Variously employed. Born– in 1900 in Pratt City, Ala. Parents– Belton O’Neil and Minnie Allen Taylor. Married–Violet Lawjeck, May 19, 1926. At age of 12 worked as miner, later as soda jerk, garage mechanic, singer and actor on Broadway, in vaudeville, and on radio; worked with U.S. Bureau of Engraving; finally became bartender for Childs Restaurant chain.
Birmingham News, June 16, 1954.
Diamond in the Coalpit. New York; Vantage Press, 1954.