Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden
MINNIE WALKLEY ELLINWOOD
Minnie was born on April 8, 1864, in Rock Creek, Ohio, the daughter of Cornelia Latimer and Thomas Walkley. On November 17, 1886, in Rock Creek, she married Everett E. Ellinwood. They came to Arizona in 1890.

In 1907, her husband became the attorney for Phelps Dodge, and his Bisbee law firm, in partnership with John Mason Ross, is considered the oldest in the state. He became a judge in Phoenix, served on the Board of the First National Bank, and was a delegate from Cochise County to the 1910 Arizona Constitutional Convention. The Ellinwoods lived in Flagstaff and Prescott from 1900 to 1907.

Minnie was a member of the Monday Club in Prescott. She had two children: Ralph Everett (1893) and Cornelia (Mrs. Samuel H. Morris) (1891), whose mother-in-law, Mary Morris, is also represented in the Rose Garden.

Minnie died of an apoplectic stroke on March 6, 1932, and was buried in Tucson.

Donor: Cornelia and Samuel Morris


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