingham Post-Herald 14 Nov 1959: 2.

Lay, William Patrick
b. 1853 - Cherokee Co., AL; d. 21 November 1940 - Etowah Co., AL; buried Forrest Cemetery (Gadsden, AL)

  • "Capt. Lay, Founder of Alabama Power, Dies" Birmingham News 21 Nov 1940: 1.

  • Dalrymple, Dolly. "That Commodity Called a Man" Birmingham News--Age-Herald 17 Nov 1929: 10

  • "TVA was 50 Years Too Late: Lay Reveals Dream on Coosa River" Birmingham Post 31 May 1937: 3.

Lazier, Wilbur A.
b. 28 Mar 1900 - Ogle, IL; d. 14 May 1976 - Los Angeles Co., CA; first director, Southern Research Institute (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Birmingham Man Gets National Honor" Birmingham News--Age-Herald 31 March 1946: 17-A.

  • "Dr. Lazier Appointed Director of Southern Research Institute: Outstanding Scientist Leaves DuPont Position to Take Up New Duties" Birmingham News 27 Aug 1944: 1-B, 12-B.

  • "Drs. Lazier, Weidlein to Talk at Research Institute Dinner" Birmingham News 24 Sep 1944: 6-A.

  • "Heads Alabama Chemists" Birmingham News 13 June 1947: 32.

Ledbetter, Roy Harrison
b. 17 Dec 1886 - Anniston, AL; d. 22 Jan 1966 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "R. H. Ledbetter Services Tuesday" Birmingham News 24 Jan 1966: 5.

  • "Rites for Steel Pioneer R. H. Ledbetter Tomorrow" Birmingham Post-Herald 24 Jan 1966: 9.

  • "TCI Announces Retirement, Promotions" Birmingham News 20 Dec 1951: A-8.

Lee, James C.
b. Birmingham, AL; 18 Feb 1895; d. 27 May 1951 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "James C. Lee Rites are Set for Today" Birmingham Post-Herald 29 May 1951: 12.

  • "James Lee, Bottling Company President, Civic Leader, Dies: Had Been in Ill Health Long Time" Birmingham Post-Herald 28 May 1951: 1.

  • "Final Rites for James C. Lee, Soft Drink Official, Tuesday" Birmingham News 28 May 1951: 4.

Leigh, Alfred Cecil
b. 19 Aug 1887 - Brown Falls, PA; d. 22 Feb 1954 - Pascagoula, MS; buried: Pascagoula, MS

  • "A. C. Leigh" (obituary) Birmingham News 23 Feb 1954: 26.

Leigh, Douglas
b. 24 May 1907 - Anniston, AL; d. 14 Dec 1999 - New York, NY

  • "Birmingham Man Makes Big Hit on Great White Way: Douglas Leigh Succeeds in Electrical Advertising in New York City" Birmingham News 8 Mar 1937: 7.

  • "Even Gotham is Amazed at Latest Sign: Birmingham Man Hoists New Electric Wonder over Manhattan" Birmingham Post 13 Aug 1937: 7.

  • Martin, Douglas. "Douglas Leigh, the Man Who Lit Up Broadway, Dies at 92" New York Times 16 Dec 1999.

  • Moyer, Jean. "Douglas Leigh, Alabama Boy Whose Signs Amaze New York, to be on Air: He Will Tell Fred Allen How He Works Tonight" Birmingham Post 13 Nov 1940: 17.

  • Wolf, Arlene. "Alabamian has Hand in Work of Streamlining Old New York" Birmingham News 11 Feb 1946: 2.

Leighty, Fred Granville
b. abt 30 Aug 1891; d. 9 Jul 1964 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Oak Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Dr. Leighty" (obituary) Birmingham News 10 Jun 1964: 56.

LeMay, Ernest Douglass
b. 13 January 1886 - AL; d. 8 September 1970 - Sarasota Co., FL

  • "LeMay, 40 Years with TCI to Retire" Birmingham News 19 Dec 1951: 20.

  • "Ernest LeMay, Former TCI Exec, Dies at 84" Birmingham News 8 Sep 1970: 21.

Lemmon, George Nelms
b. 17 Nov 1873 - Engelwood, NJ; d. 9 Jan 1960 - Birmingham, AL

  • "G. N. Lemmon, 86, Retired Executive" Birmingham News 11 Jan 1960: 7.

  • "G. N. Lemmon Funeral Today" Birmingham Post-Herald 11 Jan 1960: 13.

Leonard, Allen M.
b. abt. 1866 - Calera, AL; d. 2 Jul 1939 - Tuscaloosa, AL

  • "A. M. Leonard Dies" Birmingham News 3 Jul 1939: 12.

Lerio, Louis J.
b. 13 Oct 1877 - NJ; d. 3 Jun 1942 - Mobile, AL

  • "Plunge is Fatal to Mobile Man" Birmingham News 9 Aug 1937: 5.

Lester, George H., Sr.
b. MS; d. 12 Apr 1950 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Funeral Services are Planned Today for Manufacturer" Birmingham Age-Herald 13 Apr 1950: 5.

Letanosky, Louis A.
b. 7 Jul 1924; d. 4 Dec 1999 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Mechanical Engineer, Pullman Standard

  • "Lewis A. Letanosky" (obituary) Birmingham News 6 Dec 1999: 3-B.

Lichty, Arthur Joseph
b. 3 Aug 1903 - KY; d. 1 Oct 1973 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Arthur Joseph Lichty" (obituary) Birmingham News 2 Oct 1973: 31.

Lide, Martin James
b. 5 Feb 1879 - Carolowville, AL; d. 15 March 1945 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn, AL); Union College (Schenectady, NY)

  • "Local Engineer Taken by Death" Birmingham Age-Herald 16 Mar 1945: 6.

  • "Funeral Rites Held For Martin J. Lide" Birmingham News 17 Mar 1945: 3.

Liggett, Robert Winston
b. 25 Jun 1916 - Calgary, Alberta, Canada; d. 13 Dec 1988 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Head, Industrial Chemistry Department at Southern Research Institute; University of Alberta; Northwestern University (Ph.D, Chemistry)

  • "Robert Winston Liggett" (obituary) Birmingham News 15 Dec 1988: 5-E.

Lindquist, Louis T.
b. 5 Sep 1894 - Marinette, WI ; d. 26 Apr 1974 - Tuskegee, AL; buried: Valhalla Cemetery (Jefferson Co., AL)

  • "Louis T. Linquist" (obituary) Birmingham News 28 Apr 1974: B-5.

Ling, Walter Ray
b. 14 Feb 1903 - Birmingham, AL; d. 3 Mar 1969 - Bessemer, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Walter Ray Ling" (obituary) Birmingham News 3 Mar 1969: 33.

Little, John W.

  • "Little Heads Reorganized Company" Birmingham News 5 Jan 1966: 32.

Littlejohn, Charles Elbert
b. 18 Apr 1924 - Clanton, AL; d. 24 Oct 2004 - Atlanta, GA

  • "Mr. Charles Elbert Littlejohn" (obituary) Birmingham News 28 Oct 2004: 6-B.  (patent no. 4,406,351; in GA)

Livingston, William Hudson
b. abt 1904; d. 10 Jul 1953 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "William Hudson Livingston" (obituary) Birmingham News 10 Jul 1953: 30.

Lloyd, Stewart Joseph
b. 12 Sep 1881- Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; 5 Aug 1959 - Tuscaloosa, AL

  • "Dean Lloyd To Be Honored at Chemistry Day Banquet" Tuscaloosa News 16 Apr 1952: 1.

  • "Dr. Stewart J. Lloyd, UA Leader, Dies at 77" Birmingham News 6 Aug 1959: 6.

  • "Dr. Stewart Lloyd Predicts New Discoveries in the Future" Tuscaloosa News 16 Nov 1958: 18.

  • "Dr. Stewart Lloyd, Services Saturday" Birmingham News 7 Aug 1959: 35.

  • "Dr. Stewart Lloyd to Get Herty Medal" Tuscaloosa News 10 Apr 1957: 1.

  • "His Interest Lies in the Future" Tuscaloosa News 18 Apr 1952: 4.

  • "Lloyd Authors Booklet on Eugene Allen Smith" Tuscaloosa News 9 Jan 1955: 8.

  • Lloyd, Stewart J. "Chance and Scientific Discovery" Tuscaloosa News 27 Sep 1952: 4.

  • "Herty Medal Awarded to UA Educator" Birmingham News 11 Apr 1952.

  • "Tribute to an Alabama Scientist" Mobile Press 15 April 1952.

  • "Young Canadian Comes to Alabama and Wins Fame at State University: Dean of Chemistry School is Recognized Authority Among Students" Birmingham News 15 Dec 1929: 14.

Lokey, Charles W.
b. 13 Aug 1874 - Talladega Co., AL; d. 29 May 1965 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Dr. Charles W. Lokey to be Buried Today" Birmingham Post-Herald 31 May 1965: 16.

  • "Dr. C. W. Lokey, Dentist, Dies at 91" Birmingham News 30 May 1965: A-17.

Logue, Paul

  • "Swann Company Official Names Logue New Director; Will be in Charge of Research Work" Birmingham Age-Herald 9 Feb 1931: 3.

  • "Swann Chemist Given Promotion: Paul Logue Named Director of Corporation and Will Be Contact Man" Birmingham News 9 Feb 1931: 7.

Loring, Joseph B.
b. abt. 1881 - Cullman, AL; d. 28 Aug 1935 - Greenville, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Birmingham Man Killed in Crash: Joseph B. Loring Loses Life Near Fort Deposit" Birmingham News 29 Aug 1935: 14.

Lovelace, Frank Smith
b. abt. 1904; d. 17 Sep 1953 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Frank S. Lovelace" (obituary) Birmingham News 18 Sep 1953: 25.

Lovelace, James G.
b. 25 Apr 1893 - Shelby Co., AL; d. 15 Oct 1977; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "James G. Lovelace" (obituary) Birmingham News 17 Oct 1977: 36.

Lucy, Ben H., Jr.
b. 24 Apr 1926 - AR; d. 7 Mar 2003 - Tuscaloosa, AL; buried: Tuscaloosa Memorial Park; Food consultant and spice salesman, Griffith Laboratories

  • "Ben 'Pappy' H. Lucy, Jr." (obituary) Tuscaloosa News 8 Mar 2003: 2B.

Luna, Clifford Mac
b. 30 Jan 1935 - Lewisburg, TN; d. 1 Oct 2009 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Southern Heritage Cemetery (Pelham, AL); Vice-President, McWane Cast Iron Pipe; Auburn University

  • "Clifford Mac Luna" (obituary) Birmingham News 4 Oct 2009: 18-A.

Luquire, Wiley Henderson
b. abt 1878 - Greensboro, SC; d. 4 Jun 1934 - Birmingham, AL

  • "Owner of Funeral Home is Victim of Brief Illness: Widely Known Business Man Dies Following Attack of Appendicitis" Birmingham News 4 Jun 1934: 2.

Lusser, Robert
b. 1900 - Germany; d. 1969

  • "Ex-German's Missiles Aid Patented" Birmingham Post-Herald 18 Oct 1957: 37.

Lytle, Clark Kenneth, Sr.
b. 13 Feb 1897; d. Maitland, FL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Clark Kenneth Lytle, Sr." (obituary) Birmingham News 7 Jan 1979: 20-A.

Mabry, Gustrine Milner
d. 10 Jul 1960 - Viola, TN

  • "Woman Follows Husband in Death" Birmingham News 11 Jul 1960: 11.

MacCartee, Allen Graham
b. abt. 1902 - Washington, D.C.; d. 20 Mar 1961 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); University of Alabama

  • "Allen G. MacCartee, Local Businessman, Dies" Birmingham News 20 Mar 1961: 9.

MacKay, Jack W.

  • "ACIPCO Executive MacKay is Retiring" Birmingham News 29 Jan 1975: 69.

Maddox, Marlin M.
b. 5 Aug 1916; d. 26 Nov 2003 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Oakwood Cemetery (Jefferson Co., AL); Supervisor, United States Steel.

  • "Marlin M. Maddox" (obituary) Birmingham News 29 Nov 2003: 4-B.

Mahan, James Clyde
d. 4 Jul 2003 - Huntsville, AL

  • "Musician, Inventor Mahan Dies from Wreck Injuries" Tuscaloosa News 7 Jul 2003: 2B. (Associated Press)

Mannsfeld, Sven-Peter

  • "Researcher Gets $192M in Ala. Court Case" Tuscaloosa News 19 Oct 2008: 13-B.

Marsh, Halbert Gearn
b. 13 Dec 1884 - Greenville, TN; d. 28 Apr 1939 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); President, Clary-Marsh Electric Appliance Company

  • "Marsh Rites Held: Funeral Conducted for Widely Known Business Man" Birmingham News 29 Apr 1939: 5.

Martin, Guy W.
b. abt 1884 - Jefferson, GA; d. 28 Apr 1953 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Dayton, TN; typewriter mechanic

  • "Guy W. Martin" (obituary) Birmingham News 29 Apr 1953: 42.

Mason, Samuel La Fayette
b. 24 Aug 1891; d. 15 May 1970 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Samuel La Fayette Mason" (obituary) Birmingham News 17 May 1970: B-6.

Mathias, William Grant
d. 18 Dec 1934 – St. Petersburg, FL

  • “W. G. Mathias Dies: Rites for Former T.C.I. Official to be Held in Chicago” Birmingham News 19 Dec 1934: 16.

May, James L.

  • "Federal Marshal Here Gets Roofing Patent" Mobile Register 8 Feb 1959: 2.

May, Robert Curtis
b. 4 Sep 1887 - Taylors' Creek, GA; d. 20 Jul 1971 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Robert C. May" (obituary) Birmingham News 20 Jul 1971: 31.

Mayer, William C., Jr.
b. 30 Jan 1924 - Forest Hills, NY; d. 12 Aug 2008 - Birmingham, AL; University of Virginia; University of Alabama in Birmingham (chemical engineering)

  • "William C. Mayer, Jr." (obituary) Birmingham News 14 Aug 2008: 4-B.

Mays, James Francis
b. 11 Oct 1860 - Pendleton, SC; d. 29 Dec 1939 - Lexingon, NC; buried: Lexington City Cemetery (Lexington, NC)

  • "James F. Mays Taken by Death: Former Resident of City dies at Lexington, NC, Home" Birmingham News 6 Jan 1939: 20.

McCarthy, Fones

McClure, William Howard
b. abt 1912 - Chattanooga, TN; d. 3 Jun 1973 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "William Howard McClure" (obituary) Birmingham News 4 Jun 1973: 34.

McConnell, Leslie F.
b. 20 Jan 1903 - NY; d. 12 Nov 1978 - Livingston, TN; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Graduate, Alfred University (New York); founder, McConnell Sales and Engineering Corporation.

  • "Leslie F. McConnell" (obituary) Birmingham News 13 Nov 1978: 32.

McCormick, Oscar Lyle
b. 26 Mar 1892 - VA; d. 14 Dec 1967 - AL; buried: Fairfield, VA; graduate, Virginia Military Institute

  • "Mr. McCormick" (obituary) Birmingham News 14 Dec 1967: 12.

McCoy, Walter Morton
b. 14 Aug 1883 - Ft. Worth, TX; d. 6 Jun 1969 - Birmingham, AL

  • "Walter Morton McCoy" (obituary) Birmingham News 9 Jun 1969: 39.

McCrimmon, Theron Angus
b. abt 1903; d. 3 Nov 1964 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Moore Cemetery (Jefferson Co., AL)

  • "T. A. McCrimmon" (obituary) Birmingham News 4 Nov 1964: 36.

McDonough, Everett Goodrich
b. 22 Feb 1905 - Birmingham, AL; d. 5 Jan 1992 - Stamford, CT

  • Harper, Lou. "Alabama Man Literally Makes Your Hair Curl" Birmingham News Magazine 4 Oct 1964: 12.

McDonough, Robert Newton
b. 26 Dec 1871 - AL; d. 2 Sep 1938 - San Antonio, TX; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • Robert Newton McDonough" (obituary) Birmingham News 3 Sep 1938: 11. (Announcements/Classified section)

McGinnis, Basil Williams
b. 2 Apr 1880 - AL; d. 9 Jun 1936 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Cedar Grove Cemetery (Leeds, AL)

  • "Basil William McGinnis" (obituary) Birmingham News 10 Jun 1936: 21.

McGuire, Virgil M., Jr.

  • Pekkanan, Sarah. "Inventors Show Off Creations" Tuscaloosa News 9 Jun 1993: 6B. (States News Service.

McHugh, James M.
b. 1866 - Galitzer, PA; d. 3 Jun 1965 - Jefferson County, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Ex-Miner, 90, Recalls His Safety Invention" Birmingham Post-Herald 28 Dec. 1956: 4.
  • "James McHugh" (obituary) Birmingham News 4 June 1965: 9.
  • "J. M. McHugh, Leader in Mining, Dies at 99" (obituary) Birmingham Post-Herald 5 June 1965: 2.

McKinley, Algene Holland
b. 16 Feb 1913; d. 25 Dec 1986; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Part owner of Cahaba Materials Company

  • "Algene Holland McKinley" (obituary) Birmingham News 27 Dec 1986: 10-A.

McLaren, William Wrice
b. 22 Jan 1877 - AL; d. 3 Apr 1941 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "William Wrice McLaren" (obituary) Birmingham News 4 Apr 1941: 37.

McLemore, Price Chrenleigh, Sr.
b. 12 Jan 1909 - Montgomery, AL d. 4 Aug 1997 - Montgomery, AL; buried: Greenwood Cemetery (Montgomery, AL)

  • "Alabama Man's Flame Cultivator Modern Way of Hoeing Cotton: Revolutionary Machine to be Produced Here" Birmingham Post 9 Apr 1946: 9.
  • "Boll Weevils Killed by Flame-Thrower Devised in Alabama" Birmingham News 1 Aug 1941: 6.
  • McDonald, Betty. "Flame-Throwing Cultivator Newest Invention in War with Weeds" Owosso Argus (Michigan)  7 July 1943: 6.
  • Price McLemore Receives Edward Longstreth Medal" Montgomery Advertiser 19 Oct 1958: 8-C.
  • Richardson, Sandee. "Agricultural Innovator McLemore Dead at 88" Montgomery Advertiser 6 Aug 1997: 1.
  • "Suit Charges Patent Rights Infringements" Birmingham Age-Herald 23 May 1947: 4.
  • "Suit Over Patent Rights" Birmingham News 22 May 1947: 25.

McLennan, James Alan
b. 4 Jun 1899 - Concord Junction, MA; d. 12 Dec 1963 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Tallahassee, FL.

  • "J. A. McLennan" (obituary) Birmingham News 13 Dec 1963: 31.

McMasters, Robert Alexander, Sr.
b. 1 May 1916; d. 23 Oct 1989; buried: Elmwood Mausoleum (Birmingham, AL); President, Southeastern Metals Company (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Robert Alexander McMasters, Sr. (obituary) Birmingham News 24 Oct 1989: 1-F.

McMurry, William Clyde
b. abt 1900 - Nashville, TN; d. 11 Sep 1974 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL

  • "William Clyde McMurry" (obituary) Birmingham News 12 Sep 1974: 58.

McNabb, Albert Hammond, Jr.
b. 10 Aug 1925 - AL; d. 23 Apr 1996 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Albert Hammond McNabb, Jr." (obituary) Birmingham News 23 Apr 1996.

McWane, Arthur Thomas
b. 7 Nov 1884 - VA; d. 26 Sep 1954 - Washington, DC; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "McWane Tells Cast Iron Pipe's Role in Wartime" Birmingham News 8 Sep 1951: 6.
  • "McWane Idea Makes Phone Talk Out Loud" Birmingham News 16 Aug 1953: A-12.
  • "Arthur T. McWane, Retired Industrialist, Succumbs" Birmingham News 27 Sep 1954: 2.

McWane, James Ransom
b. 15 Aug 1869 - Wytheville, VA; d. 24 Jun 1933 - Chicago, IL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Bethany College (A.B., 1891); President, McWane Cast Iron Pipe Company

  • "Birmingham Business Man Victim of Brief Illness in Chicago: Head of M'Wane Plant Dies While on Business Trip; Body Will Be Brought Back Home for Funeral, Burial Services" Birmingham News 24 Jun 1933: 1.
  • Bonner, Clint. "J. R. McWane" How They Got There. Birmingham: The Author, 1933?

McWhirter, Carson Hulsey
b. 19 Sep 1918 - Pontotoc, MS; d. 11 Jul 1998 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Oak Forest Cemetery (Pontotoc, MS);  Mississippi State University (BS, Electrical Engineering); Founder, Continental Electric Company; Founder and CEO, Universal Electric

  • "Carson Hulsey McWhirter" (obituary) Birmingham News 13 Jul 1998: 7-C.

Meller, August, Jr.
b. 2 Jul 1900 - Jefferson Co., AL; d. 30 Apr 1972 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "August Meller" (obituary) Birmingham News 1 May 1972: 24.

Merkel, Arthur W.
b. 1 Aug 1883 - AL; d. 6 May 1939 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Continental Gin Executive Dies" Birmingham News 7 May 1939: 8. (in Sports, Want-Ads/Financial section)

Meyer, Benjamin S.
b.3 June 1910 - Chicago, IL; d.22 Aug 1985 - Jefferson Co., AL

  • "Dr. Benjamin S. Meyer" (obituary) Birmingham Post-Herald 23 Aug 1985: C3.
  • "Benjamin S. Meyer" (obituary) Birmingham News 23 Aug 1985: 11C.

Michaels, Clyde D.
b. 13 Jul 1909 - PA; d. 12 Oct 1974 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Clyde D. Michaels" (obituary) Birmingham News 14 Oct 1974: 11.

Middlemiss, George H.
b. 2 July 1886 - CA; d. 17 Jun 1946 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood
Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "George Middlemiss, Engineer, Dies" Birmingham News 17 June 1946: 2.

Miklic, Louis
b. 23 May 1898; d. 27 Sep 1965 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Louis Miklic" (obituary) Birmingham News 28 Sep 1965: 24.

Millar, George Adams
b. 21 Mar 1869 - Joliet, IL; d. 17 Sep 1939 - Fairfield, AL

  • "George Millar Dies: Pioneer Resident of Ensley Succumbs at Hospital" Birmingham News 18 Sep 1939: 4.

Milloit, Henry Albert
b. 10 Sep 1918 - Slidell, LA; d. 11 Feb 1964 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Mr. Milloit" (obituary) Birmingham News 13 Feb 1964: 32.

Milner, Henry Key
b. 25 Sep 1866 - Greenville, AL; d. 3 Apr 1941 - Birmingham, AL; University of Georgia (mining engineering degree, 1887); Columbia University (mining and civil engineering)

Mitchell, Elmore Jerome
b. 12 Dec 1873; d. 28 Apr 1933 - Calera, AL; buried: Huntsville; President, Southern Lime and Chemical Company.

  • "E. J. Mitchell Dies: Body of Calera Industrialist Will Be Sent to Huntsville" Birmingham News 29 Apr 1933: 2.

Mitchell, Laymon
b. 17 Jan 1941; d. 2 Jun 2008 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Covin Baptist Church Cemetery (Fayette, AL); Charter graduate of the University of Alabama in Birmingham; Registered professional engineer

  • "Laymon Mitchell" (obituary) Birmingham News 4 Jun 2008: 4-B.

Mitchell, Lora Allen
b. abt 1901 - Chilton Co., AL; d. 9 Aug 1971 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Enon Baptist Church Cemetery

  • "Mrs. Lora Allen Mitchell" (obituary) Birmingham News 9 Aug 1971: 31.

Mitchell, Walter Franklin
b. 31 Oct 1884 - GA; d. 8 Nov 1959 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Walter Franklin Mitchell" (obituary) Birmingham News 9 Nov 1959: 26.

Moebes, Otto Bismarck
b. 9 Jan 1876 - AL; d. Feb 1954 - Washington, DC; buried: Washington, DC

  • "Otto Moebes" (obituary) Birmingham News 25 Feb 1954: 55.

Moffett, Charles A.
b. abt 1865 - AL; d. 27 Dec 1949 - Gadsden, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); President, Gulf States Steel Company

Monfee, Andrew Jackson
b. 26 May 1877 - Montgomery, AL; d. 27 May 1948 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "A. H. Monfee, Retired Employe of T.C.I., Succumbs in Ensley" Birmingham News 27 May 1948: 29.

Montgomery, James Alexander
b. about 1871 - West Virginia; d. 9 Nov 1960 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Oak Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Coal Washer Invented Here" Birmingham News 11 July 1937: 10.
  • "J. A. Montgomery, 91, Machine Builder, Dies" Birmingham News 10 Nov 1960: 15.
  • "James A. Montgomery, 91, Pioneer, Rites at 10 Today" Birmingham  Post-Herald 11 Nov 1960: 6.

Montgomery, John R.

  • Stevenson, Tommy. "Montgomery's Invention Separates Iron, Water" Tuscaloosa News 8 Nov 1981: 11-A.

Montgomery, Lewis A.
b. 25 August 1880 - AL; d. 9 December 1949 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • Ennis, William. "Electrician at Terminal is Inventor and Craftsman" Birmingham Age-Herald 11 Mar 1937: 16.
  • "L. A. Montgomery, Irondale Civic Leader, Succumbs" Birmingham News 10 Dec 1949: 2.

Montgomery, W. Glenn
b. 20 Oct 1892; d. 11 March 1968 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Mr. Montgomery" (obituary) Birmingham News 13 March 1968: 60.

Moore, Edmund Bartlett
b. 3 Dec 1891 - Louisville, KY; d. 7 Jan 1970 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Cave Hill Cemetery (Louisville, KY)

  • "Edmund Bartlett Moore" (obituary) Birmingham News 7 Jan 1970: 36.

Moore, Roy A.

  • "Anniston Man Put Sun to Work on Energy Needs" Tuscaloosa News 18 Nov 1985: 9.
  • Jackson, Nancy. "Man's Solar Heating Unit Intrigues Experts" Gadsden Times 8 Sep 1984: B4.

Moore, William Davis
b. 17 April 1882 - Hannibal, MO; 10 Nov 1940 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery

  • "Five Alabama Industrialists to Receive Patent Awards: Sixteen 'Southern Pioneers' to be Included in Numbered Honored in St. Louis Meeting" Birmingham News 18 Feb 1940: 6. (Sports; Financial/Want-Ads Section)
  • "Head of Pipe Company to Talk at Luncheon o f Commerce Chamber" Birmingham News 10 Aug 1932: 7 (photo with caption)
  • "Moore, Acipco Chief, Retires; Barr Moves Up" Birmingham Post 29 July 1946: 2.
  • Moore, William Davis. Development of the Cast Iron Pressure Pipe Industry in the Southern States, 1800-1938: An American Pilgrimage Address.  Birmingham, Ala.: Birmingham Publishing Company, 1939.
  • "Pipe Firm Official is Chosen President of Local Kiwanians" Birmingham News 30 Oct 1935.
  • Price, Bem. “Pipe Process Boost for City: William David Moore is Credited with Many Patents” Birmingham Age-Herald 20 Feb 1940: 12.
  • “W. D. Moore…”  Birmingham News 18 Feb 1940.
  • "W. D. Moore, Citizen" Birmingham News 14 Nov 1950.
  • "William D. Moore, Retired Head of Acipco Pipe Company, Dies" Birmingham News 11 Nov 1950: 3.

Morgan, Rubie Freddie
b. abt 1912; d. 22 Dec 1968 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Jefferson Memorial Gardens

  • "Mr. Rubie Freddie Morgan" (obituary) Birmingham News 23 Dec 1968: 28.

Morgan, Walter J.
b. Columbiana, AL; d. 15 December 1951- Tuscaloosa, AL

  • "W. J. Morgan, 67, Originator of Iron Pipe Casting Ideas, Dies" Birmingham News 16 Dec 1951: A-15.

Morris, Lloyd Ansel
b. 18 Apr 1911 - Jefferson Co., AL; d. 28 Aug 1971 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Highland Memorial Gardens (Jefferson Co., AL)

  • "Lloyd Ansel Morris" (obituary) Birmingham News 30 Aug 1971: 31.

Morton, Tazewell Sidney
b. 18 Jun 1876 - St. Charles, MO; d. 16 Apr 1943 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Tazewell S. Morton's Final Rites are Arranged" Birmingham News--Age-Herald 18 Apr 1943: 6-A.

Moxley, Stephen Dewey
b. 3 June 1898 - Arnot, PA; d. 22 Feb 1967 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery  (Birmingham, AL)

  • Beiman, Stephen D. "ACIPCO President to Retire Monday" Birmingham News 1 or 2 June 1963.
  • "Club Speaker" Birmingham News 13 Sep 1959: B-3.
  • "Engineers Honor Him" (S. D. 'Steve' Moxley) Birmingham News 6 Sept 1953: A-4.
  • "S. D. Moxley Speaks: Auburn Seniors Urged to Stay in College and Finish Work" Birmingham News 2 Mar 1933: 14.
  • "Stephen D. Moxley" (obituary) Birmingham News 23 Feb 1967: 28.
  • "Stephen Moxley, Crash Victim, Dies" Birmingham News (Dixie ed.) 23 Feb 1967: 2.
  • "Stephen D. Moxley Funeral is Today" Alabama Journal 24 Feb 1967.
  • "Stephen D. Moxley, Industrialist, Dies of Mishap Injuries" Birmingham News (Metro ed.) 23 Feb 1967: 28.
  • "These Men Have Been Placed at Helm of Birmingham Mechanical Engineers Group" Birmingham News 22 May 1932: 8. (Stephen D. Moxley, John M. Gilfillan, John E. Getzen)

Mulvaney, Loyola I.
b. abt 1890 - WV; d. 22 Jan 1965 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Mr. Lolo I. Mulvaney" (obituary) Birmingham News 23 Jan 1965: 11.

Mulvey, Patrick James
b. abt 1868 - Ireland; d. 9 Jan 1937 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Mulvey Rites Held: Resident of City 40 Years Buried in Elmwood Cemetery" Birmingham News 11 Jan 1937: 17.

Mummert, John F.
b. 29 Jun 1904 - Alliance, OH; d. 5 Oct 1971 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "John F. Mummert" (obituary) Birmingham News 6 Oct 1971: 63.

Munger, Robert Sylvester
b. 24 July 1854 - Nexi, TX; d. 27 Oct 1942 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

Munn, Lewis Henry
b. 24 Feb 1890 - Birmingham, AL; d. 4 Dec 1963 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Lewis H. Munn" (obituary) Birmingham News 5 Dec 1963: 54.

Murphy, Quillian Rufus
b. 25 Mar 1884 - TN; d. 7 Oct 1973 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Quillian R. Murphy" (obituary) Birmingham News 8 Oct 1973: 22.

Murray, Royce L.
b. abt 1906 - Okra, TX; d. 22 Oct 1963 - Tampa, FL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Rites Announced for R. L. Murray" (obituary) Birmingham News 26 Oct 1963: 2.

Myers, W. Neill

  • "Knee-Lock Reaction: NASA Engineers Build Better Brace" Birmingham News 4 Apr 1997: 1-C.

Nation, Augustus
b. abt 1884 - AL; d. 18 May 1944 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Augustus Nation" (obituary) Birmingham News 30 May 1944: 14.

Nelems, Charles William
b. 12 Mar 1877 - GA; d. 6 Nov 1962 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Branchville Cemetery

  • "C. W. Nelems" (obituary) Birmingham News 7 Nov 1962: 11.

Newell, Alfred Tureene, Jr.
b. 20 Dec 1907 - Birmingham, AL ; d. 5 Feb 1988 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery; Owner & Chairman of the Board, A. T. Newell Poultry Equipment Company.

  • "Alfred Tureene Newell, Jr. (obituary) Birmingham News 8 Feb 1988: A-9.

Newman, Joseph W.

  • "This Knife Always Lands on the Point" Gadsden Times 5 Aug 1971: 27. (Associated Press)

Nicholls, Walter Lee
b. 28 Nov 1877 - Childersburg, AL; d. 31 Mar 1942 - Birmingham, AL; University of Maryland (1902)

  • "Dr. Walter Nicholls Dies at Home Here" Birmingham News 1 Apr 1942: 24.

Nickles, David E.

  • Powell, Richard. "UA Professor Advances Data Storage Technology" Tuscaloosa News 4 Apr 1996: 1A, 3A.

Nilsson, Nils Leonard
b. abt 1904 - Sweden; d. 27 Feb 1967 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Borlanga, Sweden; Senior Development Engineer, Anderson Electric Company

  • "N. L. Nilsson" (obituary) Birmingham News 1 Mar 1967: 67.

Noble, Charles Hall
b. 22 Dec 1922; d. 26 Nov 2008; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Employee, McWane Cast Iron Pipe Company

  • "Charles Hall Noble" (obituary) Birmingham News 30 Nov 2008: 20-A.

Nola, Frank J.

  • "Huntsville Engineer Receives Award" Birmingham News 29 Nov 1979: 10B.

Nolan, Duncan
b. abt 1891 - Jefferson Co., AL; 10 Jun 1961 - Birmingham, AL

  • "Duncan Nolan" (obituary) Birmingham News 10 Jun 1961: B-2.

Norman, Noah Murchison
b. 29 Mar 1913 - MO; d. 31 Mar 1973; buried: Jefferson Memorial Gardens

  • "Noah Murchison Norman" (obituary) Birmingham News 2 Apr 1973: 31.

Nowak, Martin

  • "Inventor Cashes in with Snake Trap" Gadsden Times 19 Aug 1997: B3. (Associated Press)

Nygren, Leander
b. abt. 1865 - Sweden; d. 11 Jan 1945 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); cabinet-maker

  • Debro, Anita. "Norwood's New Home Group Works to Restore Jewel for Community's Use" Birmingham News 21 Apr 1999: 1-N.
  • "Leander Nygren's Last Services are Observed" Birmingham News 13 Jan 1945: 6.
  • Wolfson, Hannah. "Restored Nygren House to Open as Resource Center" Birmingham News 30 Mar 2005: 1-N.

Obert, Cloyd Jefferson, Sr.
b. abt 1890; d. 28 Aug 1948 - Bessemer, AL; buried Cedar Hill Cemetery (Bessemer, AL); master mechanic for the Bessemer Plant of the Hercules Powder Company

  • "Final Rites Conducted for C. J. Obert, Sr." Birmingham News 30 Aug 1948: 6.

O'Brien, John A. "Jack," Jr.
b. 12 Apr 1930 - Flushing, NY; d. 4 Jul 2008 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Southern Heritage Cemetery; Graduate, University of Notre Dame; Founder, O'Brien Engineering

  • "John A. 'Jack,' O'Brien" (obituary) Birmingham News 7 Jul 2008: 2-B.

Oeser, Max Francis
b. 12 Jan 1891 - Cullman, AL; d. 9 Nov 1953 - Birmingham, AL; Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Max F. Oeser" (obituary) Birmingham News 10 Nov 1953: 25.

Oglesby, Sabert, Jr.

  • Frieden, Kitty. "Local Exec Tackles Soviet Air Pollution" Birmingham News 3 Aug 1977: 64.

Osborne, Fred
b. 3 July 1893 - Spartanburg, SC; d. 21 May 1977; buried Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); graduate, Clemson College

  • "Fred Osborne Dies; Was U.S. Pipe Exec" Birmingham News 23 May 1977: 15.

Osgood, Rollin Davis
b. 12 Feb 1887 - San Antonio, TX; d. 4 Jan 1965 - Jefferson Co., AL

  • "R. D. Osgood, 77, Ex-TCI Exec, Dies" Birmingham News 4 Jan 1965: 20.
  • "Research Firm Elects Oglesby" Birmingham Post-Herald 9 Dec 1980: A-10.
  • "Rollin Osgood Retiring as Chief TCI Engineer" Birmingham Post-Herald 1 Mar 1952: 13.

Osteen, Belmont Duncan
b. 22 August 1901 - GA; d. 6 Nov 1975; buried: Forest Crest Cemetery (Jefferson Co., AL)

  • "Belmont Duncan Osteen" (obituary) Birmingham News 7 Nov 1975: 6.

Owens, Emmett Newton
b. 27 Jan 1888 - Anniston, AL; d. 5 Dec 1948 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Emmett N. Owens, T.C.I. Official, Passes, Rites This Afternoon" Birmingham News 6 Dec 1948: 19.

Oztekin, Muammer Ahmet
b. Istanbul, Turkey

  • Brown, Don. "In America, This Immigrant Saw Dear Dream Come True" Birmingham News 4 July 1965: A-1, A-6.

Quick, William Lafayette
b. 18 May 1858 - Hardin Co., TN; d. 9 December 1927 - Madison Co., AL

Quick, William Massey
b. 17 April 1892 - AL ; d. 16 Jun 1956

  • "Farm Boy's Brief 1908 Flight May Have Been First in State" Birmingham News 14 Dec 2003:  25-A.

Pair, Thomas Mason
b. 26 Jan 1907 - AL; d. 30 Aug 1984 - Birmingham, AL ; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Chief Inspector of Plumbing and Gas Services, City of Birmingham

  • "Thomas Mason Pair" (obituary) Birmingham News 1 Sep 1984: 5-B.

Parks, Cary Frederick
b. 14 Jan 1895 - East Lake, AL; d. 19 Oct 1968 - Montgomery, AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Cary F. Parks" (obituary) Birmingham News 20 Oct 1968: A-24.

Parmenter, Brady L.
b. 29 Nov 1875 - Charlotte, NC; d. 5 May 1952 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); employed by Ingalls Iron Works.

  • "Brady Parmenter" (obituary) Birmingham News 6 May 1952: 28.

Parsons, Ward Hugh
b. 6 Mar 1925 - AL; d. 17 Jun 2006; buried: Southern Heritage Cemetery (Pelham, AL); Owner, Parsons Equipment Company

  • "Ward Hugh Parsons" (obituary) Birmingham News 20 Jun 2006: 6-A.

Paschall, William
b. abt 1859; d. 7 Dec 1953 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Rutherford, TN

  • "William Paschall" (obituary) Birmingham News 8 Dec 1953: 26.

Pate, Joseph Wilbur
b. 9 Mar 1882 - GA; d. 4 May 1945 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Joseph W. Pate's Last Services Announced" Birmingham News 5 May 1945: 2.

Patrick, Monroe Cleveland
b. 1 Dec 1884 - Chilton Co., AL; d. 21 Jul 1964 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "'Unhurt' Man in Traffic Accident Dies" Birmingham News 22 Jul 1964: 20.

Patton, Moses Field
b. 30 March 1877 - AL; d. 27 Jan 1957 - Helena, AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Kind of Patton's Chapel Founders Dies at 79" Birmingham Post-Herald 28 Jan 1957: 15.

Payne, Gerry E.

  • "Bessemer Mechanic Seeks Profit on Better Way" Birmingham News 11 Nov 1993:

Pears, Coultas D.

  • "Promoted" Birmingham News 14 July 1974: 8-A.

Pearson, Marcus Harvey
b. 2 Aug 1879 - St. Clair Co., AL; d. 2 Aug 1974 - Trussville, AL; buried Springville Cemetery (Springville, AL)

  • "Marcus H. Pearson" (obituary) Birmingham News 3 Aug 1974: 11.

Perry, Richmond Earl
b. 23 Oct 1912; d. 26 Oct 1999 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Graduate, Birmingham Southern College; University of Alabama, Ph.D)

  • "Mr. Richmond Earl Perry" (obituary) Birmingham News 28 Oct 1999: 7-B.

Phelps, Edwin Harris
b. 18 Dec 1919 - Greenville, AL; d. 12 Dec 2007; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Birmingham Southern College (BS, Chemistry, 1945); Employee, American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Birmingham

  • "Edwin Harris Phelps" (obituary) Birmingham News 14 Dec 2007: 2-D.

Philabert, Frank
b. abt 1890 - New Orleans, LA; d. 23 Feb 1956 - Jefferson Co., AL; Buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Birmingham Man Wins Recognition in Trade Paper: Chemical Engineer Praised for Work in Field of Ice Refrigeration" Birmingham News 3 Nov 1935: 7.
  • "Frank Philabert, 66, Industrialist, Dies" Birmingham Post-Hearld 24 Feb 1956: 4.
  • "Frank Philabert, Retired Industrialist" (obituary) Birmingham News 24 Feb 1956: 32.

Phillips, William D.
b. 16 Dec 1896 - Birmingham, AL; d. 21 Nov 1976; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); co-owner, Hawkins Iron Company.

  • "William D. Phillips" (obituary) Birmingham News 22 Nov 1976: 44.

Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth
b.
31 Jul 1892 - NC ; d. Feb 1964 - Charleston, SC

  • "Mr. Pinckney" (obituary) Birmingham News 25 Feb 1964: 26.

Pinion, Thomas Joseph
b. 10 Sep 1903; d. 16 Apr 1974 - Bessemer, AL; buried: Crumly Chapel Cemetery (Jefferson Co., AL); mechanic, American Cast Iron Pipe Company

  • "Thomas Joseph Pinion" (obituary) Birmingham News 17 Apr 1974: 82.

Pitts, Lawrence F.

  • "Sitting Pretty After More than an Decade of Research by a Birmingham Inventor: A Plastic Toilet Seat Protector Dubbed the Cleansleeve is Ready to Makes its Debut in Public Restrooms Everywhere" Birmingham News 28 Mar 1999: 1-D.

Pope, Wiley S.
b. Irwin Co., GA; d. 3 Jan 1972 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Big Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery (Fitzgerald, GA); employee, L & N Railroad

  • "Wiley S. Pope" (obituary) Birmingham News 5 Jan 1972: 54.

Poull, Theodore
b. abt 1860 - IL; d. 23 Aug 1935 - Gary, IN; buried: Oak Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Poull Funeral Held: Former Local Contractor Dies at Gary, Ind., Home" Birmingham News 6 Sep 1935: 2.

Pratt, Daniel
b. 20 July 1799 - Temple, NH; d. 13 May 1873 - Autauga Co., AL; buried: Pratt Family Cemetery (Prattville, AL)

  • "Daniel Pratt Honored by Descendant Here" Birmingham News 14 Dec 1949: 35.
  • "Denny Eulogizes Pratt and Family: Pioneers of Industry and Education Honored at Prattville" Birmingham News 20 Apr 1936: 7.
  • Evans, Curt J.  The Conquest of Labor: Daniel Pratt and Southern Industrialization. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2001.
  • Evans, Curt J. "He 'Dared Maintain' His Views: Daniel Pratt's 1855 Senate Race." Alabama Review 50.1 (Jan 1997): 3-17.
  • Evans, Curt John. Daniel Pratt of Prattville: A Northern Industrialist and a Southern Town. 1998.
  • "Five Who Helped Build State Inducted into Hall of Fame" Birmingham News 18 Oct 1978: 34.
  • Hamilton, Kappy. "Ancestor of State Families is Topic" Birmingham Post-Herald 15 Nov 1973: B1.
  • Hole, Donna C. "Daniel Pratt and Barachias Hold: Architects of the Alabama State Capitol?" Alabama Review 27.2 (Apr 1984): 83-97.
  • Noles, James L., Jr. "Daniel Pratt, Industrialist" Hearts of Dixie: Fifty Alabamians and the State They Called Home. Birmingham: Will Publishing, 2004: 144-147.
  • Pilley, Edward "Yankee Vision Planted Industry Here, with Faith in a Great Future of State" Birmingham Post-Herald 15 July 1954: 28.
  • "Plaque Honors Daniel Pratt" (University of Georgia Chapel) Birmingham News 19 Apr 1975: 2.
  • Pratt, Merrill Edward. Daniel Pratt, Alabama's First Industrialist. New York: Newcomen Society of England, American Branch, 1949.
  • Thomson, Laquite. "Daniel Pratt's Picture Gallery." Alabama Review 48.3 (July 1995): 163-176.

Pratt, John
b. 14 Apr 1831 - Union, SC; d. 24 Jun 1905 - Chattanooga, TN; buried: Centre, Cherokee Co., AL

  • "Aching Hand Wrought Typewriter" Birmingham News 5 Mar 1971: 35.
  • "Birmingham Boy Owns Ancient Writing Machine: Typewriter, Alabama Invention, Still Works" Birmingham Post 22 Apr 1942: 9.
  • Bonner, Clint. "Alabama's John Pratt: Inventor of the Pterotype...Known Today as the Typewriter" Birmingham News-Age Herald 12 Mar 1939: 4.
  • "Centre Ladies Won't Give Up" Birmingham News 26 Nov 1971: 31.
  • "Pratt Park Honors Inventor Gadsden Times 9 Feb 1988: C12.
  • "Type Writing Machine" Flake's Daily Galveston Bulletin 11 July 1867: 2.
  • "Typewriter Inventor Buried in Cherokee" Gadsden Times 3 May 1964:
  • "The Wanderer" Birmingham News 26 Mar 1940: 6.

Pratt, Merrill E.

  • "Continental Gin Company Head Named New Rotary President" Birmingham News 29 Jun 1950: 48.
  • "New Officials of Continental Gin Named by Board" Birmingham Age-Herald 24 Nov 1938: 1.

Praytor, Dennis Morrow
b. 17 Apr 1890 - Trussville, AL; d. 28 Feb 1956 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "D. M. Praytor Burial Services to be at 10:30" Birmingham Post-Herald 1 Mar 1956: 33.

Praytor, Nora L.
b. 15 Jun 1900 -  d. 23 Dec 1980; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Mrs. Nora L. Praytor" (obituary) Birmingham Post-Herald 24 Dec 1980: 2-C.

Prickett, William Clifton
b. Feb 1883 - Ashville, AL; d. 18 Dec 1958 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "W. C. Prickett, Local Engineer" (obituary) Birmingham News 19 Dec 1958: 34.

Purifoy, William Scott
b. Nov 1844 - Wilcox Co., AL; d. 14 Dec 1907 - Wilcox Co., AL; buried: Snow Hill Cemetery

  • "William Scott Purifoy" (obituary) Wilcox Progressive Era 19 Dec 1907.

Purser, Benjamin Harold
b. 30 June 1891 - Brookwood, AL; d. 24 Nov 1942 - Flat Creek, AL; buried: Brighton Cemetery

  • "Benjamin Purser, Mine Official, Dies" Birmingham News 25 Nov 1942: 8.

Quick, William Lafayette
b. 18 May 1859 - TN; d. 9 Dec 1927 - Huntsville, AL

  • Faulk, Kent. "Farm Boy's Brief 1908 Flight May Have Been First in State" Birmingham News 14 Dec 2003: 25-A.
  • "Invent a Powderless Gun: Gasoline Fires Weapon Devised by Two Alabama Men: The Promising New War Machine to be Submitted to Government Officials Needs No Shells or Cartridges" Kansas City Star 11 Oct 1917: 11.

Ragland, Talmadge Vestal Phillips
b. 20 Oct 1937; d. 29 Jul 2006; buried: Hardin's Chapel Bible Church Cemetery (Ragland, AL); Graduate, University of Alabama; Electrical Engineer, Gulf States Steel.

  • "Mr. Talmadge Vestal Phillips" (obituary) Jacksonville News 3 Aug 2006.

Ramsay, Erskine
b. 24 September 1864 - Six Mile Ferry, PA; d. 15 August 1953 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "3,000 Honor Ramsay at Birthday Party: Cops, Boyd Scouts Direct Caravan to Home: Eminent Citizens Laud Scotsman" Birmingham News 25 Sep 1931: 2.

  • "Alabama's Ace Industrialist Returns For Visit to Scenes of First Success: Erskine Ramsay Launched Busy Career at 13 by Opening a General Store; Became Mine Manager at 18; Went South, Climbed Up Steadily" Pittsburgh Press 10 Aug 1935: 3.

  • "Auburn and Kiwanians to Honor Ramsay: Panel of Hall at School to be Presented Leader at Club Luncheon" Birmingham News 20 Sep 1936: 2.

  • "A.P.I. to Celebrate Eightieth Birthday of Erskine Ramsay" Birmingham News 24 Sep 1944: 6-A.

  • "Birmingham Industrial Leaders Win Meritorious Awards for Their Work: Ramsay and Hassler given Recognition as Engineers and Inventors" Birmingham News 10 Feb 1937: 2.

  • Dalrymple, Dolly. "Birmingham Man is Honored by Old Friends in Pennsylvania Home Town: Erskine Ramsay, Donor of $65,000 to School Fund, Guest at Banquet" Birmingham News 26 May 1929: 7.

  • "Erskine Ramsay Gets Praise for his Work on Board of Education; High Tribute is Paid to Retiring Member in Talk Made by F. D. McArthur" Birmingham News 14 Apr 1941: 10.

  • "Erskine Ramsay Gives Away More Than $1,000,000 During Lifetime" Birmingham News 23 Sept 1948: 1, 4.

  • "Erskine Ramsay Gives Sixth Avenue Presbyterian Stained-Glass Window" Birmingham News 28 Nov 1948: D-48.

  • "Citizens Express Tributes to Late Erskine Ramsay" Birmingham News 17 Aug 1953: 18.

  • "Erskine Ramsay Estate Totaled Over $4 Million" Birmingham News 9 Aug 1957: 1.

  • "Erskine Ramsay, Famed Philanthropist, is Dead" Birmingham News 16 Aug 1953: 1, 2.

  • "Erskine Ramsay Found Happiness in Giving" Birmingham News 18 Aug 1953: 25.

  • "Erskine Ramsay Gives $25,000 for Ensley Stadium" Birmingham News 26 Sep 1929: 1.

  • "Erskine Ramsay Heads Board of Alabama Museum" Birmingham News 31 Oct 1937: 1.

  • "Erskine Ramsay High Formally Dedicated: New Southside School Named at Request of Paul Hayne Students, Glenn Reveals" Birmingham News 20 Sep 1930: 1.

  • "Erskine Ramsay High School to be Open for Inspection: Public Will View Unit on Southside" Birmingham News 17 Sep 1930: 16.

  • "Erskine Ramsay Honored Anew" Birmingham News 8 Dec 1937: 10.

  • "Erskine Ramsay, Inventor, 88, Dies: Alabama Industrialist and Philanthropist Patented 40 Coal Mining Devices" New York Times 17 Aug 1953.

  • "Erskine Ramsay is Honor Guest at Birthday Party by Civil Club Here" Birmingham News 21 Sep 1932: 7.

  • "Erskine Ramsay Mountain Brook Club President: Permanent Organization for Current Year is Formed; Committees Named" Birmingham News 5 Jul 1930: 1, 2.

  • "Erskine Ramsay Nominated for Engineer Medal: Announcement Feature for Birthday Fete Held at Ramsay Tech" Birmingham News 25 Sep 1935: 16.

  • "Erskine Ramsay Renamed to Post on School Board" Birmingham News 16 Mar 1937: 2.

  • "Erskine Ramsay Stands at Threshold of 80, Still Filled with Zest of Life" Birmingham Post 23 Sept. 1944: 1, 5.

  • "Five Alabama Industrialists to Receive Patent Awards: Sixteen 'Southern Pioneers' to be Included in Numbered Honored in St. Louis Meeting" Birmingham News 18 Feb 1940: 6. (Sports; Financial/Want-Ads Section)

  • Franklin, Rebecca. "Sir Erskine, Long-Time Bachelor, To Claim a Queen as Carnival King: Industrialist Ramsay, Unnamed Mate to be Rulers of Christmas Festival" Birmingham News 12 Nov 1937: 1.

  • "Golden Rule Club to Foster Drive on Street Safety: Erskine Ramsay Sounds Call for $1 Subscription to Finance Plan" Birmingham News 6 Jun 1932: 4.

  • "Home State to Honor Erskine Ramsay" Birmingham News 17 July 1950:     A-2.

  • "Labor Saving Device for Mining Coal is Expected to Revolutionize Industry: Erskine Ramsay who has Many Industrial Innovations to his Credit, Produces Machine which will Have Seams at Great Savings to Owners" Birmingham Post 27 Sept 1935: 1.

  • "Legislature Adopts Eulogy for Late Erskine Ramsay" Birmingham News 19 Aug 1953: 15.

  • "Local Industrialist is Awarded Medal as Mining Leader" Birmingham Age-Herald 17 Oct 1936: 18.

  • "Noted Scot Observes Sixty-Eighth Birthday Anniversary in City" Birmingham News 24 Sep 1932: 1. (photo with caption)

  • "Philanthropist Gives $1,800 for Training of 10 Flying Cadets: Group Will be Taken from 100 Candidates Now Taking Course" (Erskine Ramsay Squadron)  Birmingham News 8 Feb 1942: 9.

  • Price, Bem. "Erskine Ramsay City Developer: Inventions Play Large Part in Success in Industry Here" Birmingham Age-Herald 15 or 16 Feb 1940.

  • "Ramsay Awarded Gold Medal for Mining Services: Achievements of Birmingham Man are Recognized by National Body" Birmingham News 16 Oct 1936: 16.

  • "Ramsay Contributes $10,000 for Library at Miles: Negro College will use Philanthropist's Gift to Remodel Present Structure" Birmingham News 13 Sep 1942: 3-B.

  • "Ramsay is Urged for Mine Award: Optimist Club on Record for National Recognition for Local Man" Birmingham News 21 Aug 1936: 5.

  • "Ramsay Offers Aid: Birmingham Capitalist Will Help in Building School Stadium" Birmingham News 20 Nov 1930: 2.

  • "Ramsay Reappointed to Education Board by City Commission" Birmingham News 5 Apr 1932: 18 (photo with caption)

  • "Ramsay Reports Development of Industry in South: Birmingham Capitalist Tells Mining Convention of Progress in Year" Birmingham News 10 Mar 1920: 1, 2.

  • "Ramsay to Aid with Educational Survey: Committee to Find Good Work Among High School Students for Special Credits" Birmingham News 6 Oct 1930: 2.

  • "Ramsay Will Invite 3,300 Friends to His Sixty-Sixth Birthday Party: Philanthropist in Scottish Regalia Will Act as Host at Annual Celebration" Birmingham News 13 Sep 1930: 1.

  • "Rites Held for Erskine Ramsay, Beloved Alabama Industrialist" Birmingham News 17 Aug 1953: 18.

  • "Scotch Firm Uses Coal Invention of Erskine Ramsay" Birmingham News 24 Nov 1935: 15.

  • "Skirl of Pipes Will Announce Birthday Anniversary of Birmingham Capitalist" Birmingham News 17 Sep 1931: 1 (Includes photo and invitational poem)

  • "Uses Ramsay Patent: Rotary Dumps First Installed Here Now in Use in Ford Salt Mines" Birmingham News 23 Apr 1920: 27 (light print)

Ratliff, Orange Smith
b. 9 Sep 1879 - AL; d. 23 May 1939 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Ratliff Rites Held: Building Contractor Passes Away at Home Here" Birmingham News 24 May 1939: 9.

Rawlinson, Oceola "Ocie"
b. abt. 1900 - Alabama; d. Jan 1962 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Mr. Ocie Rawlinson" (obituary) Birmingham News 29 Jan 1962: 22.
  • "TCI Suggestion Award Champion Wins Again" Birmingham Post-Herald 7 Oct 1957: 4.

Read, John Branan
b. 11 Jun 1816 - Huntsville, AL; d. 20 Jan 1900 - Tuscaloosa, AL

  • "Death of the Inventor of the Parrott Gun Shell" Charlotte Daily Observer 21 Jan 1899: 4.
  • Melton, Jack W., Jr. "Dr. John Branan Read: Projectile Inventor" North South Trader's Civil War (March-April 1996): 52-54.
  • Owen, Thomas McAdory. History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Vol. 4. Spartanburg, SC: The Reprint Co., 1978: 1419.

Reece, James Stillman
b. 28 Jan 1900 - AL; d. 8 Jan 1945 - Birmingham, AL; buried Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "James S. Reece, 44, Succumbs at Home" Birmingham News 9 Jan 1945: 14.
    "James S. Reece, Cotton Machinery Expert, Passes at Home" Birmingham Age-Herald 9 Jan 1945: 6.

Remington, Insco Elam
b. 29 Sep 1889 - WI; d. 16 Feb 1970 - Tuscaloosa, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Insco Elam Remington" (obituary) Birmingham News 17 Feb 1970: 25.

Remington, John Randolph
b. abt. 1817 - VA; d. abt. September 1853 - Houston, TX

  • Draughon, Ralph Brown, Jr. "The Ingenious John R. Remington, Alabama Inventor" Alabama Review 17 (1974): 139-151.
  • "Remington's Bridge" Daily Alabama Journal 10 June 1850: 2.
  • "The Remington Bridge" The Sun (Maryland) 19 June 1850: 2.
  • "Remington's Cement" Daily Alabama Journal 25 Dec 1850: 2.

Reynolds, Walker, Jr.
b. 30 Mar 1916 - Anniston, AL; d. 17 May 2001 - Anniston, AL.

  • "Dr. Walker Reynolds, Jr., Anniston Surgeon, Inventor, Dies at 85" Anniston Star 18 May 2001:
  • "Dr. Walker Reynolds: Physician Invented Surgical Staples" Los Angeles Times 21 May 2001: B-9.
  • "Inventor of Medical Techniques Dies at 85" Tuscaloosa News 15 May 2001: 2B. (Associated Press)

Rice, Joseph Andrew
b. 23 July 1892 - Sturgeon, PA; d. 26 Dec 1964 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Oakland cemetery (Jefferson Co., AL)

  • "Joseph A. Rice" (obituary) Birmingham News 29 Dec 1964: 5.

Rich, Abe
b. 1 Apr 1975 - Atlanta, GA; d. 22 Mar 1962 - Birmingham, AL

  • "Services for Abe Rich, 87, Businessman, Set Tomorrow" Birmingham Post-Herald 24 March 1962: 5.

Richardson, William, Jr.
b. 7 Feb 1880 - Princeton, NC; d. 16 Jan 1950 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Retired Engineer for T.C.I. Dies in Local Hospital" Birmingham News 17 Jan 1950: 19.

Rickles, Jasper Newton
b. abt 1866; d. 7 Jan 1949; buried: Walnut Grove Cemetery (Etowah Co., AL)

  • "Mr. Jasper N. Rickles" (obituary) Birmingham News 8 Jan 1949: 10.

Ritchie, Robert
b. 21 Sep 1889 - IL; d. 4 Sep 1959 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Robert Ritchie" (obituary) Birmingham News 5 Sep 1959: 12.

Robbins, Edward Stanley
b. 1908 - Flomaton, AL

  • "Business Hall of Fame to Induct Six Leaders" Birmingham News 11 Oct 2001: 2-D.

Robinson, Edgar W.
b. abt. 1890 - Columbus, OH; d. 15 Jan 1968 - Birmingham, AL

  • "E. W. Robinson Rites are Pending" Birmingham News 16 Jan 1968: 28.

Robinson, Jesse Thomas
b. 5 Oct 1875 - Waverly, AL; d. 3 Dec 1949 - Miami, FL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); invented a soft-drink dispenser; auto draftsman.

  • "Services Announced for Jesse Robinson" Birmingham News 5 Dec 1949: 21.

Robinson, Meloneze D.

  • "Inventor of Surgical Support" Ebony Vol. 16, no. 1 (Nov 1960): 6. (includes photo)

Robson, Frederick
b. 14 Feb 1899 - England; d. 13 Dec 1976; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Frederick Robson" (obituary) Birmingham News 13 Dec 1976: 33.

Rogers, Robin Don

  • Jones, Adam. "Professor to Receive National Award: UA's Robin Rogers Found a Chemical to Dissolve Cellulose" Tuscaloosa News 20 Jun 2005.

Rose, Ernest H.

  • "Local mine Engineer to Become Member of A-Energy Group" Birmingham News 1 Feb 1949: 11.
  • "TCI Engineer to Aid Quest for Data on Uranium Ores: Ernest H. Rose Named by Atomic Group to Help Find Methods for Processing Material" Birmingham Post 1 Feb 1949: 2.

Roueche, William Lee
b. 27 Apr 1881 - Marietta, GA; d. 15 July 1959 - Leeds, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "William Roueche, Leeds, Rites Set" Birmingham Post-Herald 16 July 1959: 16.
  • "William Roueche, Sr., Resident of Leeds" Birmingham News 17 Jul 1959: 62.

Routledge, Simpson John
b. 4 Feb 1864 - Hazelton, PA; d. 17 Dec 1936 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Simpson John Routledge" (obituary) Birmingham News 18 Dec 1936: 39.

Rubin, Donald V.
University of Alabama (Bachelor's and Master's Degrees, Aerospace Engineering); Von Karman Institute (Fluid Science)

  • Duncan, Nancy. "Aerospace Engineer is Sculptor" Shelby County Reporter 5 Feb 1976: 8.

Russell, Fearn Erskin
b. 2 Apr 1972 - Marshall Co., AL; d. 18 Sep 1934 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Huntsville, AL

  • "Fearn Erskin Russell" (obituary) Birmingham News 25 Feb 1937: 21.

Ryan, Rudd Wiley
b. 4 Apr 1894 - TN; d. 14 Mar 1961 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Jefferson Memorial Gardens (Jefferson Co., AL)

  • "Rudd Wiley Ryan" (obituary) Birmingham News 15 May 1961: 56.

Ryding, Herbert Charles
b. July 1863 - Hampshire, England; d. April 1946 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Herbert C. Ryding is Chosen Chairman of British Aid Society: Continued Activity of Group will be Planned at January Meeting" Birmingham News 25 Dec 1941: 16.
  • "Herbert C. Ryding Slated to Retire as Head of T.C.I." Birmingham News 11 Oct 1933: 1.
  • "Herbert C. Ryding Succumbs at Home on Rhodes Circle" Birmingham News 12 Apr 1946: 9.
  • "Ryding Elevated to Post Crawford Quits: Former T.C.I. Head Resigns to Go With Pittsburgh Steel Concern" Birmingham News 29 Jun 1930: 1, 2.
  • "Ryding to Speak: 'Romance of Steel' to be Topic of T.C.I. President" Birmingham News 2 Jan 1933: 3.

Sadler, Benjamin Harrison
b. 2 September 1889 - Pennsylvania; d. 19 October 1963 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Benjamin Sadler" (obituary) Birmingham News 21 Oct 1963: 26.

Sadler, Leon Y., III

  • "College Applause: University of Alabama" Tuscaloosa News 29 Sep 2002: 4B. (One of 4 recipients of the University of Alabama National Alumni Association of it 2002 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award)

Sahlmann, Harry Carsten
b. 31 Aug 1881; d. 29 May 1944 - Birmingham, AL

  • "Harry Carsten Sahlmann" (obituary) Birmingham News 30 May 1944: 14.

Salmon, Herbert Spencer
b. 22 Sep 1887 - IN ; d. 14 Oct 1941 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Engineers Club Elects Officers: H. S. Salmon is Chosen President" Age Herald 13 Jan 1931: 14.
  • "Herbert S. Salmon Funeral Rites Held" Birmingham News 16 Oct 1941: 30.
  • "Herbert Salmon will Head Coal Producers Body" Birmingham News 22 Nov 1935: 2.
  • "Hosts for Sessions of Engineers Here: Leaders in Nation's Steel and Iron Industry will be Guests of  City" Birmingham News 5 Apr 1927: 7. (Includes photos of Francis H. Crockard, Charles L. Bransford, Milton Fies, H. S. Salmon, and R. Burt Orndorff)
  • "Mining Engineer Passes at Home: Death Ends Long Career of Herbert Salmon, Pioneer Resident" Birmingham Age-Herald 15 Oct 1941: 11.
  • "Rites Arranged for H. S. Salmon: Services Will be Held at South Highlands Church" Birmingham Age-Herald: 16 Oct 1941: 7.

Salmon, Joseph Edward
b. 29 Feb 1908; d. 28 Feb 1982 - Birmingham, AL ; buried: Courtland Cemetery; Employee, Continental Moss-Gordin Company

  • "Joseph Edward Salmon" (obituary) Birmingham News 1 Mar 1982: 6-C.

Sample, James Douglas
b. 28 Sep 1885 - Charlotte, NC; d. 8 Dec 1944 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "James D. Sample Dies After Long Illness" Birmingham News 8 Dec 1944: 8.

Saur, Gail E.
b. 10 Aug 1914; d. 27 Apr 1996 - Jefferson Co., AL; Graduate, University of Iowa; Manager, Engineering and Manufacturing at Westinghouse Electric Corporation

  • "Gail E. Saur" (obituary) Birmingham News 27 Apr 1996: 4-C.

Sawyer, Benjamin F.
d. 20 July 1901 - Atlanta, GA

  • "Colonel Sawyer Dead" Columbus Enquirer-Sun (Georgia) 20 July 1901: 4.

Schiffman, Le Roy Edgar
b. 12 Aug 1895 - NC; d. 17 Mar 1983 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Electrical engineer, U. S. Pipe and Foundry; Graduate, Carnegie Tech

  • "Le Roy E. Schiffman" (obituary) Birmingham News 19 Mar 1983: 3-A.

Schilf, Harold Max
b. 8 Oct 1914 - IL; d. 21 Mar 1988 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Greenwood Cemetery (Michigan City, IN); Engineering Manager, Pullman Standard Company

  • "Harold Max Schilf" (obituary) Birmingham News 22 Mar 1988: 8-C.

Schneider, Alfred
b. abt. 1879 - Bern, Switzerland; d. 22 Apr 1969 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Alfred Schneider" (obituary) Birmingham News 22 Apr 1969: 35.

Schuler, Robert Eustace
b. 8 May 1898 - Chicago, IL; d. Oct 1966 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Civic, Industrial Leader Schuler Dies" Birmingham News 10 Oct 1966: 29.
  • "Electrical Pioneer R. E. Schuler Dies" Birmingham Post-Herald 10 Oct 1966: 19.
  • "R. E. Schuler" (obituary) Birmingham News 11 Oct 1966: 21.

Schwaiger, Leo, Sr.

  • "Cullman Inventor Had to Invent Machine for a Nut" Birmingham News 10 Dec 1961: A-40.

Schweinebraten, Louis G.
b. abt 1870; d. 18 Feb 1954 - Birmingham, AL: buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Louis Schweinebraten" (obituary) Birmingham News 19 Feb 1954: 15.

Schwend, Charles
b. July 1862 - AL; d. 3 Feb 1949; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Charles Schwend Rites are Held" Age-Herald 5 Feb 1949: 2.

Schwend, George Martine
b. abt 1864; d. 21 Nov 1947 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "George Martine Schwend" (obituary) Birmingham News 22 Nov 1947: 9.

Scott, William C., Jr.
b. 26 Aug 1917 - Birmingham, AL; d. 14 Nov 2006 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Auburn University (Chemical Engineering)

  • "William C. Scott, Jr." (obituary) Birmingham News 16 Nov 2006: 8-A.

Scruggs, Josiah Hubert
b. 27 Dec 1874 - Decatur, AL; d. 24 Feb 1952 - Birmingham, AL; buried Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Pioneer Building Contractor, Josiah Hubert Scruggs, Dies" Birmingham News 25 Feb 1952: 4.

Seale, Mitchell Jackson
b. abt 1892 - Carbon Hill, AL; d. 27 Sep 1971 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Mitchell Jackson Seale" (obituary) Birmingham News 29 Sep 1971: 76.

Segrest, Jere P.

  • Bouma, Katherine. "Blood Breakdown Promises to Separate Components, Find Nearly All at Risk for Heart Disease" Birmingham News 8 Oct 2001: 1-D.

Self, Major Douglas
b. 27 Apr 1885 - AL; d. Jun 1961 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Jefferson Memorial Gardens; Employee, TCI

  • "Major Self" (obituary) Birmingham News 13 Jun 1961: 12.

Shadoan, Michael

  • "Knee-Lock Reaction: NASA Engineers Build Better Brace" Birmingham News 4 Apr 1997: 1-C.

Shannon, John J.
b. Birmingham, AL

  • "Bullard Appointed to Top Tin Mill Post" (John Shannon appointed as general superintendent of the Ensley Works) Birmingham News 6 Oct 1960: B-7.

Sharit, Benjamin M.
b. abt 1890; d. 10 Nov 1969 - Birmingham, AL; buried Union Baptist Church Cemetery (Jefferson Co., AL)

  • "Benjamin M. Sharit" (obituary) Birmingham News 12 Nov 1969: 65.

Sharpe, Max Herman
b. 22 Nov 1935- Madisonville, TN; d.27 July 2006 - Madison Co., AL; buried: Maple Hill Cemetery (Huntsville, AL)

  • "Max Herman Sharpe" (obituary) Huntsville Times 30 July 2006.

Shepherd, Marshall L.

  • "Automatic Switch Inventor is Coming: Capt. M. L. Shepherd will Arrange for Demonstration of His Switch with Local Railroad Authorities" Columbus Ledger 20 Oct 1913: 7.
  • "Prevent Split Switches: Alabama Inventor Exhibits Device to Southern Officials" Charlotte Daily Observer 12 Feb 1913: 4.

Shinholster, Leavie Jefferson, Jr.
b. 20 Mar 1926; d. 5 Apr 2007 - Florence, AL; buried: Tuscaloosa Memorial Park

  • "Leavie Jefferson Shinholster, Jr." (obituary) Tuscaloosa News 7 Apr 2007: 2B.

Shoemaker, Evelyn David
b. 2 Sep 1912 - AL; d.17 Dec 2004 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Oakland Cemetery.

  • "Evelyn David Shoemaker" (obituary) Birmingham News 19 Dec 2004: 20-A.

Shook, Charles Paschal, Jr.
b. 21 Dec 1897 - Bridgeport; d. 17 Jul 1974 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); manager, Southern Region of Raybestos-Manhattan, Inc.

  • "Charles Paschal Shook, Jr. (obituary) Birmingham News 18 Jul 1974: 48.

Shook, James Warner
b. 24 Aug 1875 - Tracy City, TN; d. 28 Jul 1955 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Boston School of Technology, 1896

  • "James W. Shook, Engineer and Industrialist, Passes" Birmingham News 28 Jul 1955: 17.
  • "Buried at Elmwood" Birmingham News 29 Jul 1955: 12.

Short, Paul Frank, Jr.
b. 12 Jun 1917 - Sayre, AL; d. 12 June 1999; buried: Freewill Cemetery (Jefferson Co., AL)

  • Barton, Olivia. "Hueytown Man Receives Patent on Device to Clean Industrial Air" Birmingham News 17 June 1977: 5.

Shropshire, Courtney William (Dr.)
b. 10 Jul 1877 - New Orleans, LA; d. 28 Apr 1965 - Thousand Oaks, CA; Founder of Civitan International; University of Tennessee (MD)

  • "Civitan's Founder, Shropshire, Dies" Birmingham News 28 Apr 1965: 1, 9.

Simmons, Billy Ray

  • "Lure Inventor Hopes New Idea Strikes it Big" Birmingham News 8 June 1995: 1-B.
  • "The Lure of Fame and Fortune: Inventor of Fishing Devices Believes He'll Make it Big Someday" Birmingham News 12 Sep 1993: 13.

Sizemore, Clarence Brown
b. 31 March 1886 -  d. 5 February 1918; d. 12 May 1993 - Jefferson Co., AL

  • "Clarence Brown Sizemore" (obituary) Birmingham News 13 May 1993: 10.

Skates, Jacob Luther
b. 10 Dec 1878 - AL; d. 15 Aug 1951 - Tuscaloosa, AL; buried: Pleasant Ridge Cemetery

  • "Jacob Luther Skates" (obituary) Birmingham News 17 Aug 1951: 42.

Sleeman, William C.
b. 7 February 1891 - PA; d. 15 January 1965 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried:
Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Industrial Figure, W. C. Sleeman, Dies" Birmingham News 17 Jan 1965: A-35.
  • "Mr. William C. Sleeman" (obituary) Birmingham News 18 Jan 1965; 23.
  • "William C. Sleeman Gets New Pullman Firm Job" Birmingham News 11 Sept 1944: 10.

Smit, Huug W.

  • "Clanton Man Says He's Designed a Fuel-Free Car" Birmingham News 18 Jun 1997: 1-B.

Smith, Algernon L.
b. 9 Jan 1868 - Prattville, AL; d. 27 Oct 1964 - Mountain Brook, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "A. L. Smith Dies in Mountain Brook" Birmingham News 27 Oct 1964: 23.
  • "New Officials of Continental Gin Named by Board" Birmingham Age-Herald 24 Nov 1938: 1.
  • Smith, Algernon Lundy. Continental Gin Company and Its Fifty-Two Years of Service. Birmingham, Ala.: Birmingham Publishing Company, 1952: 79-80.

Smith, Ella Louise Gaunt
b. 12 Apr 1868 - ; d. 2 Apr 1932 - Roanoke, AL

  • Hales, Susan. "Alabama Treasures: Ella Smith and the Indestructible Doll" Alabama Heritage Spring 2007: 6, 8.
  • "Resurgence of Alabama Baby Doll Line Brings Town Pride" Tuscaloosa News 12 Apr 1998: 5B. (Associated Press)
  • Robinson, Scarlett. "Once Used for target practice, 'Indestructible Doll' Worth Hundreds" Birmingham News 27 Mar 1981: 1B.

Smith, Ferdinand E.
b. 1 Oct 1874 - Prattville, AL; d. 29 Dec 1945 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Associated with the Smith Sons Gin and Machinery and the Continental Gin Company; President, Alabama Motorists Association

  • "Funeral Rites Held Here for F. E. Smith" Birmingham News 31 Dec 1945: 18.

Smith, Hewitt
b. 14 October 1897 - AL; d. 23 June 1976 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Oak Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Hewitt Smith Dies; Retired Industrialist" Birmingham News 24 June 1976: 6.

Smith, Murphy DeWitt
b. 25 Jul 1883; d. 2 Jun 1946 - Cullman, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Murphy DeWitt Smith" (obituary) Birmingham News 4 Jun 1946: 17.

Smith, Wilburn B. "Red"
b. 17 Aug 1882 - Oldtown, AL; d. 28 Dec 1951 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Decatur, AL

  • "Wilburn B. (Red) Smith, Retired Automobile Man, Dies at 69" Birmingham News 28 Dec 1951: 19.

Smitherman, Grady Ambrose
b. 21 Jul 1896 - Bibb Co., AL; d. 28 Sep 1977 - Centreville, AL; buried: Pineland Memorial Cemetery; Employee, Woodward Iron Company

  • "Grady A. Smitherman" (obituary) Birmingham News 29 Sep 1977: 58.

Snow, William Ernest "Bill"
b. 19 Jan 1928; d. 10 Jun 2004; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Auburn University (1953, mechanical engineering)

  • "William Ernest Snow (Bill)" Birmingham News 14 Jun 2004: 8-C.

Solomon, Joseph
b. abt 1884 - Russia; d. 12 Oct 1952 - Mountain Brook, AL; buried: Knesseth-Israel Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Joseph Solomon, Leeds Men's Wear Manufacturer, Dies Here" Birmingham News 13 Oct 1952: 20.

Sommers, Paul Higgins
b. ; d. 20 June 1988 - Montgomery Co., AL; Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery (Montgomery Co., AL)

  • "Brock Machine Draws Interest of Large Area" Montgomery Advertiser 29 Sep 1949: 35.
  • "Paul Higgins Sommers" (obituary) Montgomery Advertiser 22 June 1988: 3B.

Speed, James Ormond
b. 26 Nov 1901- AL; d. 4 Jan 1977; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "City Man is Appointed Safety Counselor in BECO Moye" Birmingham Age-Herald 7 Dec 1945: 19.
  • "J. O. Speed Named New Beco Official" Birmingham News 7 Dec 1945: 3.
  • "James Ormond Speed" (obituary) Birmingham News 5 Jan 1977: 62.

Spitzer, Mary Jean Motlow
b. 11 Jan 1932 - Birmingham, AL; d. 16 Sep 2010 - Decatur, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Mary Jean Motlow Spitzer" (obituary) Birmingham News 18 Sep 2010: 2-B.

Spivey, Samuel Carroll
b. 25 Mar 1908 - AL; d. 3 Oct 2003 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); University of Alabama (electrical engineering)

  • "Samuel Carroll Spivey" (obituary) Birmingham News 6 Oct 2003: 5-B.

Sponsler, John McClure
b. d. 7 December 1963 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "John Sponsler" (obituary) Birmingham News 8 Dec 1963: A-29.

Spurgeon, Samuel Josiah, Jr. "Si"
b. 24 Dec 1897 - Michigantown, IN; d. 21 Jan 1993 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Graduate of Purdue University; electrical engineer

  • "Samuel J. 'Si' Spurgeon, Sr." (obituary) Birmingham News 23 Jan 1993: 10-A.

Staarup, Thomas S.
b. 5 Oct 1888 - Denmark; d. 31 May 1942 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Thomas S. Staarup" (obituary) Birmingham News 1 Jun 1942: 17.

Stackhouse, Milroy Grant
b. 17 Sep 1863 - Lafayette, IN; d. 10 Jul 1957 - Jefferson Co., AL; Cremated

  • "Milroy G. Stackhouse, Retired Constructor" (obituary) Birmingham News 10 Jul 1957: 44.

Stayton, Frank James
b. 5 Dec 1881 - Cincinnati, OH; d. 18 Jan 1961 - Atlanta, GA; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Frank Stayton, Former Local Executive, Dies" Birmingham News 20 Jan 1961: 11.

Steele, James

  • "Patent Granted: James Steel and Joseph Brandes, Birmingham, Invent Headlight Visor" Birmingham News 4 Jun 1930: 4.

Steeves, Harrison Ross, Jr.
b. Westport, CT; d. 2 Oct 1994; Harvard University; Columbia School of Architecture (B.A. and M.A.)

  • "Harrison Ross Steeves" (obituary) Birmingham News 4 Oct 1994: 4-C.

Stewart, Roy Lee
b. 20 Jun 1892 - Piedmont, AL; d. 7 Feb 1970 - AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Roy Lee Stewart" (obituary) Birmingham News 9 Feb 1970: 27.

Steward, Truman Cox
b. 21 August 1903 - Birmingham, AL; d. 21 August 1975 - AL; buried:
Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Truman Cox Steward" (obituary) Birmingham News 12 Aug 1975: 36.

Stewart, Charlie G.
b. 03 Dec 1902
- AL; d. 8 Oct 1996 - Birmingham, AL; bur.: Oakland Cemetery

  • "Veteran has Several Inventions 'In the Bag' Made in Spare Time"  Birmingham Post-Herald 21 Jan 1948: 20.
  • "Charlie Green Stewart" (obituary) Birmingham News 9 Oct 1996: 7C.

Stiff, Daniel P.
d. 10 Feb 2009; graduated from Alabama Polytechnic Institute

  • "Daniel P. Stiff" (obituary) Birmingham News 12 Feb 2009: 4-B.

Stockham, Herbert Clark
b. 24 March 1888 - Chicago, IL; d. 24 Jan 1958 - Birmingham, AL

  • "Funeral Services are Held for Herbert C. Stockham" Birmingham Post-Herald 27 Jan 1958: 8
  • "Herbert C. Stockham is Elected Leader of Industry Group" Birmingham Age-Herald 11 Nov 1939: 9.
  • "Herbert C. Stockham, Noted Industrialist, Dies" Birmingham News 25 Jan 1958: 2.
  • "Herbert C. Stockham will be Buried on Sunday" Birmingham News 26 Jan 1958: A-4.

Stockham, William H.
b. 15 Sep 1861 - Lafayette, IN

  • Ward, John M. "Builders of Birmingham: Record of Unfailing Service Written by Stockham Pipe and Fittings Company" Birmingham Post 4 June 1931: 12.

Stolk, John M. G.
b. abt 1876; d. 7 Sep 1959 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "John M. G. Stolk, Resident of Ensley" (obituary) Birmingham News 8 Sep 1959: 6.

Strong, James Edward
b. 30 Apr 1864 - Plymouth, England ; d. 9 Jan 1929 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "James Edward Strong, Industrial Leader, Dies" Birmingham Age-Herald 10 Jan 1929: 2.

Stull, David Lewis
b. 27 Sep 1888 - PA; d. 7 Aug 1942 - Birmingham, AL

  • "Illness is Fatal to Business Man" Birmingham News 8 Aug 1942: 3.

Sullivan, Ralph G.
b.  ; d. 19 Aug 1995 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Jefferson Memorial Gardens (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Ralph G. Sullivan" (obituary) Birmingham News 20 Aug 1995: 7-D.

Suppler, William C.
b. abt 1868 - WV; d. 10 Nov 1946 - Sarasota, FL; Superintendent of the Electrical Department, Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company

  • "William C. Suppler Succumbs in Florida" Birmingham News 11 Nov 1946: 12.

Swann, Theodore
b.  5 September 1886 - Dandridge, TN; d. 5 February 1955 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • Beaird, Ann. "On Haunted Ground: The Curse of the Swann House" Alabama Heritage Summer 2007: 24-25.
  • Beaird, Ann. "Restoring Chaucer Hall: Birmingham's Swann-Coleman House" Alabama Heritage Summer 2007: 16-23.
  • Beiman, Irving. "Swann Develops Gas Fired Furnace to Melt Iron Ores" Birmingham News 25 Oct 1952: 9.
  • Col. Swann Leader in Industrial Life of City and State: Munitions of District Would be Under his Jurisdiction in Time of War" Birmingham News 27 Feb 1927: 12.
  • Edmundson, Charles "Harvest of Power from Muscle Shoals Made Possible: Dream of Farm Boy Becomes South's Great Hope for Agricultural Progress" Birmingham Post 6 Feb 1932: 2.
  • "Funeral Services for Theodore Swann, Industrialist, Will Be Held Here Sunday" (obituary) Birmingham News 6 Feb 1955: B-2.
  • Griffith, Edward and Carolyn Green Satterfield. The Triumphs and Troubles of Theodore Swan. Montgomery, Ala.: Black Belt Press, 1999.
  • "Magazine Article Discusses Swann: Developments in Chemical Industry in Alabama are Reviewed by Writer" Birmingham News 19 Feb 1931: 9.
  • "Plant Acquired by Swann Corporation: Holdings of Wilckes, Martin & Wilckes, New Jersey, are Added to holdings" Birmingham News 2 Feb 1931: 1.
  • Shorter Hours Seen as Industry's Hope: Theodore Swann Urges Adoption of Five-Day Week and Six Hours" Birmingham News 27 Sep 1932: 4.
  • "Southern Industrialist, Theodore Swann, Buried" Birmingham Post-Herald 7 Feb 1955: 11.
  • Stanley, C. M. "Theodore Swann: His Genius in Chemistry" Montgomery Advertiser 23 Feb 1955: 3-B.
  • "Swann Heads Body to Invite Hoover: Committee to Ask President to Attend Good Roads Convention Here" Birmingham News 19 Aug 1931: 22.
  • "Swann Plant is Damaged by Fire: Employes Aid in Preventing Spread of Flames: Birmingham News--Age-Herald 1 Aug 1937: 1.
  • "Swann Reveals Union of Seven Chemical Firms: Merger is Announced in Statement of Birmingham Capitalist; Parent Company Formed in 1917" Birmingham Age-Herald 2 June 1930: 1.
  • "Swann Seeking Right to Build Shoals Plant: Chemical King after Trade of Land to Government for Power Grant" Birmingham Post 16 June 1933: 2.
  • "Swann Tells need of New Cooperation: Head of Chemical Concern Says Industry, Agriculture Must Help Each Other" Birmingham News 31 Jul 1931: 1, 2.
  • "Swann to Head Aviation Board: New Group to Promote Building of Airports" Birmingham News 25 Sep 1935: 10.
  • "Theodore Swann Cites Defense Gains" Birmingham News 20 Sep 1940: 2.
  • "Theodore Swann Declares Birmingham Preparing for War: Ordnance Chief Tells Foreman's Club City's Industries are Helping to Protect Country" Birmingham News 25 Apr 1941: 10.
  • "Theodore Swann Plans New Setup: Plant will Manufacture Organic   Chemicals and Other Products" Birmingham News 18 Dec 1935: 10.
  • "Theodore Swann Returns to Work in Laboratory: Noted Industrialist Comes Out of Retirement in Less than a Year to Form New Corporation; Will Produce Chemicals Now Being Imported Exclusively" Birmingham Post 18 Dec 1935: 2.

Swatloski, Richard Patrick

  • "Parrott, Scott. "Student Says Solvent Could Eliminate Airborne Paper Mill Odor" Tuscaloosa News 18 Jun 2003: 1A, 6A. (University of Alabama graduate student in chemistry)

Switzer, Floyd Remington
b. 19 May 1882; d. 22 May 1937 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Minneapolis, MN

  • "Switzer Rites Held: Chemical Company Employe to be Buried in Minneapolis" Birmingham News 24 May 1937: 9.

Tate, Thomas J.
b. 23 July 1900 - Hatchet Creek, Clay Co., AL; d. 15 October 1987 - Goodwater, AL

  • "Talladegan May End Hotel Fires" Birmingham News 10 June 1948, p. 14.
  • "Alabama Man Invents Phone Fire Alarm" Birmingham News 18 July 1952: p. 8.

Tatom, Frank B.

  • "Huntsville Inventor Finds a Way to Weigh Trucks" Tuscaloosa News 21 Feb 2000: 7A. (Associated Press)

Taurman, Alphonso
b. 14 Aug 1881 - Henrico Co., VA; d. 29 Apr 1953; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Birmingham Man Chosen President of Electric Body" Birmingham News 10 Feb 1929: 8.
  • "Taurman Heads Equipment Group: Railway Association Reelects Birmingham Men at Meeting in City" Birmingham News 29 Jan 1920: 20.

Taylor, Francis Marion
b. 29 Sep 1895 - Tuscaloosa, AL; d. 25 Mar 1950 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Auburn University (1917)

  • "Francis Taylor, Slag Engineer and Trucking Executive, Dies" Birmingham News 26 Mar 1950: A-20.

Taylor, Robert J.
b. abt. 1907 - French Camp, MS; d. 9 May 1948 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Dr. Robert J. Taylor, of Research Institute Staff, Dies at Home" Birmingham News 10 May 1948: 17.
  • "Joins Institute" Birmingham News 3 May 1945: 14.
  • "Last Rites Held for Dr. Taylor" Birmingham Post 11 May 1948: 10.

Temple, Robert Allyn
b. 10 July 1901 - Chicago, IL; d. 28 March 1962 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Chicago, IL

  • "Robert Temple" (obituary) Birmingham News 29 March 1962: 6.

Tenney, Linwood Powers
b. Tidewater, VA; d. 25 Dec 2001; University of Virginia (PhD, Chemistry)

  • "Dr. Linwood Powers Tenney" (obituary) Birmingham News 27 Dec 2001: 4-B.

Terry, H. B.
b. 22 Dec 1920; d. 19 Feb 2008; buried: Roselawn Cemetery (KY); Graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology (1951)

  • "H. B. Terry" (obituary) Birmingham News 21 Feb 2008: 4-B.

Thomas, Albert Lee, Jr.
b. 4 Sep 1923 - Auburn, AL ; d. 26 Dec 1996 - Auburn, AL; Cornell University (Electrical Engineering)

  • "Albert Lee Thomas, Jr." (obituary) Birmingham News 6 Jan 1997: 7-C.

Thomas, Duke Demetres
b. 18 July 1896 - AL; d. 4 September 1974 - AL; buried: Jefferson Memorial Gardens East (Jefferson Co., AL)

  • "Duke Demetres Thomas" (obituary) Birmingham News 5 Sep 1974: 48.

Thomas, Nelson Clark
b. abt 1872 - MD; d. 21 Nov 1939 - Birmingham, AL

  • "Nelson Thomas Passes: Ensley Resident, 67, was Veteran Tennessee Company Employe" Birmingham News 22 Nov 1939: 8.

Thomas, Roscoe Roy
b. 21 Sep 1892 - IL; d. 10 Jan 1972 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); mechanical engineer

  • "Roscoe Roy Thomas" (obituary) Birmingham News 11 Jan 1972: 25.

Thompson, Herbert Leroy

  • Beiman, Irving. "Local Engineer Patents Idea to Convert Sea Water" Birmingham News 3 Sep 1959: 67

Thurlow, Oscar Gowan
b. 7 Jun 1991 - Newburyport, MA; d. Jan 1956 - Dunedin, FL; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Engineering; 1904)

  • "Oscar Thurlow, Noted Power Expert, Dies" Birmingham News 21 Jan 1956: 3.
  • "Oscar Thurlow Dies: Widely-Known Engineer" Birmingham News 22 Jan 1956: C-7.

Trawick, Jack George
b. 28 Feb 1902 - Suez, Egypt; d. 11 Mar 1961 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "J. G. Trawick" (obituary) Birmingham News 12 Mar 1961: B-16.

Trechsel, Walter Karl
b. 21 July 1874 - Muehlhausen, Alsace-Lorraine; d. 5 Oct 1942 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Walter K. Trechsel, Printing Firm Head, Dies at Home Here: Alsace- Lorraine Native Prominent in Civic Circles of City" Birmingham News 6 Oct 1942: 7.

Troje, Oscar Robert
b. 17 Aug 1885 - Kansas City, MO; d. 12 Dec 1944 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Dr. O. R. Troje Taken by Death" Birmingham Age-Herald 13 Dec 1944: 18.
  • "Funeral Service Held for Dr. O. A. Troje" Birmingham News 13 Dec 1944: 18.

Tschudy, Frederick
b. 29 May 1870 - Wintertour, Switzerland; d. 5 July 1938 - Birmingham,
   AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • Ennis, Clyde W. "Rites to be Set for F. Tschudy: Noted Engineer, Former Count in Switzerland, Dies" Birmingham Age-Herald 7 July 1938: 2.
  • "Tschudy Rites will be Today: Tennessee Company's T.N.T. Expert During War Dies at Home" Birmingham Post 7 July 1938: 6.

Tuggle, Dewey Roosevelt
b. May 1898 - Palos, Walker Co., AL; d. 18 Jul 1973 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); machinist, McWane Cast Iron Pipe Company

  • "Dewey R. Tuggle" (obituary) Birmingham News 19 Jul 1973: 51.

Turner, Frelen C.
b. 23 Nov 1876 - Alabama; d. 8 Sep 1948 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Midway Cemetery (Jefferson Co., AL)

  • "Veteran Railroad Man, Heart Victim, Buried" Birmingham News 10 Sep 1948: 3.

Turnham, Fitzhugh Hobson
b. 16 May 1898; d. 5 August 1975 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "F. Hobson Turnham" (obituary) Birmingham News 6 Aug 1975: 36.

Underwood, David Tinsley, Jr.
b. 21 Jan 1923 - Birmingham; d. 26 Jun 2006 - Jefferson Co., AL; Owner & Operator, Cahaba Materials Company

  • "David Tinsley Underwood, Jr." (obituary) Birmingham News 28 Jun 2006: 4-B.

Vachon, Reginald I.

  • "Wins Honor" Birmingham News 17 Oct 1973: 39.

Van de Graaff, Robert Jemison
b. 20 Dec 1901 - Tuscaloosa, AL; d. 16 Jan 1967 - Boston, MA

  • "Alabamian Honored by British Society" Birmingham News 1 May 1948: 12.
  • Asimov, Isaac. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and   Technology. Doubleday, 1982: 785.
  • Burrill, E. Alfred. "Van de Graaff, the Man and his Accelerators" Physics Today Feb 1968: 49-52.
  • "Illness Fatal to Inventor" Gadsden Times 18 Jan 1967: 20. (Associated Press)
  • "Man Hurls Bolt of 7,000,000 Volts" New York Times 29 Nov 1933: 14.
  • Modern Scientists and Engineers. McGraw-Hill, 1980: 245-246.
  • "New Invention Costs but $90: Van de Graaf Made Current from Silk Ribbon" Birmingham Post 25 Dec 1931: 3.
  • Porter, Roy. The Biographical Dictionary of Scientists. Oxford University Press, 1994: 683-684.
  • "Robert J. Van de Graff" (Obituary) Birmingham News 17 Jan 1967: 25.

Van Orman, Howard Ashley
b. abt 1896 - Covington, KY; d. 6 Feb 1955 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Oak Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); University of Kentucky (Engineering)

  • "Howard Van Orman, Sales Engineer, Buried" Birmingham News 7 Feb 1955: 26.

Veitch, George Herbert, Jr.
b. 17 May 1886 - Bessemer, AL; d. 30 Aug 1957 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "George Veitch, Jr.'s Rites will be Held Sunday" Birmingham News 1 Sep 1957: A-8.

Vest, Thomas F.
b. Montevallo, AL; d. 25 Nov 1936 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Funeral Services are Arranged for Pioneer Resident" Birmingham Age-Herald 26 Nov 1936: 3.

Von Braun, Werhner
b. 1912 - Wiesitz, Germany; d. 16 June 1977 - Alexandria, VA; buried: Ivy Hill Cemetery (Alexandria, VA)

  • "Dr. Von Braun, Star of U.S. Moon Team, Dies of Cancer at 65" Birmingham News 17 Jun 1977: 1, 4.
  • "Hard to Imagine Von Braun's First Accomplished by a Man in Lifetime" Birmingham News 18 June 1977: 1.
  • Benedict, Howard. "Von Braun Credo: 'You Must Look Ahead, Not Back' Got Us to the Moon" Birmingham News 18 June 1977: 2.
  • Erb, Hubert J. "Hobby Became Life-Long Career" Birmingham News 18 June 1977: 2.
  • The Soul of a Poet and the Vision of a Prophet" Birmingham News 18 June 1977: 2.
  • Hill, Thomas F.  "Von Braun -- Huntsville's First Citizen -- On Loan to Eternity" Birmingham News 19 June 1977: 2A.

Von Gal, George Edward, Jr.
b. 27 Sep 1917; d. July 1980 - Montgomery, AL; buried: Greenwood Cemetery (Montgomery, AL); Parks Air College (Aeronautical Engineering, 1939)

  • "Local Inventor's Masterpiece: Picks 'Em, Stacks 'Em" Montgomery Advertiser 10 Nov 1957: 1-B.
  • "Montgomery Civil Leader von Gal Dies" Montgomery Advertiser 7 Jul 1980: 1.
  • "Mr. George Edward von Gal" (obituary) Montgomery Advertiser 7 Jul 1980: 14.

Waddell, Charles Thomas
b. abt 1865 - VA; d. 17 Sep 1943 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Charles Thomas Waddell" (obituary) Birmingham News 18 Sep 1943: 6.

Wages, Lawrence Lee
b. 2 May 1886; d. 21 Oct 1962 - Bessemer, AL; buried: Cedar Hill Cemetery (Bessemer, AL)

  • "L. L. Wages" (obituary) Birmingham News 22 Oct 1962: 5.

Waldhaus, Edith Anna
b. 7 Jul 1907 - Bridgeport, CT; d. 20 May 1974 - Jefferson Co., AL

  • "Miss Edith Anna Waldhaus" (obituary) Birmingham News 23 May 1974: 31.

Walker, Preston Lucas, II
b. 17 Nov 1922 - Birmingham, AL; d. 11 Nov 2005 - Jefferson Co., AL

  • "Preston Lucas Walker, II" (obituary) Birmingham News 12 Nov 2005: 2-A.

Wallace, Brooks

  • "Invention Speeds up Crane Work" Birmingham News 3 Dec 1970: 20.

Walters, William Anthony
b. abt. 1867 - Reading, PA; d. 17 May 1943 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "William A. Walters' Funeral is Held Here" Birmingham News 19 May 1943: 8.

Webb, Marion Franklin
b. 15 May 1861 - GA; d. 26 Apr 1937 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Marion Franklin Webb" (obituary) Birmingham News 26 Apr 1937: 17.

Wegelin, Charles
b. 29 September 1877 - Pittsburg, TN; d. 5 April 1962 - Jefferson Co., AL

  • "Charles Wegelin Succumbs at 85" Birmingham Post-Herald 6 Apr 1962: 22.
  • "Inventor, Founder of Business Dies" Birmingham News 6 April 1962: 22.
  • "Our Lively Elders: Sports, Watching TV, Reading Share Interests with Shop Work" Birmingham News 6 July 1958: B-4.

Weiland, Henry J.
b. 3 Oct 1911 - Portsmouth, VA; d. 27 Dec 1999 - Jefferson Co., AL; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.S., Chemistry)

  • "Mr. Henry J. Weiland" (obituary) Birmingham News 30 Dec 1999: 7C.

Weinacher, Charles W., Jr.

  • Kemp, Kathy. "Pet Power Products for Furry Friends Become Couple's Big Business" Birmingham News 16 Sep 2004: 1-E.

Weinberg, Reuel Emil
b. 5 December 1896 - Atlanta, GA; d. 2 Feb 1963 - Birmingham, AL

  • "R. E. Weinberg" (obituary) Birmingham News 5 Feb 1963: 19.

Welch, James Lawrence
b. 20 Oct 1854 - Louisville, KY; d. 25 Mar 1934 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery

  • "Welch Funeral at Home, Church" Birmingham News 26 Mar 1934: 12.

Wells, Mark

  • Bryant, Walter "Young Inventor Brings 'Bionic' to Town" Birmingham News 6 Feb 1978: 29.
  • "This Inventor is an Optimist" Tuscaloosa News 16 Feb 1978: 21. (Associated Press)

Welton, William Leslie
b. 19 Apr 1974 - Pawnee County, NE; d. 6 Oct 1934 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "W. L. Welton Dies of Long Illness: Rites for Architect to be at Cliff Road Home" Birmingham News 6 Oct 1934: 2.
  • "Welton Rites Set at Residence" Birmingham News 7 Oct 1934: 2.

West, Mary
Daughter of Governor W. H. Smith of Alabama

  • "A Great Patent: A Birmingham Lady Has Solved the Mystery of Making Window Clearing Day a Pastime Instead of an Arduous Task" Birmingham State Herald 2 July 1897: 7.

Westbrock, Adrian J.
b. 18 Mar 1921 - Hamilton, AL; d. 30 Sep 2000 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Mechanical engineer, BE and K. Engineering Consulting Firm

  • ""Adrian J. Westbrock" (obituary) Birmingham News 4 Oct 2000: 5-C.

Westerhouse, Louis Martin
b. 1 Nov 1889 - Ytteroy, Trondheimsfjord Trondheim, Norway; d. 4 Nov 1984 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Local Frisco Foreman Granted Patent on Combination Tie Plate, Rail Brace and Rail Anchor" Birmingham News 4  Mar 1951: A-3.
  • "Louis Martin Westerhouse" (obituary) Birmingham News 1 Nov 1984: 3-D.

Wheeler, Harry N.
d. 4 Jan 1955 - FL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Harry N. Wheeler Dies in Florida" Birmingham News 5 Jan 1955: 2.

Wheeler, Tilman E.
b. 11 May 1906 - Oxford, AL; d. 21 June 1976 - Jefferson Co., AL

  • "Tilman E. Wheeler" (obituary) Birmingham News 22 Jun 1976: 18.

Whelan, Irby M.
b. 2 Jan 1903; d. 15 Sep 1973 - Birmingham, AL

  • "Irby M. Whelan" (obituary) Birmingham News 16 Sep 1973: 28-A.

White, Claude Carlos
b. 11 Aug 1915 - Birmingham, AL; d. 26 Feb 2000 - Jefferson Co., AL; Auburn University (Mechanical Engineering, 1936)

  • "Claude Carlos White" (obituary) Birmingham News 28 Feb 2000: 3-B.

White, Francis Erskine
b. 30 Aug 1912 - Birmingham, AL; d. 28 Aug 2001 - Vestavia Hills, AL; bur.: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame

  • "Francis Erskine White" (obituary) Birmingham News 30 Aug 2001: 6-B.

White, Leonard Henderson
b. 1 March 1882; d. 21 August 1962

  • "L. H. White" (obituary) Birmingham News 22 August 1962: 51.

Whitman, Preston Young
b. 8 Mar 1885 - Marion, AL; d. 1 Apr 1970 - Jefferson Co., AL

  • "City Loses Veteran Business Leader" Birmingham News 1 Apr 1970: 1.

Whittle, Paul Stanley
b. 8 Nov 1920 - AL; d. 17 Feb 2006 - Panama City, FL; buried: Jefferson Memorial Gardens (Trussville, AL); employee, Alabama Trailer Company and Liddell Trailer Corporation

  • "Paul Stanley Whittle" (obituary) Birmingham News 20 Feb 2006: 4-C.

Whorton, Robert J.
b. 6 Sep 1914 - Fourmile, AL; d. 12 Jun 2006 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Fourmile Baptist Church Cemetery; dentist; University of Alabama

  • "Robert J. Whorton, DDS" (obituary) Birmingham News 13 Jun 2006: 8-A.

Wilkinson, James

  • "Steam Turbine is Making Progress: The Birmingham Inventor Receives Two Additional Patents from Canada - a Plant to be Erected Here" Birmingham Age-Herald 27 June 1904: 6.

Wilkinson, Judkins E.
b. 22 Jul 1920; d. 4 Aug 1987 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Jefferson Memorial Gardens East; Tooling Manager, Birmingham Stove and Range

  • "J. E. 'Judd' Wilkinson" (obituary) Birmingham News 5 Aug 1987: 2E.

Williams, Rinaldo M. G.
b. 12 Aug 1874 - Lee Co., AL; d. 6 Apr 1964

  • "Rinaldo Williams" (obituary) - Birmingham News 7 Apr 1964 : 26.

Wilson, Oscar Hilliard
b. 5 Oct 1893 - Huntsville, AL; d. 26 Apr 1971 - Fairfield, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Oscar H. Wilson" (obituary) Birmingham News 29 Apr 1971: 57.

Wingate, Edward Harrison, Jr.
b. 11 Dec 1901; d. 17 Jan 1989; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); Electrical engineer; Graduate, Auburn University

  • "Edward Harrison Wingate, Jr." (obituary) Birmingham News 18 Jan 1989: 6-E.

Woodbury, William Nicholl
b. 14 Feb 1886 - Knoxville, TN; d. Apr 1979

  • Garrett, Harry. "Woodburys Prove Anyone Can Do Remodeling: Whole Family Takes a Hand in the Job" Birmingham Post 23 Mar 1948: 4.
  • "Noted Retired Engineer is Chess, Bridge Expert" Birmingham News 3 Jan 1958: 6.

Woodson, Dr. Lewis Green, Jr.
b. 13 Jun 1895 - Birmingham, AL; d. May 1975; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL); graduate, University of Alabama and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA)

  • "Dr. Lewis Green Woodson, Jr." (obituary)  Birmingham News 26 May 1975: 22.

Woodward, Allan Harvey "Rick"
b. 16 Sep 1876 - Wheeling, WV; d. 23 Nov 1950 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "W. H. (Rick) Woodward" Birmingham News 24 Nov 1950: 39.

Wright, Paul
b. 29 May 1883 - GA; d. 1 Jan 1968 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Paul Wright" (obituary) Birmingham News 2 Jan 1968: 25.

Wright, William H.
b. 10 Oct 1928 - New Merkle, AL; d. 18 Apr 2007 - Vestavia Hills, AL; Forest Hill Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "William H. "Bill" Wright" (obituary) Birmingham News 20 Apr 2007: 6-C.

Wynn, Ted Ridgley
b. 1 June 1905 - Alabama; d. 6 August 1965 - Helena, AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Rev. T. R. Wynn" (obituary) Birmingham News 7 Aug 1965: 9.

Wyper, Andrew
b. 27 May 1887 - Morris Run, PA; d. December 1965 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Andrew Wyper" (obituary) Birmingham News 6 Dec 1965: 34.

Yerby, Elfreda Mae
b. 3 Sep 1920 - Jefferson Co., AL; d. 23 Sep 1998; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)

  • "Mrs. Elfreda Mae Yerby" (obituary) Birmingham News 25 Sep 1998: 2-D.

Youngblood, Ulysse H.
b. 1 Feb 1901 - Palos, AL; d. 11 July 1968 - Jefferson Co., AL

  • "Mr. Youngblood" (obituary) Birmingham News 14 July 1968: B-8.

Zink, William J.
b. about 1885 - England; d. 16 June 1962 - St. Petersburg, FL; buried: Montreal, Canada

  • "W. J. Zink" (obituary) Birmingham News 18 June 1962: 6.
 
 
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