Josiah Holiday Archer
(1847-1923)
Matilda Jane Grace
(1849-1917)

Horatio Nelson Archer
(1891-1916)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Beatrice Ann Hogan

Horatio Nelson Archer

  • Born: 31 Aug 1891, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States 1 3 4 5 6
  • Marriage (1): Beatrice Ann Hogan on 6 Oct 1913 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States 1 2
  • Died: 18 Dec 1916, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States at age 25 5 6 7

bullet   Cause of his death was Septic infection following accidental electrical burn.5

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Census: 1900 United States Federal: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. 3

Residence: 206 Artillery Av, 1905, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. 8

Residence: 206 Artillery Av, 1909, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. 9

Census: 1910 United States Federal: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. 10

Residence: 206 Artillery Av, 1910, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. 11

Residence: 206 Artillery Av, 1911, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. 12

Residence: 206 Artillery Av, 1912, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. 13

Residence: 206 Artillery Av, 1913, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. 14

Residence: 206 Artillery Av, 1914, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. 15

Residence: 25 Hussar Av, 1915, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. 16

Article: The Times Herald, 12 Dec 1916, Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan, United States. 17

MAN IS SHOCKED
BY 23,000 VOLTS

Body Short Circuits Feed Cur-
rent and Causes Confusion In
Detroit Stores

(By The Associated Press)

Detroit, Dec. 12 - Twenty-three
thousand volts of electricity passed
through the body of Nelson H. Arch-
er, from an Edison Company switcch-
board late yesterday afternoon and
at the hospital where he was taken
it was said he has an excellent
chance for recovery. His face, body
and arms were terribly burned. In
answer to questions as to how it
felt to have the high voltage shoot
through him, he said:
"Nothing went through me; I just
touched the arc and fell down."
The accident was a costly one to
down-town merchants. The switch
board across which Archer fell car-
ried the current supplying light and
power to a number of department
stores. His body short circuited the
feed current and with the resultant
blowing out of the fuses the business
houses of light and elevator service
at one of the busiest hours of the day.
The majority of the stores suspended
services for the day.
Physicianss at the hospital say
Archer will be out in a few days.

Article: The Times Herald, 19 Dec 1916, Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan, United States. 18

"Human Torch" Is Dead

Detroit, Dec. 19 - Nelson H. Arch-
er, known to phsicians as the "hu-
man torch" has succumbed to in-
juries suffered December 1 when he
fell across a switch board in the
Congress street sub-station of the
Edison Illuminating Company, plung-
ing down-town epartment stores
and other placed of business in prac-
tical darkness. Twenty-three thou-
sand volts of electricity passed
through his body.

Death Notice: The Detroit News Tribune, 24 Dec 1916, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. 19

H. Nelson Archer, Harper Hospital, inquest pending


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Horatio married Beatrice Ann Hogan, daughter of James Joseph Hogan Sr. and Jane Dunne, on 6 Oct 1913 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.1 2 (Beatrice Ann Hogan was born on 2 Nov 1893 in Michigan, United States 3 and died on 13 Sep 1963 in Michigan, United States 20.)


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Sources


1 Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925 (http://www.familysearch.org/),

Groom name: Nelson Archer
Groom race or color (on document):
Groom age: 23 years
Groom birth year: 1890
Groom birth place: Michigan
Bride name: Anna Hogan
Bride race or color (on document):
Bride age: 19 years
Bride birth year: 1894
Bride birth place: Michigan
Marriage type:
Marriage date: 06 Oct 1913
Marriage place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Father of groom name: Josiah
Mother of groom name: Matilda
Father of bride name: James
Mother of bride name: Jane
Marital status:
Groom previous wife name:
Bride marital status:
Bride previous husband name:
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2342704
Frame number:
Digital GS number: 4209172
Image number: 82
Reference number: v 5 p 553 rn 99100
Collection: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925.

2 "Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952," database, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com/);

Name: Negon Archer
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Year: abt 1890
Birth Place: Michigan
Marriage Date: 6 Oct 1913
Marriage Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Age: 23
Residence Place: Detroit, Michigan
Father: Josech
Mother: Matilda
Spouse: Anna Hogan
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Race: White
Spouse Age: 19
Spouse Birth Place: Michigan
Spouse Residence Place: Detroit, Michigan
Spouse Father: Jomes
Spouse Mother: Jone
Record Number: 99100
Film: 117
Film Description: 1913 Wayne - 1914 Branch

3 1900 United States Federal Census (Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900.T623, 1854 rolls.).

4 Michigan Births 1867-1902 (https://www.familysearch.org/),

Name: Horatio N. Archer
Birth date: 31 Aug 1891
Birth place: Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document):
Father name: Josiah H. Archer
Father birth place: England
Age of father:
Mother name: Matilda Archer
Mother birth place: England
Mother age:
Christening date:
Christening place:
Additional relatives:
Death date:
Age at death:
Film number: 2322375
Digital GS number: 4206344
Image number: 992
Frame number:
Reference number: item 2 p 238 rn 10492
Collection: Michigan Births 1867-1902.

5 Death Certificate, State of Michigan Department of State - Division of Vital Statistics County of Wayne, City of Detroit Certificate of Death 11149.

6 "Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1950," database, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com/);

Name: H Nelson Archer
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 31 Aug 1891
Death Date: 18 Dec 1916
Death Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
Father: Joseph Archer
Mother: M J Grace

7 The Library of Michigan; Michigan Death Records, 1897-1920; Rolls: 1-302; Archive Barcode/Item Number: 30000008534046; Roll Number: 245; Certificate Number: 133., "Michigan Death Records 1897-1920," database, Ancestry.com;

Name: H Nelson Archer
Birth Year: 1891
Death Date: 11 Dec 1916
Death Place: Detroit, Wayne
Age: 25
Father's Name: Joseph Archer

8 "U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989," database, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com/);

NAME: Nelson J Archer
RESIDENCE YEAR: 1905
STREET ADDRESS: 206 Artillery av
RESIDENCE PLACE: Detroit, Michigan, USA
OCCUPATION: Carpenter
PUBLICATION TITLE: Detroit, Michigan, City Directory, 1905

9 "U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989," database, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com/);

NAME: Nelson H Archer
RESIDENCE YEAR: 1909
STREET ADDRESS: 206 Artillery av
RESIDENCE PLACE: Detroit, Michigan, USA
OCCUPATION: Electrician
PUBLICATION TITLE: Detroit, Michigan, City Directory, 1909

10 1910 United States Federal Census (Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910.T624, 1,178 rolls.).

11 "U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989," database, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com/);

NAME: Nelson H Archer
RESIDENCE YEAR: 1910
STREET ADDRESS: 206 Artillery av
RESIDENCE PLACE: Detroit, Michigan, USA
OCCUPATION: Electrician
PUBLICATION TITLE: Detroit, Michigan, City Directory, 1910

12 "U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989," database, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com/);

NAME: Nelson Archer
RESIDENCE YEAR: 1911
STREET ADDRESS: 206 Artillery av
RESIDENCE PLACE: Detroit, Michigan, USA
OCCUPATION: Electrician
PUBLICATION TITLE: Detroit, Michigan, City Directory, 1911

13 "U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989," database, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com/);

NAME: H Nelson Archer
RESIDENCE YEAR: 1912
STREET ADDRESS: 206 Artillery av
RESIDENCE PLACE: Detroit, Michigan, USA
OCCUPATION: Electrician
PUBLICATION TITLE: Detroit, Michigan, City Directory, 1912

14 "U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989," database, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com/);

NAME: H Nelson Archer
RESIDENCE YEAR: 1913
STREET ADDRESS: 206 Artillery av
RESIDENCE PLACE: Detroit, Michigan, USA
OCCUPATION: Electrician
PUBLICATION TITLE: Detroit, Michigan, City Directory, 1913

15 "U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989," database, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com/);

NAME: Nelson H Archer
RESIDENCE YEAR: 1914
STREET ADDRESS: 206 Artillery av
RESIDENCE PLACE: Detroit, Michigan, USA
OCCUPATION: Electrician
PUBLICATION TITLE: Detroit, Michigan, City Directory, 1914

16 "U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989," database, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com/);

NAME: Nelson Archer
RESIDENCE YEAR: 1915
STREET ADDRESS: 25 Hussar av
RESIDENCE PLACE: Detroit, Michigan, USA
PUBLICATION TITLE: Detroit, Michigan, City Directory, 1915

17 The Port Huron Times-Herald, Port Huron, Michigan, 12 Dec 1916.

18 The Port Huron Times-Herald, Port Huron, Michigan, 19 Dec 1916.

19 The Detroit News. Detroit Michigan, Classified Section, Page 1, Column 2.

20 The Detroit Free Press, Detroit Michigan, 15 Sep 1963.


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