Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden
ETTA ALLEN YOUNG MIDDLETON DENNY

Born in Williamson Valley, Arizona, on September 7, 1884, Etta was the daughter of Emily Ann Sanders (Saunders) of London, England, and De Witt Clinton Young, a U.S. Army Scout. He had settled with his family in the Walnut Creek and Williamson Valley areas in 1878.

Etta married a Marine named Middleton with whom she had a son, Arthur. After being widowed, she married Clarence Denny in January 1949. Etta and Clarence had been childhood sweethearts, both raised in Walnut Creek in Arizona Territory.

Clarence owned the 7-Up, Fort Rocks and Denny ranches. The Denny family lived at 859 Valley Street in Prescott.

Etta was a Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star and a charter member of the Yavapai Cowbelles. Her mother, Emily Ann Sanders Young, is also represented in the Rose Garden.

Etta died in December 1971 and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

Donor: Yavapai Cowbelles


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