Rose Garden PhotographsMargaret “Margie” Adelaide (Griffin) Armer Webb, the daughter of Laura Belle (Hocker) and Charles Clifford Griffin, was born on October 13, 1890, at Livingston, on the Griffin ranch in Gila County, Arizona Territory. Livingston is now located under Roosevelt Lake. “Margie” attended the county school on the Salt River. From 1901 to 1905, she attended school in San Diego and completed her last two years of school in Young, Arizona.

On August 8, 1908, she married cattleman John Henry Armer (1883-1948). Margie and John had four sons: Frank Clifford Armer, born May 25, 1909, died November 13, 1969; Benjamin George Armer, born August 4, 1911, died February 17, 1967; Alvin Leroy Armer, born March 17, 1913, died January 23, 1982; and Walter Delmaine Armer, born February 11, 1916, died July 17, 2004. In addition to being a wife and mother, she was an active cattlewoman. Margie and her husband ran cattle all the way from Cibecue, Navajo County, to Tonto Basin, Gila County.

Margie was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Globe, Arizona, a past president of the Globe Women’s Club, as well as past president of the Order of Eastern Star.  In addition, she was active in the Parent Teachers Association. She was also known for her wonderful cooking. Concerned with the education of young people, she took in a total of twenty-nine boys, moved to Globe and bought a house so those boys could attend high school.

She and John were married for forty years, until he passed away in 1948. She married another rancher, Anderson Cone Webb, on January 19, 1964, in Phoenix, Arizona. Margie was blessed with ten grandchildren. She died on January 28, 1966, in Globe, and was buried in the Globe Cemetery. Her tombstone reads Margaret Armer Webb.

Donor: Ina Poole Armer, daughter-in-law, and the Armer family, August 2006
Photo Located: RGC MS-39, Box U-Z, F-Webb, Margaret (Griffin) Armer
Updated:  7/8/2015, Gretchen Hough Eastman