1819–1904

Introduction

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 9, 1819, Dan­bury, New Hamp­shire.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 24, 1904, Well­es­ley, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Buried: Hope Ce­me­te­ry, Wor­ces­ter, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

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Biography

William was the son of Jon­a­than C. Sleep­er and Ma­ry Park­er, hus­band of Em­i­ly T. Sleep­er, and fa­ther of Will­iam Sleep­er.

He at­tend­ed Phil­lips-Ex­e­ter Acad­e­my, Ex­e­ter, New Hamp­shire; the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Ver­mont; and the An­do­ver The­o­lo­gic­al Se­mi­na­ry, New­ton Cen­tre, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

After or­di­na­tion, he con­duct­ed home min­is­try work in Mass­a­chu­setts and Maine. He lat­er be­came pas­tor of the Sum­mer Street Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church, Wor­ces­ter, Mas­sa­chu­setts, and served there ov­er 30 years.

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