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Mary Ellen “Minnie” (White) Webster was born on May 12, 1884, in Minnehaha, Yavapai County, Arizona Territory, the daughter of Fergus John and Mary Ellen (Dwyer) White. In 1883, Fergus had established his family on a one-hundred-sixty-acre homestead in Minnehaha, where the family survived by selling meat to various Bradshaw mines, such as Crown King. Fergus did not give much support to the family due to his mental illness.  When Fergus died in 1895, Mary Ellen and her children remained to run the ranch themselves.

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Mary “Louisa” (Wade) Wetherill, the daughter of John James and Julia Francis (Rush) Wade, was born on September 2, 1877, in Ward City, Elko County, Nevada. She grew up in the Colorado River Valley. She married John Wetherill (1866-1944), an explorer, guide and Indian trader, on March 17, 1896, in Montezuma, Colorado. She went with him to his 1,000-acre ranch in the Mesa Verde Valley.  John and Louisa had two children: Benjamin Wade and Georgia Ida (Wetherill) Kilcrease.

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Blanche (Lowry) Whetstine was born in Eugene, Indiana, on August 11, 1880, the daughter of Sarah (Wiltermood) and John G. Lowry. By 1900, the family had moved to Kansas.

According to her obituary in the Phoenix Arizona Republic, dated May 18, 1973, she came to Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona Territory, in 1902. In 1907 at the Lowry home in Kansas, she married James L. Whetstine, who was assistant postmaster in Poland, Yavapai County.  Every resident of the town of Poland signed a congratulatory telegram to the young couple at the time of their wedding. Blanche and James had no children.

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Elizabeth B. (Gray) Porter Whisman was born July 14, 1879 in Jack County, Texas to James Wilson and Amirintha "Minnie" Clinton (Graves) Gray. The family moved to Nutrioso, Apache County, Arizona Territory in 1885 in a covered wagon.

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Blanche Julia White, daughter of Fergus John and Mary Ellen (Dwyer) White, was born on April 23, 1888, at Minnehaha, Yavapai County, Arizona Territory. Her parents owned a one-hundred-sixty-acre land grant and ran a cattle ranch that provided meat to the miners. Blanche helped her mother and siblings run the ranch and take care of the home when her father, Fergus, was not available to help. Fergus died in 1895.

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Mary Ellen (Dwyer) White, daughter of John and Marguerite (White) Dwyer, was born on October 15, 1851, in Caherdaniel, Kerry County, Ireland. In 1872, she immigrated to the United States from Ireland and arrived in Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona Territory, on April 23, 1880.

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Theora “Thee” Margaret Marie (Shields) Darnell Widener was born November 25, 1909, in Solomonville, Arizona, to Florence Belle (Riggs) and Frank Ward Shields, both Arizona natives. She first lived on the UX Ranch (originally the McKinney Ranch), in Cochise County near Bowie, Arizona. The ranch house was one of the oldest in Arizona.

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Louisa Elizabeth F. Wilson was born in 1820 in Kentucky. Her birthdate is not known, nor are her parents’ names. She married Charles Francis Wilson, a merchant, in Missouri. In the 1860 Missouri Federal Census, Charles is no longer mentioned. Whether he passed away or left is not known.

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May “Lilly” (Larremore) Wilson was born on May 10, 1898, in Prescott, the youngest child of nine children of Sarah Jane (Milne) and Lebbeous Thaddeus Larremore of Yeager Canyon, Yavapai County, Arizona. In later years, she went by the name of May. She attended school in McCabe and Humboldt.

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Esta (Redden) Winchester was born in Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona Territory, on June 15, 1900, the daughter of Esta Maria (Miller) and Monroe Redden.  She was born in the old Governor’s Mansion because her relative was a tenant there at the time. Her mother died eight days after her birth. She and her sister, Rachel, were raised by her grandmother, Rachel (Wiebrecht) Miller on the Miller Ranch in Skull Valley. Esta is the grandniece of Sam Miller, for whom Miller Valley is named.

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