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Mary Ruiz, a daughter of a well known attorney, who held numer-
ous positions in the State before he moved to Gallup, N. M., where
he is now practicing law. To the union two children have been born,
Benigno and Gilbert. Mr. Lopez has a herd of fine cattle on his
ranch at Beaver Dam Draw, and is one of those progressive stockmen
who are always looking toward the improvement of the breeds. His
father, Benigno Lopez, was appointed postmaster at Concho and held
the office for three years, Theodor? Lopez acting as his assistant.


MRS. JOSEPHINE BRAWLEY HUGHES, wife of ex-Governor L. C.
Hughes, \\as horn near Meadville, Pa. She had the training and
experience of well established farm life, finished her education at the
Kdinboro Normal School and taught in the public schools two years.
She was married to L. C. Hughes in July, 1868, and came to Tucson
in 1872, just one year after Mr. Hughes had located here, having made
the trip by rail to San Francisco, thence by steamer to San Diego, and
thence by stage 500 miles to Tucson, traveling with her little daughter
in her arms, five days and five nights without halting save to change
horses, anil at a time when the hostile Apaches were raiding that re-
gion, rendering the stage journey most hazardous as well as fearfully
strenuous, and one requiring endurance, nerve and courage the pro-
nounced traits of character of Arizona pioneer women. Mrs. Hughes
was the third American woman to locate permanently in Tucson, of
whom she and Mrs. Lord, wife of Dr. Charles H. Lord, are still liv-
ing, Mrs. Scott, wife of Judge Scott, the third of the trio, having re-
cently passed away. In 1873, Mrs. Hughes was appointed the first
woman public school teacher in Arizona, and established the first pub-
lic school for girls in the Territory. Co-education was so strongly
opposed by the natives that separate schools for boys and girls were
rendered necessary. In 1875 she was appointed Commissioner for
Arizona to the Woman's Department of the Centennial Exposition,
held in Philadelphia in 1876, and with the family journeyed back to
Pennsylvania, traversing the same route by which she had come, and
again running the Apache gauntlet, to perform with patriotic pride
the distinguished trust reposed in her by Arizona.

In 1877 she joined the small group of American ladies, and gave a
strong hand in raising funds for the erection of the first Protestant
Church in Arizona the structure now T in the City Park which was
constructed under the auspices of the Presbyterian Board of Missions.
Shortly thereafter, upon the coming of Reverend George H. Adams,
the pioneer Methodist Missionary to Arizona, Mrs. Hughes, having
been a lifelong Methodist, was the leading spirit in organizing Meth-
odism in Tucson and aided in constructing the brick church, then the
corner of Pennington Street and Stone Avenue, which was her especial
pride for many years, for there were initiated most of the reforms of
Arizona. In this church temperance societies, adult and juvenile,
were organized, and Miss Frances Willard preached, prayed, lectured,
and organized the temperance torces of Arizona in the W. C. T. U.,
of which Mrs. Hughes was soon thereafter made Territorial President
and the responsibility of the work fell to her lot. Its doors were
opened to all distinguished divines and to reformers of all classes, and
there w T ere heard evangelists, educators, and all learned men who pass-
ed this way through Arizona. Mrs. Hughes served as President of
the W. C. T. U. several years, during which she secured the passage
of the Sunday Rest Bill by the Legislature in 1887, and it was during
the struggle to enact this law that she discovered the pow r er of the



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Mrs. Josephine Brawley Hughes

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ballot in legislation. This resulted in her securing Mrs. Laura M.
Johns, of Kansas, a national organizer, to come to Arizona and aid in
organizing the suffrage sentiment created by the Arizona Daily Star
into a Territorial Association, of which Mrs. Hughes was elected
president. In retiring from the Presidency of the W. C. T. U. to
take up the Suffrage cause, Mrs. Hughes said : "Let us secure the vote
for women first, then the victory for home and temperance will soon
mlltM." At the Constitutional Convention in 1891 a strong fight was
made for incorporating an Equal Rights provision and was lead by
General William Herring. Mrs. Hughes, then Territorial President,
and Mrs. Johns, National Organizer, were invited to present the
suffrage cause, which they did in two masterly efforts, an entire after-
noon session having been devoted to the discussion in which these pio-
neer suffragists participated by invitation. They remained during the
entire session of the convention and came nigh winning the equality
clause for the constitution. They then made a personal campaign, or-
ganizing suffrage clubs in every county in Arizona, which resulted in
the question of woman's right to the ballot becoming a living and
dominant issue in every succeeding legislature. As the Record shows,
the bill passed the Council in 1891 by a vote of 10 to 2, and was de-
feated in the Assembly; in 1893 it passed the House, but was defeated
in the Council, and met a similar fate in 1895 and again in 1897.
while in 1899 it passed the House and died in Committee of Council,
and in 1901 passed both houses, but was vetoed by Governor Brodie.
This veto proved a shock to the suffrage cause, but did not wholly
discourage its aggressive advocates. It merely caused them to change
their policy to one of quiet educational work for the cause ; temperance
and kindred reforms as well as the educational, religious and chari-
table causes which had for their purpose the building of a state, an-
chored in the soundest principles which tell for "God and home and
native land," were all included in their work.

As one of the mother builders of the state for more than forty
years, Mrs. Hughes now rejoices in gathering in the sheaves of two
generations of seed sowing, while looking with hope for greater
achievements. And it is to such women as Mrs. Hughes and her co-
workers, conscientious, competent and cheerfully persistent, that Ari-
zona owes a vast debt of gratitude, not only because of their energy of
purpose or faithfulness of zeal in so arduous an undertaking for the
general good, but because of the great unconscious influence of their
strong and admirable personalities, which could not fail to aid in
moulding public sentiment in favor of the nobler things which they
sought to accomplish.

The fruits of marriage were three children : Gertrude, now wife of
Professor Sherman M. Woodward ; John T. Hughes, State Senator,
and Josephine, deceased at the age of two years. The old residence,
erected at No. 158 Court Street, has been their home since 1875, and
is one of the historic spots of Arizona.



MRS. MARY GRACE WILLARD was born in Platville, Wisconsin, 78
years ago of famous pioneer stock. Her father, Colonel James Russell
Vineyard, was one of Wisconsin's foremost citizens and prominently
associated with its early history in both a political and literary way.

In the year 1852 she was mar-
ried to Joel Willard, a young
civil engineer, and the same year
the two journeyed with their
parents and the entire families
of each across the plains to the
gold fields of California. Her
reminiscences of that memor-
able trip constitute a most inter-
esting record. They settled in
and near Sacramento, where
Mr. Willard engaged in the
stock business. In 1870 she
journeyed with her husband and
nine children to Pine Valley,
Nevada, and was one of the pio-
reers of that section. In 1879,
her husband, whose failing
health made a change impera-
tive, started overland to Ari-
zona, accompanied by four of
his sons, but he died en route,
and left this brave and fearless
woman to guide the destinies of the seven boys and girls who were left
to her care, the two oldest daughters having been married prior to this.
With undaunted courage she instructed her sons to resume their jour-
ney to Arizona, where she joined them as soon as possible and the
family settled in the Verde Valley. Mrs. Willard has always been
prominent in religious, temperance and suffrage work, in all of
which she is yet active to a great degree in the vicinity of her home
in Cottonwood, Yavapai County. She has four sons living, Charles
D., Rudolph R., G. MacDonald and James R., and one daughter,
Mrs. Jennie Goodwin, in Los Angeles. Her remaining daughter,
Mrs. Frances Willard Munds, makes her home at Prescott, but is
known throughout Arizona as the able champion of woman suffrage,
in which cause she has been an intense worker for 15 years. During
this time, amidst the vicissitudes attendant upon her efforts, when
hopes of success were changed in an almost inconceivable way into
despair, and fulfillment seemed as far away as ever, the enduring
spirit of the pioneer displayed by her mother, and her persistent assur-
ance of ultimate success were found by Mrs. Munds to be a never
failing source of encouragement. Notwithstanding the hardships of

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the pioneer life in which Fate has cast her lot during much of her 78
years. Mrs. Willard is remarkably well preserved and is beloved by
the people far and near, and to the younger generation she is known
as "Aunt Marv".

FRANCES LILIAN MUXDS, or, as she prefers to be known, Frances
Willard Munds, was born near Sacramento, California, and has
spent her entire life, except four years spent at school in Pitt?field,
Maine, in the States of California, Nevada and Arizona. Her an-
cestors were famous in the political and pioneer history of this great
West. Her maternal grandfather, Colonel James Russell Vineyard,
was a member of the legislature of Wisconsin when that State was still
a Territory, and was also a member of its Constitutional Convention.
From the time it became a State he served continuously as State
Senator until he resigned his seat to migrate to the goldfields of Cali-
fornia in 1852. Here again he was a member of the legislature,
elected from Los Angeles County, and had received the Democratic
nomination for United States Senator from California, but his death
occurred before the campaign was fairly begun. He was a man of
such public distinction that the flags of the city of Los Angeles were
lowered to half mast during the time elapsing from his death to his in-
terment. He was a lifelong Democrat and also a member of the
Masonic order. Her paterral grandfather was a member of the
famous Lewis & Clark expedition and was highly commended for his
bravery on that perilous and history making trip. Mrs. Munds is
the daughter of Mrs. Mary Grace Willard, of Cottonwood, Yavapai
County, who has been a resident of this State since 1879, and w T as a
pioneer in both California and Nevada. She is, therefore, thoroughly
imbued with the true spirit of the pioneer, and as a heritage from her
Mrs. Munds has undoubtedly been endowed with her chief character-
istics, a willingness tc attempt, and the ability to achieve, though years
of effort be necessary to effect the consummation of her plans. Mrs.
Munds' early childhood was spent in Nevada, where educational ad-
vantages were limited, and her earliest recollections of making a wish
are connected with a children's party, when told to do so by an older
person, and her wish was that she be sent to school. A few years
later her wish was granted, when she accompanied her sister and her
sister's husband to Maine, where for four years she attended Central
Institute, Pittsfield, Maine, which is the fitting school for Bates Col-
lege. She then came to Arizona, where her mother and brothers
were, and taught for two years in the country schools of Yavapai
County. On March 5, 1890, she was married to John L. Munds, a
young cattleman, who, a few years later, as Sheriff of Yavapai Coun-
ty, became known throughout Arizona for his daring and bravery.
She is the mother of three children. The eldest, William Harold, is
studying mining engineering in the University of Arizona, being a

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member of the graduating class of 1913, and two daughters, Sadie
Grace and Mary Frances. Mrs. Munds became actively interested
in suffrage work in Arizona 15 years ago, and was made secretary
of the first State Suffrage organization, since when she has been
prominent in all the suffrage agitation that has been known in the
State, which is practically all that has ever been done. She was one
of the three women who attended the legislature and worked for the
passage of the Suffrage Bill in 1903, when it was passed by both
houses, but vetoed by Governor Brodie. This was a blow that de-
moralized the movement, but the forces were soon reorganized on a
different plan, with a State Central Committee, of which Mrs.
Munds was Chairman. The recent victorious campaign was con-
ducted entirely by the members of this committee under Mrs. Munds'
supervision. Its entire cost was less than $2,200, which she raised
personally, several hundred dollars having been a personal contribu-
tion. Mrs. Munds has been asked to allow her name to go before
the people of Yavapai County for Senator at the next election, and
received the nomination for State Representative to the International
Woman Suffrage Alliance, in Budapest, June 1913, the executive hav-
ing requested Governor Hunt to appoint her officially. At the close
of the recent campaign, when deluged by telegrams of congratulation,
the two she most values were from her husband and son, received be-
fore it was absolutely known that success had been attained. Her son,
William H. Munds, cast his first vote for the triumphant cause. Mr.
John L. Munds is a southern Democrat, and Mrs. Munds leans
towards progressive Democracy.

LAURA GREGG CANNON, lecturer and organizer in the suffrage
movement, is the wife of Joseph Cannon, also a well known organizer,
whose efforts have been devoted for years to the interest of labor.
Mrs. Cannon came to Arizona three years ago, then Miss Laura
Gregg, as representative of the National American Woman Suffrage
Association and special advocate of Woman Suffrage in the state, and
did her first work in the north, where she remained several months,
spending the following summer in Tucson. Mrs. Cannon is a native
of Kansas, and was reared and educated there. When very young she
became deeply interested in the question of suffrage for women, soon
became associated with the national organization, and has developed
into one of their most able and interested workers, and without doubt,
one of the most effective talkers ever engaged in the work or on any
public platform. She is a woman of rare charm and a most pleasing
personality, which coupled with her high intelligence and great force
of character make her a wonderfully convincing speaker, and during
her stay in Arizona, it is generally conceded, she wielded a strong in-
fluence in molding public sentiment in favor of her chosen theme.
With workers from various parts of the state she made an address
before the Legislature, and were successful in securing what they



Mrs. Laura Gregg Cannon



asked, much good having resulted from their evident sincerity. Mr.
and Mr*. Cannon met and were married in Arizona.

dent oi the State organization W. C. T. U. is a native of
Wisconsin, and was born in the city of Sheboygan, in No-
vember, 1853. Her father, D. M. Hanscom, a prominent mer-
chant of that city, died when she was but seven years old. Four

years later her mother married
Professor W. (). Butler, princi-
pal of one of the schools of She-
bo\ gan at that time. He took
charge of her education, and she
became a teacher, serving suc-
cessfully and faithfully for
three years in Wausau, Wiscon-
sin, where she married Mr.
LaChance, a young merchant of
that place. In 1877 they moved
to Chicago, where she became
Interested in W. C. T. U. w T ork.
She united with the Chicago
Central Union and assisted in
the mission work at Bethel
Home and Desplains. In 1887
Mr. and Mrs. LaChance moved
to Merrill, Wisconsin, and there
she organized and superintended
Senior and Junior Loyal Tem-
perance Legion and acted as
president of the local W. C. T.

U. They came to Arizona in 1895, and since then Mrs. LaChance
has done invaluable work in the interest of temperance. In 1900 she
was elected to the office of State President, and under her leader-
ship the work prospered in a degree that was most gratifying. Mrs.
LaChance is a firm believer in the principles of temperance and the
final prohibition of the liquor traffic, and for many years, especially
during the past eleven years, in which she has served as State Presi-
dent, she has given to the work all she could of strength, time and
money. She is also an ardent advocate of Woman Suffrage, believing
that all taxpayers should have the right of the ballot. Mrs. LaChance
is now a widow, her husband, who was one of the prominent and
most highly esteemed business men of Phoenix, having died May 28,
She has three children, Miss Marie, principal of one of the
Phoenix schools; Mrs. Rudolph, now of Los Angeles, and L. H.
LaChance, president of the Flexible Shaft Company, Chicago.



GERTRUDE HUGHES WOODWARD, daughter of L. C. and Josephine
B. Hughes, was born in Meadville, Pa., July, 1869, and with her
mother came to Arizona in 1872. At an early age she attended St.
Joseph's Academy, Tucson, and later was sent to Snell's Seminary for

young ladies at Oak-
land, Cal. After two
years she was entered in
Linden Hall Seminary,
a Moravian institution
at Lititz, Pa., from
which she was graduat-
ed in 1888 and took a
post graduate course in
1889. She then enter-
ed the New England
Conservatory of Music,
Boston, and spent four
years studying music,
dramatic art, physical
culture and languages.
Having been graduated
in 1 894 she was engag-
ed as Professor of Dra-
matic Art, English,
History, and Physical
Culture at the Univer-
sity of Arizona, which
position she held for
four years, the first wo-
man instructor honored
by appointment as a
member of the faculty of the University, for which she enjoys as mark-
ed a distinction as her mother, who was the first woman public school
teacher in the state, just twenty-one years previously. Both are ardent
suffragists. In 1898 she married Professor Sherman Woodward, a
member of the University faculty, who continued work in Arizona
for a time, when he was tendered and accepted a more advanced and
lucrative position as Professor of Hydraulics and Electric Engineering
with the University of Iowa. In 1911, accompanied by her two
children, Miriam and Ronald, Mrs. Woodward enjoyed a year's
European trip, in which was included the British Isles, principally as
an educational trip for the children, who are being trained for a pro-
fessional life. Before and since her majority, Mrs. Woodward has
been, like her parents, very much interested in all reforms of the 20th
century, especially suffrage, temperance, and all which tells for true
American womanhood.



MRS. INEZ H. LEE, member of the Arizona Equal Suffrage Central
Committee from Graham County, believes most thoroughly in Equal
Rights to all, a theory which has been fully exemplified in her home
life. She is the wife of David Lee, the proud mother of a large and

happy family, and while discipline
and obedience are in evidence, the
family relationship is that of com-
rades rather than of parents and
children. From her New Eng-
land and Swiss parentage she in-
herits a love of liberty and free-
dom, which she claims is the herit-
age of the daughter as well as of
the son, and with her native tact
and energy she has battled in the
face of opposition, and even ridi-
cule, to aid in establishing that
equality. Arizona should now be
both proud and grateful for the
services of such women as she and
thankful to realize that their la-
bors have been rewarded in the
State. The oft advanced theory
that a competent housewife has no
time for outside interests is ably
disputed in the light of the lives and examples of Mrs. Lee and her
many associates.

ROSA GOODRICH BOIDO, M. D., president of the Equal Suffrage
Club of Pima County, is particularly well known in a professional
way and for the work she has done for the benefit of the suffrage ques-
tion in this vicinity. Dr. Boido was born in Navasota, Texas, Febru-
ary 24, 1870, and is the daughter of Rosa Meador and Briggs Good-
rich. Her father was one of the old time attorneys of Arizona, having
come here in 1873, and was Attorney General for the Territory. He
practiced law in Tombstone in its prosperous days as a member of the
firm of Goodrich, Street, Smith & Goodrich. Dr. Boido was edu-
cated in Pacific Methodist College, Santa Rosa, Cal., and Cooper
Medical College, San Francisco, and for some years has been prac-
ticing her profession in Tucson. She is examining physician for the
Maccabees, Knights and Ladies of Security and Fraternal Brother-
hood. The work of the Suffrage Club of Pima County was carried
on largely by five women, Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Haskin, Dr. Boido,
Mrs. Nowell, and Dr. Clara M. Schell, who felt that their long and
earnest efforts were amply repaid when the right of suffrage was ac-
corded the women of Arizona, in the fall of 1912. In addition to her



Rosa G. Boido

professional life and interest in matters of public importance, Mrs.
Boido is a homemaker, and with her husband, Dr. Lorenzo Boido, a
practicing physician, and children, Rosalind and Lorenzo, Jr., makes
her home in Tucson. Dr. Boido is superintendent of Scientific Tem-
perance for the W. C. T. U. of Arizona.

MRS. EMMA B. COLEMAN, member of the Arizona Central Equal
Suffrage Committee, was born in Illinois, January 12, 1840, but is one
of the earliest pioneers of Arizona, and might well be christened the
Mother of Suffrage in Apache and Graham Counties. In the spring
of 1888 when the first International Council of Women was held in
Washington, D. C., the call for freedom was wafted across the arid
plains and rustled in the tall pines that sheltered her Alpine home,
aw r ay in the mountains of Arizona. That call found an echo in her
heart, and she responded, the first woman in Arizona to become a
member of the National Woman Suffrage Association. She has since
been very active for the cause, and with good results, in Arizona.



Mrs. Coleman was a delegate from Graham County to the Constitu-
tional Convention held in Phoenix in 1911, and in connection with

delegates from other counties,
worked very hard to have a Suf-
frage plank incorporated into
the Constitution, but without
avail. She has been a consistent
and earnest worker for the cause
of Equal Suffrage all her life,
and though many times defeat-
ed, she has never, at any time,
lost hope, but has continually
held to the time honored motto:
"It is right, and right will pre-
vail." She is happy today In
the knowledge that her desires
have been realized in Arizona
and in the cherished hope that
they will soon be realized throughout the nation. Mrs. Coleman has
been a home-maker above all, and agrees that the right of suf-
frage shall not cause to deteriorate in the slightest degree either a
woman's femininity or her efficiency as a home maker and mother.

MRS. ABBIE O. HASKIX, vice president of the Equal Suffrage Club
of Tucson, and member of the State Central Committee for Pima
County, has been one of the most persistent and devoted workers for
the cause of Suffrage in Arizona, and in the campaign of 1912, which

resulted so gloriously for
those interested, she was one
of the few who stood firmly
by the cause. As a member
of the State Central Com-
mittee, Mrs. Haskin or-
ganized the first Suffrage
Club in Pima County, of
which Dr. Rosa Boido was
elected first president. Mrs.
Haskin was later elected
vice president. This club,
through the efforts of the
few, succeeded in develop-
ing and crystallizing the
suffrage sentiment that
finally lead to success in
November, 1912, at the

polls. Pima was one of the counties which polled a large majority
for equal suffrage, and to Mrs. Haskin and her associates most of the



credit is due for this victory. Mrs. Haskin has been a resident of

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