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Thread #40201   Message #2754564
Posted By: GUEST,City Cousin of Roy
28-Oct-09 - 10:49 PM
Thread Name: Roy Wooliver,Fiddler: Anyone Know Him?
Subject: RE: Roy Wooliver,Fiddler: Anyone Know Him?
Hello, Just this past weekend of October 25th (2009). I had the great pleasure of seeing the Fall Foliage in the Ozarks. My travels took me through Caledonia, Mo and to Bixby, MO (and eventually to the family cemetery at Stone Hill and on to Salem). In Bixby, I met a man names 'Joe' Miner. His father Plumas Miner was a forerunner of settling the Buick area of Iron County near Bixby. Joe told me, Roy Wooliver lived his last years with his family (particularly his mother, father, and sister) before he past away in 1964. Joe took my mother (who is a direct line descendent of the Wooliver Clan - Daniel Wooliver one of the first settlers to Dent County. And, her father was Robert Wooliver who also was a known fiddler in the Dent County area for many a square dance and calling)and me to the Barton Cemetery near Buick, MO. Roy was buried there by his friends and his marker was erected as well by friends. Joe told me Roy would play his fiddle for just about anyone who would listen, but if he got mad he would just quit. It is sad if we can't find any recordings of his own music still around somewhere. I only wish our own family would have acknowledged his greatnest as a fiddle player rather than the sad family history that surronds his immediate family. At the time I was only just a kid myself and now have come to know of him and now it is too late except to try to keep his memory alive and well of his music.   THANK YOU to all who still recall his music and ability to please folks with his great fiddle playing. God Bless,