COLBERT COUNTY, ALABAMA
EDWARD BENTON ALMON
EDWARD BENTON ALMON is one of the prominent attorneys of Tuscumbia, Ala., and is a member of the law firm of Kirk & Almon, was born at Moulton, April 18, 1860. He is a son of George W. and Nannie (Eubank) Almon. He was reared on a farm and attended the common schools until he was about seventeen years of age, at which time he entered the state normal school at Florence, graduating from that institution, and also graduating in 1883 from the University of Alabama. He began the study of law with his brother and was admitted to the bar at Bel Green, Franklin county in 1884. He practiced there one year and then located at Tuscumbia and practiced alone until 1886, when he formed a partnership with James T. Kirk, under the firm name of Kirk & Almon, which is one of the leading law firms in north Alabama, and enjoys a lucrative practice. Mr. Almon has been identified more or less with politics, and has served as chairman of the democratic executive committee of Colbert county. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, of the Knights of Pythias, and of the Knights of Honor, and is also a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, south. Mr. Almon’s father, George W. Almon, was born at Pulaski, Tenn., in 1817, and came to Alabama in 1822, and settled in Lawrence county. Here he received a common English education, and followed farming for a livelihood. His wife was born in Huntsville, Ala., in 1822, and is the daughter of Thomas Eubank, a native of Virginia. Edward B. Almon was married December 13, 1887, to Miss Luie Clopper of Tuscumbia, and has two children, Lottie and Louise. Mr. Almon was nominated in 1892 by the democratic party for state senator from the thirty-first senatorial district, composed of Colbert, Franklin and Marion counties, and in the election in August was elected by a majority of 1,090 votes, carrying each one of the counties. His opponent was a Kolb or Jeffersonian democrat, and the canvass was a spirited one, extending over thirty days. Mr. Almon canvassed the entire district, and carried Colbert county, which had usually gone republican, by 500 majority, that having previously been its usual republican majority, and was recognized as one of the ablest, best and most popular men in the Alabama senate.
[SOURCE: Memorial Record of Alabama. A concise account of the state’s political, military professional and Industrial progress, together with the personal memoirs of many of its people. In Two Volumes. Illustrated. Brant & Fuller, Madison Wis., 1893. Volume I. pp. 686-687.]
EDWARD BENTON ALMON,
Attorney-at-law, Tuscumbia, was born April 18, 1860, at Moulton, this State, and
is a son of George W. and Nannie (Eubank) Almon. He was reared on a farm;
attended a common school until about seventeen years of age, when he entered the
State Normal School at Florence, from which institution he graduated, and in
1883 was graduated from the State University.
He began the study of law with his brother, and was admitted to the bar at Bel [sic] Green, in 1884. He practiced there until 1885, when he located at Tuscumbia, where he has since continued his practice with marked success. In Mary, 1886, Mr. Almon formed a partnership with James T. Kirk, and the firm is now known as Kirk & Almon. He is Chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee of Colbert County; is a member of the Masonic fraternity and of the Knights of Honor, and is also identified with the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Mr. Almon’s father, George W. Almon, was born at Pulaski, Tenn., in 1817; came to Lawrence County, Ala., with his parents in 1822, and here received a common-school education. He afterwards engaged at farming, in which he has been very successful. His wife, Miss Nannie Eubank, was a daughter of Thomas Eubank, a native of Virginia. She was born in Huntsville, Ala., December 28, 1822. Both the old people are still living. They had born to them seven sons, of whom six have grown to maturity, viz.: William M., farmer; Thomas N., farmer; George C., attorney and State Senator from the Twelfth District; Lorenzo Dow, farmer; Henry G., farmer; and the subject of this sketch. The Almon and Eubank families are descendants from English ancestry.
Mr. Almon was married on December 13, 1887, to Miss Luie Clopper of Tuscumbia.
Alabama Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Smith and De Land,
Birmingham, Ala. 1888., p. 436] This biography typed for inclusion here by Linda
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