Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden
Mae Lillain was born in Pawnee County, Nebraska, on March 16, 1890, daughter of Alpharetta McMichael Miles and Fredrick Joseph Miles. She attended Lower West Branch School in Pawnee and came to Phoenix, Arizona, in 1900. As a teenager, she worked at Dorris-Heyman's Furniture Store in Phoenix as a bookkeeper.

On September 23, 1912, Mae married Carl Wood Clark, a farmer and dairyman. After their marriage, the Clarks moved to Tucson, where Carl attended The University of Arizona.

Mae and Clark raised six children: Hazel Lucille Deming, born 1912; Robert Miles 1915 - 1919; Carl Wood Jr., born 1919; Phil, born 1922; Mary Ruth Winick, born 1926; and John Miles, born 1928.

In 1915, they purchased a farm at Somerton in Yuma County, Arizona. In 1920, they came to Prescott and lived at the U of A Experimental Station in the Granite Dells area. From 1929 through the 1940s, they both farmed and operated Clark's Jersey Dairy.

In the 1950s, Mae and Carl went to Missouri for a while till drought forced their return to Prescott where they relocated at Granite Dells. After Carl's death, Mae moved to Park Avenue in Prescott. She attended the Methodist Church and was in the Eastern Star while in Yuma.

Mae died in 1969 while on a visit to Pomona, California. She was buried in the Mt. View Cemetery in the Clark family plot.

Donor: Hazel Clark Deming

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