I found this about Alabama author Emily Staples Van Antwerp Hearin who married Sidney P. Van Antwerp in 1946.


Civic leader; author.  Born– February 22, 1914.

Parents–Alfred Louis and  Anna Louise Morriss Staples.

Married–Sidney P. van Antwerp, February 6, 1946.

Children– four.

Married–W. J. Hearin, 1981.

Education– Murphy High School, Mobile, graduated 1934; Holton Arms School, Washington, DC.

Active in many civic and charitable causes; Chair of the Civilian Defense Bureau in World War II; Member of the Board of the Alabama Historical Commission and the Museum of the City of Mobile; Member and president, Mobile Historical Homes Tours and Historic Mobile Preservation Society, and others.  Selected Mobile Mardi Gras Queen, 1934; Club Woman of the Year, 1965; First Lady of Mobile, 1975; Mobilian of the Year, 1992.  Died February 27, 2005.


Who’s Who in Alabama, vol. 3; Anniston Star, March 4, 1984; Mobile Register, February 28, 2005.


Canopy of Oaks; Streetscapes.   Mobile; Streetscapes, Inc., 1986.

Colonels, Cotton, and Camellias; Dedication and Tribute to our Courageous Forebearers [sic]… Mobile, 1990.

Downtown Goes Uptown.  Mobile, AL; First Southern Federal Savings and Loan Association, 1983.

Iron Ore to Iron Lace.  Mobile; Museum of the City of Mobile, 1980.

Let the Good Times Roll:  Mobile, Mother of Mystics.  Mobile, 1981.

Traditions of Candlelight Christmas.  S.L., s.n., s.d.

Joint publications;

Queens of Mobile Mardi Gras, 1893-1986.  Mobile; Museum of the City of Mobile, 1986.