Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden
JEANETTE LAVINIA GORDON-ELLIS BUCKLEY DAY
"Bridget" (Jeanette Lavinia) was born on February 15, 1859, in County Clair, Ireland, and came to Arizona in 1880. Her husband, Daniel Buckley, drowned in San Francisco, and she and her daughter came to Prescott, Arizona Territory, to join her sister-in-law, Mrs. Dan Thorne.

In 1881, she married Dr. Warren Day, a widower, who had built the Octagon House on East Gurley Street in 1877. He was a surgeon at Ft. Whipple and later had a private practice in Prescott. Bridget had 10 children with Dr. Day, seven of whom grew to maturity. They lived in homes on Pleasant Street and Park Avenue.

The Days's daughters were: Mary Eleanor (1884), Mrs.Sidney Markel, Mrs. Alice Gillis, Mrs. Carolyn (John W.) Beach, Mrs. Bliss Travis, Mrs. Isabel Christie, Mrs. R. B. Webster, Annie (1886-93), and Louise (1888-1904). They also had one son, Warren Francis (1883-1943).

Bridget was very patriotic and a strong Catholic. She died May 2, 1924, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

Donors: Her daughters


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