John M. Archer, Jr. graduated from UT in 1929, not 1919 as in the obituary.
Company Timeline - 1950: Mr John M. Archer became NP&L's president following the death of Mr. Thorpe in February
Sept. 9, 1953 - John Archer, NP&L’s president at the time, told the Asheville Citizen-Times that the dams wouldn’t produce enough power to be economically feasible without some “radically new departures in engineering.”
Neyland Comes to Tennessee
Robert Neyland took over as head coach in 1926. At the time, Neyland was an Army Captain and an ROTC instructor at the school. Interestingly, in the 1929 season at least, his two assistant coaches (also ROTC instructors) out-ranked him. Former player Nathan Dougherty who had then become Dean of the school's engineering program and chairman of athletics made the standard clear: "Even the score with Vanderbilt."
Neyland quickly surpassed the Nashville school which had been dominating football in Tennessee. He also scored a surprise upset victory over heavily favored Alabama in 1928. Neyland captured the school's first Southern Conference title in 1927, on only his second year on the job. In 1929, Gene McEver became the football program's first ever All American. He led the nation in scoring, and his 130 points still remains as the school record.
Also on this census record was a brother to John M. Archer:
Ledford Archer 29
Helen J. Archer 26
Charles I. Kearney - Brother-in-law 21
James F. Archer 33
Jane Archer 36
Ledford Archer 9
Bascomb Archer 8
Noah A. Archer 6
John M. Archer 4
Mary L. Archer 2
Nancy E. Archer 1M
James Douglas 20
According to a feature story in the Jellico, TN Advance Sentinel date d May 6, 1992 and titled: "Archer-Douglas Families Studied", James L. Archer was an early settler in northern Campbell County, moving to the Hoot Owl Hollow area on a Kentucky land grant. Before 1830, Kentucky claimed land south of the current state line (Tennessee) and many landgrants, some as far south as Stinking Creek and 'the narrows' were issued by that state. The article goes on to say that James and Nancy had at least two sons that served with Union Forces in the Civil War. Although James owned five slaves, he was in favor of the Union cause. A large muster site called 'Camp Pine Knot' was established on a knoll of Pine Mountain on his property. When he died in 1862, he was buried in the family cemetery at the site of the soldier's camp. The children of James L. Archer and the offspring of another early settler, Mathew Douglas, became a long association that still liinks the two families. The article continues saying that a local landmark was named to honor James Archer. The highest point on Pine Mountain, above Hoot Owl Hollow, is called 'Archers'.
It is said that John Archer Jr. was a gambler on horseraces, and was often called before the Baptist Church and sited. He would ask for forgiveness of the brethren. The order to bequiet (probably couldn't vote in church meetings.) There are notes indicating that John had been married three times.
Notes from George W. Archer's (no relation) letter from the Archer Assocation Clearing House... he has references from an Elsie Payne Archer, who says she got information from Judge Henderson Archer, son of James Marion, that John A rcher Jr. was married 3 times.....The first being to Rebecca Smith, the second wife, Sarah Diedema Claxton, and the third being Nancy Abigale Hanks.