Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden
LIZZIE MAHONEY KIZER

Born on McCormick Street in Prescott on May 22, 1881, Lizzie was the daughter of an Indian wars veteran J. F. Mahoney and his wife Eliza. Her father fought to make Arizona part of the U.S. as far back as 1867.

She attended school in the one-room schoolhouse located on the grounds of what is now Mile High Middle School and also went to school in San Diego, California, for eight years.

On October 25, 1911, in a wedding dress now in Sharlot Hall Museum, Lizzie married John D. "Don" Kizer, Sr. They had a son, John "Don," Jr.

She belonged to the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Her mother and her sister, Margaret Poulson, are both represented in the Rose Garden.

At the time of her death in November 1954, Lizzie was living at 217 North Pleasant Street. Her husband Don predeceased her in May 1950. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

Donor: Margaret Poulson and Susie Crose



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