Variously employed. Born– in 1900 in Pratt City, Ala. Parents– Belton O’Neil and Minnie Allen Taylor. Married–Violet L. Taylor. At age of 12 worked as miner, later as soda jerk, garage mechanic, singer and performer 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.