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John Kernan Mullen
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Birth: Jun. 11, 1847
Ballinasloe
County Galway, Ireland
Death: Aug. 9, 1929
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA

John Kernan Mullen, a young Irish immigrant, left school at age 14 to work in a flour mill and wound up with a multi-million dollar milling empire. Mullen's Colorado Grain Elevator and Hungarian Flour empires owned wheat fields, grain elevators and flour mills throughout the Rockies. John Kernan Mullen was one of Colorado's greatest benefactors, and Mullen High School in Denver is named for him. Also named for him is the Mullen Library at Catholic University in Washington D.C. One of the recipients of his munificence was the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, seat of the Archbishop.

He married Catherine Theresa Smith on October 12, 1874 and together they had five daughters: Ella Theresa, May Rose, Katherine Smith, Frances Edith and Anne, who only lived to be age 4. His daughters married and had families, but his sons-in-law found it hard to break through "Mr. Mullen's" reserve and to live up to his high expectations. All are buried in the Mullen plot at Mt. Olivet. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Catherine Theresa Smith Mullen (1850 - 1925)
 
 Children:
  Ella Theresa Mullen Weckbaugh (1875 - 1971)*
  May Rose Mullen Tettemer Dower (1877 - 1952)*
  Katherine Smith Mullen O'Connor (1879 - 1930)*
  Frances Edith Mullen Malo (1881 - 1967)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Wheat Ridge
Jefferson County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Section 9, Block 10
 
Maintained by: Gervaise Dynes-Wolak
Originally Created by: Salena Odom
Record added: Jan 28, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8329694
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