Archie fell in love with Cordelia Workman.
One of her uncles had been the mayor of Ottawa. Another was the mayor of Montreal. A third uncle was a famous doctor, and a fourth was a millionaire. Cordelia's father had been a partner in a successful hardware business called Frothingham and Workman.
Archie came from a humbler background, but he couldn't be matched for brains, energy, talent and integrity.
In 1875, while still working as the headmaster of the high school in Hawkesbury, he married Cordelia, graduated from Queen's with his M.A. degree, and accepted a new position as headmaster of the Kingston Collegiate Institute.
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