My father, Donald Joesph Crissinger passed away on August 17th. I;m trying to find out info about his family and my Mom's, also deceased. I loved talking with him about his and her history's, sad I can no longer do this.
His father was Simon Crissinger and mother was Augusta Hallan(Hallen) Crissinger. As a child he and his 8 siblings grew up in Durbin, then Springfield.
My Mother, Oda Mae Jones Crissinger..father Ralph Jones, Monther- Sara Jane Roberts. Her father or mother also had the name Patton in their family. They came from Springfield or surrounding areas. My mother's mother, Saa Jane Roberts Jones, died when my mother, Oda Mae, was 1, around 1927. Ralph remarried to Elizabeth Crager, and they had 4(?) children. Bob, Ted, Helen, Ruth(still lives in Springfield-married Frank Fugate.