Born: January 28, 1878, Webster County, Mississippi.
Died: May 13, 1934, in a traffic accident near Eupora, Mississippi.
Buried: Spring Valley Cemetery #2, Mathiston, Mississippi.
William was the son of James Golding and Camella Hood (his surname changed later).
It is said he wrote most of his songs while serving an eight-year sentence in the state penitentiary. His only child reportedly died young.
If you know where to get a better photo of Golden, would you ?