January 28, 1878, Webster County, Mississippi.
May 13, 1934, in a traffic accident near Eupora, Mississippi.
Spring Valley Cemetery #2, Mathiston, Mississippi.
William was the son of James and Camella Hood Golding (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.
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