Thanks. I did not know that it was only 32 bit. I changed to a 32 bit version of python (3.6.1). It now loads and with my original db name it connects.
When I change the file name by adding ?replica=master to the name, I get the message:
c_pers = sqlite3.connect(r"\Stevetabusersstevedocumentspythonpersonell.db?replica=master")
sqlite3.OperationalError: unable to open database file
I also had the full statement having a &bind=tcp..., with the same message