Arizona Faces and Features Isabella Greenway King In 1905 Isabella married former Rough Rider Robert Ferguson and bore him two children. Robert died of tuberculosis in 1922 and Isabella moved to Santa Barbara, California. There she met John Greenway, another Rough Rider and a friend of Robert. John and Isabella Greenway moved to Ajo, Arizona, in 1922. Once again tragedy struck when John suddenly died in 1926. Isabella and her children moved to Tucson, Arizona. In 1930, Isabella built the Arizona Inn. It was a most modern resort that was soon visited by the rich and famous from across America. She died on December 18, 1953, at the age of 67, while visiting her children in Tucson. She remained the only woman from Arizona elected to the United States House until 1992, when Karan English, from Flagstaff, was elected. Isabella was elected to two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. Isabella Greenway is a member of the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame. Isabella Greenway King Isabella Greenway King was born on March 22, 1886. In 1932, she was the first Arizona woman elected to the United States House of Representatives. She became known as “Arizona’s Sweetheart” because of her many business and civic contributions to the City of Tucson and the State of Arizona. Born Isabella Selmes in Boone County, Kentucky, she was educated in public and private schools. In the early 1900s she became a close friend of Eleanor Roosevelt. She served as a bridesmaid in the wedding of the future First Lady and soon-to-be President Franklin Roosevelt. One of many grass-covered lawns at  the Arizona Inn in Tucson, Arizona. 134  Chapter 13 • Changing Arizona