James H Sickler

February 1879–
Missouri, United States

The Life of James H

When James H Sickler was born in February 1879, in Missouri, United States, his father, Hillary Sickler Jr, was 26 and his mother, Mary Isabel Lewis, was 13. He married Myrtle Ivey Campbell about 1898, in Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1930.

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James H Sickler
Myrtle Ivey Campbell
Marriage: about 1898
Charles B Sickler

Spouse and Children

about 1898
Iowa, United States


    Charles B Sickler


Parents and Siblings

    Hillary Sickler Jr


    Mary Isabel Lewis





    Alonzo Fuller Sickler


World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 5

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 25

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 34

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Name Meaning

German (Rhineland, Westphalia): of uncertain origin. Possibly an altered spelling of Siegler .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James H Sickler, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • James Sickler, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jas W H Sickler in household of Holl Sickler, "Iowa State Census, 1885"

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