Robinson, Will (William H.)

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    BIRTH: September 24, 1867, Lexington, IL

    DEATH:

    SPOUSE: Grace Perley 

    CHILDREN: Dorothy, Bruce

    PARENTS: Henry Martyn Robinsom
                        Anna Adaline Fulwiler

     

    Will Robinson was a prolific author.  Will's most famous work was entitled "Under Turquoise Skies."  His wife, Grace 86.47.7.jpgRobinson, was the first general manager of the San Marcos Hotel.  When the San Marcos opened, Will served as the hotel's golf pro.  He also built the Suhwaro Hotel, a much smaller hotel than the San Marcos which served many purposes including school house, hotel, and housing for the workers at the San Marcos.

    - William Robinson is listed in the 1916 and 1917 Chandler City Directories as an author, member of the State Board of Agriculture and Horticulture, and treasurer of the Arizona Orange Assn. He is a resident of Hotel San Marcos. In the 1918 directory , he is also listed as proprietor and resident of the Suhwaro Hotel. The 19191920 and 1921 directories list him only as an author, married to Grace P. They lived on north Washington St.,  and Dorothy Robinson lived with them, according to the 1920, 1921 and 1923 directories.  

    The 19231925 and 1926 directories called him a writer and said he and Grace P. lived at 220 N. Washington. The 1929 and 1930 directories said he was an author and that he and Grace lived at the San Marcos Hotel.

    The 1931 and 1932 directories just listed W. H. Robinson with "bin B." The 1932 Phoenix Telephone Directory, Chandler section, said Will H. Robinson lived on north Washington and had the phone number 122.

    Read his book Under Turquoise Skies HERE

    Read his book The Story of Arizona HERE.

    Read his book The Witchery of Rita and Waiting for Tonti HERE.

    Read his book Yarns of the Southwest HERE.

    Read his book Her Navajo Lover HERE.

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