From the Richmond Times, 4/2/1901, p. 5, c. 1
Major Robert S. Archer.
The funeral of Major Robert S. Archer, president of the Southern Railway Supply Company and superintendent of the Tredegar Iron Works, who died Saturday night, was burned [sic] yesterday afternoon in Hollywood. The funeral services were held at St. Paul’s Church and were attended by many friends of the popular citizen. Major Archer had long been connected with the business interests of the Tredegar Works and was a member of the firm of Joseph R. Anderson & Co., which sold out to the Tredegar Company. He had a fine war record and was superintendent of the arsenal of the Confederate States Government and retired with the rank of major. He was also during the war a member of the ambulance corps.
His wife was Miss Virginia Watson, a daughter of Dr. George Watson, of this city. She survives him. He also leaves the following children: Dr. George W. Archer, of Detroit; Miss Nannie W. Archer, Miss Virginia Archer and Mrs. Andrew H. Christian, Jr., of Richmond. Deceased leaves one sister also, Mrs. Jones, and the following brothers: W. M. Archer, vice-president Southern Railway Supply Company, and E. R. Archer, chief engineer of the Tredegar Works. He was an uncle of Colonel Archer Anderson. Mrs. Ed. L. Hobson and Mrs. Seddon Bruce.