Wilbur Weaver and Francis Armon Photo

Weaver, Wilbur and Armon, Francis

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.)

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“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

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Wilbur Weaver and Francis Armon Photo

    • Hi Mary! I’m so glad you discovered Finding Promise and that you like it. Please feel free to pass along any family stories and photo’s and I will include them here for all to see. ~ Paula Sannar Niziolek

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  1. This picture was taken somewhere in lower valley after a dance in minum.
    My dad Greg Weaver who is Carmen and Marshall’s son has this exact picture hanging on his wall at home.
    Mary, Cathy and Linda use to get together and sing at some of the music sessions. My father said Wilbur is his Uncle and Francis is his uncle.

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