Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden
MARGARET FITZGIBBON MAHONEY POULSON
Margaret was born in Placerita, Arizona, a mining camp in Yavapai County, on November 1, 1882. Her father John F. Mahoney was one of the original pioneers of Prescott; he was the designer of the city waterworks.

She married William M. Poulson, one of the first morticians in Prescott. They had two sons: W. D. "Bud" and Clarence, and a daughter Margaret, who died in childbirth at age 18.

Margaret is credited with helping restore the Sharlot Hall Museum. Her lilacs and flower gardens were listed as a place to visit in Prescott. She lived at 204 (210) West Aubrey.

Margaret was an honorary member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Indian War Veterans and active in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, where she was a Sabbath teacher.

Her mother Eliza Mahoney and her sister Lizzie Kizer are also represented in the Rose Garden.

Margaret died on March 21, 1968, and was buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Donor: Museum Rose Garden


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