Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden

Fannie was born on April 7, 1897, at Ft. Davis, Texas, the daughter of Marion Alexander and Annie York Perkins. The family came to Arizona in 1900. She was tutored at home until she went to Tempe Normal School from which she graduated in 1917.

Children loved her, and she was deeply interested in them. This affinity led to the study of family history and made her an avid genealogist. Fannie never married.

She devoted herself to work with the Blind Club of Prescott and was secretary of the Arizona Cattle Growers Association and a member of the Yavapai Cowbelles. Fannie owned Bar P Ranch and was active in St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

Her mother, Annie York Perkins, and her sisters-in-law, Evelyn and Laura, are also represented in the Rose Garden. Fannie died on March 12, 1965, in Phoenix and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Prescott.

Donor: Yavapai Cowbelles

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