Lauderdale County, Alabama
Felix Grundy Lambeth
Contributor: Pat M. Mahan
FELIX GRUNDY LAMBETH, a well known citizen of Florence, Ala., and postmaster of that city, was born in Hardiman county, Tenn., March 9, 1846. His father, Alfred Moore Lambeth, was born in North Carolina, in 1799, and went to west Tennessee with a colony, in the early days. The western part of the state at that time was full of Indians. He was a planter by occupation, and followed that vocation until his death, in 1886. He was then eighty-seven years old. His wife was Caroline Eliza Campbell, who was born in Tennessee about 1819, and died in 1884. Felix Grundy Lambeth was reared in Hardiman county, Tenn., and he was educated I the country schools of that county. His education was interfered with by the breaking out of the war. He remained on the farm during the period of the war, and in 1866 took a position as clerk in his brother's store at Middleton, Tenn., where he remained until December 18, 1870. He then removed to Florence, and in 1871 engaged in mercantile business in that city. The next year he sold out his business and became a clerk in the office of the probate judge of Lauderdale county. He remained in that office until November, 1874. In 1877 he went to Denver, Col., and spent the winter, returning to Florence in 1875,** and became a clerk in the post office, remaining thus engaged until 1882. In the meantime, he became engaged in business with John B. Price, the firm name being Lambeth & Price. In 1883 he purchased Mr. Price's interest in the business, and continued to carry it on alone until 1886, when he sold out and engaged in the real estate business. In 1889 he was appointed postmaster of Florence, taking charge of the office November 1, that year. He still retains the position. Mr. Lambeth is a republican in politics, and takes great interest in the party. He has served as chairman of the Lauderdale county republican executive committee for a number of years, and is a member of that committee at the present time. He is a member of the Knights of Honor, and Legion of Honor. He was married, in west Tennessee, December 18, 1870, to Miss Susan Allington, daughter of Thomas T. Allington who was at one time probate judge of Lauderdale county, and for eight years, postmaster of Florence. To this marriage five of the eight children born are living.
Source: Memorial Record of Alabama. Vol. II. Brant & Fuller. Madison, Wis., 1893. pp. 360-361
**NOTE: The dates mentioned in this sentenced are incorrect, but are reprinted verbatim.