Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden
EMILY JOSEPHINE HOLMESLEY
"Josie" was born on March 23, 1868, in Spring Valley, Arkansas. She was the child of Aly and Levi Holmesley. The family came to Woolsey Stage Station, Humboldt, Arizona Territory, in 1875.

She was enrolled in the first class at Tempe Normal School but died on September 3, 1888, before graduation.

Her mother and her four sisters are also represented in the Rose Garden.

Donor: Geneva Adams and Hallie Johnson


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