DAHL, EVELYN SMITH,1895-1977

Biography;

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, 1946.  Education:  attended Ward-Belmont College, Nashville,  for two years; later attended the Cincinnati School of Expression. 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.

Sources:

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.

Author;

Belle of Destiny.  New York:  Greenberg, 1958.