Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden

Emma Craw was born on November 8, 1878, in Pioche, Nevada. She married Joe Matli and arrived in Prescott by covered wagon on July 29, 1900.

Joe worked for John Bianconi in the dairies, and in 1905 he purchased the Matli Ranch in Williamson Valley, where he established a large dairy. Joe was the official Simmons postmaster, but Emma did most of the work from her home. A picture of their home is featured in Yavapai Magazine of September 1915.

Emma had five sons, all of whom have been active rodeo participants: Albert, Joe, John, Charles and Frank, who was pictured in Danny Freeman's book, WORLD'S OLDEST RODEO. She belonged to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Emma died in August 1967 and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

Donors: Mr. and Mrs. O. Bozarth

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