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Death of Seymour Sleeper

Seymour Sleeper died at his home in Mena, Arkansas, Thursday afternoon, February 28th, at 2:00, after a sickness of about four days. He apparently had been well until the Monday preceding his death, when he was taken with a severe pain in the head and soon lost consciousness, remaining unconscious until his death.
Word came to S. S. Dickinson in the city Thursday afternoon of the death of his son-in-law, and Howard S. Dickinson started at once for Mena, but did not arrive until too late for the funeral. The funeral was held Friday afternoon and was under the direction of the Masonic lodge. The burial was at Mena.

Seymour Sleeper was born in Hillsdale county, Michigan, May 20th, 1844, and died February 28th, 1907, at the age of 62 years, 9 months and 20 days. He enlisted in the Union navy October 27, 1862, as private on the United States steamer Gov. Buckingham, and was mustered out October 26th, 1864.

On March 25th, 1868, he married Alice Farley, of Lapeer county, Michigan, who died in Larned Nov. 6th, 1893. In July 1896, Mr. Sleeper married Mary E. Dickinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Dickinson, of this city, who survives him.

For a number of years Mr. Sleeper was identified with the business interests of this city, and is well and favorably known to the people of this county. Several years ago he located in Arkansas on a fruit farm but later has been in business in Mena.

Transcribed and Contributed by Richard Schwartzkopf

Last Updated:  Tuesday, July 26, 2005 14:03:54

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