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.

Greenbrier Valley Conference Champions - Green Bank High School Football Team
Greenbrier Valley Conference Champions - Green Bank High School Football Team

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.
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