Theola L. (Linn) Morgan was born March 25, 1885, on a prairie farm in North Bend, Dodge County, Nebraska, the daughter of a Dr. William Isaiah and Margaret “Maggie” Jane McClatchey Linn. After losing her mother at the age of two, she learned family values from an uncle and aunt, Robert B. and Hattie M. Sloss, on a farm on the Nebraska prairie.Read More
Ida (Burnett) Brewster Mosher was born May 3, 1863, in Santa Cruz, California, the daughter of Luraney and John Burnett. She came to Yavapai County, Arizona Territory, at the age of six months. Her father first ranched at Walnut Grove. Ida also lived in Peeples Valley, Goose Flats in Prescott and Walnut Creek, as her father moved the family around. In 1873, the Arizona Journal Miner reported that Ida, when only sixteen years old, was engaged to teach the school at Camp Hualapai, located on Walnut Creek. In 1879, she closed the school to put in a winter of study with a man named Professor Sherman.Read More
Frances "Fannie" Lillian (Willard) Munds was born June 10, 1866, in Franklin, Sacramento County, California, the daughter of Mary Grace (Vineyard) and John (also known as Joel and George) Willard, a pioneer of California and Nevada.
To attend school, Fannie moved east and lived with her sister's family. She graduated from the Central Institute in Pittsfield, Maine, in June 1885. Her parents moved to Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona Territory, during this time. After graduating, she joined her parents in Prescott. She became a teacher, and her job was in the Mormon village of Pine. Other teaching jobs took Fannie to Payson and Mayer (where she was the first schoolteacher), and finally to Jerome.Read More
Bessie Victoria (Cupp) Neuman was born on November 20, 1889, in Kalona, Dodge County, Iowa. The daughter of James W. and Lina (Statter) Cupp, she came to the Arizona Territory in 1911. She had two brothers, Arthur Cupp and Willis Cupp.
Bessie taught school in Cherry, Yavapai County, for two years. She married Eugene Neuman on December 21, 1912, in Prescott. He was born January 7, 1874.Read More
Marguerite “Thelma” (Parker) Buchanan Noble was born on January 29, 1910, in the town of Roosevelt, Arizona Territory, where her father furnished mules for the construction of Roosevelt Dam. The waters of Roosevelt Lake eventually inundated this settlement, which had also been known as Tent City.Read More
Mary Alice (Born) Heller Noyes was born March 27, 1911, in Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona Territory, to Charles and Margaret (Johnston) Born. She was one of nine children. Her brothers and sisters were Johnston Augustus Born, Charles Dewey Born, Robert Valentine Born, Helen Margaret Born, Dr. Ernest A. Born, Fredrick Shirley Born, James Sidney Born, and Ralph Marvin Born, the youngest. Mary’s father was born in New York and made his way to Colorado and then to Prescott with his growing family.Read More
Mildred “Millie” Elizabeth (Slaybach) Ogg was born January 14, 1902, in Blackwell, Kay County, Oklahoma, to Sarah Elizabeth (Nail) and William Anderson Slaybach. The Slaybachs were of German descent and made their living as farmers.Read More
Etta married William J. Oliver Jr. (1862 – 1941) of the Indian Service on July 3, 1900, in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico. They had six children: Helen Margaret (March 31, 1901), twins Edgar Charles and Agnes Estelle (May 11, 1903), Louise (February 25, 1905), William John Jr. (July 21, 1914), and Robert Vaughn (August 18, 1916).Read More
Pauline Marie (Schindler) O'Neill was born January 13, 1865, in San Francisco, California, the only child of W. F. R. Schindler and Rosalie Young Schindler. Her father, an army officer, was transferred to Fort Whipple, Yavapai County, Arizona Territory, about 1884. Pauline was nineteen at the time.Read More
Marcia Anna (Wing) Payne was born May 26, 1858, in Muskegon, Michigan, the daughter of Harriet (Trowbridge) and Thomas Wing. In the late 1870s, her brothers, James and George, came to the Arizona Territory seeking fame and fortune as gold miners.Read More