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 Lillie Ann “LILLA” <I>Hopkinson</I> Sleeper

Lillie Ann “LILLA” Hopkinson Sleeper

Quebec, Canada
Death 19 Apr 1958 (aged 93)
Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
Burial Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 13965635 · View Source
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Obituary ST. PETERSBURG TIMES dated 4-20-58.



MRS. LILLA A. SLEEPER, 4829 Fifth Street South, widow of FRANK H. SLEEPER, inventor of factory equipment, died yesterday in a local hospital. She was 93 years of age.
MRS. SLEEPER was born in Canada and moved here 33 years ago from Worcester, Mass. Her husband who died here in 1937, was an active inventor until his death, and designed and patented more than 500 different machines. He was the founder of SLEEPER & HARTLEY, INC., in Worcester, builders of mill equipment.

MRS. SLEEPER was a member of the St. Petersburg Republican club, and a former member of Mirror Lake Lawn Bowling Club, Snell Isle Woman's club and the local Garden Club.

Survivors include three daughters, MRS. RAYMOND RUSSELL and MRS. LOTTA BLOUNT, here; MRS. WILLIAM WELCH, and a sister, MRS. GEORGE JOHNSTON, Fitchburg, Mass.

JHON S. RHODES, Inc. will announce arrangements.
(Interment at royal Palm Cemetery) (Minister: REV. SAM MILTON)
LILLY ANN "LILLA"3 HOPKINSON (WILLIAM CUELL2, WILLIAM1) was born June 01, 1864 in Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke County, Quebec, and died April 19, 1958 in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida. She was the daughter of WILLIAM CUELL HOPKINSON and CLARINA HOWARD SMITH.

She married FRANK HENRY SLEEPER December 04, 1883 in Coaticook, Barnsford Twp., Quebec, Canada, son of WRIGHT SLEEPER and PHILINDA COLE. He was born November 26, 1862 in Coaticook, Barnston Twp, Quebec, Canada, and died November 04, 1937 in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida.


i. LOTTA FRANCES4 SLEEPER, b. June 11, 1886, Coaticook, Stanstead County, Quebec Canada; d. December 12, 1969, Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida; m. WILLIAM H. BLOUNT, Abt. 1909; b. April 1886, Quebec, Canada.

ii. ETHEL MAY SLEEPER, b. January 22, 1892, Cookshire, Compton County, Quebec; d. August 28, 1986, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida; m. RAYMOND FIELD RUSSELL, January 23, 1918, Jacksonville, Florida; b. February 19, 1891, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts; d. March 06, 1949, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

iii. VERNA LILLA SLEEPER, b. December 03, 1903, Westmount, Montreal, Hochelaga, Quebec, Canada; d. September 28, 1991, Worcester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts; m. (1) WILLIAM H. WELCH; b. June 13, 1902; d. October 1978, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.




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  • Added: 15 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13965635
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lillie Ann “LILLA” Hopkinson Sleeper (1 Jun 1864–19 Apr 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13965635, citing Royal Palm South Cemetery, Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .