Christmas Postcard


Unknown Unknown 1100.2021.5101.jpg Days Past Collection Color 1100-2021-5101 1100.2021.5101 Print 5x7 Media December 21, 1908 Reproduction rights are not available. Owned by another institution.


The front of a Christmas postcard addressed to Mary Ellen "Minnie" White (b. 1884 - d. 1965).

Minnie White was born to Fergus John and Mary Ellen (Dwyer) White in Minnehaha near Harrington and Crown King, where her parents owned a 160-acre ranch. Although she was named Mary Ellen after her mother, the nickname Minnie stuck for her entire life. She attended St. Joseph's Academy in Prescott with her sisters. In September 1909, Lena Johnson sold her share of the Johnson House, a boarding house located at 146 N. Marina in Prescott, to Minnie’s mother. According to the 1910 census, Minnie ran the boarding house, and with the aid of sisters Stella and Blanche, took care of four boarders. Minnie cooked while her sisters gardened and cleaned. The census stated that their mother Mary and brother Nicholas continued living on the ranch in Minnehaha.

Minnie married Arthur R. Webster in 1916. They lived in the Tolleson-Phoenix area, had five daughters and owned and operated a dairy. She has a distinct honor of being listed in the Sharlot Hall Museum's Territorial Rose Garden.

Photo Courtesy of Marjory J. Sente.


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