Alexander County

Biography - Frank Stophlet

FRANK W. STOPHLET, grocer, Commercial avenue, between Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth streets, Cairo, was born in Pulaski County, Ill., February 9, 1858. He is the eighth member of a family of nine children born to Preserved and Sophia (Hurd) Stophlet, who were among the pioneers of Southern Illinois. Frank W. received the advantages of a common school education, and in 1872 came to Cairo, where he became a salesman for the firm of C. O. Patier & Co., with whom he continued about eight years, thus laying the foundation of a practical knowledge of business. He established his business house at the present location, on the 5th of July, 1882, and has thus far met with satisfactory success. He was married in Mound City, Ill., April 23, 1879, to Miss May Hawley, daughter of Robert and Mary Hawley, of Mound City, where the father still lives. The mother is deceased. Mrs. Stophlet was born in Cincinnati in 1862, and is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Cairo. They have two children — Rose Stella and Elmer Stophlet, the former born February 13, 1880, and the latter April 28, 1882. Mr. Stophlet is a member of the American Legion of Honor.

Extracted 31 Mar 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 46.


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