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Thomas H. Barrickman
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Birth: Dec. 27, 1836
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 7, 1918
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA

Thomas H. Barrickman is the son of James Barrickman and Elizabeth Barrickman (nee Snyder).

He married Sarah Ann Foy (nee Springer).

Thomas drowned in the Allegheny River. His body was never recovered.

Four Newspaper articles:

T. H. Barrickman, aged 82 years, has been missing from his home at Mile Lock Lane and River avenue, Brackenridge, since early yesterday morning. He was last seen near Renouf`s Beach, when he had a skiffload of wood, and was apparantely headed for Brackenridge. Depite his years, Mr. Barrickman does some ferrying business, and frequently conveys men to the Baton Coal Works across the river. Yesterday he started across with a miner some time between seven and eight o`clock. When he failed to return yesterday, his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Broadfoot, with whom he makes his home, became uneasy, and a search was institued. Today the State Police took up the search, but so far no clue as to his whereabouts has been found. Fears are entertained that he may have been suddenly stricken wih illness and fallen out of the skiff, or he may have become helpless and drifted down the river in his skiff. He has been a resident of Tarentum practically all his life, and is widely known throughout the valley.

No clue has been found up until a late hour this morning as to the whereabouts of J. (sic) H. Barrickman, 82-year-old Brackenridge ferryman, who has been missing from the home of his daughter since early Thursday. Believed that he may have become ill and might have wandered about the community, a search has been made by the state police for some trace of the man, but none has been found. Even the skiff, in which he was believed to have made the last fatal trip on the Allegheny river, has not been located. Relatives said this morning that if no trace of him has been found at noon the Allegheny river would be dragged. Lock keepers at Springdale and Aspinwall were notified to look for the body.

Fate of Well Known Local Man is Complete Mystery. Three years ago today, T. H. Barrickman was seen walking toward the Allegheny river, with two oars, on his shoulder, ostensibly to row across the river. Two weeks later the skiff was found along the shore of the Allegheny river at a down-river point but no trace of the aged man was found though the river was dragged at many points. His disappearance was as complete as if the earth had swallowed him. Relatives believed that his fate will never be known though they think that he may have drowned and that his body was washed into a sand hole. (remaining article is torn)

River is being dragged for J. (sic) H. Barickman (sic), 82, of Brackenridge, who has been missing from his home for more than 24 hours.
Family links: 
  Elizabeth Snyder Barrickman (1816 - 1889)
  Sarah Ann Springer Barrickman (1845 - 1910)*
  Mary L. Barrickman Siebert (1864 - 1897)*
  Samuel J. L. Barrickman (1866 - 1935)*
  Elizabeth Barrickman Charles (1868 - 1950)*
  Minnie Matilda Barrickman McPherson (1871 - 1904)*
  Martha Margaret Barrickman Woods (1879 - 1961)*
  John L. Barrickman (1833 - 1925)*
  Thomas H. Barrickman (1836 - 1918)
  David R. P. Barrickman (1839 - 1913)*
  Rachel S. Barrickman McIntire (1840 - 1919)*
  James Lewis Barrickman (1842 - 1933)*
  Susanna Barrickman Fritz (1846 - 1932)*
  William H. Barrickman (1848 - 1893)*
  Peter Snyder Barrickman (1850 - 1930)*
  Catherine Barrickman Johnson (1853 - 1923)*
  Henry Augustus Barrickman (1855 - 1942)*
  Mary Elizabeth Barrickman Ganss (1858 - 1920)*
*Calculated relationship
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: drowned in the Allegheny River, Pennsylvania
Created by: Beverly Osman Morris
Record added: Aug 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40738049
Thomas H. Barrickman
Added by: Beverly Osman Morris
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~May you rest in peace, my great-granduncle~ Beverly Morris
 Added: Aug. 16, 2009

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