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Fern (Foltz) Johnson, daughter of Martha (Pore) and Henry H. Foltz, was born on August 14, 1908, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona Territory, at her parents' small farm, located at what today is the area of Camelback Road and 20th Street.

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Frances “Fannie” (Markbreit) Kautz was born on June 24, 1848, in Baden, Baden, Germany, the daughter of Johanna (Abele) and Leopold Markbreit. When the family immigrated to the United States is unknown. On November 27, 1872, she married Brigadier General August Valentin Kautz (1828-1895), who was a Civil War hero, in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. She was his third wife. From 1874 until 1878, he was the Colonel of the 8th U. S. Infantry stationed at Fort Whipple, Arizona Territory. Fannie and their young son, Austin (1873-1927), moved to Prescott with August in 1874.

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Arenetta “Nettie” (Rand) Kennedy, daughter of Charles Jefferson and Juanita (Herrora) Rand, was born April 8, 1892, in Cripple Creek, Teller County, Colorado. She came with her parents to Light, Cochise County, Arizona Territory, in 1902 and attended school through the eighth grade.

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Marie (Seidler) Kuhne was born on June 26, 1862, in Halle (Saale), a city in the southern part of the German state Saxony-Anhalt.  Her parents were Ferdinand and Auguste Seidler.  Nothing is known of her life in Halle.  In September 1891, the Miner newspaper reported a letter from Frank A. Kuhne saying that he was recently married to a very handsome and worthy young lady in Saxony, Germany.  (This issue of the Miner is evidently not extant, or else Marie Kuhne, who wrote the original biographical sketch of her mother, was mistaken about the date.)

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Irene Luzzatto (Coen) La Guardia was born July 18, 1859 to Fiona (Luzzatto) and Isac Abram Coen, in Rijeka, Croatia, near what is now Trieste, Italy. In Trieste, Achille Luigi Carlo La Guardia met, and later married Irene on June 3, 1880. She was taken by her suitor’s good looks and sophisticated worldly charm and the prospect of going to America.  He was impressed with her social status, poise, and schooling. She was fluent in Italian, Hebrew, and German. She was a descendant of a prestigious Italian-Jewish family of scholars and poets. Theirs was a civil marriage officiated by the Mayor of Trieste. Shortly after wedding, the couple left for the United States. Their first two children were born in New York City, New York: Gemma on April 24, 1881, and Fiorello on December 11, 1882.

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Jessie Jean “JJ” (Higley) Lane was born to Stephen Weaver and Jessie Fremont (Howe) Higley on June 24, 1895, in Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona Territory.  The family was living at 202 North Pleasant Street when the 1900 census was taken.  JJ’s brother, James Stephen Higley, was born July 14, 1896.  Her father, Stephen Weaver (SW) Higley, worked for the Santa Fe, Prescott & Phoenix Railway.  In 1890, SW moved his wife and a son to Prescott, where he was superintendent for construction. 

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Edna Grace (Ritter) Lange was born into a pioneer Yavapai County, Arizona Territory, ranching family on October 8, 1908. Her grandfather ran cattle on the open range all the way from Prescott to Congress Junction.

Edna grew up on the Ritter Ts Ranch between the towns of Kirkland and Hillside. She attended school at Thompson Valley and Kirkland. In the wintertime, she dressed for school behind the kitchen range, putting on long underwear, a pantywaist, heavy black stockings, a wool jersey petticoat, and a wool dress.

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Mary Elizabeth (Betty) (Larremore) Lange was born on January 11, 1873, in Texas, the daughter of Lebbius T. and Sarah (Milne) Larremore. Otto Augustus Lange met Mary Elizabeth in Carlsbad, New Mexico, when she and her family were on the way to the Arizona Territory. Otto kept track of the Larremore family, and they both settled near Globe.

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Mona (Denson) Lange, daughter of Albert M. Denson and Lucille A. (Singletary) Denson Yopp, was born on October 14, 1907, in Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona Territory. Albert and Lucy were both from the great state of Texas. Mona had one brother, Albert Jr.  Mona was "Miss Smoki" in 1929, in Prescott.  That same year, she graduated from Tempe Normal School.  Mona taught English as a second language to Hispanic children in Avondale, Arizona.

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Mary Josephine (Smith) Lawler was born on November 9, 1873, in Iron Mountain, St. Francois County, Missouri. Her mother, Mary, and father, Martin, were Irish immigrants. As a young woman, Mary became one of the early Harvey Girls who worked in Harvey House restaurants associated with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad in the Southwest. She came to Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona Territory in 1894.

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