Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden
AMY NELSON FAGERBERG

Amy was born on April 25, 1879, in Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Eliza Spinks and William Nelson. She came to Arizona in 1896 with her mother and father. She married Dixon Fagerberg and was well known throughout this area for her civic activities and interest in charities.

Amy was Vice Chairman for the American Red Cross and organized the Grey Ladies who served at Ft. Whipple. Amy was a member of the Golden Rule Chapter of the Eastern Star, the Hassayampa Country Club, the Monday Club (President in 1932-33), the Prescott Community Concert, and Ground Observers Corps "Sky Watch."

She was Regent of the Florence Nightingale Chapter of the Daughters of the British Empire and on the Board of Directors for the Prescott Boys' Club and active in the Arizona Federation of Women's Clubs. She had two daughters, Jean (1915) and Louise McDaniel (1913), and a son, Dixon (1909), who wrote "Meeting the Four O'Clock Train," a book of Prescott memories.

The Fagerbergs lived at 215 North Pleasant Street and at 128 N. Mt. Vernon Street. Amy was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. She loved being a hostess and was very good at it. Most frequent were her informal foursomes with "the girls" for bridge, interspersed from time to time with games like mah-jong and canasta.

Amy's mother, Eliza Nelson, is also represented in the Rose Garden. Amy died on September 27, 1965, in her home at 532 North Hassayampa Drive and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

Donor: Mr. and Mrs. O. Bozarth



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