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Hissom family of Sistersville, WV

Hissom family of Sistersville, WV

Posted: 6 Sep 2008 6:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hissom Crothers
I am looking for the Hissom family of Sistersville with whom Robert W Crothers lived. I believe he was somehow related to the Hissom family?

Re: Hissom family of Sistersville, WV

Posted: 25 May 2009 1:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hissom, Crothers
Robert Crothers lived with the A.D. Hissom family in Paden City, Tyler County, WV, my grandmother and grandfather. I remember him, and we called him "Shanks", although I don't know the reason or why. My mother, the youngest of the family is still alive and lives in Sistersville.

Bobby Crothers, Roberts son, was killed in Vietnam and lived and went to school in New Martinsville, WV.

I believe that Robert was the son of my mothers oldest sister, Merle, who lived in the New Philadelphia/Dover Ohio area. I wish I could be more exact. My mother is the yougest 0f 16 children and she is 86 years old. If this is as I believe it is, Robert was the Grandson of Alvin David Hissom and Lucy Jane (Miller) Hissom. ....

Re: Hissom family of Sistersville, WV

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 7:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: hissom, crothers
I am searching for any photos or information regarding Robert Crothers.
My mother is his daughter (born 1940)and unfortunately has no photos or information regarding her father. (Bobby Crothers was her brother and was killed in Vietnam in 1968. She has no other siblings.)
My mother is now 69 years old and still has questions about her childhood. I would love to find some photos for her and perhaps some information about her father. I think she would really welcome any facts, stories, photos, etc.
Is there a family member that has these memories or photos?
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

Re: Hissom family of Sistersville, WV

Posted: 5 Sep 2009 1:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
I will attempt to find a picture of Robert Crothers for you. He passed away in Pennsylvania, probably i the early 1960's. His mother passed away in Morgantown WV and she was married to a miner whose last name was Shanks. (I have found this out since my previous post). Mr Shanks adopted Robert and when Robert came to Paden City to live with the Hissom's, his grandparents, he entered school in Sistersville under the name of Robert Shanks. The Hissom's lived in Tyler County and Robert had to attend Sistersville schools in those days.

I wish I could be of more help to you. I remember Robert well and I also remember your mother and Bobby. I am 68 years old. Anything I can find I will post for you.

Re: Hissom family of Sistersville, WV

Posted: 24 Nov 2009 1:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
This is my father's family, almost all are now passed away. My father's sister (aunt) could give you some infomation on Bob Crothers who stayed with the family when he was a young man. She doesn't have a computer, but you can email me if you want info on Bob and I will talk to her.

Re: Hissom family of Sistersville, WV

Posted: 20 Mar 2011 3:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hissom
I have found some vital stats that may spark some memories:

Robert William Crothers born Dec 1920 to Lora Blanch (Hissom) Crothers. She later married Thomas D. Shank who adopted Robert. He kept the legal name of Crothers but went by "Shanks".

By age 12 Robert was placed under guardianship of Lucy and Alvin Hissom and his parents were listed as deceased. He attended high school in Sisterville under the last name Shanks.

Sometimes he lived with Ruth (Hissom) and Ross Reed.
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