Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden
ANNA CRILEY HAZELTINE
Anna was born in Mansfield, Ohio, on November 2, 1870, the daughter of Dr. John Michael Criley and Martha Jane Yeaman Criley. Dr. Criley had an office in 1898 on Cortez Street in Prescott. On October 12, 1897, in Ohio, she married Moses B. Hazeltine, who became the dean of Arizona bankers.

One day the young bride telephoned her groom at the bank to report: "There are Indians in the yard!"

"Oh?" he said.

"What should I do?"

"Take their picture."

"What?"

"Take their picture," Moses repeated. Anna followed instructions and got her box camera. As soon as she appeared with it, the little band of Indians retreated. Moses had to explain that, to the Indians, the camera was very bad medicine as they were quite sure that one's soul would be sucked into it and imprisoned on a flat piece of paper.

Anna and Moses had three sons: John C. (1900), Bonsall (1903) and Sherman (1907). Their residence at 202 South Mt. Vernon Street was built in 1903 and according to the Journal Miner was "a model of convenient arrangement and elegance" with two "equal rights" dens, the one for Anna "a fine light sewing room with closets and drawers and cubbyholes for storage."

Anna was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Monday Club. Her sister, Clara C. Yount, is also represented in the Rose Garden.

Anna died on February 2, 1944, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

Donor: Sherman Hazeltine


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