Lacy family papers
1893-1926 (bulk 1897-1907)
George F. Archer was born in Pennsylvania around 1859, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Mary W. Archer; his father worked at a gas company in Camden, New Jersey, and later founded the Barnegat City Improvement Company. George attended the Centenary Collegiate Institute in Hackettstown, New Jersey, in the mid-1870s, and after graduation returned to Camden to work as a clerk and bookkeeper. He married Emilie Kendall on May 10, 1882, and had two children, Kathryn and Benjamin. Around 1905, George and Emilie became involved in a property settlement with two of George's siblings, Helen Devlin and F. Morse Archer. George Archer died sometime before, and Emilie sometime after, 1920.