Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden

“Cappy,” daughter of Fannie Fern Fitzsimmons and Marion Francis Hite, was born on November 23, 1889, in Octavia, Nebraska. The family came to Arizona about 1897. On March 23, 1910, she married Orville Diville Bozarth, a pioneer rancher in Yavapai county and a sheriff.

As a young woman, Cappy was a dental assistant to Dr. Ralph Roper of Prescott. She was a charter member of the Yavapai Cowbelles and president of the Monday Club from 1957 to 1958. She was closely identified with many social, cultural and civic activities of the community and a lifetime member of the First Congregational Church.

The Bozarths lived at 208 N. McCormick Street. Her great uncle, Tom Fitzsimmons, a bricklayer, put Cappy’s name on the white granite cornerstone at the southwest corner of Washington School. Her sister, Virgie Robbins, is also represented in the Rose Garden.

Cappy died in March 1972 and was buried in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Donor: Yavapai Cowbelles

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