James Harvey Archer

Brief Life History of James Harvey

When James Harvey Archer was born on 3 November 1877, in Davisboro, Washington, Georgia, United States, his father, James Mitchell Archer, was 40 and his mother, Clarissa Ann Peeler, was 32. He married Bessie Mae Harper on 13 November 1899, in Sparta, Hancock, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Hancock, Georgia, United States in 1969 and Sparta, Hancock, Georgia, United States in 1969. He died on 2 March 1969, in Sandersville, Washington, Georgia, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Double Branches Cemetery, Hawkinsville, Pulaski, Georgia, United States.

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James Harvey Archer
1877–1969
Bessie Mae Harper
1876–1954
Marriage: 13 November 1899
Lillie Green Archer
1905–1981

Sources (13)

  • Harvey J Archer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Harvey Archer, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • James Archer, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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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