Lester Van Sickle

PORT JERVIS – Lester Van Sickle, eight Lane street, died in St. Francis Hospital yesterday.  He was born July sixth, 1886, a son of John Emmet and Sarah Almeda Bross Van Sickle. 

Surviving relatives are his wife and a sister, Miss Esther Jennie Van Sickle.  Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Quackenbush Funeral home with the Rev. C.B. Geyer officiating.  Interment will be in Laurel Grove cemetery.

Source:  Middletown Times Herald, November 18, 1938. 

Mrs. Jennie Van Sickle Kellam

The funeral of Mrs. Jennie Van Sickle Kellam was held at the house, 6 East Main street, at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon where the services, which were largely attended were conducted by Rev. Charles De Woody.  There were many beautiful floral tributes from relatives, friends and organizations.  The Philathea Class of the Baptist Church attended in a body.  Interment was in Laurel Grove Cemetery.

Messrs. Ray La Teer, Jacob Hornbeck, Lester Pitney, J.C. Ollear, T.C. Worden and Burton Chase were the pall bearers.

The flower bearers were Miss Maud Hull, Miss Blanche Seymour, Miss Helen La Teer, Mrs. Roy Bennet, Mrs. Jacob Hornbeck and Mrs. Ray La Teer. 

Source:  Port Jervis Union, February 19, 1920. 

Esther Wickham Bross

Esther Wickham Bross, widow of Noah Bross, died at the home of her son, Jansen Bross, No. 6 Lyman street, at 8:45 Friday morning, of paralysis of the throat, from which she had been suffering for two years.  Seven weeks ago she was confined to her bed.

She was a daughter of John and Almeda Wickham, and was born in the town of Wantage, Sussex county, 72 years ago this month.  It was 32 years ago when she and her husband removed to Port Jervis.  Mr. Bross died Sept. 14, 1894. Since then she had resided with her husband.

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Mrs. Catherine Northrup.

Mrs. Catherine Northrup of Mt. Salem, Sussex county, N. J., died at her home in that place on Saturday of a complication of ailments, aged 76 years.

She leaves her husband and one daughter, Alice at home.  Mrs. Northrup’s husband is a brother of Mrs. William C. Van Sickle of Matamoras, Pa.  Funeral at 1 p. m., Tuesday, at the house.

Source:  Port Jervis Tri-States Union, April 15, 1897. 

Mrs. John Coulter

Mrs. Carrie Coulter, wife of John Coulter, of Sparrowbush, died this (Wednesday) morning of three o’clock, of puerperal fever, aged 30 years, 2 months and 16 days. 

Mrs. Coulter was the daughter of William C. Van Sickle, of Sparrowbush, at whose home she died, and had been married about four years.  She leaves one child, an infant, one week old.  She also leaves two brothers, Charles, of Sparrowbush, and Emmet, the jeweler, of Port Jervis.  Mrs. Coulter was highly respected by her many acquaintances, and her sudden death will be deeply regretted.  The funeral announcement will be made tomorrow.

Source:  Port Jervis Evening Gazette, January 29, 1890.

Kellam-Van Sickle

Miss Jennie Van Sickle, daughter of Emmet Van Sickle, and Earl William Kellam, were united in marriage at the home of the bride on Sussex street at eight o’clock Wednesday evening by Rev. Charles H. DeWoody.  The bridesmaid was Miss Eleanor Van Sickle, sister of the bride, and H. McCormick was best man.  Freddie Van Sickle acted as ring bearer.  The wedding farch [sic] from Lohengrin was played by Charles Van Sickle and Edgar Van Sickle acted as usher.  The bride was given away by her father.

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