In this picture are the five oldest children of Elijah and Mary Weaver.
Back Row, left to right: Jay and Ellis
Front Row, left to right: Wayne, Edna, Lloyd, and Blanche
Lloyd was born in February of 1911, so I’m guessing that this picture was taken in the summer of 1912. That would have made the kids the following ages, (again back row front to left, then front row: Jay – 7; Ellis – 12; Wayne – 3; Edna – 9; Lloyd – 1-1/2; Blanche – 5.
What a treasure this picture is! Thank you so much to Lorrie Goebel Wade and Kara Kennison for sharing it!
(Edna is my great-grandmother. The mother of Shirley Marcilee Kennison, who is the mother of my dad, Thomas Alvin Sannar.)
Wilbur Weaver is on the left and Francis Armon is on the right.
Francis married Wilbur’s sister, Myrtle. I bet that was some foot stomping mountain music the two of them were playing! This was taken in Wallowa county, Oregon, year unknown. (If anyone knows the year or has some knowledge of their music, please leave a comment!)
This picture is courtesy of Lorrie Goebel Wade. Thank you, Lorrie!
(Wilbur Weaver is my 2nd great uncle and Francis Armon is the husband of my 2nd great aunt.)
“This was before my time ! I do know almost every Sunday after Church we would go down to Myrtle and Francis’ place and they would all play. Aunt Myrtle on the accordion, Mom would sing and yodel, oh could she yodel, Marsh and Carmen, Lonnie Joe. I know they use to play for dances at the upstairs of the Minam motel. It was all Country music! They all were “self taught” musicians. No one, the men, could read music. They just “picked” it up. That is about all I know. Thank you for this picture. Not only did Francis marry Dad’s sister Myrtle, but Dad married Francis’ sister Charlotte, Dad’s brother Marshall married Francis’ other sister Carmen. I have 7 first double cousins and we all grew up in Wallowa. ” ~ Lynda Weaver Mattson