Quinnie Rebecca Jane (Larremore) Diskin was born on May 15, 1881, in Edwards City, Texas, the daughter of Sarah Jane (Milne) and Lebious Thadious Larremore. When she was two years old, her family began their westward trek, relocating in Carlsbad, New Mexico. In 1887, the Larremores continued west by covered wagon, settling near Globe, Gila County, Arizona Territory.

The family later moved to Yeager Canyon, just north of Prescott, Yavapai County. Quinnie went by her middle name, Jane.  On March 10, 1897, she married Peter Diskin in a ceremony held at her parents' home. Following the wedding, Jane and Peter settled on his ranch in the Black Hills of Yavapai County.  However, when the 1910 census was enumerated, Jane was listed as living with her sister, Mary Lange, and her family in Prescott. 

Their first of three children, Claude Larremore, was born on April 11, 1913, in Prescott.
A second son, William Peter, was born September 19, 1916. In 1918, they bought farmland in the Dewey-Humboldt area, where Walter Bradford was born on April 3, 1923. Following an accident that left her husband blind, the family eventually gave up their land and moved in with Jane’s mother, Sarah J. Larremore.  Later they took up residence in the historic Mayer Hotel where Jane and her husband lived out the remainder of their years. When the 1940 census was taken, Jane was listed as the proprietor of the Mayer Hotel

All three of Jane’s sons--Claude, Peter and Walter-- served in the U.S. Army in World War II. Claude was killed in the historic Labor Day train wreck of the Congressional Limited, September 6, 1943, in Philadelphia. Peter served in the Pacific Theater, and Walter saw action in Europe. 

Jane’s mother, Sarah Jane Milne Larremore, and three of her sisters, May (Larremore) Wilson, Mary Elizabeth (Larremore) Lange and Nora Catherine (Larremore) Roberts, are also represented in the Territorial Women’s Memorial Rose Garden.

Jane died on December 26, 1958, at the Prescott Community Hospital and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

Donor: Janet Squires, granddaughter, April 2008
Photo Located: Yavapai County People & Family Collection - F-Vaughn, Mattie (Larremore), Item 5
Updated: 11/07/2015, D. Sue Kissel