His first occupations were as a Carpenter then a Storekeeper. Later he became a Carpenter and owner of a Sawmill and he built the family home; which at the time was said to be the best house in the street.
Harold first married Phyllis Annie Robinson. They had one child, Norman Arthur Stickler (born 19th December 1927), but they divorced in 1942.
In the June of 1945 he then married Alice Margaret Lavercombe. She was previously married to an American soldier (2nd World War) and had one daughter by him (Priscilla Lavercombe). Harold and Alice had seven children, five boys and two girls; all the boys being given 'Arthur' as part of their name in honour of Harold's great-grandfather Thomas Arthur VC (c1835-1902).
Harold, in spite of a couple of operations slowly went blind and ended his days in a home; although the family brought him home for a few hours now and then, but unfortunately he had to stay at the residential home because of his blindness. His wife, Phyllis died on 18th March 1981.
|Offspring of Harold Thomas Arthur Stickler and Phyllis Annie Robinson|
|Norman Arthur Stickler (1927-?)|
|Offspring of Harold Thomas Arthur Stickler and Alice Margaret Lavercombe (1923-1981)|
|Vivian Margaret Stickler|| |
|Harold Arthur Stickler|| |
|Lynette Lillian Stickler|| |
|Trevor Arthur Stickler|| |
|Warren Arthur Stickler|| |
|Terry William Arthur Stickler|| |
|John Wayne Arthur Stickler|