|Birth: ||Feb. 18, 1904|
|Death: ||Jul. 21, 1989|
Fred was born on a farm outside of Ellensburg on February 18, 1904. He was named for his uncle, Fred Briody. When he was about two years old his parents were both desperately ill with typhoid fever. "Auntie" Gibson (Mrs. Joseph Gibson) took care of the children. When the rest of the children returned home, Fred remained with "Auntie" and Uncle Joe. He attended the Damman School, then was graduated from Ellensburg High School.
After graduation, Fred began work as a plasterer and bricklayer, and worked in the entire valley, from Ellensburg and Kittitas to Cle Elum, Easton and Roslyn. Fred married Georgia Kidder on October 5, 1925. He was 31 and she was 19. Their two sons, Kenneth and Clifford were both born in Ellensburg. In 1936, Fred was working at Hayward Camp by the Vantage Bridge. He did the masonry on the original restrooms at the Gingko petrified forest center. He was assigned more than six young boys from the Civilian Conversation Corps (CCC) to help him. He recalled that most had never seen a shovel.
During the war years (1943) Fred went to the coast to work in the shipyards, and the family moved to Puyallup, Washington, where they remained. He was a masonry bricklayer and member of the Masonry contractors of Pierce County, Bricklayers Local No. 1, and retired in 1980 at the age of 76. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Puyallup.
Fred had an infectious smile that was evident even at the age of ten in a home movie of the Stickney family camping out. Relatives viewing the vintage (probably 1914) home movie all declared that Uncle Fred 'looks the same!'
Fred was the last surviving child of Elmer and Maria Stickney. He passed away at the age of 85 and was buried in Puyallup.
Elmer Elton Ellsworth Stickney (1861 - 1934)
Maria Briody Stickney (1869 - 1934)
Georgia Rose Kidder Stickney (1916 - 2012)*
Plot: Sec E, Blk !7, Lot 32
Created by: Margie & Bob
Record added: Mar 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34521748
Great Uncle Fred rode with me on the giant roller coaster at the Western Washington State Fair in Puyallup when I was a teenager!|
Great niece Margie Allred
Added: Aug. 6, 2012
For Great Uncle Fred.|
Margie & Bob
Added: Jul. 28, 2010
Added: May. 10, 2009