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Sarah Agnes (Lange) Eckert was born March 25, 1890, in a tent home at Globe, Pinal County, Arizona Territory, the daughter of Mary Elizabeth (Larremore) and Otto Augustus Lange. She was the eldest of the Lange children and helped her mother raise her nine brothers and sisters.

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Margaret (Williams) Ehle was born on October 14, 1817, in Ohio, the daughter of Henry and Amy (Beale) Williams. Margaret married William Joseph Ehle in Washington County, Iowa, on December 9, 1841. By 1860 the family had moved to Colorado.  They accompanied the first U. S. troops to be stationed at Fort Whipple and arrived in Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona Territory, on July 28, 1864. In 1865, they established the first government road station at Skull Valley.

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Pearl Viola (Satathite) Ethridge, daughter of William Jackson and Lillian Belle Satathite, was born in Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona Territory, on February 8, 1912. Her parents, both Texas natives, had moved to Glendale from Socorro County, New Mexico.  After Pearl’s birth, the family moved to Thompson Valley, which is in Yava, Yavapai County.  They stayed there until William bought a place approximately two miles south of Kirkland.

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Annie “Mettie” (Simmons) Evans was born in Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona Territory, May 28, 1879, the daughter of John Franklin and Sarah (Akard) Simmons, who came from two colorful pioneer families. Her father, John Franklin Simmons, was the son of John Wilson Simmons, who served in the third and fourth Arizona Territorial Legislatures. The Simmons family came to Arizona Territory in 1864 from Kansas and settled along Willow Creek in Williamson Valley.

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Mildred Ethel (Hayden) Evans, daughter of Wilford and Jemima “Mittie” Ann (Ware) Hayden, was born July 7, 1895, at her parents' farm in the small settlement of Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona Territory.

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Sophia Annie (Gibson) Evans was born on February 14, 1875 in Llano County, Texas, the daughter of William Washington and Sarah Ann (Haynes) Gibson. She often went by her middle name, Annie.  While she was young, Annie’s family left Texas for the Arizona Territory in a covered wagon. They spent two years in New Mexico and survived several Indian raids before arriving in Globe, Pinal County, in 1880.  Later they moved to Palomas, Yuma County, on the Gila River and finally settled at the mining town of Congress in Yavapai County.

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Amy Jean (Nelson) Fagerberg was born on April 25, 1879, in Ontario, Canada, the daughter of William and Eliza (Spinks) Nelson. She came to the Arizona Territory in fall 1896 with her mother and father.

She married Oscar “Dixon” Fagerberg on December 20, 1905, in Prescott, Yavapai County, at her parents’ home. They honeymooned in San Francisco before returning to Prescott. Amy had three children: Dixon Jr., born March 20, 1909; Louise Nelson, born January 30, 1913; and Jean, born August 21, 1915.  Her son Dixon wrote Meeting the Four o’clock Train, a book of Prescott memories.

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Cary (Burch) Fain was born June 22, 1845, in Missouri. It was reported in the Pioneer Stories of Arizona’s Verde Valley that Cary twice answered the call to the West. The first trip, at the age of fifteen, was made by boat around the horn of South America through the Straits of Magellan.

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Johnie Lee (Parson) Fain was born May 15, 1906, the daughter of John Lee and Sarah “Sally” Emily (Morris) Parson on a cotton farm in West Texas. She came to Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona with her family when she was twelve years old. She was a student at St. Joseph's Academy during her first two years of secondary school and then transferred to Prescott High School.

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Mildred “Millie” (Back) Fain was born on September 17, 1879, at Beaver Creek, near Cornville, Yavapai County, Arizona Territory, to William and Margie Ann (Dickinson) Back. The oldest of seven children, she grew up on Montezuma Well Ranch and first went to school on Oak Creek. She next attended school at Beaver Creek, walking two-and-a-half miles to get to school.

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