||This page is dedicated to the couple who
inspired it: James Archie Maroon and Rose Marguerite Weakley Maroon, my father and mother.
Mamma always loved history, and Dad helped us to understand the importance of family.
Mamma grew up in one of the old California families, some of her ancestors living there
before 1850. Her roots before that trace back to the early years of this country, and the
family history parallels that of the United States. Dad always shared stories of family
and we always went out of our way to visit them. Toward the end, he always wanted to go
home to Oklahoma. A good man with a good heart. Here they are in Richmond, California in
1948, a year after they were married. For more information on them, follow the links to
their respective family stories.