Birmingham Public Library
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
http://www.bplonline.org
Recently Added Resources
Alabama Inventors
 
Search Subject Resources
Subject Resource Pages
General Database Links
Subjects last updated on Aug. 11, 2014.
Alabama Inventors RSS
Guide Information
Last Updated
Mar. 13, 2008
Comments
Bibliography A - C
  • 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.
  • "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
  • b. 13 Jan. 1882 - AL; d. 27 Oct. 1951 - Randolph Co., 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.
  • b. 25 Nov 1889 - Lafayette, AL; d. 12 Feb 1966 - AL; buried Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)
  • "Mr. Carl Adams, Sr." (obituary) Birmingham News 13 Feb 1966: B-5.
  • b. 18 Sep 1897 - AL; d. 8 Nov 1974 - Al; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham AL)
  • "William Ralph Akans" (obituary) Birmingham News 9 Nov 1974: 14.
  • b. 26 November 1888 - Cleveland, OH; d. 17 March 1967 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)
  • "G. E. Alderson" (obituary) Birmingham News 18 March 1967: 9.
  • b. 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.
  • b. 10 June 1891 - Boston, MA; d. 4 April 1947 - Mt. Airy, GA
  • "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.
  • b. abt. 1866 - Greene Co., AL; d. June 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • d. 1 July 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.
  • 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.
  • b. 8 Feb 1883 - Gallion, OH; d. 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.
  • "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.
  • b. 3 Jan 1927 - Thomaston, GA; d. 3 Dec 2007 - Birmingham, AL
  • "Alvah Votelle Barron, Jr." (obituary) Birmingham News 6 Dec 2007: 4-B.
  • "Barron Elected Fly Ash Prexy" Birmingham News 22 Jan 1967: A-11.
  • b. 6 Jan 1875 - TN; d. 9 Mar 1931 - Birmingham, AL; buried: TN
  • "G. B. Baskervill Passes at Home: Final Rites will be Held in Stanton, Tenn., for Civil Engineer" Age-Herald 10 March 1931: 2.
  • b. abt. 1849 - 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.
  • Kindred, Ingrid. "Black Inventor Never Acclaimed: Died in Almshouse" Birmingham News 13 Feb. 1978: 2.
  • b. 11 Apr. 1900; 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.
  • b. 2 November 1885 in Tennessee; d. 11 February 1964 in Tennessee; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)
  • "A. M. Bell" (obituary) Birmingham News 12 Feb 1964: 26.
  • 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.
  • b. 12 July 1882 - Athens, GA; d. 10 May 1936 - Baltimore, MD; buried: 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:
  • b. 16 July 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.
  • b. Oldham, England; d. 6 Jul 1944 - Montgomery, AL
  • "Local Resident Dies at Capital" Birmingham Age-Herald 7 July 1944: 10.
  • b. 24 Sep 1905; d. 19 January 2000 - Jefferson Co., AL
  • "Lloyd Rivers Bice" (obituary) Birmingham News 20 Jan 2000: 10-A.
  • 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.
  • b. 13 November 1892 - Ozark, AL; d. 1 May 1967 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)
  • "H. W. Blackman" (obituary) Birmingham News 1 May 1967: 30.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • b. 13 Aug 1916 - Birmingham, AL; d. 11 Mar 1990 - FL
  • "SRI Assistant Director, Dr. Bordenca, Leaving Staff" Birmingham News 28 Dec 1955: 10.
  • 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.
  • 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 1957: 4.
  • "Clarence Boutwell, Inventor, Succumbs" Birmingham News 26 Dec 1951: 4.
  • b. 6 March 1895 - Wewahitchka, FL; d. 28 December 1963 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)
  • "Hugh Bowen" (obituary) Birmingham News 20 Dec 1963: 14.
  • b. 25 May 1871 - Redcar, Yorkshire, England; d. 17 June 1942; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)
  • "Kin are Pallbearers for Charles E. Bowron" Birmingham Post 18 June 1942: 5.
  • b. 1 July 1911 d. 24 January 1994
  • "Oliver Roy Brekle" (obituary) Birmingham News 24 January 1994:
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • b. abt 1871 - OH ; d. 25 Jul 1951 - 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.
  • b. Indianapolis, IN; d. 2 Apr. 1945 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)
  • "Rites for Industrialist Slated for 4 P.M. Tuesday in City" Birmingham Age-Herald 3 Apr 1945: 14.
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • b. 21 Feb 1892 - Jasper, AL; d. May 1959 - Lynchburg, VA
  • "Frank G. Carrington, Pipe Engineer, Dies" Birmingham Post-Herald 7 May 1959: 26.
  • b. 1 Apr 1888 - Danville, IL; d. 21 March 1972 - Jefferson Co., AL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)
  • "Civil Leader Carson Funeral is Today" Birmingham Post-Herald 22 Mar 1972: 8.
  • 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.
  • b. 12 July 1864 Diamond, MO; d. 5 Jan 1943 - Tuskegee, AL
  • Sikora, Frank. "Museum Honoring Famous Alabamian is Rejuvenated" Birmingham News 6 Sep 1981: 7G.
  • b. 19 Aug 1899 - Scotland; d. Jan 1957 - Ormond Beach, FL; buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)
  • "Former TCI Official, A. H. Chalmers Dies" Birmingham Post-Herald 22 Jan 1957: 23.
  • "Alabamian Invents Pulpwood Loader" Birmingham Post 25 July 1946: 5.
  • "City Man Gets Patent for Voting Machine" Birmingham News 13 Aug. 1964: 41.
  • "Birmingham Inventor of Electric Welding Arc May Yet Become Rich After Disappointments" Birmingham News 21 Aug. 1941: 7.
  • b. 3 Apr 1915; d. June 1981 - Mobile, AL
  • Koop, Gus. "Mobilian is Inventor of New Barge Winch" Mobile Register 22 March 1959:
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • b. 24 Aug 1869 - Madison, GA; d. 20 March 1936 - Fairfield, AL - buried: Elmwood Cemetery (Birmingham, AL)
  • "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 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.
  • 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.
  • b. 10 Nov 1882 - Saxton, PA; d. 17 Oct 1956 - Birmingham, AL; buried: Saxton, PA
  • "Theodore H. Cremer Funeral to be Today" Birmingham Post-Herald 19 Oct 1956: 26.
  • 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
  • b. 10 Aug 1886 - Christiansburg, VA; d. 25 July 1967 - Birmingham, AL
  • "Ford Cromer, 82, Industrialist, Dies" Birmingham News 26 July 1967: 37
  • Smith, Anita. "UAB Researcher, His 'Bugs' Gain International Attention" Birmingham News 24 July 1977: 8-A.
  • b. 13 May 1881 - Fort Scott, KS; d. 17 June 1934 - New York, NY
  • "Frank G. Cutler Dies in New York: Head of Ensley Rotary Club Stricken Suddenly" Birmingham Post 18 June 1934: 1.
Page Last Modified: 8/11/2014 4:41 PM