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George Edward born 1874, was the ninth child of Charles Stickler and Sarah Everett. He grew up in Pucklechurch and married Florence Gresswell in April 1902. Florence set up housekeeping at their home in Station Road, Keynsham, Bristol where George had a retail shoe store; she was liked by all and was known for having a lively spirit, enjoying games and picnics, and being with people.
Their first child, Jesse Cecil Stickler, being born later that year. After four years of marriage they had another two children, Janet Stickler and Winifred Jenny Stickler; their fourth child, Margaret Edith Joan was born five years later.
George owned a shoe shop in Keynsham, Bristol and lived for many years at Station Road, Keynsham, Bristol near the Cherry Tree Pub. In 1911 he is reportedly went to the USA with the view of later immigrating with his family to the States; however this did not work out.
George was noted for having a strong will and once prevailed upon his son, Jesse Cecil, to enter banking rather than the church Ministry. When George retired from work at age 55, he and Florence went to live at 4 Rutland Ave, Willsbridge, Bristol. He was fond of walking and enjoyed games. He died on 2 January 1937 at age sixty two and was buried at Oldland Parish Church cemety, Oldland, near Willsbridge, Bristol. Florence survived him by twenty three years; and known affectionately to family as "dear Aunt Flo" she continued to be the center of interest to those who knew her in Willsbridge. In 1960 when she died she was cremated.
At one time, three of George's children and their families all lived in the same road of just five houses in Rutland Avenue, Willsbridge, Hanham, Bristol:-
- George's son, Jesse Cecil Stickler and wife lived at number 2. Jesse had a large orchard behind 2 Rutland Avenue, spending hours looking after his fruit trees. He was also a keen bee-keeper, making honey for the family every year. The orchard no longer exists as a housing estate was built behind their houses.
- George's daughter, Winifred Jenny Stickler lived at number 4, and
- George's daughter, Margaret Edith Joan Stickler, aka Joan Duck, lived at number 8.
|Offspring of George Edward Stickler and Florence Gresswell (1887-1960)|
|Jesse Cecil Stickler (1902-1991)|| |
|Janet Olive Dorris Stickler (1904-?)|| |
|Winifred Jenny Stickler (1906-1981)|| |
|Margaret Edith Joan Stickler (1916-?)|