Stickford, Frederick William 1848 - 1890
Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 5/23/2022 at 07:37:25
Elkader Register, Thur., 24 Apr. 1890. Garnavillo column.
Our community was appalled on Sunday morning by the announcement of the death of William Stickford. He had been suffering with lung fever, but on Saturday afternoon the symptoms showed a favorable turn, and it was hoped that he would soon recover, but later in the evening he grew rapidly worse, and despite the best medical skill was in attendance, death soon ended his sufferings. Frederick William Stickford was born in Huntersville, Indiana, November 26th, 1848, and came to Clayton County with his parents in 185_, and he lived here ever since, being one of the most intelligent and thrifty farmers. In January 1880, he married Louisa Matt, and with her he founded a happy home on the farm purchased from B. F. Fox, to which after a few years the adjoining farms of G. M. Porter and L.A. Sackett were added. William Stickford was a man of broad, liberal views, who in a quiet, unostentatious manner sought to elevate mankind to a higher social level. Of cultivated taste he surrounded his beautiful home with all the comforts that his ample means afforded, and there amid his happy family he showed all his excellent qualities in their brightest light. His religion was that high order which manifests itself in the Golden Rule. And any who came under his influence will remember him as their benefactor. Politically he was affiliated with the democratic party, but he was too broad a mind to be limited by party restriction and in all his political career he acted conscientiously. At the recent school election he was elected, almost unanimously, a member of the school board, and had just begun to show eminent ability for the position when death cut it short. Of the children that blessed his home, the first born, a little girl died in infancy, while two bright little boys will comfort the widowed mother. When a few weeks since he followed his aged mother to her tomb, and dopped upon her grave the silent tear of remembrance, he little supposed that he would so soon be reunited with her. Our sympathies are with the widow and orphans, who have been deprived of their protector; with the brother to whom he was a "brother at once,' and son," with the aged father, who at the age if 91 is happily oblivious of this last sad affliction. His remains were buried at the Garnavillo Friedlof on Wednesday, April 23d. The funeral was in charge of the Garnavillo Turn-verein, and the services were conducted by Rev. F. Sommerlad.
Note: Friedloff (German) = graveyard (English)
Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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