- b. 25 Jan 1859 - d. 20 Jan 1915
Archibald was born on January 25, 1859 to parents Archibald Sr. and Mary Frances Patterson, at Belleville, Hastings, Ontario.
He trained as a land surveyor under Thomas Bolger, P.L.S., and then moved west in 1879 as assistant land surveyor to Bolger.
Throughout his career, Archibald was active in Regina and Northwest Territories as a Dominion Land Surveyor and as an architect.
He died at Edmonton, Alberta, on 20 January 1915 .
He was a cousin of Lt. Col. W.N. Ponton.