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Archer, Charles (1843–1905)

Our Longford correspondent writes: Very general regret was expressed here when the news came of the sudden death of Mr. Charles Archer. His boyhood was chiefly spent at Longford, his parents living at Northbury, the present residence of his brother, Mr. Ludlow Archer. During Mr. Archer's residence at Formosa, Cressy, several years ago, he was constantly seen at Longford, and was respected by everyone for his sterling worth and manly qualities. He was a very able lay preacher in the Methodist Church, and will long be remembered throughout the circuit for his earnest, unaffected preaching of the gospel. No weather prevented him from journeying to his appointments, often many miles from his home, and without any ostentation he earnestly carried out the work entrusted to him. In the church's business meetings his presence was valuable. Of a calm, deliberative nature, his advice was sought and appreciated. On leaving the circuit to go further afield, many expressions of regret at the departure of himself and Mrs. Archer were made, as they had endeared themselves to all, especially to the poor, by their generous kindness and loving dispositions. His death will leave a blank in the Methodist ranks which will be hard to fill, and by a large circle of friends his face will be missed. Great sympathy is felt for the family bereaved, especially as the death was so sudden, and the more so as a brother (Mr. Frank Archer, of Landfall) was taken away in a similar manner several years ago.

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'Archer, Charles (1843–1905)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/archer-charles-1483/text1484, accessed 13 November 2019.

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