news paper from alton on robert
I also came across these news paper clippings in the last few weeks in the alton paper they were celebrating his birhtday.
Robert pershing wadlow born feb 22 1918 in alton he weighed 8 lbs 6 oz he was born in a small frame house on monroe street to harold and addie wadlow. by the time he was 6 mo old he weighed 30 lbs,substantially more than normal but no cause for special notice, ny the time he went toschool the worldbegan to notice his great size. Robert was age 11in this picture( I can scann it for anybody who would like it) it was taken oct 1929 with his mother and his sister Helen. robert stood 6 foot and 11 inched and weighed 230 lbs!!! I thought maybe someone would want this information about him