Sierra Sun dated October 31, 1957
Last Rites Held for War Veteran
Funeral services were held at the Truckee Colonial Mortuary Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock for Joseph (Jasper) Archie, 60, a well known resident of Truckee for many years, who expired at Auburn Friday at 11:00 p.m. He had been in ill health for many years and for the past eight years had been in a rest home in the valley.
Archie was a native of Armenia born November 7, 1897, but came t this country with his parents at the age of nine, settling at Worchester, Mass., and later entered the structural steel industry.
During the First World War, Archie enlisted in the French Foreign Legion as a machine gunner and spent a year on the African desert where he was wounded and later developed encephalitis (sleeping sickness) from which he never recovered fully.
He returned to this country after the war and in November, 1920 was married to Roxie Joseph, his surviving wife. They came to Truckee many years ago and had since made this their home. He was a member of the local post of the American Legion.
Beside his wife, Archie is survived by his brother-in-law, Richard Joseph of Truckee and a sister-in-law, Mrs. James McIver also of Truckee.
Father P.J. O'Neill officiated at the services and Mrs. A.C. Kehm was the organist. Pall bearers were Harry Stout, Paul Capel, Everett Parker, Elden Tonini, Angelo Besio and Al Ring. Burial was in the Truckee Cemetery.
Sympathy of the community is extended to the extended family.
Roxie Joseph Archie (1904 - 1997)*
Sierra Mountains Cemetery
Plot: Plot 312, Grave 8
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Record added: Jun 12, 2008
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