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By Kevin McKinley
Guest Writer 

Robinsonville son gave all in Phillipines


November 1, 2018

Along the western end of the Robinsonville Baptist Church Cemetery rests the remains of Lt. William Maxwell. He was born in Monroe County Alabama and later adopted Robinsonville as his home as his family followed the migration of farm and logging families looking for low cost lands in western Escambia County in the early 1900s.

His headstone reads “William Calvin Maxwell, 3rd Aero Squadron Born November 9, 1892, died in service Manila, P.I. August 12, 1920, Affectionate Son, fond brother, and a friend to all.”

According to a Montgomery Advertiser article from August 4, 1968, “the gra...

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