Ada Archer

26 December 1854–25 April 1923 (Age 68)
Radford, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ada

When Ada Archer was born on 26 December 1854, in Radford, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Tucker Archer, was 33 and her mother, Louisa Ann Hatton, was 29. She married John F. Murphy on 8 May 1875, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Fort Benton, Idaho, United States for about 40 years. She died on 25 April 1923, in Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Fort Benton, Idaho, United States.

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John F. Murphy
Ada Archer
Marriage: 8 May 1875
Ada A Murphy
Louisa Murphy
Ellen Nell Murphy

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 May 1875St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 3
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 21
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    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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    Sources (23)

    • Ada Archer in entry for Ada Muir, "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004"
    • Ada Murphy in household of Jno Murphy, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Ada Archer in entry for William J. Hughes and Ellen Murphy, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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