Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden
ALY MEANS HOLMESLEY
Aly was born on March 23, 1834, and came to Woolsey Station, Arizona, in 1875. She married Levi Holmesley on May 1, 1859, in Spring Valley, Arkansas, and they had five daughters: Emily Josephine Holmesley, Margaret George Ann Holmesley, Celeste Blake, Mary Lucinda Walker and Alice Kathryn Williams, all of whom are represented in the Rose Garden.

Their son Denver married Rebecca Thomas in 1890. Rebecca is also represented in the Memorial Rose Garden.

The Holmesley family came to Arizona in a covered wagon and built a stone cabin on Hackberry Wash, somewhere near Peck Mine. Levi freighted ore with a team and wagon from Peck Mine to Prescott for a year before they moved to Tempe and settled there.

Aly died on December 10, 1883.

Donor: Geneva Adams and Hallie Johnson


Additional documentation and photographs may be available in the Sharlot Hall Museum Archives and Library.