Nellie Grace (Marshall) Prince was born December 7, 1893, to Orlando Beaufort and Wilhelmina (Mickle) Marshall in Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona Territory.  The family resided at 431 Beech Avenue, and her father was a carpenter.  Nellie attended grade school in Prescott and graduated from Prescott High School in May 1914.  By 1916 Nellie was working as a court stenographer.

On August 27, 1925, Nellie married George Wallace Prince (1882-1942), a mining engineer, in Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona.  Nellie and George had five children, all born in Prescott: George Douglas Prince (b. June 23, 1926); John Emerson Prince (b. August 19, 1927); Mary Lou Prince (b. September 13, 1930); David Alan Prince (b. July 19, 1932); and Roger Raymond Prince (b. September 18, 1935).  By the year 1930, the family was living in Clarkdale, Yavapai County.

In addition to raising her children, Nellie was a court recorder in Prescott and belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star, Western Star Rebekah Lodge #9, and the Business and Professional Women of Prescott organizations.

By the year 1940, George W. Prince was living with his mother and his son John in San Diego, San Diego County, California.  Upon his death (September 22, 1942) in San Diego, Nellie moved the family to Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, where she was employed as librarian in the State Capitol Library.  She returned to Prescott in 1945 and operated the Greyhound Bus Facility.  Residing at 229 S. Alarcon, she became a salesperson for Harry Marshall Realty (1948).  She also served six years as Clerk of the Superior Court of Yavapai County.

Nellie moved back to Phoenix in 1971 to reside at the Beatitudes Campus of Care.  She died on February 22, 1985, at John C. Lincoln Hospital in Phoenix.  She was buried in the Mountain View Cemetery in Prescott.

Donor: Mary Lou Adermann
Photo Located:  Ludwig Studio Collection, PC-51
Updated:  05/25/2018, Tom Collins