Illinois Genealogy Trails

Madison County, Illinois
Robert Pershing Wadlow
Alton's Gentle Giant


Robert Wadlow
Robert & His father Harold

Robert Wadlow
Robert Wadlow (right) of Alton is 6 feet, 6 inches tall.  But then, he's only 10 years old, so he still have plenty of time to grow up.  Doctors say he ought to reach 8 feet without stretching himself.  The 220-pound youngster is one of four normal children of parents who are actually less than average height.  At the left is Ray Carter, a neighbor boy who is the same age as Robert.

Tombstone of
Robert P. Wadlow
Feb 22, 1918 -  July 15, 1940

Robert wadlow chair
Statue of Robert Wadlow's chair

Robert Pershing Wadlow
February 22, 1918 - July 15, 1940

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