William Wallace Barbour, teacher, banker and legislator, was born August 19, 1876, near Collinsville, DeKalb County; son of William Henry and Margaret (Witherow) Barbour, both natives of this state; grandson of John and Nancy Barbour, early settlers in Marshall County, of South Carolina stock, and of John and Mary (Morris) Witherow, of Virginia ancestry.

He was educated in the public schools of Alabama; and in June, 1895, graduated from Collinsville High SchooL Since 1895 he has been a teacher, having taught at Portersville, Collinsville, Brewton, and at Ft. Payne. He has served on the Dekalb County board of education; has been secretary of the Dekalb County teachers association, and vice-president of the Escambia County teachers association, but is now engaged in the banking business. He was a member of the State senate in 1907 from the twenty-ninth district. He is a Democrat; a member of the Christian church; Mason; Knight of Pythias; and an Odd Fellow.

Residence: Fort Payne.

Source: History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, by Thomas McAdory Owen, LL. D., Volume III, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, 1921

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