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Sedona Arabella Miller Schnebly
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Birth: Feb. 24, 1877
Gorin
Scotland County
Missouri, USA
Death: Nov. 13, 1950
Sedona
Coconino County
Arizona, USA

In 1902 the town of Sedona was named after this pioneer woman.
A large statue of Sedona can been seen at the Sedona Public Library.

Sedona‘s parents were Phillip and Amanda Miller. She married T. Carl Schnebly on her 20th birthday in Gorin, Missouri and they were the parents of 6 children. In 1901 they moved to the banks of Upper Oak Creek with 2 young children, Elsworth and Pearl. After 2 years of hard work, the Schneblys had opened the first store, the first hotel, which Sedona ran, the first truck farm and the first post office. Daughter Genevieve was born here.
When Carl applied for the first Post Office several names for the town was rejected by the Post Master General, Washington D.C. Carl's brother suggested they use the name Sedona and on June 26, 1902, the Postmaster approved it. At the age of 25, Sedona became the mother of the town and was very well liked throughout her life by the community.
Life was hard for this pioneer woman. In 1905 daughter Pearl died in an accident which affected Sedona deeply. The family moved back to Gorin, Missouri, then to Colorado and finally returned to Sedona in 1931 during the height of the depression. They rented a one room house, and Sedona at the age of 54 yrs. washed and ironed uniforms for the CCC.
She was active in the American Union Sunday School, serving as secretary-treasurer. Her careful investments made it possible to build the Wayside Chapel and the Chapel Bell, which can be heard throughout the red rock canyons, is dedicated to her memory.
Sedona died from cancer and was buried next to her daughter, Pearl 
 
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 Parents:
  Phillip Miller (1848 - 1906)
  Amanda Miller (1846 - 1931)
 
 Spouse:
  Theodore Carlton Schnebly (1868 - 1954)*
 
 Children:
  Pearl Azalea Schnebly (1889 - 1905)*
  Ellsworth Miller Schnebly (1898 - 1975)*
 
 Siblings:
  Noah P.W. Miller (1873 - 1946)*
  Amiel O. Miller (1875 - 1920)*
  Sedona Arabella Miller Schnebly (1877 - 1950)
  Lola Miller (1892 - 1894)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cooks Cedar Glade
Sedona
Coconino County
Arizona, USA
 
Created by: Joanne
Record added: Nov 08, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22760055
Sedona Arabella <i>Miller</i> Schnebly
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Not forgotten. Rest in peace
- Cori Hoag
 Added: Dec. 18, 2013

- Rita Botkin Bomher
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