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Tempe in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

George W. P. Hunt / Arizona's First Governor

Born 1859 Died 1934

 
 
George W. P. Hunt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 4, 2010
1. George W. P. Hunt Marker
Inscription.
[Main Marker]
Entombment of
George W. P. Hunt
Born 1859 Died 1934
Colorful Arizona pioneer and statesman. Member of various territorial legislatures. President, Arizona Constitutional Convention 1910. Elected Arizona's 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 8th and 10th Governor to set a national record. Also entombed here are his wife, Duette, her parents, the J. W. Ellisons, and her sister Lena Ellison.

[Second Marker]
Arizona's First Governor,
George Wylie Paul Hunt
November 1, 1859 – December 24, 1934
Married February 24, 1904
Helen Duett Ellison
November 10, 1867 – April 18, 1931
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Parents
Jesse Washington Ellison
September 22, 1841 – January 24, 1934
Married February 14, 1864
Susan Melvina Smith
December 17, 1844 – February 2, 1929
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Sister Susan Helena Lena Ellison
September 6, 1869 – June 14, 1953
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Daughter of George and Helen Hunt
Virginia Hunt
June 26, 1905 – April 21, 1985
Married January 3, 1929
Fredrick Carlson Brannen
Buried elsewhere
Married January 2, 1944
William E Frund
October 20, 1918 – March 9, 1975

 
Erected
First Governor of Arizona Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 4, 2010
2. First Governor of Arizona Marker
Located to the left of George W. P. Hunt Marker
1968 by Arizona School Children and Friends.
 
Location. 33° 27.114′ N, 111° 56.66′ W. Marker is in Tempe, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Click for map. Marker is in Papago Park and the monument can be seen from a long ways off. There are small signs along the park roads that point the way to the monument. Marker is in this post office area: Tempe AZ 85281, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hunt Bass Hatchery (approx. half a mile away); Papago Park Prisoner Of War Camp (approx. 1.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Site of Hayden's Ferry (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hayden House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Papago Park's Military History (approx. 1.8 miles away); Tempe Bakery/Hackett House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Tempe Hardware Building (approx. 1.9 miles away); "The Old Church" (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tempe.
 
Also see . . .
1. Find - A - Grave. A posting with additional information and photos. (Submitted on May 7, 2010.) 

2. George Wylie Hunt, National Governor's Association Biography. (Submitted on March 5, 2014, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
3. Sharlot Hall Museum George W.P. Hunt Biography. (Submitted on March 5, 2014, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
 
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George W. P. Hunt Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 4, 2010
3. George W. P. Hunt Markers
George W. P. Hunt Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 4, 2010
4. George W. P. Hunt Monument
George W. P. Hunt Monument image. Click for full size.
By Sandie Kirchner, May 4, 2010
5. George W. P. Hunt Monument
 
 
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