Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden
GRACE LAURA GENUNG CHAPMAN

Grace, born on May 17, 1883, in Peeples' Valley, Arizona, was the daughter of Charles and Ida Hester Genung. Ida was among the first settlers in the Peeples' Valley area in 1864. Grace finished her primary schooling in the Valley and attended one semester at Tempe Normal School.

She married Harry Chapman, and they had a son, Emory "Bill" Chapman, and a daughter, Helen Chapman Wilburn.

Grace served as Yavapai County Recorder for 32 years from 1923 to 1954. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Rebekah Lodge, Yavapai Democratic Women's Club, and a participant in the Smoki ceremonies. She was very active in many local charities. Grqace died on May 1, 1959, and was buried at Mountain View Cemetery.

Donor: Democratic Women's Club; Museum Rose Garden


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