“Mary Engeline Bristow was born on November 9, 1858 in Humansville, Missouri to James Bristow (later Reverend) and Luranda Smith. A relative named James Human started the community in 1834. She was the first of 11 children.
In the 1860 Federal Census, Mary is three years old living with her parents James C. Bristow, 25 and Duranda (Luranda).
Mary married James William Human on January 21, 1875 in Humansville, Polk, Missouri. Later that year the family took four months to drive their ox team from Missouri to Middle Verde.
The 1880 Federal Census says Mary E. Human is 23 years old, is living with her 30 year old husband, J. W. Human, and has two children: Martha Human, age 4, and George L. Human, age 1. Her occupation is keeping house and she is living in Camp Verde, Yavapai, Arizona.
Mary had three children: Jane, born 1875, George Luther, born 1878, and Dora Deen, born 1884. All her children were born in Middle Verde, Yavapai, Arizona.
Mary died February 1, 1919 in Humboldt Arizona of broncho pneumonia and she is buried in Middle Verde Cemetery, Yavapai County, Arizona. She was 61 years old.
Her farmer husband, James William Human, died of cancer of the upper lip, nose, and palate on June 24, 1925 in
Humboldt, Arizona. He was 74 years old.” Kent Gardiner from www.arizonagravestones.org, and Federal Census
Mary E. Human Appointed Postmaster Aultman, AZ | Arizona Republican | 18 June 1898