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ARCHER Oliver Perry[1]
Male 1872 - 1930

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  • Birth  1870  Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Birth  1870  Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Birth  1870  Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Birth  1870  Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence  1870  District 18, Tipton, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Birth  1872  Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Birth  Nov 1872  Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Gender  Male 
    Name  O P Archer  [2
    Name  O P Ascher  [6
    Name  Oliver Archer  [7
    Name  Oliver Archer  [3
    Name  Oliver P Archer  [4
    Name  Oliver P Archer  [5
    Residence  1880  District 12, Tipton, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence  1900  Justice Precinct 1, Victoria, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence  1910  Justice Precinct 3, Hidalgo, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence  1920  McAllen, Hidalgo, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence  1930  McAllen, Hidalgo, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died  03 May 1930  Hidalgo, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  McAllen, Hidalgo, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I3203  Brasfield-Brassfield Genealogies
    Last Modified  17 Feb 2015 
     
    Father  ARCHER Creed Taylor,   b. Nov 1849, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  PERRY Sarah Elizabeth,   b. Oct 1851, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1939, Cameron, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1038  Group Sheet
     
    Family  HILL Clara,   b. 1880, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1958, Hidalgo, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. ARCHER Hazel Marie,   b. May 1898, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1941, McAllen, Hidalgo, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. ARCHER Clara Louise Hill,   b. 24 Dec 1902, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 May 1989, Marin, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1039  Group Sheet
     
  • Notes 
    • Born in Garland, Tennessee.
      Husband of Clara Hill Archer.
      Father of Clara L. Archer Robertson & Hazle Archer Martin.
      Oliver (OP) was Mayor of McAllen, Texas from 1913 - 1923.
      OP donated a one-block tract of land to the City of McAllen for use as a public park in 1917, just six years after the town was incorporated. The McAllen Board of Commisioners officially named the site for him in 1933. The bandstand that was erected on the site has a basement which was the home of the McAllen Public Library from 1936 - 1949.

      Buried in the South 1/3 of Lot 9, Block 14.

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      The following information was taken from the McAllen Daily Press, dated: May 5, 1930.

      O. P. Archer whose long 22 year residence was ended Saturday morning by death, which followed in the wake of a lingering illness, Sunday, was honored by hundreds of McAllen and Hidalgo county citizens as last rites were held for him at McAllen High School auditorium.

      Before a flower-banked stage, Mr. Archer's last remains lay in a silver casket at the foot of the auditorium. At the conclusion of services those attending filed past the casket to pay final silent tribute to the departed leader whose life span meant much to the city.

      Frank G. Crow, John T. Cardwell, T. J. Powell, Stephen Jones, R. E. Horn and John W. Ewing served as pallbearers.

      The services were both reverent and impressive, marking as they did the passing of one of the city's best known pioneers. Born in Garland, Tennessee, Mr. Archer came to Texas in 1900. He lived in Corpus Christi for four years, moving later to Brownsville, where from 1904 to 1908 he served as manager of the Texas and Ohio Company sugar plantation near there. In 1908 he came to McAllen, where he resided until his death. Here he was connected with various commercial and municipal enterprises. His outstanding work was his service as mayor of the city, from 1913 until 1923. Other connections included his term as president of McAllen Rotary Club and president of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce.

      Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Clara Hill Archer; two daughters, Clara Martin of McAllen and Hazle Robertson of Fort Stotsenburg, P.I., his mother Mrs. S. E. Archer of Corpus Christi, a sister, Mrs. W. P. Drake of San Benito, and four brothers, Carl C. and Allen of San Antonio, Norman of Memphis, Tenn., and Harry of Corpus Christi.

      All except Mrs. Robertson and Norman Archer were present at the Sunday rites.

      Mr. Archer was interred at Valhalla Cemetery which was later renamed Roselawn Cemetery.
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S155] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online..
      Record for Oliver Perry Archer

    2. [S151] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online. Year: 1880; Census Place: District 12, Tipton, Tennessee; Roll: 1282; Family History Film: 1255282; Page: 470C; Enumeration District: 163; Image: ..
      Record for C. T. Archer

    3. [S152] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2003;), Database online. Year: 1870; Census Place: District 18, Tipton, Tennessee; Roll: M593_; Page: ; Image: ..
      Record for Oliver Archer

    4. [S149] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online. Year: 1920; Census Place: Mcallen, Hidalgo, Texas; Roll: T625_1811; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 79; Image: ..
      Record for Oliver P Archer

    5. [S148] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;), Database online. Year: 1930; Census Place: McAllen, Hidalgo, Texas; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: ..
      Record for Oliver P Archer

    6. [S150] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online. Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 3, Hidalgo, Texas; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: ..
      Record for O P Ascher

    7. [S156] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Database online. Year: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 1, Victoria, Texas; Roll: T623_1676; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 85..
      Record for Creed ? Archer

    8. [S151] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online. Year: 1880; Census Place: District 12, Tipton, Tennessee; Roll: 1282; Family History Film: 1255282; Page: 470C; Enumeration District: 163; Image: ..
      Record for S. L. Archer