Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden
Born on December 28, 1828, in Illinois, Catharine married Thomas Matthew Alexander on September 23, 1849. They arrived in Prescott with their family on September 17, 1864, from New Mexico. Her husband was a Prescott postmaster. They lived on South Montezuma Street and had a cattle ranch in Sycamore Canyon.

She was commended by Rev. G. A. Reeder of the Methodist-Episcopal Church for her good works. Her husband died on June 23, 1880. The January 2, 1881, issue of the Arizona Miner reported: "Verdict brought by Mrs. Catharine Alexander against Peck Mining Co. to recover the value of the stock in that company won for $80,000. In many respects this is the most important case ever tried in the Courts of the Territory."

Her children were "Minnie" (1850); Mary J. (Mrs. Alfred S. Clough 1852), who is also represented in the Rose Garden; Elizabeth (Rees 1864); Serena Ellen (Mrs. Edmund Peck 1855); James Ralph (1857); John Herbert (1866); Henry (1863); and Ellen. She adopted Bessie Murphey (1877). Her granddaughter Norah Clough Hartzell is also represented in the Rose Garden. Catharine died on April 29, 1898, and was buried in the Masonic Cemetery.

Donor: Mrs. Norah Hartzell

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