Writer.  Born: October 19, 1895, Muir’s Station, Kentucky.  Parents:  Clifton B. and Lilla May (Hall) Smith.  Married (1) Robert Peddicord of Birmingham, September 16, 1916  (died 1935);  (2) John Albion Dahl of Mobile, January 29, 1946.  Education:  attended Ward-Belmont College, Nashville,  for two years; later attended the Cincinnati School of Expression. Worked as an accountant’s clerk at TVA, 1940′s.  Began writing for magazines and newspapers in 1940; worked as a staff writer for the Southern Hotel Journal.  Member of the Alabama Quill Club and the National League of American Penwomen; president of the Alabama Writers Conclave;  organizing president of the Mobile Branch of the National League of American Penwomen. Died April 1977.


Montgomery Advertiser, December 5, 1958.

Files at the Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery.

Atchison, Ray M., and Barefield, Paul.  “Evelyn Dahl:  Author of Belle of Destiny, ” Alabama Librarian, XIII (1962), 45-46.


Belle of Destiny.  New York:  Greenberg, 1958.