Robert Treat  Paine Stickney

Robert Treat Paine Stickney

Spencerville, Allen County, Ohio, USA
Death 25 Feb 1945 (aged 90)
Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Plan a trip here
Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Plot Bl 32 Lot 239 Sp 9
Memorial ID 35358507 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Joplin Globe ~ 11 January 1923 ~ ~ CARTHAGE NATIONAL BANK HOLD ANNUAL ELECTION ~ Carthage, Mo., Jan. 10.— The annual election held yesterday by the two national banks of Carthage resulted in the re-election, of all the present officials of the bank. Officers and-directors of the First National bank re-elected, are: Robert T. Stlckney, chairman of the board; Howard Gray, president; W. R. Logan, vice president; E. B. Jacobs, cashier; J. T. Wallace and R. L. Shaffer, assistant cashiers; Mr. Stickney, Mr. Gray, W R Logan and Mr. Jacobs, C. W. Rinehart, Millard Bryan, G. C. Kellogg, D. G. Wells and W. A. Rhea, directors.

Carthage, Missouri
Week of Thursday, October 18, 1934 - Page Four


Pay Tribute to His Character and to His Service to His Church and Community

From Thursday's Daily
Religious and civic life of Carthage last night joined in paying tribute to R. T. Stickney, the occasion being in honor of his 80th birthday anniversary.
The testimonial to the pioneer Carthage citizen was held at the First Baptist church, in which he long has been a leading member, and was arranged as a surprise by the pastor, the Rev. A. A. DuLaney, and the board of deacons, of which Mr. Stickney is chairman. It was a surprise and so carefully was the secret guarded that the honor guest had no inkling of what was to transpire.
Following the usual opening prayer services, the Rev. Mr. DuLaney informed the assemblage that they were to pay homage to a member who had given long and faithful service to the church and to the community. He then named Mr. Stickney and told the congregation it was his 80th birthday anniversary. Not until that moment did Mr. Stickney realize the Baptists and the citizenry of Carthage had planned a surprise to testify as to his worth to the community down the long stretch of years he has been permitted to serve.
The Rev. Mr. DuLaney spoke of Mr. Stickney's services from the point of the pastor.
Greetings from the Sunday school were extended by Carl F. Sanders, general superintendent, in which he recalled the large part Mr. Stickney had had in the building up of the Sunday school and the part he had in planning and building the present modern building. Mr. Stickney was general superintendent of the First Baptist Sunday school for many years and attended each Sunday.

Long Service for "Y"
Ed H. Irwin spoke on behalf of the Y.M.C.A. He recalled that he and Mr. Stickney were the only charter members of the original Carthage "Y" of more than 44 years ago who are still on the rolls. Mr. Stickney played a leading role in the campaign that led to the construction of the present Y.M.C.A. building 25 years ago. He has served years on the board, some of the time as its head. He has worked and given of his means to provide the men and boys of Carthage with this institution which contributes so much to the development of good citizenship.
Judge Howard Gray, a friend of Mr. Stickney for more than 50 years was the next speaker. His talk was announced as from the viewpoint of the banker. They were associated for years in the First National, Mr. Gray as president and Mr. Stickney as chairman of the board. The speaker dwelt on his friend's valuable advice while serving the bank, how he always weighed the moral value above everything else. The man's integrity, not his wealth was what Mr. Stickney weighed in passing on a loan, Judge Gray said. He recounted their early experiences together at the bar, Mr. Stickney being an attorney before his retirement. He paid tribute to his well-rounded life with its myriad of activities and above all lauded him for his Christian life, which found expression in doing good. He closed with a tribute he said he had paid to but two other men, one of whom was his father: "Mr. Stickney," he concluded, "is one of God's gentlemen." It was a beautiful tribute from one old friend to another.
Phil Hardman, assistant postmaster then was called. He told how more than 25 years ago he entered the postal services here while Mr. Stickney was postmaster. He praised Mr. Stickney's efficient conduct of the office during the eight years he was postmaster and recalled the pleasant relationship that existed between Mr. Stickney and the postal force.

Messages of Good Will
Congratulatory letters were read from Allen McReynolds on behalf of the board of McCune-Brooks Hospital, of which Mr. Stickney is a member and from the Carthage Chamber of Commerce. Both letters praised his faithful service to the community. Also a beautiful bouquet of roses from Miss Fannie Peterson, superintendent of the hospital, was presented at this time.
As the concluding feature, J. H. H. Mote of the Baptist board of deacons then presented Mr. Stickney a Bible, a gift from the deacons and the Rev. Mr. DuLaney. Mr. Mote spoke feelingly of Mr. Stickney and his labors for the church preceding the presentation.
The honor guest, in responding, thanked all for their manifestation in his behalf, but stated that "he felt undeserving of it all." He declared, however, that it was the only "surprise that was a surprise."
The hymn "Blest Be the Tie That Binds" and the benediction by the pastor brought the meeting to a close. Friends then gathered around Mr. and Mrs. Stickney to extend congratulations .
A family dinner party in honor of Mr. Stickney's anniversary preceded the church meeting. It was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Dale, 310 West Sixth, Mrs Dale being the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stickney.
Others present were their son, Walter, from Shreveport, LA; Mrs. C. B. Stickney, Mrs. Rosine Crocker, Miss Myrtle Thomas, Miss Flora Marsh, James E. Stickney, a nephew from Kansas City and Bob and Carolyn Dale.
bio NJBrewer

Family Members


Sponsored by Ancestry




  • Created by: Kimberly Breeden
  • Added: 30 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35358507
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Treat Paine Stickney (10 Oct 1854–25 Feb 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35358507, citing Park Cemetery, Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Kimberly Breeden (contributor 47110652) .