Sipling, Alfred Ernest (1861-1940 )
Transcription of Magazine ‘Sketch’
Mr. A.E. Sipling, Hull fourth circuit steward, is a native of the city. Early in life he joined Hessle Road Church, entered the Sunday School, for fifteen years officiated as society steward and is a trustee. His sympathies are not merely local, needy cases in the district find in him a friendly spirit. His promise is one of the largest in the circuit to the Centenary Fund. He was a delegate to the last District Meeting and Conference. Mow Cop Meeting is a special feature in his thirty-five years of church life. Mr. Sipling is interested in public affairs. He is a member of the Board of Guardians, a Liberal in politics. He is in the strength of manhood in appearance, slender in build and thoughtful in action, wise in council, considerate and kind in spirit. Mrs. Sipling supports him in church life and work.
Family and other information
Alfred was born in 1861 at Hull, Yorkshire.
Census returns identify the following information about Alfred.
- 1871 pauper in Hull Workhouse
- 1881 apprentice, living with an uncle who is a hatter and outfitter
- 1891 draper’s assistant
- 1901 hatter and outfitter
- 1911 hatter and outfitter shop
Alfred married Alice Smith (1865-1932) in the summer of 1887 at Hull, Yorkshire. Census returns identify two children.
- Elsie (1891-1972) – married Harold Horrocks in 1922
- Phyllis (1892-1981)
Alfred died on 11 July 1940 at Hornsea, Yorkshire.
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1908/190
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