Kisner Collection

Title

Kisner Collection

Date

1897 - 2022

Description

Lloyd Edgar Kisner, Sr. and his wife, Edna Graham, lived in Frank, W.Va. where they raised their five children. Mr. Kisner was employed by Howes Leather Company for over 50 years. He and his wife owned L. E. Kisner General Merchandise which Mrs. Kisner operated from 1930 to 1950. They then owned the Bartow Drive-In and Concession.

This new collection has been donated to Preserving Pocahontas by the Kisner Family. Items will be added as they are inventoried and digitized.

We thank The Kisner Family for gifting their family albums to the people of Pocahontas County.

Collection Items

Lt. Lloyd E. Kisner, Jr. World War II Portrait
Military Portrait of Lt. Lloyd E. Kisner, Jr. (Dabney) of Frank, W.Va. Son of Lloyd E. Kisner, Sr. and Edna Graham Kisner.

Edna Graham Kisner with Sons on the Steps of  L. E. Kisner General Merchandise in Frank, W.Va.
Edna "Nannie" Kisner is on steps of the L. E. Kisner General Merchandise store in Frank, W.Va. with her sons Dabney (left) and Bill (Right) pretending to tie her shoe. 

Edna “Nannie” Graham Kisner by the Gate at the Kisner Home in Frank, W.Va.
Edna “Nannie” Graham Kisner
Born: July 8, 1900 PA
Married: July 28, 1915 to
Lloyd Edgar Kisner, Sr.
Lived in Frank, WV
Mother of 5; Grandchildren 12
Owned and Operated:
L.E. Kisner General Merchanise
In Frank, WV 1930’s – 1950
Owned and…

Main Street Business Section in Durbin, W.Va.
Main Street Business Section in Durbin, W.Va. Bruce Eugene "Gene" Lawton owned and operated the Amoco Gas Station in the photo and was mechanic in the garage. He married Geraldine Kisner on Dec. 27, 1941 and they lived upstairs over the station. She…

Greenbrier Valley Conference Champions - Green Bank High School Football Team
Greenbrier Valley Conference Champions - Green Bank High School Football Team. Front, 2nd from right: Lloyd E."Dabney" Kisner, Jr.

Lloyd Edgar and Edna Graham Kisner in Front of the Piano in Frank, W.Va.
Lloyd Edgar and Edna Graham Kisner posing in front of the piano in Frank, W.Va. When Lloyd Edgar Kisner was born on April 9, 1897, in Douglas, Tucker County, West Virginia, his father, Elmer Jackson Kisner, was 28 and his mother, Sidney Ella…

Bruce Eugene Lawton in Uniform in Frank, W.Va.
Bruce Eugene Lawton in uniform during World War II in front of the L. E. Kisner General Merchandise store in Frank, W.Va.

William Elmer "Bill" Kisner in Army Uniform in Frank, W.Va. during World War II
William Elmer "Bill" Kisner in Army Uniform in Frank, W.Va. during World War II. Standing in backyard in fron of the rose trellis at the Kisner home/store. Born in 1922.

Bill Kisner and Cousins on Tractor in Front of Kisner's Store in Frank, W.Va.
Bill Kisner, center, driving the tractor with his cousins Darlene and Babs in front of the Kisner Store on Rt. 250 in Frank, W.Va.

Kisner Gandchildren Playing on the Front Porch of the Kisner Store/Home in Frank, W.Va.
Four of the Kisner grandchildren playing on the front porch of the Kisner Store and Home in Frank, W.Va. Left to right: Mary Catherine Mams, age 8; John Lloyd Lawton, age 6; Barbara Ann Lawton, age 5; Edna Frances Mams, age 7. The dog's name is Ann.

Marsha Widney and Rebecca Lawton in Easter Outfits in front of Kisner's Store
Marsha Kaye Widney, left, and Rebecca Jeanne Lawton, right, in Easter outfits in front of L. E. Kisner's Store in Frank, W.Va.

Vehicles Parked in the Snow in front of Kisner's Store in Frank, W.Va.
Vehicles parked in the snow in front of Kisner's Store and home in Frank, W.Va. Company houses can be seen in the background.

Cousins Franny Mams and Barbara Lawton in Kisner's Yard at Frank, W.Va.
Cousins Franny Mams and Barbara Lawton in front of the rose trellis in Lloyd and Edna Kisner's back yard.

Geraldine Kisner Lawton with Children Barbara and John in Frank, W.Va.
Geraldine Kisner Lawton packing the car with her children Barbara and John in the backseat, in front of Kisner's Store and home in Frank, W.Va.

Rebecca Lawton in Waitress Uniform at Kisner's in Frank, W.Va.
Rebecca Lawton standing beside and Oldsmoblie in a waitress uniform. At Kisner's Store/Home in Frank.

Rebecca Lawton in Oldsmobile beside Kisner's Store/Home in Frank, W.Va.
Rebecca Lawton in the drivers seat of Oldsmobile parked in driveway beside Kisner's Store/Home in Frank, W.Va.

Five Kisner Siblings with their Father Lloyd Kisner, Sr on his 80th Birthday
Five Kisner Siblings with their Father Lloyd Kisner, Sr on his 80th Birthday at the Lawton Home in Bryantown, Maryland. Standing, left to right: Pauline Mae "Polly" Kisner Mams; William Elmer "Bill" Kisner; Lloyd Edgar "Dabney" Kisner, Jr.;Geraldine…

Holly Benton on Porch at Kisner's Home and Store in Frank, W.Va.
Lloyd and Edna Kisner's great-granddaughter Hooly Benton on the porch of L. E. Kisner's Store in Frank, W.Va. soon after it was sold.

Leonard Collins and "Fat" Miller in Uniforms on the Porch of Kisner's Store in Frank, W.Va. during WWII
Leonard Collins and "Fat" Miller in Uniforms on the Porch of Kisner's Store in Frank, W.Va. during WWII

Edna Graham Kisner in the back yard of Kisner's Home and Store in Frank, W.Va.
Edna Graham "Nannie" Kisner in the back yard of Kisner's Home and Store in Frank, W.Va.
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