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Robert W. Van Sicklin

Male 1880 - 1900  (~ 19 years)


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  • Name Robert W. Van Sicklin 
    Census 1880  Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    LnHholdGivenSurnameRelationGenderRaceBirthDateAgeStatusBirthPlaceBirthPlace
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    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
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    Born Sept 1880  Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Jan 1900  Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • from the January 9, 1900 issue of the Linesville Herald:
      The death of Robert W., son of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Van Sicklin of this place, occurred at Poughkeepsie, NY, Friday morning. His brother who reached his bedside a few days previous accompanied his remains, arriving here Saturday. The funeral took place in the United Presbyterian church, Sunday afternoon, Rev. Curry, assisted by Rev. King, conducting services. Interment in Linesville cemetery.
      The intelligence of the young man's death gave a feeling of grief which permeated the entire community and was exceedingly distressing to his personal friends. The shock to the bereaved family came with only few hours warning: Robert was 19 years of age last September, and a graduate of Linesville High School. He left for Eastman business college, last fall, and was classmate of Curtis Griffing, Arthur Martin and Richard McMillin whose parents reside in this vicinity. Intermittent fever seized him in November, having previously sustained injuries in his side in striking a curbstone obstruction while hastening to a fire, which injury, physicians say, precipitated the fatal illness.
      Deceased was universally respected, and being a boy unable to cope with the average in manual labor was anxious to fit himself for a business career where knowledge should be his capital in lieu of strong arms. His roommates exerted themselves to help him in every way, and remained out of the school room to care for him during his illness. Their example is a noble one.
      Among those from out of town: Mrs. WB Sherwood, of Erie; Dr. Weir, of Greenville; Dr. and Mrs. HM Chamberlain, of Meadville, and many from Conneaut Lake and Conneautville.


      Just before chapel exercises on Friday morning the death of Robert Van Sicklin was announced among the pupils of the school. The effect was marked and impressive; it was evident that the deceased had many friends among his schoolmates. Immediately a number expressed the desire to contribute for flowers, to which was added a loving response from his classmates and from many of his young friends here in town and at Conneaut Lake; also a beautiful floral tribute was presented by his schoolmates of Poughkeepsie, NY, as well as from other of his friends. His schoolmates and acquaintances called him "Bob;" those at home called him "Robbie" or "Rob," and others called him Robert, but no difference, he answered them all and always with the same quite disposition. He had a strong personality and a true heart, hence he made many friends, which was evident from the large number who attended his funeral on Sunday afternoon. In school where he was a favorite, he proved himself a hard worker and faithful to duty. He afterwards said that the greatest value of the high school course to him was that he had learned how to study. His life was another proof that "He lives most who think most, feels the noblest, acts the best." And while he has been taken from our midst, yet his influence remains as the heritage of those who knew him and loved him, and whose memory of him will ever be an incentive to noble effort and to true living.
    Buried 7 Jan 1900  Linesville Cemetery, Linesville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Section F, Lot 118, Grave 6
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    • from the December 26, 1899 issue of the Linesville Herald:
      Mr. J. A. Van Sicklin of the Arlington hotel has received word that his son Robert, attending Eastman College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., is yet unable to pursue his studies owing to illness which has been of several week's duration. His recovery is slow.
    Person ID I22128  Local Families
    Last Modified 9 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