|Birth: ||Feb. 27, 1830|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 15, 1901|
Henry was born in Horicon, Warren County, New York and married Fanny Jane Bunker of Warrensburg in 1854. At the age of 21 he was a sawyer in Horicon. He became a blacksmith; resided in Horicon, and moved in 1864, to Waubeek, Linn Co., Iowa. On June 20, 1870 he was living in Prairiesburg, Linn Co., Iowa with his three children; and his in-laws (his wife's parents, brother, sister and her husband).
On November 13, 1873, he established a homestead claim in Dunn County, Wisconsin. He filed his application, No. 3124, with the Clerk of Circuit Court of Dunn County as "I am unable to appear in person at the U. S. Land Office at Falls of St. Croix, Wis. owing to the great distance at which I reside therefore and that I am making my home upon the Land applied for." All his signatures read "H. J. Stickney."
In his testimony for the Homestead, he answered that he was 50 years old, the head of a family of wife and three children. He also attested that he was a native born citizen of the United States. He had never made any other homestead entry. By May 1st, 1874, he had established a residence. He described his home as a house 16 x 18 feet with two doors and four windows. One log barn measuring 20 x 40 feet, one grainery 12 x 16 feet, and one planted orchard were his improvements, which Henry valued as worth five hundred dollars in 1880. He attested that he had cleared, fenced and broken 50 acres to raise wheats, oats, corn, potatoes, etc.
In his daughter Anna's autograph book, he penned the following:
Where ever you wander
Should adversity come
Remember my Daughter
You're welcome at home
H. J. Stickney
Lochiel, December 9th 1877
In 1884 his daughter Agnes emigrated to Washington Territory. Henry and all of his children's families joined her in 1887. They moved by train to the Kittitas Valley near Ellensburg.
Henry's obituary in 'The Dawn' reported "Mr. Stickney was regarded by all who knew him as a gentleman in every sense of the word, honest and upright in all his dealings between man and man. Peace to his ashes". The 'Ellensburg Capital' reported "H. J. Stickney died at his home across the lower river bridge last Monday evening after a long illness, in his seventy-second year. He had been a resident of this valley for fourteen years and was a gentleman whom his neighbors delighted to honor and all spoke good words of him. He was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and Rev. John Hanks officiated at the burial, which took place on Wednesday. "
Henry is buried in the IOOF Cemetery next to his wife, Fanny.
Moses Stickney (1788 - 1881)
Hannah Rice Stickney (1796 - 1878)
Fanny Jane Bunker Stickney (1836 - 1909)
Anna Eliza Stickney Gibson (1855 - 1938)*
Florence Agnes Stickney Damman (1859 - 1935)*
Elmer Elton Ellsworth Stickney (1861 - 1934)*
Laura Ann Stickney Andrews (1823 - 1910)*
Franklin Moses Stickney (1826 - 1907)*
Henry Jeremiah Stickney (1830 - 1901)
George Washington Densmore Stickney (1833 - 1915)*
Maintained by: Margie & Bob
Originally Created by: Shelli Steedman
Record added: Jan 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17526874