Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden
FANNIE ELIZABETH LINDSAY BENNETT
Fannie was born on November 7, 1876, in a house in the 400 block of South Montezuma Street in Prescott. She was the daughter of pioneer settlers, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lindsay, who had "answered Horace Greeley's call" and arrived in Prescott on July 18, 1875.

She was one of the first two women to graduate from St. Joseph's Academy, where she took lessons from the Sisters on the first piano that came into Prescott.

She was a teacher at Walnut Grove, Green Back and Walker, Arizona Territory. She married Charles Wallace Bennett on Christmas afternoon, 1898, in Prescott's Sacred Heart Church. They had eight children including Neil, Morris, Eileen (Mrs. Dan Seaman), Dorothy Holohan and Amy Ruth. Her daughter Eileen and her sister Cora Brown are also represented in the Rose Garden.

Fannie remembered Prescott's hose cart races and the fire of 1900. She died in April 1963 in Los Angeles, California, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Prescott.

Donors: Her children


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