Also see [Railway Officials in America 1906]
L. W. ARCHER was born in the State of Vermont, Feb. 28, 1821. At the early age of seven years he moved to Orleans
Co., N. Y., where he remained five years, going from there to Upper Canada, and remaining two years; he then returned
to Orleans County.
After a short time he took the Michigan fever, as many were going from that portion of New York to Michigan, and
he decided to try his fortunes in the new State. He stopped first at Niles, arriving there in 1845, remaining until
1860, when he settled in Lincoln township, where he remained until his death.
Mr. Archer at the early age of sixteen years embraced religion, and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, and
during his entire life was an active member, filling many positions of trust in the church. His death occurred
Feb. 22, 1879, but the grim messenger found him at his post, and released him frow his labors that he might receive
his final reward. He left behind him a wife and four children, who, with many friends, mourn his loss.
Mrs. Archer's maiden name was Lorinda Stone. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Archer have all nearly reached the estate
of manhood and womanhood.
History of Berrien and Van Buren Counties, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers.
D. W. Ensign & Co., Philadelphia 1880
Press of J. B. Lippincoff & Co., Philadelphia.