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  • Organizations/Clubs - Smoki People

    The Smoki People organization was established in 1921 by local white businessmen. The first Native American ceremony was performed in August 1921 as a part of of a community fund raiser. The ceremonies were performed every August from 1921- 1990. Smoki Ceremonial Dance programs from 1922 1941 1942 1948 1949 & 1950.

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  • Archaeology - Coyote Ruins - Lonesome Valley

    Smoki Museum booklet and manuscript written by J. W. Simmons regarding the archaeology of Coyote Ruin - Lonesome Valley.

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  • Gardner, Gail T.

    Arizona Historical Society Newsletter article, correspondence and news articles regarding cowboy poet, Smoki Tribal chief, songwriter, war veteran, civic leader and postmaster Gail T. Gardner. Arizona Republic newspaper article from August 1995 on Lew and Gail Steiger, Gail's grandsons.

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  • Elrod, Charles C.

    News articles and "Journal of the West" article regarding Smoki Chief Charles C. Elrod and the Elrod family.

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  • Jones, J. Walter

    OBIT: Prescott Courier, 2 Jan 1967: Came to Prescott 47 years ago from Falls Church, Virginia. Was a member of the Smoki People, a charter member of the Prescott Camera Club and prior to his retirement, was active in Boy Scout work. Survivors included his wife, Rose; 3 brothers, Bartlett of Walnut Grove, (Yavapai, Arizona) Shattus, of Eagle, Colorado and John of Fairhope, Alabama; 2 sisters, Mrs. Prudence Thompson of Herndon, Virginia and Mrs. Virginia Kelly of Maryland. Ruffner Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Cremation was to be in Phoenix.

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  • Mayes, Charles F

    OBIT: Had been owned an insurance in Prescott for 26 years. He came to Prescott in 1934 from Los Angeles. He was a long time member of the Elks Lodge and Smoki People. Survivors included his wife, Myrtle; a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Ravey of Santa Barbara, California; 2 sisters, Mrs. Eva Wilber of Ephrata, Washington and Mrs. Mary Jone of Pittsfield, Illinois and 4 grandchildren. Ruffner Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Cremation was to follow the funeral services.

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  • Blair, John W.

    OBIT: Prescott Courier, 6 Feb 1973: Came to Arizona 52 years ago from California. Was a member of the Smoki since 1972. Survivors included his wife, Dorothy of Prescott; 3 daughters, Mrs. George Goodwin of Prescott, Mrs. Rose Stroud and Miss Barbara Blair of Phoenix; 4 sons, William of Phoenix, Tom, John and David of Prescott and 5 grandchildren. Memory Chapel was in charge of the arrangements. Cremation was to following the services at Greenwood Memorial Park in Phoenix.

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  • Whitney, Jack

    OBIT: Prescott Courier, 14 Apr 1972. Came to Arizona with his family as a child of three and remained here his entire life. Came to Prescott from Peoria and purchased the "Old Mill" in 1935 which he operated the rest of his life. Was well-known in the racing circles throughout the state having ridden, owned and trained horses. Was a member of the "Smoki Peopel", the Elks Club and the Yavapai County Sheriff's Posse. Survivors included his wife, Lucille of Prescott, his father-in-law, M. A. White of Prescott; 4 daughters, Mrs. Ted Allen of Prescott, Mrs. Paul Rice of Scottsdale, Mrs. Jack Mahan or Peoria, Mrs. Brian Simpson of Phoenix and 11 grandchildren. Ruffner Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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  • Spence, Alex H

    OBIT: Arizona Republic, 15 Jan 1970. Died in Phoenix apparently from a heart attack while playing golf. Was one of the originators of the Jack-in-the-Box hamburger chain. First came to Prescott when he was 16 years old. Served as a golf course supervisor for the Navy in San Diego for 12 years. He returned to Prescott about 1968 after his retirement. Was a member of the Smoki People. Survivors included his wife, Laura; 3 daughters, Mrs. Katherine Barngrove of Bishop, California, Mrs. Linda Boles of Lincoln, Massachusetts and Mrs. Pamela Saunders of San Diego; a son, Britt of Prescott; a sister who lived out of state and 5 grandchildren. Ruffner Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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  • Jones, James Walter

    Prescott Courier, 2 Jan 1971. To Arizona from Falls Church, Virginia. Had lived in Prescott for 47 years. Was a member of the Smoki People, the Prescott Camera Club and prior to his retirement was active with the Boy Scouts. Survivors included his wife, Rose; 3 brothers; Bartlett of Walnut Grove, Yavapai, Arizona, Shattuc of Eagle, Colorado and John of Fairhope, Alabama; 2 sisters, Mrs. Prudence Thompson of Herndon, Virgina and Mrs. Virginal Kelly of Maryland. Private services were held at the Ruffner (now Ruffner-Wakelin) Funeral Home. Cremation following the services in Phoenix.

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  • Smiley, John Dee

    OBIT: Prescott Courier, 15 Nov 1961: Came to Prescott in 1954 from Buckley, Washington. Was a member of the Prescott Lions Club, the Smoki People, Monument Builder's Association and a member & trustee of the First Methodist Church. Survivors included his wife, 2 daughters, Kathleen & Dee; 4 sisters; Mrs. F. Morgan of Jovita, Washington, Mrs. Eliza Ann Johnson and Mrs. Lucile Keller, both of Raymond, Washington and Mrs. Ethel Yohn of Milton, Washington and 4 brothers; Sylvester and Frank, both of Seattle, Washington, Alford of Edna Washington and Herbert of Sherwood, Oregon.. Remains were shipped to Buckley, Washington for burial.

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  • Steitz, Mrs. S. A.

    OBIT: Prescott Courier 13 Nov 1967: To Arizona in 1919 and was employed as a mechanic at the Bullard Mine at Congress Junction until he opened a garage there in 1920. In 1933, he closed his gardage and moved to Prescott where he opened a garage at the corner of Montezuma & Gurley Street until the mid 1950's when he moved the business to Washington & Gurley Streets. He operated the Richfield Service Station Garage there until he retired. He served on the Prescott City Council, was a volunteer fireman, was active in the Wayfarers Club, the St. Luke's Episcopal Church and the Smoki People. Was also a member of the Sciots. Survivors included his wife, Cornelia, of Prescott, a daughter, Mrs. Betty Jean Enc of Tempe; a son Bee Jr. of New York City; 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild., Hampton Funeral Home Records: had lived in Prescott for 35 years, in Arizona for 48 years. COD: coronary thrombosis. Remains were shipped to the Greenwood Memorial Park in Phoenix for cremation.

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  • Dishon, Edna A

    OBIT: Prescott Courier, 20 Dec 1968: Had lived and worked in Pinal County and Phoenix. In Prescott she was a chapter member of the Manzanita Sweet Adelines and a member of the Smoki People. Survivors included her husband, Victor, a son, Chris Schussler of Phoenix, a brother, David Giese of Buena Vista, Virgina and her parents of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. Cremation was to follow the services held at the Hampton Funeral Home. , Hampton Funeral Home Records: Had lived in Prescott for 6 years and in Arizona for 24 years. COD: pulmonary embolism. Remains were taken to the Greenwood Memorial Park in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona for cremation.

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  • Waples, Bee R

    OBIT: Prescott Courier 13 Nov 1967: To Arizona in 1919 and was employed as a mechanic at the Bullard Mine at Congress Junction until he opened a garage there in 1920. In 1933, he closed his gardage and moved to Prescott where he opened a garage at the corner of Montezuma & Gurley Street until the mid 1950's when he moved the business to Washington & Gurley Streets. He operated the Richfield Service Station Garage there until he retired. He served on the Prescott City Council, was a volunteer fireman, was active in the Wayfarers Club, the St. Luke's Episcopal Church and the Smoki People. Was also a member of the Sciots. Survivors included his wife, Cornelia, of Prescott, a daughter, Mrs. Betty Jean Enc of Tempe; a son Bee Jr. of New York City; 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild., Hampton Funeral Home Records: had lived in Prescott for 35 years, in Arizona for 48 years. COD: coronary thrombosis. Remains were shipped to the Greenwood Memorial Park in Phoenix for cremation.

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