I’m trying to trace my paternal family history, and I’ve been unable to find many details about my great grandfather. Jimmy, or James William Taylor (Jr or II), was reportedly born in Louisville on 18 Feb 1886. He died in Birmingham, AL on 5 May 1965. He was married to Bertha Lillian Leist in Feb 1908 and had two children, James Gordon Taylor (1908) and Norma Belle Taylor (1910).
Because I’ve run into this brick wall with my great grandfather, I’m unable to identify his father (apparently also named James William Taylor) and his mother. One of the old family stories is that Jimmy’s parents died when he was very young, and he was raised by a relative. The name Minnie Alford has come up before, but I am not sure of the exact connection.