Robert Carroll Massie
- Born: 22 May 1916, Lawrence Co., Ohio
- Marriage (1): Mary Alice Melvin about 1935 in Coal Grove, Ohio
- Marriage (2): Teddi G. Pruitt about 1940
- Marriage (3): Rita Lou Pike on 7 Nov 1963 in Kanawha, West Virginia
- Marriage (4): Peggy Burke on 13 Mar 1972
- Died: 22 May 1982, Charleston, West Virginia at age 66
Another name for Robert was Junior.
According to son, Bob Hill, in a 1999 interview, Robert Massie had three or four sisters. It appears; however, that Robert Massie actually had three brothers and one sister who dies young.
In a Feb 8, 2002 posting at genforum.genealogy.com, Tiffany Massie-Shriver wrote: "My father was Robert Carroll Massie born May 22, 1916 and I believe he grew up in Ironton, OH. That is where he is buried. I know that he had at least one brother named Earl Massie and he died approximately 1991. I know my grandmother's name was Ann or Anna. If anyone has any information that would help me find some of family, please reply." A reply at the forum was made July 13, 2004 but to date, there has been no response. Efforts to contact Tiffany by email indicate a dead email address. Until .....
I made contact with Tiffany Ann Massie-Shriver tonight, Aug. 26, 2004. She had much to tell about her father, Robert Carroll Massie. They lived in Myrtle Beach/Baltimore/West Virgina ... "moved a lot". "Dad was a bookie and brought money home where I learned to count by counting the cash." At some point, Robert served time in the penitentiary for conterfiting. Tiffany was born 5 days after Robert married her mom, Peggy Burke. Before Peggy, Robert was married to a beautician, Rita Pinkman. They had two children, Robert Lawrence and Rita. Both are currently practicing attorneys in West Virginia.
Resarch on the family of Robert Massie indicates that his father was Willard S. Massie, who was "adopted" by Denison and Nancy Ann Haskins Massie ... see general notes on Denison Massie.
The SSDI records:
Last Residence: 25302 Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia
Born: 22 May 1916
Died: May 1982
State (Year) SSN issued: Virginia (Before 1951)
Robert married Mary Alice Melvin, daughter of Franklin Earl Melvin and Nancy America Hill, about 1935 in Coal Grove, Ohio. (Mary Alice Melvin was born on 4 Dec 1918 in Coal Grove, Ohio, died on 13 Feb 1953 in Chincoteague, VA. and was buried on 15 Feb 1953 in John W. Taylor Cemetery, Temperanceville, Accomack Co., VA.) The cause of her death was Metastatic Carcinoma / Squamous Carcinoma of Tongue.
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Divorced: Divorced, Abt 1939.
Robert next married Teddi G. Pruitt, daughter of George Pruitt and Flora Mae Griffith, about 1940. (Teddi G. Pruitt was born on 28 Jul 1923 in Ashland, Boyd Co., Kentucky and died in Apr 1989 in Ashland, Boyd Co., Kentucky.)
Robert next married Rita Lou Pike, daughter of Living and Eleanora Gladys Hart, on 7 Nov 1963 in Kanawha, West Virginia. (Rita Lou Pike was born on 8 Nov 1941 in Cabell Co., West Virginia, died on 22 Jun 2008 in Hunington, WV and was buried in Milton Cemetery, Hunington, WV.)
Register of Marriages: Kanawha Co., WV, page 75
#:1937, Date Issued: 11/4/1963, date married: 11/7/1963
Robert Carroll Massie, Divorced, age 44, born in Ohio, living at 15 Penn St, Wheeling WV
Rita Lou Pike, Ann., age 21, born in Cabell Co., WV, living at 10 Pauline Ct., Charleston, WV
Married in Charleston, WV by Rev Alfred E. Bennett
Robert next married Peggy Burke on 13 Mar 1972. (Peggy Burke was born on 19 Feb 1946 and died on 16 Feb 2006.)