Reuben Archer

19 March 1859–8 August 1946 (Age 87)
Radford, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Reuben

When Reuben Archer was born on 19 March 1859, in Radford, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Tucker Archer, was 38 and his mother, Louisa Ann Hatton, was 33. He married Hilda Jane Whilt about 1901. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He immigrated to United States in 1864 and lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 8 August 1946, in Fort Benton, Idaho, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Fort Benton, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Archer
Hilda Jane Whilt
Marriage: about 1901
Reuben Leroy Archer
David Royal Archer

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  • Marriage
    about 1901
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    Age 4
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 23
    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    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 (24)

    • Reuben Archer, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Ruban Archer in entry for David R. Archer and Neva C. Troxel, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • Ruben Archer in household of Wm Archer, "United States Census, 1870"

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