Robert J. “Bob” Sisk, child of
Charles L. J. and Mary E. Trice Sisk, was born in 1874
in Paint Rock Valley, Alabama, and came to Texas with
the family at the age of twenty-one. He became a
storekeeper along with his father and his brother James
C., and he and James later became partners in the
grocery and hardware business.
In 1913, Robert married Allie Lee
Milner from Oklahoma. Allie Lee’s parents had died, and
she brought her younger brothers and sisters, Roosevelt,
Mack, Mark and Pitt, to Texas with her. Her brothers and
sisters lived with her and Robert until adulthood, and
were reared by them along with their two children,
Robert Lee, born in 1914, and Allie Jay, born in 1920.
Robert Lee attended Bay City
schools and later married Grace Warren, a nurse, in
1948. They resided in Bay City. At one time they toured
Ireland, the ancestry home of the Sisk family, and
discovered that the Sisk family name was still in
prominence there. Robert Lee died in 1979 and was buried
in Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Grace continued to
live in Bay City.
Allie Jay married W. H. Parham in
1954, and they lived part of the time in Bay City, and
the rest of the time at their summer home.
Robert J. Sisk died in 1944, and
Allie Lee Sisk died in 1973; both were buried at
Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.
Historic Matagorda County,
Volume II, pages 490-491