William Fillmore Molloy, 1883-1948 of Hamilton Co., Ohio, Chicago, Illinois, and ultimately California, was a son of Cora Tennessee Williams, grandson of Nancy Thaxton, great-grandson of John H. Thaxton, great-great-grandson of William Thaxton and Lucy Guill of Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
An article regarding the publication of his first book in 1917, including some of his personal background:
One of Molloy’s “Pep-O-Logues” (syndicated poems and inspirational messages), from the Surbuban Economist (Illinois), 15 April 1927:
An interview with Molloy regarding his newly founded Pep-O-Logue “Bams” organization. (This is a large PDF.) From the Daily Herald (Chicago), 10 Apr 1928: