CASH, McKINLEY, 1897-1988


Metallurgist; poet.¬†Born– August 30, 1897, Lamar County. Parents– Brian A. and Sara Virginia (Trull) Cash. Married– Ovella Clara Sherrill, May 4, 1926. Children– Three. Education– State Secondary Agricultural School in Hamilton, 1921; attended Troy State College; graduated from the University of Alabama, 1935. “Ran away” when he was eighteen years old; volunteered for military service and served, 1918-1920, one year on the Mexican border and one year in France; played semi-professional baseball; coached football; and was a metallurgist for United States Steel Corporation. Wrote poems published by Henry Vance in The Coal Bin over a period of about fifty years.¬† Died July 25, 1988.


McKinley Cash, Hueytown.


Alabama Folk Testament. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Portals Press, 1986.

The Cadence of Living. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Portals Press, 1976.

Poems of Our Time. Detroit; Harlo Press, 1965.