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Sharlot M. Hall and her Aunt Mary "May" Boblett

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Sharlot M. Hall (standing) with her aunt Mary "May" Boblett (seated) with their hats off, taken prior to their move to Arizona.
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File Name: po0215pa.jpg
Location: MS-12, Box 18, Folder 7
Medium: Tintype
New Call Number: 1928-0001-0004
Old Call Number: po0215pa
Original Format: Print
Photo Collection: Sharlot M. Hall
Photo Date: c. 1880s
Rights: Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives.
Size: 2x3

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Old Call Number po0215pa
New Call Number 1928-0001-0004
Photo Collection Sharlot M. Hall
Location MS-12, Box 18, Folder 7
Creator No
Distributor No
Photo Date c. 1880s
Medium Tintype
Original Format Print
Size 2x3
File Name po0215pa.jpg
Rights Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives.
Staff Notes No
Description Sharlot M. Hall (standing) with her aunt Mary "May" Boblett (seated) with their hats off, taken prior to their move to Arizona. In 1882, Sharlot Mabridth Hall (b. October 27, 1870, d. April 9, 1943) moved from Lincoln County, Kansas to Arizona. She moved with her family twelve miles southeast of Prescott at Lynx Creek, with her father, James Knox Hall, her mother, Adeline Susannah Hall, and her brother, Edward "Ted" V. Hall. She became a poet, a writer and a journalist and served a stint as editor of "Out West" magazine. In 1909, she became the first woman to hold public office in Arizona when she was appointed Territorial Historian. After leaving office in 1912, she cared for her aging parents at their farm, Orchard Ranch, until their deaths. She returned to public life in 1924 when she was selected as elector to carry Arizona's vote to Washington, D. C. In 1927, her long-time dream was realized when the original Territorial Governor's Mansion in Prescott was leased to her for life, and she became the steward of the museum (1928) that now bears her name. During this period she also was a popular speaker before civic and professional groups throughout Arizona. She died on April 9, 1943, and her funeral was a large affair held at the museum, with the Governor giving the principal address. Mary "May" (Boblett) Hall Ross (b. July 29, 1871 - d. January 21, 1966) was born in Kansas to John C. and Amanda Boblett and came to Arizona with her family in 1877. May's father, Sharlot Hall's uncle, raised cattle, and she had her own herd of thirty-five by the time she was seventeen. She rode in the "Ladies Event" in Prescott's first rodeo in 1888. She married Amos Hall in 1890 and subsequently married George Ross.