February 20, 1845, near Elk River, Tennessee (eight miles west of Fayetteville, Tennessee)
September 21, 1924, at his home in Nashville, Tennessee.
Mount Hope Cemetery, Franklin, Tennessee.
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.
In addition to his pastoral duties, he wrote and published song books, other books, and tracts, including:
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