John Henry Archer

MaleMay 1865–5 June 1944

Brief Life History of John Henry

When John Henry Archer was born in May 1865, in Indiana, United States, his father, Waterman H. Archer, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Ohlwine, was 31. He lived in Noble, Indiana, United States in 1935 and Cromwell, Sparta Township, Noble, Indiana, United States in 1940. He died on 5 June 1944, in Ligonier, Perry Township, Noble, Indiana, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Kimmell, Sparta Township, Noble, Indiana, United States.

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Waterman H. Archer
Elizabeth Ohlwine
Sarah L Archer
William F. Archer
Mary Catherine Archer
Ella Alice Archer
John Henry Archer
Samuel L. Archer
Lucinna Emma Archer
Christina Archer

Sources (8)

  • John H Archer in household of William F Archer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John H Archer, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John H Archer in household of William F Archer, "United States Census, 1920"

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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 2

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.


Age 21

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English and French: from Middle English archere, Anglo-Norman French archer, Old French archier ‘bowman’, hence an occupational name for an archer. This Norman French word partially replaced the native English word bowman in the 14th century. In North America, this surname may have absorbed some cases of European cognates such as French Archier. Compare Larcher .

German: from an agent derivative of Old High German archa ‘mill-race’ (from Latin arca ‘chest, box’). This surname is rare in Germany.

Germanized form of Slovenian Arhar: German-influenced patronymic from the personal name Arh (see Arch 3), an old vernacular equivalent of Henry . Alternatively, perhaps a topographic name derived from Old High German archa ‘mill-race’ (see 2 above), hence a cognate of Slovenian Rakar (see Raker 4).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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