Mary Alice (McLay) Atkinson was born on December 25, 1852, in Scotland. She and her husband, Robert Atkinson, came to the Arizona Territory from Massachusetts in 1870. They brought with them their only child, Minnie, who is also represented in the Territorial Women’s Memorial Rose Garden as Minnie (Atkinson) Seaman.Read More
Mamie (Cannon) Hyde Azbill, daughter of Robert B. and Anna Cannon, was born on June 3, 1890, in Middle Verde, Arizona. Her mother died during childbirth, and the baby only weighed three pounds. Because the baby was seen as too weak to survive, Robert didn’t name her. Employees working at the Cannon goat ranch took over caring for the baby and her older sister and two brothers. In the beginning, the caretakers referred to the baby girl as “Cridally” until she was later named Mamie.Read More
Lillian Mae (Crumb/Cromb) Baker was born to Truman Billington Crumb and Harriet 'Hattie' (Mixer) Crumb in North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts on May 27, 1872. Like many families of that time, they were part of a westward migration moving to improve their opportunities. By the time she was eight years old, Lillian's family was farming in the small community of Pilot Grove, Iowa, but they left Iowa and moved to the Arizona Territory between 1885 and 1895. They probably came to the Arizona territory because their young son, Ernest, had contracted tuberculosis. After relocating to the Mesa area, the Crumb family once again engaged in farming, and by 1890 their surname had been changed inexplicably from Crumb to Cromb.Read More
Mary Ann Monica (Peck) Banghart was born in Vaughan Township in Upper Canada on May 22, 1833, to Washington and Mercy Mary (Wilcox) Peck. On March 26, 1850, she married George W. Banghart in Westminster Township of Middlesex County in Canada West.Read More
Marie Flavee (Warlop) Leffingwell Baron, daughter of Joseph and Leona Warlop, was born in Wervik, West Flanders, Belgium, on May 8, 1879. She was a twin and the youngest of sixteen children.Read More
Elizabeth Anne (Shanberger) Barrington, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Heckert) Shanberger, was born on February 9, 1849, in Maumelle, Pulaski County, Arkansas. Prior to the Civil War, her parents owned a prosperous plantation in Maumelle. During the War, the family fled to Texas, and then returned to Arkansas after the hostilities had ceased.Read More
Henrietta “Etta” Francis (Parker) Bashford was born on August 30, 1858, in Minnesota, the daughter of George Riley and Emily Parker. The Parkers came to the Arizona Territory in the late 1860s with their three youngest children, leaving behind two married daughters in Minnesota. The family settled in Peeples Valley where they owned a ranch.Read More
Mary Louise (Evans) Bashford was born February 16, 1850 in Ohio and came to the Arizona Territory from Fayette County, Pennsylvania. She joined her sisters, who had already established themselves as society leaders in Prescott, Yavapai County.Read More
Carolyn Root (Day) Beach was born on McCormick Street in Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona Territory, on December 18, 1902, the youngest daughter of Warren and Bridget L. (Gordon) Day. Her father was a physician who came to Arizona in 1873 at the request of General George Crook and served as post surgeon at Ft. Verde until 1876.Read More
Alvina Maria (Rodriquez) Bennett, daughter of Andrea de Albelino y Josefa Vasquez and Apolonio Rodriquez, was born on February 3, 1853, at Half Moon Bay, California.
Alvina was a great-great-granddaughter of Juan Antanasio Vasquez and Maria Gertrudes Castilo de Vasquez, who had come to Alta California with the De Anza expedition from Villa de Sinoloa, Mexico, in 1769.