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Marguerite (Shull) Buckley, daughter of Isabelle (Sageman) and John Thomas Shull, was born on August 25, 1891, in Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona Territory. She and her brothers and sister grew up in the home built by her father at 225 S. Cortez Street. John Shull chose that location for the house because his wife so admired the big Arizona white oak tree on the property.

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Ida (Fries) Budd was born April 21, 1867, in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Albert and Dorothera (Van Rosenthal) Fries. Her father was a noted amateur horticulturist. Ida, the last child, was born late in her father’s life.  She learned from him the botanical names of all plants, as well as how to plant, nurture and graft.  Ida retained her interest in horticulture all her life. She was not sent to college but learned piano, china painting, Battenberg lace making and poetry writing.

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Ella (Johnson) Johnston Burns was born on March 17, 1856, in Elm Grove, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, the daughter of Lloyd L. and Mary (Percail) Johnson.  On August 25, 1874, she married rancher James Bower Johnston in Austin, Minnesota. Their children were Margaret Barney Johnston (December 5, 1876) and James Clinton Johnston (June 28 - September 23, 1878). When the 1880 census was taken, the family was living in Waterloo, Lyon County, Kansas.

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Nellie May (Trent) Bush was born on November 29, 1888, in Cedar County, Missouri, the daughter of Mary Smith and William Amos Trent. She moved with her parents to Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona Territory, at the age of five.

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Alice Irene (Greenleaf) Byrne and her twin sister, Ione, were born on November 23, 1886, in Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona Territory, daughters of Clara Belle Parton and Melville George Greenleaf.  The Arizona Sentinel dated November 27, 1886, gave the birth announcement as “Melville Greenleaf’s wife presented to her husband, a pair of charming baby girls on Tuesday morning, last.  The Sentinel joins with the many friends of the proud parents, in wishing them joy and many happy returns of the day.”

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Elizabeth “Eliza” (Flynn) Campbell was born on August 15, 1850, in County Sligo, Ireland, the daughter of Patrick and Mary (McMenamin) Flynn. She came to the United States when she was twelve years old.

In Dodge City, Kansas, she was employed in the home of the paymaster general of the Army's Western Division. On July 27, 1873, she married Daniel J. Campbell in Dodge City.  Two years later, she traveled with him to Fort Whipple, Yavapai County, Arizona Territory. According to Daniel’s obituary, written by Sharlot Hall, they bought one of the first ranches located between Fort Whipple and Prescott, where they established a dairy.

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Stella Byrd (Cartwright) Carter was born on September 13, 1899, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona Territory, the daughter of Charles Elzy and Ella Byrd Cartwright.  She grew up on her parents’ ranch, which later became known as the Cartwright District in Maricopa County.  Active in the community, Stella appeared in recital programs and school sports, receiving a letter in basketball.  She graduated from Tempe Normal School in June 1918 and taught in various Arizona schools, such as Kirkland, Walnut Grove and Wagoner.

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Serilda Alwilda (Miller) Cartter was born March 13, 1854, in Princeville, Peoria County, Illinois, the daughter of Jacob Leroy (1830-1899) and Jane Maria (Reeves) Miller of Illinois. Jacob and his brother Sam had come to the Prescott area of Yavapai County, Arizona Territory, with the Walker Party in May 1863, along with their father John. Jacob had long before left his wife and three children behind in Illinois, where Jane later remarried. Sam built the two-story family home in what later came to be known as Miller Valley.

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Grace Laura (Genung) Chapman, born May 17, 1883, in Peeples Valley, Yavapai County, Arizona Territory, was the daughter of Charles and Ida (Smith) Genung. Her father was among the first settlers in the Peeples Valley area.

Grace grew up on the family ranch and established friendships with the Yavapai Indians who lived nearby. A little Yavapai girl named Maggie became her constant playmate.  Grace finished her primary schooling in Peeples Valley and attended one semester at Tempe Normal School.

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Mae Lillian (Miles) Clark was born on March 16, 1890, in Pawnee County, Nebraska, the daughter of Alpharetta (McMichael) and Fredrick Joseph Miles. She attended Lower West Branch School in Pawnee before coming, with her family to Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona Territory, in 1900 with the hope that her father would enjoy better health.  However, he died of consumption in July 1905.  As a teenager, Mae worked at Dorris-Heyman's Furniture Store in Phoenix as a bookkeeper.

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