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Sarah Archer (Walker)

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Cavan Parish, Newcastle District, Ontario
Death: September 1912 (81)
Place of Burial: Oakfield, Iowa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Joseph Walker and Catharine Walker
Wife of Norman Archer
Mother of William Edgar Archer and Thomas Z. Archer
Sister of Elizabeth Lewis; William Henry Walker; Rachel Stafford; Solomon Walker; Catharine Deniston and 6 others

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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. 
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Sarah Archer's Timeline

November 1830
Newcastle District, Ontario
June 1849
Age 18
Age 21