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Spencer Ball AkinRoster ID 5665
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1910|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Spencer Ball Akin, Class of 1910: Genealogy: Born- Feb. 13, 1889 in Greenville, Miss. Father- Seddon P. Akin, VMI Class of 1865; Mother- Martha Giles Chaffin. Pat. Grandfather- Albert M. Akin; Pat. Grandmother- [given name unknown] Frayer. No information on Mat. Grandparents. Married- Eleanor Holt Stone, daughter of Dr. O.W. Stone. Children- 1- Eleanor Stone Akin; 2- Martha Chaffin Akin, who married Douglas G. McMillin. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Sept. 12, 1906; Graduated June 22, 1910 standing 25th in a class of 38. Military Record: Major of 20th Division U.S. Infantry during World War I; Chief Signal Officer on staff of Gen. Douglas MacArthur during World War II; highest rank- Major General. Careers: Military Careerist. Died- Oct. 6, 1973.|