Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden
Allie S. Smithson Acker was born on September 6, 1870, in Alabama to Marion P. and Maria (Henderson) Smithson. She came to Arizona in 1902. After high school, she attended The University of Arizona in Tucson.

Later, she married James Samuel Acker, owner of a stationery and bookstore on South Cortez Street in Prescott. They had four children. Their daughters were named Nydia and Tecel. The Ackers lived at 205 North Mt. Vernon Street in 1913. However, by the late 1920s, Allie and James separated, and Allie decided to remain in Prescott while James moved elsewhere in Arizona. Allie was a member of the Monday Club.

Allie died on November 18, 1935, and was survived by her two daughters, Nydia (Acker) Young and Tecel Acker. Allie was buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

After her death, James returned to Prescott, where he died August 2, 1955, at age 90. He left his estate, the Acker Trust, to the people of Prescott.

Donors: Nydia and Stanley Young

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