Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden
AMELIA BLOCK BEACH
Amelia was born October 24, 1865, in Perryville, Missouri. She was the daughter of Carolina America and Hyman Block.

She graduated from Donald High School in Whittier, California, and married Sidney Lincoln Beach, an orange grower, on July 20, 1905, in Prescott, Arizona Territory. They lived at 129 South Marina Street.

In addition to being a housewife, Amelia worked as a court reporter in the Prescott courthouse and as a Notary Public in the Bashford-Burmister Building in Prescott.

Amelia and Sidney had one daughter, Louise Luttrell Beach Grable, born December 28, 1907. Amelia was an active member of the Methodist Church in Prescott and in both Los Angeles and Whittier, California.

Her daughter remembers that her mother had many relatives and friends in Prescott and was always interested in all that went on in the town. She told her daughter about the area from Iron Springs Road, where she and her husband spent their honeymoon, to the eastern edge of the Valley. She called attention to all the historical spots from one end of town to the other. She was very proud of the Prescott area.

Amelia died on January 15, 1939, and was buried in Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles.

Donor: Nadine Block Robinson, Henrietta Pelta, September 1998


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