Sarah Archer (Walker)
|Birthplace:||Cavan Parish, Newcastle District, Ontario|
|Place of Burial:||Oakfield, Iowa|
Daughter of Joseph Walker and Catharine Walker
|Managed by:||Steve Knowles|
About Sarah Archer
Sarah Archer was a very large, obese woman. She was very self conscious about this situation and would never willingly submit to being weighed. Her family devised a unique approach to 'determine' her weight. Her family would take her for a ride in a buggy, pull the buggy on the large industrial scales under some pretense, and get the weight of the horse, buggy, and passengers. Then after Sarah was delivered home, the buggy would return to the scales and get another weight minus Sarah. The difference was the weight of Sarah.
This story was related by Levi Walker and Sarah was his aunt.