NOTE: An updated version of this story can be found here.
Sophia Lyshooka was sixteen years old and married when she was admitted to hospital in 1942. Four years later, at the age of twenty, she was arrested for the crime of abduction. Those two facts, and whatever can be discerned in this photograph, are all that is known of her.Sources: New Castle News, 24 July 1942, “Hospital Notes”.
Hi Could this lady be the widow of Julius G Lyshooka. He Was a WWII service man who died during his service. If yes wouldn`t his military benefits be a way of tracing her, link below. I am not american so I am unsure how this would work or be investigated. Or in some other way related.
Different Spelling lyskooka and liskooka.
There are several liskooka kisted in the new castle area.
Thanks for getting in touch. That’s a good idea – I’ll have a look around to see what I can come up with.
Yes, I’d noticed that. Could explain why it’s so hard to track her down…
probably her, then, married to a man whose name failed to OCR properly (probably not “cese”) http://newspaperarchive.com/new-castle-news/1958-09-26/page-2
Thanks so much for that. I’m sure there are more parts of her story to be found, with the right amount of digging.
My name is Sandy and I have an aunt named Sophie Lyskooka (maiden name) Julius Lyskooka was my mother’s brother who died
in the war. I don’t think this is a picture of my aunt Sophie and as far as I know my uncle Julius was never married
That’s really helpful, Sandy. Thanks for writing!
I found in the newspaper she hadn’t missed one day of school while in the 5th grade
I would like to know who she kidnapped was it a baby a toddler who????
I’ve done more research and found out a lot more. I’ll update this post when I’ve sorted it all out — check back soon!
Who didn’t miss a day while in 5th grade.? And what newspaper?
I can help with Sophie Liskooka. Please contact me as I am trying to find her daughter she gave up for adoption. I would like to know who she was married to also. Thank you.
Everything I know about Sophia is here: https://smalltownnoir.com/2017/02/09/sophia-lyskooka-abduction-2-feb-1946/
Maybe some of the people who have commented on that post can help you. I hope so.