EDWARD PORTER AMERINE
BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY
Coffee and Montgomery County, Alabama
Edward Porter Amerine, druggist was born in 1868 in Coffee County, son of Miles Henry and Cynthia Selean “Lena” (Lee) Amerine, the former a native of Georgia, a soldier in the 47th Alabama regiment, the latter a descendant of one of the Lee family of Virginia. Edward was the grandson of J. P. W. Amerine, colonel of the 47th Alabama Regiment and captain of the “Montgomery Greys” from 1884 to 1889 and Lucy Ann Meadows.
He was educated in the schools of Butler and Montgomery Counties; and at the age of fifteen entered the wholesale grocery house of J. R. Warren and company, in Montgomery, where he remained for four years. He went later into the wholesale tobacco business with his father, and then entered the drug business which he carried on for some years.
He was a Knight of Pythias and Odd Fellow. He married: Zadie Brown, daughter of W. D. Brown. Their known child was Warren Miles Amerine.
- History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Volume 3 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Mrs. Marie (Bankhead) Owen
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