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Catherine Stickney

My information on Catherine Stickney is very limited. After her arrival in Seattle in May of 1864 she married, on July 20th, 1864, Walter Graham, a widower. Walter had two sons, William Thomas, who was four years old and George, who was two. Walter's first wife happened to have been Asa Mercer's niece, Elizabeth Ann Mercer. She had died in Oct. of 1862. The Graham family lived on a beautiful homestead on Lake Washington. But in January of 1869 Catherine died, leaving Walter a widow for the second time. During the 3 1/2 years of their marriage there were no children. I do not, as yet, know the cause of Catherine's death. She is buried at Lake View Cemetery next to Walter's first wife, Elizabeth.

As for Catherine's parents I have not yet verified their names. But I suspect that she was the daughter of James Madison Stickney and Mary (Burdett) Stickney, and that she was born in Andover, Massachusetts on Dec. 18, 1838. James Stickney died 2 months and 17 days later. Some sources say that his widow married George Wilder, but I have not found a marriage record as yet.

I am still looking for records that can prove the relationship between my Catherine Stickney and James and Mary Stickney of Andover, Massachusetts.