Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden
Elizabeth is recorded in the 1870 Prescott Arizona area census as the wife of John Brannaman, 30 years of age with three children and originally from England. The family moved to the present-day Globe area, where a fourth child was born. The Brannamans were probably the second family to settle in the area.

Conditions in Globe City were primitive, and life was a struggle. Like most housewives in the settlement, Elizabeth cooked outside over an open fire. When her son Robert secured a job, his earnings paid for a cook stove for his mother.

John and his partner, George Scott, located the Pioneer Silver Mine on the western slope of the Pinal Mountains above Silver Creek in February 1876. John built the first regularly appointed saloon in Globe City next door to his wifeís hotel in October 1876.

One evening the following year while John was tending bar, his uninvited coaching of a card player named Jack Gordon annoyed Gordon to such a degree that he picked up a chair and beat John to death with it.

After Johnís death, Elizabeth carried on by keeping a boarding house and holding on to her mining properties and real estate that included a piece of land along the creek in Globe City.

On July 7, 1878, she married George Scott. George ran the saloon and hotel for a time with a man named Orcutt. Later Elizabeth and George retired to a farm on the San Pedro near Winkleman.

Her death date and place of internment are not known.

Donor: Mona McCroskey
March 2003

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