Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden

Grace, daughter of Caroline Rebecca Grundy and Harman "Harry" Hanna, was born on July 29, 1894, in Chaparral, Arizona Territory. Harman was the first postmaster of the Chaparral Post Office that was established on May 24, 1894.

Grace learned the ways of life in Arizona Territory from birth and was molded by these early experiences in the mining community of Chaparral and later when she lived in Prescott and Kingman.

Grace married Mr. Armstrong, about whom little is known, and the couple had a son, Raymond. After Mr. Armstrong's death, she married Joseph Mosby Peggs on August 3, 1919, in Wickenburg, Arizona. Grace and Joseph had two children, Joseph Gideon, born November 17, 1920; and Margie Lou, born April 15, 1925. The family resided in Kingman, Arizona, until 1932.

Mr. Peggs was regarded as one of the leading Certified Public Accountants of the state. He was a member of the Eleventh Legislature and appointed to the post of Director of the State Income Tax Division.

During the course of Joseph's career, the family resided both in Phoenix and Tucson. Grace was an active member of the Methodist Church in addition to being a wife and homemaker. The tales of her pioneer life as a young girl thrilled her grandchildren when they were young. To her family she became the symbol of loving strength, fortitude and determination in her proud Arizona family.

Grace died on October 24, 1953, in San Ysidro, California, and was buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Tucson, Arizona.

DONOR: W. D. Kalt III, grandson
February, 2002

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