Rhonda Holton adds this information:
David Banks Sickels was a Stock broker, American Diplomat and Author. Described as 5 ft 5 inches tall, David Banks Sickels had a high forehead, blue eyes, medium nose, small mouth, small chin, brown hair, light complexion and an oval face. While he was United States Diplomat at the consulate in Bangkok, he shipped a Siamese cat, the first ever in the United States, as a gift for First Lady Lucy Hayes because he had heard she loved cats. Mr. Sickels was admitted to the Holland Society in New York on December 7, 1888.