I have read some of the threads here and the one thing I found interesting is that the elder Sodder's decided to retire from their coal trucking business. At Christmas. With ten children in 1948. In WV. Hinky is *huge*. With ten children, I find this very interesting. Especially in 1948. Mr. Sodder was only 50 years old with a large family. I cannot help but wonder if his being an immigrant may have made his life very difficult for him and his family. Perhaps they were targets of racism??? Threats made and followed through? A buck was a hard buck to attain and where he was not "American", what if there were some "American's" that took issue with him taking a dollar from them, if you understand my drift. I do not "feel" that the missing children are alive. But, I'm just getting interested on this old case so that means nothing at this point. There is much more to this history than a fire and missing children. I honestly believe much has not been shared at that time nor is in any LE records. Just tossing out thoughts random like.