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Minnie Belle (Waters) Robb Hesla was born on April 26, 1868, in Rose Hill, Mahaska County, Iowa.  She was the daughter of Evaline (Jarvis) and Samuel Bert “Doc” Waters.

She married James Robb (1861-1888) on September 23, 1886, in Oskaloosa, Manaska County, Iowa. He died shortly after their marriage, leaving her with a young son, Charles Fremont Robb (1888-1972), who later served as Mayor of Prescott, Arizona from 1933 to1937.  On March 5, 1892, she married Olaf Andrew Hesla (1868-1957), an optometrist and jeweler, in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa.

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Alice Oliver (Butterfield) Hewins was born on May 26, 1878, the daughter of William and Nora (Seeley) Butterfield, in Sacramento, California. After graduating from Stanford University in 1901 with a degree in library science, she joined her mother in the Arizona Territory.  Nora had remarried W. F. Nichols, who was the Arizona territorial secretary and interim governor when Territorial Governor William Brodie retired from office in 1905. Alice was very fond of W. F. Nichols and referred to him as her dad.

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Irene Anna (Contreras) Olea Hilbers was born on the family homestead near Skull Valley, Arizona Territory, on July 9, 1911, to Edward and Inocentie (Leivas) Contreras. Irene was one of a family of eight children. Her roots in Arizona were deep: her grandfather, Lucas Contreras, emigrated from Spain and migrated to Casa Grande from California in the 1870s.

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Wilhelmina “Minnie” Margarethe (Rebbe) Hollingshead was born March 22, 1881, in Crow Creek, Buffalo County, South Dakota. She was the daughter of Elizabeth Caroline (Bader) and Heinrich Diedrich Richard Rebbe. In 1898, she graduated with a teaching certificate from the Normal School at Spearfish, Lawrence County, South Dakota. She taught at the one-room school house her father built on one acre on the west end of their property in 1881.

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Olive Christina (Robertson) Hood was born June 22, 1888, in Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona Territory.  She was the youngest of three girls in a family of five children. Her parents were Alice (Madora) Robertson and Samuel Christy Robertson, who arrived by wagon in Tombstone on Christmas Day 1880. They brought mining machinery from St. Joseph, Missouri, in their wagon along with their family. Sam and Alice were residents of Cochise County the remainder of their lives.

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Margaret (McCrea) Donovan Horne was born September 28, 1874, in Lyons, Clinton County, Iowa, to Patrick and Bridget McCrea, both born in Ireland.  She married William Donovan June 23, 1896, in Clinton County, Iowa, in the Catholic church and moved to Dixon, Lee County, Illinois, the following day.  They had a son Edward W., born May 16, 1897, in Dixon.  Her husband, William, died April 10, 1901, of Bright’s disease.  An item in The Dixon Evening Telegraph, dated 24 May 1901, read, “Mrs. Margaret Donovan started last evening for Prescott, Arizona, to make that place her home.”  

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Audrey Ellenor (Pierce) Hume was born in Rhyolite, Nye County, Nevada, on May 27, 1909. She was the daughter of Stella (Hensley) and Charles Walter Pierce. In 1911, the Pierce family moved to Kirkland, Yavapai County, Arizona Territory where they farmed and ranched.

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Viola Sica-tuva (Pelhame) Jimulla was born on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation and was named Sica-tuva, "Born Quickly," by her parents, Who-wah, "Singing Cricket" and Ka-hava-soo-ah, "Turquoise Bead in Nose."  She did not have a birth certificate and chose June 15 as her birth date in 1878. She took the name Viola and her stepfather's last name, Pelhame, when she attended Rice Indian School and Phoenix Indian School.

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Myrtle Mae (Wallace) Atkins Joesler was born April 21, 1888, the daughter of Bartow P. and Lilly M. (Smith) Wallace. Myrtle was born in Silver City, New Mexico, close to the family home in Duncan, Greenlee County, Arizona Territory. She was the eldest of ten children.

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Elsie Muriel (Love) Johnson, daughter of Rosa (Baker) and William Henderson Love, was born May 20, 1896, in Prescott, Arizona Territory. Her parents came to Prescott in 1888. She attended St. Joseph’s Academy her first two years of school.  However, her parents moved to an eighty-acre ranch outside of Humboldt in 1908, and she attended Humboldt Elementary School and graduated from Prescott High School. She rode on horseback to Humboldt school, tied the horse outside the school, and took biscuits and jelly for lunch.

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