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John Elliott Van Sicklin

John Elliott Van Sicklin

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  • Name John Elliott Van Sicklin 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1880  Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    LnHholdGivenSurnameRelationGenderRaceBirthDateAgeStatusBirthPlaceBirthPlace
    of Father
    BirthPlace
    of Mother
    OccupationStreet
    ?231JohnVan Sicklinheadmalewhite184139marriedNew YorkNew Yorkmiller
    ?231SarahVan Sicklinwifefemalewhite183644marriedNew YorkDelaware
    ?231Laura P.Van Sicklindaughterfemalewhite186515singleOhioNew YorkNew Yorkattends school
    ?231Kittie C.Van Sicklindaughterfemalewhite186812singleOhioNew YorkNew Yorkattends school
    ?231John E.Van Sicklinsonmalewhite18737singleOhioNew YorkNew Yorkattends school
    ?231Robert W.Van Sicklinsonmalewhite18791singleOhioNew YorkNew York
      Transcript ID is  dbid=9999&iid=n2xz_862   
    Census 1900  Linesville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    LnHholdGivenSurnameRelationGenderRaceBirthDateAgeStatusYears
    Married
    Children
    Born/Living
    BirthPlaceBirthPlace
    of Father
    BirthPlace
    of Mother
    Immigration
    Year
    Occupation
    ?75JohnVan SicklinheadmalewhiteMar 183961married31New YorkNew YorkNew Yorkhotel keeper
    ?75SarahVan SicklinwifefemalewhiteFeb 184060married3154New YorkNew YorkNew York
    ?75LauraVan SicklindaughterfemalewhiteApr 187030singleOhioNew YorkNew York
    ?75KittieVan SicklindaughterfemalewhiteOct 187227singleOhioNew YorkNew York
    ?75ElliottVan SicklinsonmalewhiteDec 187425singleOhioNew YorkNew Yorkliveryman
    ?75SadieVan SicklindaughterfemalewhiteFeb 187822singleOhioNew YorkNew York
      Transcript ID is  dbid=9999&iid=tykb_863   
    Census 1910  Pine Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    LnHholdGivenSurnameRelationGenderRaceBirthDateAgeStatusYears
    Married
    Children
    Born/Living
    BirthPlaceBirthPlace
    of Father
    BirthPlace
    of Mother
    Immigration
    Year
    Occupation
    ?46John A.Van Sicklinheadmalewhite183773widowedNew YorkNew YorkConnecticuthotel keeper
    ?46Lina P.Van Sicklindaughterfemalewhite186644singleOhioNew YorkNew Yorkhotel cook
    ?46John E.Van Sicklinsonmalewhite187931married4OhioNew YorkNew Yorklivery stable proprietor
    ?46Lillian F.Van Sicklindaughter-in-lawfemalewhite188426married411PennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
    ?46Sarah E.Van Sicklingranddaughterfemalewhite7/12singlePennsylvaniaOhioPennsylvania
      Transcript ID is  dbid=9999&iid=fdzj_864   
    Died
    • cause of death: acute cardiac dilitation, sub acute myocarditis
    • from the January 3, 1946 issue of the Linesville Herald:
      FUNERAL SERVICES TO BE SUNDAY
      IN MEMORY OF J. E. VAN SICKLIN
      J. Elliott Van Sicklin, well known hotel man, of Crawford County, died suddenly Wednesday morning, January 2, 1945, at 12:30 o'clock. He had retired about midnight and his wife discovered shortly that he had passed away in his sleep. Mr. Van Sicklin's sudden death has been a shock to the community where he has lived so long and was so well known. His passing came on the very day that the hotel had been turned over to Mrs. Emil Bielo, who has leased it for a year, with an option to buy. Deceased was 70 years of age.
      For 63 years the Van Sicklin family has been in the hotel business and since 1902 have owned and conducted the Traveler Hotel located on Pymatuning St., Linesville, where he passed away. About 27 years ago the addition was built to the south side of the structure and in that addition the family made their home.
      JA Van Sicklin, father of the deceased, passed away in 1919. The father started the hotel business in the Reed House at Linesville in 1883. On March 23, 1888 the Reed House was destroyed by fire. It was located on the corner of Pymatuning and Erie streets where the Mrs. Carl Turner building now stands.
      After the fire Mr. Van Sicklin and his family went to Conneaut Lake (then Evansburg) and for eight years conducted the Alice House, where the Iroquois now stands. The Alice House was then one of the largest at the Lake.
      In 1896 the Van Sicklins returned to Linesville. The Arlington Hotel had been built in 1880 and was owned by JM McGuire. Mr. Van Sicklin's father took over the management of it. In 1900 the family moved to the Commercial Hotel, opposite the Linesville depot. The building is now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Leo Ladner. After nearly two years the family moved to their present location, the Traveler, and it was seven years later that the father died.
      The death of J. Elliott Van Sicklin ends a long history of the hotel business. His father was a Civil War veteran and remembered by many who recall the days of the Grand Army. The family has been prominent in the history of the county and their circle of friends and acquaintances reaches out over a very large area. The Traveler has been a very popular hotel because of the excellent service and the friendliness of its owners.
      In 1896 J. Elliott Van Sicklin started in the livery business in a building that stood where Dickson's garage is now located. In 1898 he bought the Bunnell barn in Pymatuning street, and conducted a livery stable there, seeing the business increase until he had 25 horses with a large number of rigs of all kinds. In 1911 he built the addition to the south side, which now remains, although the main barn is gone, and the addition is now the Maurice Stanford garage. Some will remember Mr. Van Sicklin's business there and the fine way in which it was conducted and the outstanding service that was given. "Ell," as he was known, was a lover of horses and he not only made a financial success of his business but his enjoyment was great to be in what he liked to do. There is no doubt that those days were among the happiest of his career.
      He saw many changes in the business, of which he was a part, the early days of the E&P and M&L; the very busy times of transportation; the rise and decline of the livery business; the rise and decline of travel through this place, by train, trolley and horse and buggy; the coming and going of the trolley system; the coming of the automobile and his taxi service, in which activity he closed his career which had been centered around transportation and housing of travelers. The name "Traveler" was more than of passing significance in connection with his life.
      Over all these years, he was part of a family prominent in civic, business and political affairs. He will be missed not only in the community but by thousands whom he has served with marked courtesy, cheerfulness and enthusiasm as they came and went. He was part of his home community and a landmark has been too quickly removed.
      He was a member of the Linesville Sportsmens Club, a charter member of the Pymatuning Lake Association and a charter member of the "Goose Lookers Club" of Pittsburgh, an organization that visits Linesville for a week each fall to study Pymatuning wild life.
      His Masonic affiliations were with Pine Lodge 498 F&AM, Oriental Royal Arch Chapter of Conneautville, the Meadville Commandery, Scottish Rite Bodies of New Castle and the Zem Zem Shrine of Erie.
      Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Sarah Egan of New Bedford., Mass.; a son, Robert Van Sicklin of San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Miss Laura Van Sicklin of Linesville and three grandchildren.
      Friends may call at the Maryott Funeral Home, Linesville, where services will be held at 2:30, Sunday afternoon with interment at Linesville cemetery. The service will be conducted by Rev. James W. McKnight, of the Universalist Church, assisted by Rev. James G. Cousins, of the Methodist Church, of Linesville.
    Pennsylvania Death Certificate
    Pennsylvania Death Certificate
    John Elliott Van Sicklin
    Buried
    • Section Y, Lot 14, Grave 1
    Van Sicklin, John Elliott and Lillian F. Fish
    Van Sicklin, John Elliott and Lillian F. Fish
    John - 1876 to 1946
    Lillian 0 1882 to 1954
    Plot: Section Y, Lot 14, Graves 1 and 2
    Notes 
    • from the June 21, 1922 issue of the Linesville Herald:
      J. Ell Van Sicklin of this place has received his certificate of approval from the Public Service Commission of the State giving him the privilege of operating taxi cabs in Linesville and vicinity. This certificate went into effect June 6. Mr. Van Sicklin will operate four cars. The fact that the Commission has given him this privilege shows that he is capable and competent in every way to take care of the business. Mr. Van Sicklin conducted a livery in Linesville for many years.
    • from the November 15, 1922 issue of the Linesville Herald:
      J.E. Van Sicklin and Harold Lowing of Linesville, WE Gillette of Conneaut township and JA Wilson and Alex Collins of North Shenango are attending court as jurors at Meadville this week. "Van" has been driving over and back each day in his Buick touring car and the way it goes up Gable Hill would do you good to see. No trouble in the least; no high speed run at the foot of the hill; no fuss at all. The car walks up just as easy. It had all kinds of power and then, too, there is a lot in knowing how to run a machine.
    Person ID I10971  Local Families
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2016 

    Father John Alair Van Sicklin, Jr.,   b. 8 Mar 1837, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1918, Linesville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Sarah Parker,   b. Feb 1836, Palmyra, Wayne County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1905, Linesville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Family ID F5042  Group Sheet

    Family Lillian Fromheiz Fish,   b. 4 Jul 1883, Conneautville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1954, Linesville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 12 Jun 1906  Conneautville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • from a scrapbook at the Linesville Historical Society:
      The marriage of Mr. J. Eliot Van Sicklin, of this place, and Miss Lillian Fish, of Conneautville, was solemnized in the presence of invited guests at the bride's home, June 12, 1906, at 3 o'clock p.m. by Rev. Vincent. Those from Linesville were John Van Sicklin, Miss Laura Van Sicklin, Miss Kittie Van Sicklin, Chas. Miller, Miss Nellie Sheakley, Miss Hazen, Chas. Casby, Fred Blair, Clayton Brown. Mr. Van Sicklin is a successful business man of Linesville and the architect of his own fortune. His friends are legion at home and abroad. Mr. and Mrs. Van Sicklin will reside at The Traveler. The bride and groom will have the best wishes of the people of our village.
    Children 
    +1. Sara Edith Van Sicklin,   b. 23 Mar 1910, Linesville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 2000, Summerhill Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +2. Robert E. Van Sicklin,   b. 9 Dec 1919, Linesville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1975, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F5045  Group Sheet