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Prescott in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Site of the O'Neill/Munds House

 
 
Site of the O'Neill/Munds House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Cavinato, January 1, 2003
1. Site of the O'Neill/Munds House Marker
Inscription. 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 Munds were both from Arizona ranching families. Munds was Sheriff of Yavapai County. Fannie Munds worked tirelessly for women's suffrage, and the right to vote in Arizona was granted on November 15,
Street view of Site of the O'Neill/Munds House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Cavinato, January 1, 2003
2. Street view of Site of the O'Neill/Munds House Marker
1912. Fannie Munds was the first woman elected to such a position in the nation. The O'Neill/Munds House later burned and was demolished.
 
Erected by Historic Preservation Fund and the City of Prescott.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Rectory (approx. mile away); Washington School (approx. mile away); VFW Bucky O'Neill Post No. 541 (approx. 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 (approx. 0.3 miles away); 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 . . .  Arlington National Cemetery. Burial site of "Bucky" O'Neill
Close-Up of Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sharlot Hall Museum Photo, Unknown
3. Close-Up of Photo on Marker
who was killed in action in Cuba on July 1, 1898 while serving with the "Rough Riders". (Submitted on July 9, 2009.) 
 
Additional keywords. Suffrage Prohibition
 
Categories. War, Spanish-American
 
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Wikipedia
4. William "Bucky" O'Neill
From the Wikipedia Account of William "Bucky" O'Neill

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2009, by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,295 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2009, by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona.   3, 4. submitted on July 9, 2009. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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