Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden

Quinnie Rebecca Jane, daughter of Lebious Thadious and Sarah Jane Milne Larremore, was born on May 15, 1881, in Edwards City, Texas. When she was two years old, her family began their westward trek, relocating in Carlsbad, New Mexico. In 1887, the Larremores continued west by covered wagon, settling near Globe, Arizona.

The family later moved to Yeager Canyon, just north of Prescott. On March 10, 1897, Jane was married to Peter Diskin in a ceremony held at her parents' home. Following the wedding, Jane and Peter settled on his ranch in the Black Hills of Yavapai County where the first of three children, Claude Larremore, was born on April 11, 1913.

A second son, William Peter, was born September 19, 1916. In 1918, they bought farm land in the Dewey-Humboldt area, where Walter Bradford was born on April 3, 1923. Following an accident that left her husband blind, the family eventually gave up their land and took up residence in the historic Mayer Hotel, where Jane and her husband lived out the remainder of their years.

Jane’s mother, Sarah Jane Milne Larremore and three of her sisters, May Larremore Wilson, Mary Elizabeth Larremore Lange and Nora Catherine Larremore Roberts are also represented in the Rose Garden. All three of her sons, Claude, Peter and Walter, served in the U.S. Army in World War II. Claude was killed in the historic Labor Day train wreck of the Congressional Limited September 6, 1943, in Philadelphia. Peter served in the Pacific Theater and Walter saw action in Europe.

Jane died on December 26, 1958, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

Donor: Janet Squires, granddaughter
April, 2008

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