|Birth: ||Mar. 28, 1851, England|
|Death: ||Apr. 12, 1925|
AZ Death Certificate
Arizona State Miner (Wickenburg AZ)
Saturday, April 18, 1925, p 6:2
George A Ainsworth, one of the pioneer settlers of the Walnut Creek district, where he homesteaded in 1882, and the father of Mrs Clara Worthen of the Head hotel at Prescott, died of intestinal influenza following an illness of three weeks last Sunday. He was 74 years old.
Mr Ainsworth was born near London, England, March 28, 1851. Coming to this country when he was 15 years old, he went to Utah, where he spent several years. He and his wife, Miss Emily Worthen, whom he married in Salt Lake City, drove a wagon to Arizona and settled at Walnut Creek, where he remained the rest of his life, a period of 43 years. For the past two or three years he has been spending the winter in Prescott with Mrs Worthen.
One of the first settlers to homestead in the Walnut Creek district, Mr Ainsworth gained a wide reputation as a rancher and a stockman. He was known as the "cabbage king of Arizona," a title which he gained through his remarkable success in raising cabbage as well as other garden truck. Although in the early days farming and truck gardening in Arizona was an uncertain and precarious occupation, Mr Ainsworth seldom if ever failed to raise a bumper crop of garden products on his homestead and was a regular weekly visitor, bringing in produce to supply the Prescott markets.
Aside from his manifold ranch duties, Mr Ainsworth also found time to act as judge in the Walnut Creek district, an office which he held for several terms in the territorial days. He was one of the most enterprising and thrifty men of the district and always was one of the most highly respected men of that section.
Emily Jane Worthen Ainsworth (1851 - 1931)*
Elizabeth Quincy Ainsworth Denny (1876 - 1928)*
George Edwin Ainsworth (1879 - 1961)*
William Harrison Ainsworth (1881 - 1949)*
Clara Edith Ainsworth Worthen (1886 - 1954)*
Mountain View Cemetery
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Record added: Dec 29, 2011
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