Lawrence McKinley farmed near Canoe

During the early 1900s, The Atmore Advance kept a weekly account of area residents in short biographies which were written by Hugh B. Dubose under the column name Who's Who in Atmore.

On May 2, 1929, Dubose chronicled the life of local farmer Lawrence McKinley. Lawrence was born to Elbert and Mary McKinley (Mary was a Stabler before her marriage to Elbert) on March 27, 1853. The young man grew up in the River Ridge/Franklin area of Monroe County.

According to the Advance, Lawrence had five brothers and four sisters, yet only two brothers were still living at the time of the article, Ollie McKi...