|Birth: ||Feb. 5, 1837|
|Death: ||Jul. 26, 1888|
("The Avoca-Herald" newspaper dated July 26, 1888 on page 4)
B. F. Archer who has purchased the Manley restaurant, has put the premises through a thorough course of repairs and cleaning, and is prepared to serve a meal or lunch at any hour. He is prepared to furnish transient or regular board at a reasonable rate and invites a share of the patronage. He has a nice line of confectionery, tobacco and cigars.
("The Avoca-Herald" newspaper dated August 2, 1888 on page 4)
On Thursday night at about nine o'clock Mr. B. F. Archer, who recently purchased the Manley restaurant, was taken with a severe hemorrhage of the lungs, and only lived about one hour. The death, while sudden was not unlooked for as the deceased has been suffering for about twelve years with lung trouble which developed consumption about four years ago, and he has been failing gradually since. Deceased was born in Marshal county, Va., February 5, 1837; was married with Caroline Meyers January 10, 1870. Six cildren were born to them, three of whom are now living. Deceased answered his country's call and served three years in the 22nd Iowa. He was a member of the U.S. Grant Post G.A.R., which organization took charge of the funeral, which took place on Saturday. Deceased was a faithful and devoted member of the Christian church, having become a member seventeen years ago with his wife.
Ancestry.com database for "U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles" shows the following information:
Enlisted in Company I, Iowa 22nd Infantry Regiment on 25 Aug 1862. Mustered out on 25 Jul 1865 at Savannah, GA.
Residence and age at time of enlistment were given as Iowa City, Iowa and 25.
Benjamin F. ARCHER
Died July 26, 1888
Aged 51y. 5m. 21d.
Plot: Section 5 Row 15
Created by: Barbara Butcher
Record added: Jan 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83768478