Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden

Louise was born on April 7, 1870, in Elgin, Illinois, the daughter of William and Anna Miller Eakin. She came to Prescott as the bride of William H. Timerhoff, whom she had married on October 25, 1905. She had engaged in secretarial work at various times before her marriage.

William owned Timerhoff Drug Store for many years and at one time was mayor of Prescott. Louise was an outstanding club woman and was president of the Monday Club (1917-18). During her term as president, the Monday Club was responsible for the first kindergarten and manual arts program in the public schools of Prescott; the first well-baby clinic; and for building the wing to house women and couples at the Arizona Pioneers' Home.

Louise served as president of the Arizona Federation of Women's Clubs from 1938-40. She was Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star, a member of the Elks Ladies, a charter member of Prescott Delphian Club, and treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the First Congregational Church.

Her avocation was commercial art, and she illustrated books and magazines. The Timerhoffs lived at 116 S. Mount Vernon Street. Her sister Bertha Sturtevant is also represented in the Rose Garden.

Louise died on September 9, 1953, in the Pioneers' Home and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

Donor: Claire Phillip

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