The cut on this page represents the handsome new quarters of the Chicago Lumber Company. They have been established in Glasco since the early eighties, but until recently were located in another part of the city. In 1902 they erected their present buildings, which are among the finest and most attractive of their numerous yards throughout the country. This firm carries an extensive line of well selected lumber, doors, windows, blinds, paints, etc.
Cornelius G. Archer, their local manager, has had years of experience in the lumber business and has held his present position since 1897. He is a native of Ogle county, Ohio, born in 1854. His father is Joseph Archer, a brother of the late Sheriff Archer of Cloud county. The Archers are of English origin, and their ancestors settled in Virginia along with the Colonists, and were patriots of the Revolutionary war. Mr. Archer's parents are both living and are residents of Virginia having resided there since 1873. Mr. Archer's mother was Katherine Harris before her marriage. She descends from a long lived race; her father died at the age of ninety-eight, and his brother at one hundred and three. Her paternal grandmother died at the age of one hundred and seven years. Mr. Archer remembers hearing her relate stories of Daniel Boone, whom she knew personally. She also knew Lou Wetzel, of Indian fame, and lived in Virginia at that time. Her name was Enochs. Mr. Archer's record is that of a boy who unaided, forged his way to manhood, worked his way up to a position of trust, and now enjoys the confidence of his employers, and the good will of his fellow citizens.
Transcribed from E.F. Hollibaugh's Biographical history of Cloud County, Kansas biographies of representative citizens. Illustrated with portraits of prominent people, cuts of homes, stock, etc. [n.p., 1903] 919p. illus., ports. 28 cm.
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