F. MORSE ARCHER SR. was born in Camden November 27th, 1873. A graduate of Princeton University in 1894 and Harvard Law School in 1897, he passed the bar in New Jersey. After practicing law in Camden and serving as Camden County prosecutor, he was elected president of the National State Bank of Camden, which became the First Camden National Bank & Trust. He continued in that post until his retirement in 1947.
F. Morse Archer passed away in Florida on February 1, 1950. His son F. Morse Archer Jr. became a prominent lawyer in South Jersey, co-founding the Archer & Greiner law firm that bears his name today.
February 22, 1898
Committee of One Hundred
December 3, 1898
|Philadelphia Inquirer - July 29, 1902|
Foster - F.
Joseph Nowrey - Eli Hunt - John G. Helm
Henrietta V. Bland - James Bland
Charles Wagner - Harry Miller - Albert Keaser Robert Miller - F. Neil Robinson
South 3rd Street - Beckett Street
Liberty Street - Locust Street
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On October 1, 1902 Paul Woodward murdered two young boys by giving them poison. Frank T. Lloyd, then Camden County prosecutor, was responsible for leading the investigation and prosecuting the case. F. Morse Archer was then serving as Assistant County Prosecutor and was involved in the investigation and the trial. Woodward was arrested Woodward on October 4, 1902. He was indicted, tried, convicted of murder in the first degree, and on January 7, 1903 executed at the Camden County Jail.
Philadelphia Inquirer - September 5, 1903
Baird Sr. - J.
Wesley Sell - Frank
F. Patterson Jr. - E.V.D.
E. Ambler Armstrong - Frank T. Lloyd - F. Morse Archer - Robert L. Barber
William J. Bradley - William D. Brown - Thomas P. Curley - Charles F. Currie
Isaac W. Coles - E.W. Delacroix - John J. Burleigh - John Cherry - William Graeff
Theodore Gibbs - John S. Roberts - Henry J. West - George Pfeiffer Jr.
Irving Buckle - Samuel Wood - Jonathan Watson - Maurice Redrow
Richard R. Miller - Lwis H. Mohrman - David M. Anderson - G. WIlliam Harned
Edward H. Chew - William Coffin - Dr. John B. Davis - Dr. Henry H. Davis
Samuel S. Elfreth - Charles H. Ellis - Levi Farnham - John Blowe - J. Palmer Earl
Samuel P. Jones - George W. Turner - Henry M. Snyder - Lewis Stehr Sr.
Charles P. Sayrs - Henry J. Rumrille - William M. Palmer - Frank Peterson
Martin J. O'Brien - J. WIllard Morgan - J. Alpheus McCracken - John R. McCabe
A.G. McCausland - Joseph Kolb - John M. Kelly - E.E. Jefferies - Jacob S. Justice
Robert Jaggard - Harry L. Jones - Upton S. Jefferys - William Kettler
John D. Courter - Dr. William S. Jones - Mahlon F. Ivins Sr.
Samuel G. Hufty - Ephraim T. Gill - Francis Fithian
F. Patterson Jr.
|Philadelphia Inquirer - November 13, 1910|
Morse Archer - George
V. Murry - Martin
Carrigan - Joseph Sparks -
Charles D. Crane - Joseph Wagner - Daniel J. Hilland
May 17, 1918
Clara E. Brandt
|Philadelphia Inquirer - October 27, 1918|
Morse Archer - National
State Bank - William
T. Boyle - William
Walter J. Staats - E.A. Stoll - David S. Rush Jr. - E.G.C. Bleakly - James H. Long
William L. Hurley - Francis B. Wallen - Wilbert Pike - Volney Bennett
F. Morse Archer House
Built by the James W. Draper Co.
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Camden Courier-Post - February 10, 1928
Group of Organ Club Has New Name
The Choral Association of the Camden Chapter, National Association of Organists, has become a separate organization. From now on it will be known as the Musical Art Society
The group, at its start here, was sponsored by the Camden Chapter with an aim to establish it as a separate group as soon as a successful working basis was reached.
Patronage has been forthcoming which has assured the society of a place in the musical activities of the community. The plan is to develop a sound choral group, capable of producing serious choral works in artistic manner.
The society’s membership list is still open. Voices, both male and female, are needed. Singers with ability at reading are especially urged to make themselves known. Applications, under the new society’s plan, should be sent to Edna M. Llewellyn, Fourth Avenue and Kings Highway, Haddon Heights.
will continue at the First
here on the first, second and third Mondays of every month.
patrons are Wilfred W. Fry,
Mrs. Fry, Charles K. Haddon, Mrs. Walter
J. Staats, Hon. E.G.C. Bleakly,
Mrs. Elwood A. Harrar, Mrs.
F. Morse Archer, A. Wilbur
Nash, Dr. Edward M. Sullivan, J. Walter Levering, Dr.
Joseph E. Roberts, William G. Moore, Mrs. Mary L. Neer, Mrs. J.
Harry Knerr, Mrs. Ada M. Eckenhoff, Mrs. Charles A. Reynolds, and Joseph
The former choral association will retain its officers under the new title of the Musical Art Society, with the exception of the post of secretary. Miss Llewellyn will replace Walter M. Smith temporarily.
officers are: Henry S. Fry, director; Miss Llewellyn, treasurer; Ada M.
Eckenhoff, librarian; Robert M. Haley, president; Marion V. Taylor,
Evelyn Lawrence, Stanley Nelson, Harry W. Schwartz, Marjorie Riggins
Seybold, F. Marie Wesbroom-Dager and Howard S. Tussey, executive board.
society will present at least two public concerts in the spring, one in
April at the North Baptist
Church and the spring concert, which has been tentatively scheduled
for May and will probably take place in the First
Camden Courier-Post * October 29, 1931
MORE MEN JOIN LEAGUE TO AID BAIRD
Forty-seven more prominent professional and business men yesterday joined the Baird-for-Governor Business Men's League and pledged themselves to work actively in interest of David Baird Jr., for governor, and add special impetus to his campaign.
The league was organized this week at an enthusiastic meeting of 18 outstanding Baird supporters in professional and business life at the Camden Club, 315 Cooper Street. The league membership is open only to business, professional and industrial leaders who are not holding public office and who are not politicians.
The latest enrollments among community leaders pledging themselves to devote themselves to the Baird cause are the following:
F. Morse Archer, president of the First Camden National Bank; Clinton. L. Bardo, president of the New York Shipbuilding Company and of the New Jersey Taxpayers' Association; George C. Baker, of the BakerFlick Company; Watson Shallcross, president of the Camden County Chamber of Commerce; Howard J. Dudley, Broadway merchant; Thomas E. French, prominent attorney; J. David Stern, publisher of the Courier-Post newspapers and of the Philadelphia Record; Wellington K. Barto, of the West Jersey Trust Company; Dr. Joseph Roberts, Cooper Hospital; William Clement, of the Clement Coverall Paint Company; Robert Wright, of the Haddonfield National Bank; Arthur J. Podmore, of the Camden Pottery Company; Nathan Leopold, Haddonfield druggist; Dr. J. Edgar Howard, of Haddonfield.
Dr. Alfred N. Elwell, of this city; Edward Preisendanz, Clarence Peters, N. Franks, of. Franks & Sweeney; U. G. Peters, Ralph D. Baker, prominent real estate man; Archibald Dingo, George Bachman, Sr., and George Bachman, Jr., Dr. O. W. Saunders, Henry Cooperson, Leon Cooperson, Herman Z. Cutler. Charles Bauman, Harry Rose, George Austermuhl, Walter Gulick, Albert Voeglin, Howard Fearn, John A. Schlorer, Ernest L. Bartelt.
William S. Casselman, George M. Carr, J. Price Myers, Carl R. Evered, former president of the Camden County Real Estate Board; Francis B. Wallen, former president of the Camden County Chamber of Commerce; William H. Alff, Edmund J. Alff, Harry Pelouze, Walter Campbell, Dr. Thomas R. Bunting, Joseph F. Kobus and Henry E. Kobus.
Enrollments, it was announced, may be made through the following committee of the league:
Ludwig A. Kind, Thomas Gordon Coulter, Charles H. Laird, Walter J. Staats, Frank C. Middleton, Jr., Frank J. Hineline, William T. Read, Charles S. Boyer, W. W. Robinson, George R. Pelouze, Paul A. Kind, Dr. Paul A. Mecray, Jerome Hurley, Harry A. Moran, James V. Moran, William J. Strandwitz, former Judge Lewis Starr and Frank C. Norcross.
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