William's parents were David and Anna Dickerson Sickels. He married Emma L Andrews in 1894. Children were Riva, Leota and Myrtle. Taken from the History of Moville: William Sickels was a stagecoach operator and successful farmer. Served as Deputy Sheriff. Proprietor of one of the first livery stables in Moville. A prominent citizen. Member of Knights of Pythias Lodge. He was mayor of Moville in 1922.