|Birth: ||May 20, 1864|
|Death: ||May 24, 1946|
Henry Harrison Van Sickel was born May 20, 1864, near Friendsville, Md., the
son of Isaac and Rebecca Louise (King)** Van Sickel. After a month's confinement
to his bed at his home in Casselman, Pa., he passed away May 24, 1946, at the
age of 82 years and 4 days.
Funeral services were conducted at his home by Revs. F. Mulhollen and Gaynel
Ardel, Sunday afternoon, May 26, followed by interment in Rockwood I.O.O.F.
When he was seven years old his parents moved to Ursina, where he attended the
local school during several short winter terms. As a boy he worked on
neighboring farms, and at an early age he left school and started to work full
time in the local lumber industry.
On Jan. 3, 1888, he was united in marriage to Sarah Phillippi. To them were born four children, Clyde, Irene, Lillian and Edward.
In 1890 Mr. Van Sickel moved with his family to Casselman where he purchased the homestead of the Phillippi family, which property remained in his continuous
possession until the time of his death.
Until the age of 62 he was active in the lumber business, having worked for
the firms of Edward Alcott, Ellsworth Van Sickel, and J. B. Davis & Sons, and attained the rank of an expert lumber inspector and superintendent. These connections required much travel and time away from home.
He was well known to
men of the lumber industry and men of the railroads in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia, which comprised his major territory for more than 30 years.
In 1927 he moved to Dayton, Ohio, where he worked in the retail lumber and construction business. In 1931 he joined his son, Edward, in the construction business in Bradford, Pa., and was a superintendent of construction of the
Hooker-Fulton building and the Junior High School building in Bradford, the Senior High School building in Olean, N.Y., and the Consolidated school building
in Union Springs, N.Y.
In 1936 Mr. Van Sickel retired to his home in Casselman, Pa, and devoted himself to the cultivation of vegetables and flowers. He was a member of the United Brethren Church in Casselman and a past member of the Royal Arcanum and
the Sons of Veterans.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah, and his sister Virginia, the wife of the Rev. Nolan Sanner, of Pittsburgh; his brother George, of Opelousas, La.; his daughter Irene, Mrs. John W. Gregg, of Detroit, Mich.; his daughter Lillian, Mrs. Robert Baker, of Dayton, Ohio; and his son Edward, of Corydon, near Bradford, Pa., and the following grandchildren: Dorothy Van Sickel of Dayton, Ohio;
Mary, Frank, Van and Thomas Gregg, Detroit; Celeste, Lincoln and Daniel Van Sickel, Corydon, Pa., and a great granddaughter, Nancy Stephenson, of
Meyersdale Republican, May 30, 1946
** DAVIS was maiden name of mother Rebecca Louise. King was Rebecca Louise's mother's maiden name.
* HH Van Sickel also had a grandson, George Wilson Van Sickel (not included in obit) born in Feb, 1918, Preston,WV, son of Clyde(1889) and Mary Neff (1900 Daut. of Wilson and Mandy Neff) Van Sickel
Isaac VanSickle (1835 - 1913)
Rebecca Louise Davis Van Sickel (1841 - 1929)
Sarah Phillippi Van Sickel (1862 - 1958)*
Irene Catherine Van Sickle Gregg (1894 - 1976)*
Lillian Van Sickel Baker (1896 - 1988)*
Edward Lee Van Sickel (1901 - 1980)*
Susan Van Sickel Collins (1859 - 1939)*
Henry Harrison Van Sickel (1864 - 1946)
Rockwood IOOF Cemetery
Rockwood (Somerset County)
Created by: Marcia Dobson
Record added: Sep 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76403271