That's fascinating news, HL2604, thank you!
After seeing all of the spellings her husband's name has received (was going through old files for them on here, and even saw "Anticne," I think lol), I can see how the "Sapphira" in that listing could eventually transition to just "Sophy/Sofia/Sophie" later on. Makes me wonder where those writing them down would have come up with such spellings, as well as where Alice might have been on that particular census for the family.
But I've encountered transcription issues in the past, with documents saying one thing and transcriptions saying another, so considering the poor visual quality of the scan, I'm wondering if what's transcribed as "Hellen" might actually be a version of "Alice." I see what you mean, too, with the death certificate, and how in a later census Sarah's last name loses a letter. So much detective work :)
It's amazing what those with you guys notice, and what a wealth of knowledge you hold. I'm fairly slow when it comes to putting together things like what I mention above, sometimes, so it was amazing to finally have it click upon reading yours and PCrabtree1976's posts; especially as it's been a while since I've looked through certain details of my tree, and realized I'd forgotten more than I thought.
Thank you for your assistance, as well as the kind words ^_^