Prescott in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Site of the O'Neill/Munds House
A beautiful Victorian Cottage which faced East Sheldon Street was built on this site by W. B. Jones. On November 15, 1893, William Owen (Buckey) O'Neill and his wife Pauline moved into the house. O'Neill used a portion of the upstairs as his office where he published his livestock newspaper, "Hoof and Horn".
O'Neill, who came to Arizona in 1879 at the age of 19, met his future wife, Pauline Marie Schindler, in Prescott in 1885. They were married on April 27, 1886. Two days later, "Buckey" O'Neill announced his marriage to Pauline in "Hoof and Horn" with a passionate essay on the joys of the "Beulah land of matrimony". O'Neill, who by 1888 had been elected Probate Judge and then Sheriff of Yavapai County, was later elected Mayor of the City of Prescott. Pauline, too, earned political appointments which reflected her interests in suffrage and prohibition.
Roughrider Captain William "Buckey" O'Neill was killed in Sangtiago, Cuba on July 1, 1898. Pauline, who was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 1917, sold the house to John and Frances Munds in 1902. John Lee Munds and Frances ("Fannie") Lillian Willard
Erected by Historic Preservation Fund and the City of Prescott.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Civil Rights • Settlements & Settlers • War, Spanish-American. In addition, it is included in the Women's Suffrage series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1864.
Location. 34° 32.74′ N, 112° 27.819′ W. Marker is in Prescott, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker is on East Sheldon Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 420 East Sheldon Street, Prescott AZ 86301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Rectory (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington School (approx. ¼ mile away); VFW Bucky O'Neill Post No. 541 (approx. ¼ mile away); Santa Fe Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away); J. I. Gardner Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Prescott High School and the Yavapai Club Citizens Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Day Octagon (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prescott.
Regarding Site of the O'Neill/Munds House. This site now contains a local restaurant, The Waffle Iron. Right hand side of the road, heading west.
Also see . . .
1. Buckey O'Neill. Wikipedia biography (Submitted on June 5, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. William Owen “Buckey” O'Neill. Find A Grave entry (Submitted on June 5, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Additional keywords. Suffrage Prohibition
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