Notes for Frederick Hendricks Archer

Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa.

After an illness of two days, Fred Archer, well known farmer of Monroe township, died at the Hand hospital Sunday Morning at 2 o'clock.

Mr. Archer was taken ill at his home about six miles north of Shenandoah, Friday. At first his condition was not regarded as serious, but when he became much worse Saturday, he was removed to the Hand hospital, where he passed away Sunday morning. Uremic poisoning was thought to have caused his death.

Mr. Archer was born in Henderson county, Illinois, June 30, 1857. In 1876 he moved with his parents to Iowa, and settled in Fremont County. Later he moved to his present residence in Monroe county.

Besides his wife, there is left to mourn his departure three sons, Fred of Bassett, Nebraska; John of Ewing, Nebraska and Leo of Kearney, Nebraska. Four daughters, Mrs. Frank Saner of Imogene, Sister Stanislaus of Des Moines, Mrs. John Gilmore of Shenandoah and Martha at home. Two sons, Ralph and
Robert, at home. Five sisters, Mrs. J. Rockyfield of Los Angeles, California; Mrs. Scott Jackson of Fort Collins, Colorado, Mrs. W. E. Miller of Brownsville, Texas; Mrs. John Lingo of Essex and Mrs. E. C. LeBarron of Shenandoah.

The funeral was held at 9:30 o'clock this morning from the Saint Mary's church. The services will be conducted by Father Tolier of Dunlap, Iowa.

Many Virtues and Manly Qualities Made Him Distinctive

J R. Ratekin of Omaha pays a very fine tribute to his old friend and neighbor, Frederick H. Archer, in the following article to the Sentinel-Post:

Editor Sentinel-Post
Dear Sir:
It is in no ordinary sense, I beg to pay tribute to an old friend and neighbor, who has passed away to the great beyond. One I have known and admired for his many virtues and manly qualities. From his early manhood up to the present time, ever since 1874 or 75, Frederick H. Archer, when with his father, mother and Archer family migrated from Raritan, Ill, to Western Iowa, settling in Walnut Township, Fremont County, about five miles west of Shenandoah. For many years after the Archer family came to the vicinity near Shenandoah, I lived a near neighbor to them and was associated with them, neighbored back
and forth with them, and a more estimable or hospitable family I never had the pleasure of knowing or meeting with.

Fred, by which name everybody knew him, was then merging into a young man, but attended school at what was then known as the old Snapp school house. He passed and repassed my home, going back and forth to school mornings and evening, usually when I was out attending to my chores, and it was ever a pleasure to receive a pleasant smile and some kind of a happy greeting from him.

For these pleasantries and for his many manly qualities possessed by him, in his after years, when he became one of our up-to-date most progressive citizens, I learned to love and admire him. He was not only of a public spirit in every movement for the community in which he resided, but was generous
to a fault, if fault it might inadvertently be called. He was not only of a public spirit, but was a benefactor to the community in which he lived, and one that will be missed by his neighbors and friends. Like and following in the footsteps of his father, John Q. Archer, who passed away some twenty-five or thirty years
ago, will long be remembered for his many good deeds and manly bearing as well as a friend you did not have to get re-acquainted with every time you was absent from a few days at a time, one who always stood hitched up that you might find him where you left him. In fact it touches a spirit of pride to say I knew him as my friend.

Very truly,
J. R. Ratekin

Farmer Is Survived by Wife, Five Sons and Four Daughters;
Funeral at Catholic Church at 9:30 Tomorrow Morning

Fred Archer died suddenly at 2 o'clock yesterday morning following a serious illness of only twenty-four hours. He was not feeling well while in town Friday. Saturday he was taken suddenly worse and was rushed to the Hand hospital where he passed away on Sunday. Ureamic poisoning is given as the cause of his death.

Mr. Archer was born in Illinois, but since the time he was a small boy, he has lived in Iowa. He is 63 years of age. For a number of years the Archer home has been on the farm, six miles north-west of Shenandoah.

As soon as his illness developed, the children were notified, but not all of them were able to reach here to see him alive. Five sons and four daughters survive. they are: John Archer of Ewing, Nebraska; Fred Archer of Bassett, Nebraska; Fred Archre of Kearney, Nebr.; Ralph Archer, Robert Archer and Martha Archer who live on the home place near Imogene; Mrs. Frank Saner of Imogene; Sister Stanislous, a teacher in a Des Moines academy and Mrs. John Gilmore of this city. Mr. Archer's five sisters are Mrs. Jake Rockafield of Los Angeles; Mrs. Scott Jackson of Fort Collins, Colo.; Mrs. W. E. Miller of Brownsville, Texas; Mrs. John Lingo of Essex and Mrs. E. C. LeBarron of this city. M. J. Shunick of Galesburg and D. H. Shunick of Alexis, Ill, brothers of Mrs. Archer are here for the funeral.

The funeral services will be held from St. Mary's church at 9:30 o'clock tomorrow morning. Father G. J. Toher of Dunlap, Iowa, will officiate. Interment in Rose Hill cemetery in this city.

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