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    • John Noble Goodwin, 1863-1866

    • Besser, William
    • Goodwin, John Noble, 1824-1887; Governors--Arizona--Pictorial works;
    • John Noble Goodwin was born in South Berwick, Maine on October 18, 1824 to John and Mary (Noble) Goodwin. He attended Berwick Academy, graduated from Dartmouth in 1844, and was admitted to the Bar in 1848. Goodwin married Susan Howard Robinson...
    • Frederick Augustus Tritle, 1882-1885

    • Besser, William
    • Governors--Arizona--Pictorial works;
    • Frederick Augustus Tritle was born in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania on August 7, 1833 to Frederick and Martha (Cooke) Tritle. He went to the academy in his native town where he was admitted to the Bar in 1855. He moved to Iowa and practiced law...
    • Conrad Meyer Zulick, 1885-1889

    • Besser, William
    • Governors--Arizona--Pictorial works;
    • C. Meyer Zulick was born in Easton, Pennsylvania on June 3, 1838 to Anthony and Jane Morton (Cummings) Zulick. He was educated by private tutors and at a private school, Minerva Hall, which was run out of the family’s home. In June 1860 Zulick...
    • Lewis Wolfley, 1889-1891

    • Besser, William
    • Wolfley, Lewis, 1839-1910; Governors--Arizona--Pictorial works;
    • Lewis Wolfley was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 8, 1839 to Lewis and Elenor (Irwin) Wolfley. He never married. Wolfley served in the 3rd Kentucky Calvary of the Union Army during the Civil War and was known as “Sherman’s...
    • John Nichol Irwin, 1891-1892

    • Besser, William
    • Irwin, John Nichol, 1847-1905; Governors--Arizona--Pictorial works;
    • John Nichol Irwin was born in Butler County, Ohio on December 25, about 1844 to Stephen and Elizabeth Martha (Nichol) Irwin. He attended the public schools of Ohio and Iowa and later Miami University in Ohio. During the Civil War he served in the...
    • Benjamin Joseph Franklin, 1896-1897

    • Besser, William
    • Governors--Arizona--Pictorial works;
    • Benjamin Joseph Franklin was probably born in Mason County, Kentucky about 1839. He claimed to be a descendant of the famous Benjamin Franklin. Little is known of his early life. In 1860 he was a lawyer in Leavenworth, Kansas and elected to the...
    • Richard Cunningham McCormick, 1866-1869

    • Besser, William
    • McCormick, Richard C. (Richard Cunningham), 1832-1901; Governors--Arizona--Pictorial works
    • Richard Cunningham McCormick was born on May 23, 1832 in New York City to Richard Cunningham and Sarah Matilda (Decker) McCormick. McCormick was a member of the Republican Party. McCormick began his career on Wall Street before becoming a...
    • Anson Peacely-Killen Safford, 1869-1877

    • Besser, William
    • Safford, A. P. K. (Anson Peasley Keeler), -1891; Governors--Arizona--Pictorial works;
    • Anson Peaceley-Killen Safford was born on February 14, 1828 or 1830 in Hyde Park, Vermont to Joseph Warren and Diantha P. (Little) Safford. The family moved to Illinois to farm when he was a boy. Safford went to California in March 1850 as part of...
    • John Philo Hoyt, 1877-1878

    • Besser, William
    • Hoyt, John P. (John Philo), 1841-1926; Governors--Arizona--Pictorial works;
    • John Philo Hoyt was born on October 6, 1841 in Austinburg, Ohio to David and Susan (Fancher) Hoyt. He served in the Civil War in various regiments from Ohio. Hoyt married Lettie J. Lewis (1849-1916) of Adams, New York on December 27, 1869 in Caro,...
    • John Charles Frémont, 1878-1882

    • Besser, William
    • Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890; Governors--Arizona--Pictorial works;
    • By far the most famous of the Arizona territorial governors, John Charles Frémont was known to many as the “Pathfinder.” Frémont was born in Savannah, Georgia on January 21, 1813 to John Charles and Anne (Whiting) Pryor Frémont.

      He...
    • Oral History with Patricia Egan, January 26, 2011

    • Egan, Patricia
    • Navajo Indian Reservation--Schools; Navajo Indian Reservation--Social life and customs; Northland Pioneer College;
    • Patricia Egan was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. In 1989, she moved to Arizona to teach at Dilkon Elementary School on the Navajo Reservation. Ms. Egan talks about the cultural differences between herself and her students and how those...
    • Oral History with Jack Gable, July 21, 2011

    • Gable, Jack
    • Arlington (Ariz.); World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American; Cowboys--Arizona--Biography; Water rights--Arizona--Maricopa County; Schools--Maricopa County--History
    • Jack Charles Gable grew up in Arlington, Arizona. He talks about parents, Henry Carter "Jack" and Ethlyn Gable, and grandparents. His father was a cowboy, served as Mayor of Buckeye, and ran a store with his father in Arlington. The family owned...
    • Oral History with Louis Gradias, April 19, 2011

    • Gradias, Louis
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Gadsden (Ariz.); Bracero Program; Agricultural laborers--Arizona; San Luis (Ariz.); Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993; Mexican Americans--Arizona
    • Louie Gradias was born and raised in Gadsden. His mother was born in Gadsden in 1918 and met and married his father in 1938. They settled in Gadsden, built their own house and farmed the land. Mr. Gradias remembers attending Gadsden Elementary...
    • Oral History with Shelley Grebels, March 15, 2011

    • Grebels, Shelley
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.); Scottsdale Public Library
    • Shelley Grebels runs the Adult Services Information function and call center and the Scottsdale Room for Scottsdale Public Library. In this interview she talks about many of the people who have worked for the library, some of the programs, the...
    • Oral History with Pedro Guerrero, May 14, 2011

    • Guerrero, Pedro E.
    • Mesa (Ariz.); Segregation in education--Arizona--Maricopa County; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial photography; Guerrero, Pedro E.; Photographer--Biography; Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959; Taliesin West (Scottsdale, Ariz.); Calder, Alexander,...
    • Pedro E. Guerrero (1917-2012) grew up in Mesa, Arizona. In this interview he talks about growing up as a Latino in segregated Arizona and the prejudice he faced before and after integration. Mr. Guerrero talks about his family, especially his...
    • Oral History with David Gunckel, April 22, 2011

    • Gunckel, David
    • Sierra Vista (Ariz.); Library Administration--Arizona; Sierra Vista Public Library (Ariz.);
    • David Gunckel is a retired Director of Library Services for Sierra Vista, Arizona. In this interview he talks about growing up as the son of a Navy pilot who was stationed at bases around the country, his family and education, and why he wanted to...
    • Oral History with Rita Hamilton, March 31, 2011

    • Hamilton, Rita
    • Scottsdale Public Library; Library administration--Arizona
    • Rita Hamilton is the Director of the Scottsdale Public Library. In this interview, she talks about her childhood, family, education, and why she choose to be a librarian. Mrs. Hamilton has worked in various libraries around the state of Arizona,...
    • Oral History with Bruce Heiden, June 21, 2011

    • Heiden, Bruce
    • Buckeye (Ariz.)--History; Cotton farmers--Arizona--Biography; Schools--Arizona; Water management--Arizona; National Cotton Council of America; Local government--Arizona; Arizona Cotton Growers Association
    • W. Bruce Heiden is a cotton farmer and owner of H Four Farms in Buckeye, Arizona. He was born in 1934 in Buckeye to Walter A. and Louise Marie (Tremblay) Heiden. His father was a mechanic and in 1947 bought the land that the family continues to...
    • Oral History with Janice Hoeschler, March 18, 2011

    • Hoeschler, Janice
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Phoenix (Ariz.)--Social life and customs
    • Janice (Hunter) Hoeschler born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. In this interview, she talks about her family, schooling, neighbors, and growing up in Phoenix in the 1940s and 1950s. She met her husband, Terry Hoeschler, while attending the...
    • Oral History with Wes Humphries, January 29, 2011

    • Humphries, Wes
    • Lake Havasu City (Ariz.); Sierra Vista (Ariz.); Music teachers--Arizona; London Bridge (Lake Havasu City, Ariz.)--History
    • Wes Humphries reflects on his life, beginning with his childhood in Illinois and Indiana. He served in the military and then attended college, majoring in Music. Wes then pursued a teaching career. He moved to Sierra Vista in 1967. He currently...

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