Selected Families and Individuals


Amanda Jane Archer

Sources conflict on date of birth:
29 Apr 1869 -- Snider, citing church records
23 Apr 1868 -- death certificate

Ernest Henry Rutherford

In 1900 and 1910, Ernest Henry Rutherford lived in the household of his maternal grandparents, Robert and Mary Archer.

William Sylvester Archer

At the time of the 1910 census, 39 year old William S. Archer lived in Noble County Ohio with his wife Elizabeth (33) and their two children, Thomas E. (5) and Mary J. (3). Adjacent farms in the census belonged to George Gerst and William Coleman.

In 1920, W. S. Archer (49) and his wife Lizzie (42) lived on their farm in Stock Twp., Noble County, Ohio and their two children Thomas E. (15) and Mary J. (13). Both children attended school. All were natives of Ohio, as were their parents, with the exception of Lizzie's mother, who was from Virginia. (The word "West" was written in front of Virginia, but it was crossed out.)

In 1930, W. S. Archer (59) owned a farm in Stock Twp. where he lived with his wife Elizabeth (52). Neighboring farms in the census belonged to G. Curtis and John Crum.

William Archer’s obituary appeared in the Zanesville Times Recorder on 21 May 1952:
SUMMERFIELD, May 20 - William Sylvester Archer, 81, life resident
of Noble county, died early Tuesday morning in St. Francis hospital,
Cambridge, where he had been a patient the past three days.
He was a retired farmer and spent most of his life in the Berne-East
Union area until about 18 months ago when he moved to the home of
his son, Emil, at Caldwell.
Besides the son, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Homer Treadway
of Canton, a brother, Frank, of Zanesville, and two grandchildren. His
wife, Elizabeth, died in 1938.
The body will remain in the Brubach funeral home here until services
are held at 9:30 Friday morning in the St. Michael Catholic church at
Berne. Rev. Fr. Harold Goschke will officiate and burial will be in the
church cemetery.

Elizabeth Archer

Twenty-three year old unmarried Elizabeth Archer did not live with her parents and siblings at the time of the 1900 census.

Cain Michael Archer

Cain Archer -- who would have been not quite three years old -- is not listed in the 1910 census for the household of Michael and Matilda Archer. In the 1930 census, Cain (22) lived with his parents on the family farm in Stock Twp. He was employed as a road contractor.

Audrey E. Spence

SOURCE: Marietta Times . . . Marietta, Oh . . . Dec 2002 . LAKE WORTH, Fla. - Audrey E. Archer, 90, of Lake Worth
died Sunday (Dec. 15, 2002) at J.F.K. Medical Center in Atlantis,
Fla. Shes was born March 12, 1912, in Noble County to James M. and
Emma F. Forshey Spence. She is survived by one son, Junior (Judy)
Archer of Florida; one daughter, Susan (Mark) Kuczen of Florida; one
sister, Florence Coyle of Ohio; and two grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by her parents. Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416
East St., Caldwell, with Evangelist Paul Hoover officiating. Burial is in
Olive Cemetery in Caldwell. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday
at the funeral home.

Walton Robert Everly

The following article appeared in the Zanesville Signal on 15 Oct 1929:
McConnellsville, O. - The grand jury for the October term of court brought 14 indictments after for day’s (sic) deliberation, and the following were made public:
The state of Ohio vs. Ezra Bates and Walton Everly, malicious destruction of property…

The following news brief appeared in the Zanesville Times Recorder on 3 Feb 1936:
Caldwell, O. - Walton Everly of Sharon vicinity was taken into custody on South street Friday night by Deputy Sheriff Paul Moore and Marshall Raymond Moore in an intoxicated condition. He was lying unconscious when found by the officers, and probably would have perished from exposure before morning if he had not been found by the officers. He was arraigned before Mayor S. D. Danford Saturday and given a fine of $5 and costs, which he paid and was released.

Wilma Elizabeth Archer

Dates of birth and death (from Social Security Death Index) have not been verified.

Francis S. Archer

Twelve year old Francis Archer is not listed in the household with his parents and children at the time of the 1900 census.

Francis was a veteran of World War I. Details of his service record are as follows:
Name: Francis S. Archer Serial Number: 2931991 Race: W
Residence: R. F. D. 2, Summerfield, O. Enlistment Division: National Army
Enlistment Location: Marietta, O. Enlistment Date: 25 Jun 1918
Birth Place: East Union, O. Birth Date / Age: 21 Apr 1888
Assigns Comment: Co D 334 Infantry to 23 Dec 1918; Prisoner of War Escort Co 263 to Discharge Private American Expeditionary Forces 2 Sept 1918 to 6 Oct 1919.
Honorable discharge 11 Oct 1919.

In 1920, 31 year old Francis Archer lived with his parents and two of his younger brothers on the family farm in Stock Twp., Noble County, Ohio. Francis was the only member of the household who was employed outside the home... he worked as a sawyer in a mill.

At the time of the 1930 census, Francis S. Archer (41) owned a home worth $3000 at 558 Luck ave. in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. Living with him were his wife, Rosa N. (28), and children Eleanor D. (7), John B. (5), and Eugene F. (1 yr 11 mos.). Only Eleanor attended school. Francis was a stationary engineer for a coal storage company.