I am the daughter of Elizabeth Pearl Hiscocks Harrington,a 94 year old daughter of Percy Edwin Hiscocks who was born on May 27,1882 in Canada or in England and died in Wheeling WV May 27,1959. His mother was born in England and immigrated to Canada with her children. She may have travelled with her husband and have been widowed in Canada. She and two of her children (Percy and Robert) later immigrated to Wheeling WV when my grandfather was about 7. She left an older son, whose name I believe to have been George, in Canada to work on a farm on "the prairies." My mother once said that my grandfather never completely forgave his mother for that, even though he was respectful and cared for her in her old age.
My mother is in a nursing home and unable to clarify these details. I am new to this genealogy pursuit, but I am most interested in your message. One thing that stands out is the familiarity of the surnames, as well as the time frame. My mother's youngest of two sisters was Florence Mae Hiscocks. The older was Frances Hazel. There were other relatives in the Toronto Canada area in a neighborhood that is now part of the suburbs of Toronto. When my mother visited there as a child it was a separate town called "Streetsville." Mother spoke of an Uncle George and Aunt Sadie. In the mid '50's I met a second cousin named Jack Hiscocks who visited us.He had two little girls and my mother commented that the name would probably "die out." There were no male heirs to my grandfather so the name is gone in Wheeling. I always look for the name in phone books, and was shocked to find it on the Ancestry.com message board. Hoping to hear from you again...Ann Lauer