|Birth certificate |
of Ethel Maud Stickney
born in “Wharnock"
July 21, 1894.
Clement Stickney was one of the first to settle in Whonnock after the arrival of the railroad. He owned land south of the railway tracks, west of the Whonnock school (he was a school trustee) and only a short walking distance from the general store and the railway station. The records show Stickney to be a fruit grower and a farmer, or, as he jokingly recorded at one time, a horticulturist.
During the Stickney’s ten years in Whonnock four more children were born: John Edward (1885), Florence Emily (1887), Martin Henry (1890) and Ethel Maud (1894).
The birth certificate for daughter Ethel Maud (July 1894) carries a note saying: “Everything is doing as well as can be expected.” She was born under grim circumstances. The most devastating flood of the Fraser River flood ruined Stickney’s orchard and crops and damaged or destroyed his home and any other structures on his property. The family left for Vernon that same year. In a letter dated 16 June 1894 to the Superintendant of Education by Emma Sampson writes that Stickney was eager to sell even before his property flooded a month later.
One last child, a girl called Frances, was born in 1896 in Vernon BC and died shortly after her birth. He mother Esther died in the following year.
|Clement Stickney sold his land to John Owen|
Sketch map dated 1896
Click here to see a Stickney page of the Falkland Families Web site.