Couples in the Finley and Vinson families who have celebrated many, many years of marriage. Coming Soon more pictures!! Of their children and grandchildren whose marriages have survived through the years.
On this page I will be adding pictures of our family members whose marriages have reached those important marker dates from 1year to 65 years and past if needed.
In the long ago times, couples who married might have gone to the Justice of the Peace, meet the preacher at his home, crossed state lines, had the service at the nearest Church or married near a covered wagon. Back then the couples wore their Sunday clothes if they had some or just their everyday things.
Parents of Patsy Ruth Finley Vinson and Billy Joe Finley These pictures were taken on the 16 December 1945 which was the day after they were married at Granny Finley's house in Ector, TX.
15 December 1945 On the Bonham, Fannin County Courthouse Steps by T. G. Finley, County Judge and cousin of Joe. Recorded at Fannin County, Texas Book 2 page 503. (left-1965..............Right - 1980s) Celebrated 47 years of marriage until 1992. Parents of Willie Joe Finley George Washington "Dick" and Marthana Jane Walker Finley Married 4 March 1907 Sweetwater, Nolen Co. Texas Celebrated 38 years of Marriage until the death of GW in 1945. Granny Finley never remarried. Grandparents of Willie Joe Finley. George Washington Finley I and Virginia Elizabeth "Jenny" Spence Married 13 June 1877 near Honey Grove in Fannin County, Texas. Celebrated 56 years of marriage until Jenny's death in 1933. Parents of Robert Weldon Vinson, Ouita Jeannette Vaughan, and Anita Lorene Nutt (Picture taken in 1989-1990 at the Prairieville Baptist Church) Mildred Werner married Earnest Weldon"Blackie" Vinson on 18 July 1936 in Dallas, Dallas Co. Texas Celebrated 59 years of marriage until Mildred's death in 1995. (Note: Mildred Werner's father James Flack Werner was killed in and electrical storm when she was a baby.) Parents of Earnest Weldon and Wesley Vinson Picture on right taken ca 1940-1950s Picture on left taken 1967 on 50th Wedding Anniversary Mildredge Mae Scroggins married Edward Fulton Vinson 12 Aug 1917 At Mountain Peak, Ellis Co. Texas Celebrated 59 years of marriage until Edward's death in 1976.