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Elise Reed Averill
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Birth: Feb. 27, 1864
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 21, 1968
San Diego County
California, USA

Mrs. Elise R. Averill and Mrs. Frank Cox were co-authors of "Hail to Arizona! The Sun-Kissed Land," the official anthem of the Territory of Arizona.

"Hail to Arizona! The Sun-Kissed Land" was Arizona's first State Song and was first sung in public on February 24, 1901 at the dedication ceremony of the Territorial Capitol. The Legislative Assembly of Arizona enacted Act No. 49, To Adopt a Territorial Anthem, on March 16, 1901. School District Trustees were required to distribute copies of the song to all school children in their districts to be learned and used as part of their musical curriculum. 
 
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Note: Between Reed Reed Cox and James H. Newcomer. (Add'l dates/locations from CA Death Index.)
 
Burial:
Oceanview Cemetery
Oceanside
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: NE section, Row 8, #16
 
Created by: O'side Native
Record added: Jun 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14746987
Elise <i>Reed</i> Averill
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Elise <i>Reed</i> Averill
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- purple-lady
 Added: Jul. 10, 2009
God bless you dear lady.
- Jenette's Daughter
 Added: Apr. 12, 2009
~~~ Rest In Peace ~~~
- Sarah Locklin Taylor
 Added: Sep. 19, 2008
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