1845–1924

Introduction

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Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 20, 1845, near Elk Ri­ver, Ten­nes­see (eight miles west of Fay­ette­ville, Ten­nes­see)

Died: Sep­tem­ber 21, 1924, at his home in Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see.

Buried: Mount Hope Ce­me­te­ry, Frank­lin, Ten­nes­see.

Biography

William was the son of Pe­ter A. Dale and Ma­ry Phe­gan. He mar­ried twice, to Lu­cy J. Mar­shall (1865) and Ma­ry Cal­a­don­ia Orr (1895).

A Cum­ber­land Pres­by­ter­i­an min­is­ter, he re­ceived his Ba­che­lor of Di­vin­i­ty de­gree from Cum­ber­land Un­i­ver­si­ty, Leb­a­non, Ten­nes­see, in 1876. He was or­dained by the Nash­ville Pres­by­te­ry at Frank­lin, Ten­nes­see, the next year.

Publications

In ad­di­tion to his pas­tor­al du­ties, he wrote and pub­lished song books, oth­er books, and tracts.

Sources

Lyrics

Music

Help Needed

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