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Nevada's First Ladies

Alphabetical List of Women

The following women are proposed to be included in the first phase of the database. Only names that are highlighted in light red are currently available. Our research archives gratefully accepts any documents related to these or any other noteworthy woman. Additional information may be obtained from the Jean Ford Research Center by contacting nwhp@pyramid.net


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Each Name, appears with (birth-death), if known
  • predominant Nevada county and city in which she lived and worked
  • type of work focus; role identities
 
Emma (Lee) Adams, (1851-1941) 
  • Carson City, San Francisco, CA
  • First Lady, wife, mother
Edna Idelle (Sinnamon) Balzar, (1881-1943)
  • Carson City, Washoe Co. (Reno)
  • First Lady, wife, mother
Virginia Hode (Bradley) Belknap, (1847-1925)
  • Carson City, San Francisco, CA
  • Governor's Official Hostess, wife, mother
Mary (Poor) Bell, (1850-1925)
  • Washoe Co. (Reno)
  • First Lady, wife, mother
Sarah Jane (Cox) Blasdel, (1826-1904)
  • Carson City, San Francisco, CA
  • First Lady, wife, mother, philanthropist
Vida Margaret (McClure) Boyle, (1880 - 1972)
  • Carson City, Washoe Co. (Reno)
  • First Lady, wife, newspaper publisher, world traveler
Bonnie Bryan, (1939- ) 
  • Clark Co. (Las Vegas), Carson City
  • First Lady, wife, mother, civic activist
Irma Marie (Callahan) Carville, (1890-1973)
  • Carson City, Washoe Co. (Reno)
  • First Lady, wife, mother
Mary Frances (Hopkins) Colcord, (1847-1923)
  • Carson City
  • First Lady, wife, mother
Una (Reilly) Dickerson, (1881-1959)
  • Carson City, Washoe Co. (Reno)
  • First Lady, wife, mother
Dawn (Snelling) Gibbons, (1954 - )
  • Washoe Co. (Reno), Carson City
  • First Lady, businesswoman, wife, mother, state legislator
Maianne (Williamson) Griswold, (1892-1965)
  • Carson City, Washoe Co. (Reno)
  • First Lady, wife, mother
Dema Lee (Lane) Guinn,
  • Carson City, Clark Co. (Las Vegas)
  • First Lady, wife, mother, civic activist
Elizabeth (Weyburn) Jones-Sifford, (1861-1925)
  • Churchill Co. (Stillwater), Lassen, CA
  • First Lady, wife, mother
Elizabeth (Fall) Kinkead, (1837-1907)
  • Lyon Co. (Virginia City), Sitak - AK, Carson City, NV
  • First Lady, wife, mother
Mabelle Jean Kirman, (1878-1947)
  • Carson City, Washoe Co. (Reno)
  • First Lady, wife, mother
Jackalyn (Ross) Laxalt, (1927- 2004)
  • Carson City, Scotsdale - AZ, Washoe Co. (Reno)
  • First Lady, Drug and Alcoholism Counselor, wife, mother
Kathryn Sue (Geary) List, (1940 - )
  • Carson City, Washoe Co. (Reno)
  • First Lady, wife, mother, teacher, realtor
Sandra Ann (Searles) Miller,
  • Carson City, Clark Co. (Las Vegas)
  • First Lady, wife, mother, teacher, community activist
Carolyn J. (Randall) O'Callaghan, (1935 - 2004)
  • Carson City, Clark Co. (Las Vegas)
  • First Lady, wife, mother
Ellen G. Oddie, (1841-1914)
  • Carson City 
  • Governor's Official Hostess, wife, mother
Ida Louise (Brewington) Pittman, (1893 - 1984)
  • Nye Co. (Tonopah), White Pine Co. (Ely), Ormsby Co. (Carson City), Clark Co. (Las Vegas)
  • First Lady, music teacher, newspaper owner and publisher, wife, world traveler
Marjorie Ann (Guild) Russell, (1916-1997)
  • Carson City
  • First Lady, Nevada State Museum Board of Trustees, wife, mother, teacher
Louise (Zadow) Sadler, (1851 - 1923)
  • Eureka Co. (Eureka), Carson City
  • First Lady, wife, mother
Kathleen Sandoval,
  • Washoe Co. (Reno), Carson City
  • First Lady, wife, mother, Non-Profit Family & Youth Intervention Program Director
Bette Norene (Hoge) Sawyer, (1923-2002)
  • Elko Co. (Elko), Carson Co. (Carson City), Clark Co. (Las Vegas)
  • First Lady, wife, mother, civic activist
Julia (McCann) Scrugham, ( - 1954)
  • Carson City, Washington D.C., Washoe Co. (Reno)
  • First Lady, wife, mother
Nancy Elnora (Knight) Sparks, (1857 - 1947)
  • Carson City, Washoe Co. (Reno), Alameda - CA
  • First Lady, wife, mother
Ellen M. Frame Stevenson, (1845-1892)
  • Carson City, Oakland - CA
  • First Lady, wife

 


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