Chester was born in Lansford, PA in 1890, the ninth child of Isaac Stickler and Martha Ann Hill. At age thirty-four he married Elizabeth Burns of Coaldale, PA, a catholic. They had no children. Chester was interested in finance, had an extensive coin collection, and worked most of his life as cashier at the Citizens' National Bank in Lansford. He served in World War I and was a member of the 'Last Man's Club of WWI'. He was a Methodist and worshipped at the Lansford First Methodist Church. Chester succumbed to a heart attack in 1960. Elizabeth survived her husband by twenty six years and when she died, she reportedly left part of her estate to the St. Anne's Parish.
The following obituary appeared on 13 February 1960 of a local newspaper: -
Chester Stickler, Cashier of Citizens National Bank Dies
Chester M. Stickler, of 22 East Bertsch Street, Lansford, veteran cashier of the Citizens National Bank, Lansford, and one of Panther Valley's most prominent men, died suddenly at 9 o'clock this morning at his home. He was the victim of a heart attack. Stickler, in apparent good health up until the time he was stricken, was associated with the Lansford bank since 1912. A son of the late Isaac M. And Martha (Hill) Stickler, he was a veteran of World War I, having served overseas in France. Religiously he worshipped in the First Methodist Church, Lansford, and was a charter member of the Mahoning Valley Country Club; charter member of the Lansford Elks, and held membership in the American Legion, Last man's Club of World War I, the Amvets and An Fire Co. No. 1, all of Lansford.
Surviving are his wife, the former Bessie Burns, and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Carrie Reese and Miss Ruth, of Lansford, and Mrs. Amy Sinyard, Mrs. Vera Snellman, Robert H. and Dr. Russell Stickler, Philadelphia. Funeral arrangements, to be announced later, are in charge of Russell A. Holmes, of Lansford.
- 1. Chester Mealing Stickler (1890-1960)
- 4. Charles Stickler (1806-1896)
- 5. Eliza Jefferies (c1810-1891)
- 6. David Hill (bef1837-)
- 7. Mary Williams (bef1837-)
- 16. William Stickler (c1718-1798)
- 17. Catherine Gardner (c1730-1793)
- Records and History predominantly searched out by John Stickler of America.