Archie was born on December 21, 1914 at Elk County General Hospital in Ridgway, Pennsylvania. He married first to Barbara Newton Godley in New York City, but they divorced. Archie joined the United States Marine Corps May 3, 1938 and fought in World War II. He later married secondly to Rose Baldi Douglas
, on March 21, 1942 in Roxborough, Pennsylvania. They had three children, Archie III, Douglas, and Scott, Taylor’s father. Archie died on September 2, 1998 in Reading, Pennsylvania.
His experiences during World War II inspired Taylor to write the song “epiphany
” which appears on her eighth studio album, folklore
(2020). She told Entertainment Weekly