CHARLES POMEROY ALMON
BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY
Lawrence and Franklin Counties, Alabama
Charles Pomeroy Almon was a lawyer and circuit judge in Alabama. He was born at Moulton, Lawrence County, July 19, 1872 the son of William Micher and Bettie (Wasson) Almon. William Micher Almon was a brother of Representative Edward B. Almon.
Judge Almon was educated in the public schools, and at the Southern university, Greensboro. He read law at Moulton; was admitted to the bar, May 3, 1893; practiced at Moulton until September 1899, and at Hamilton until September, 1904, when he located in Russellville, where he continued the practice until he went on the circuit bench in November, 1906. He resided in Russellville until October, 1910, when he located in Florence.
He was a member of the house of representatives in 1903, from Marion County; was nominated as judge of the eleventh judicial circuit, in 1906, and elected to fill out an unexpired term of four years; was renominated and elected in 1910, without opposition, for six years; and again elected in 1916 for another term of six years. He served as Circuit Judge for the 11th Judicial Circuit in Florence, Alabama for a total of 34 years. For many years, he was Dean of the Judicial Circuit Courts of Alabama.
Judge Almon was a Democrat; a Methodist; a Mason; a Knight of Pythias; an Odd Fellow; a Woodman of the World, and a member of the Golden Cross.
He married at Booneville, Mississippi on December 27, 1894, Mattie Lou Greene, daughter of Lewis and Sallie (Davenport) Greene, and the granddaughter of Robert Davenport, for many years sheriff of old Tishomingo County, Mississippi.
Their known children were:
- Sarah Elizabeth “Bessie” Almon (b. November 9, 1895 -Feb 2, 1986 Florence, Al) m. Charles East Nance
- William Lewis Almon (b. 1898- Jan 9, 1967 Florence, Alabama)
- Fannie Lou Almon, (Mar 10, 1902- Oct 2, 1905)
- Charles Henry or Pomeroy Almon (Aug 2, 1905 – May 27, 1995 Signal Mtn., Hamilton, TN) m. Velma Malone Drisdale – had 5 children.
- Martha Davenport Almon (1910-1999)
Charles Pomeroy Almon passed away August 30,1946 and is buried in the Knights of Pythias Cemetery in Russellville, Franklin County, Alabama along with his wife who died May 24, 1953.
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