|Birth: ||Feb. 20, 1866|
Jo Daviess County
|Death: ||Sep. 7, 1931|
El Paso County
Born in Warren, Illinois in 1866.
• In 1889, "Bert" Carlton developed TB and moved to Colorado Springs with his parents. Married Eva Stanton back in Illinois in 1890 but the marriage was kept secret.
• In 1892, Carlton went to Cripple Creek (still hoping to get well) where Bert and his brother Leslie first opened a small firewood and coal business. Then the brothers started the Colorado Trading and Transfer Co. which hauled freight from the Colorado Midland depot at Divide to Cripple Creek. Later, Carlton insisted that Cripple Creek needed to connect to the Midland railroad; soon a connection was built to Cripple Creek, known as the Midland Terminal.
• By 1900, deeper mining became dangerous because water flooded the tunnels. After early drainage tunnels had failed, Carlton managed to build the 3-mile Roosevelt drainage tunnel that opened millions of dollars of ore once the water was drained.
• After divorcing Eva, Carlton married Ethel Frizzell in 1901.
• By 1930, Carlton owned almost every mine in Cripple Creek, bringing them under one management. He had so many business interests in Cripple Creek (he bought the Midland and eventually formed the Holly Sugar Corp.) that he became known as the "King of Cripple Creek".
• In 1931, Albert Carlton died after a short illness in Colorado Springs.
Above information found at http://more.ppld.org:8080/Kids/colorado/biographies/AlbertECarlton.pdf
Ethel Irene Frizzell Carlton (1877 - 1958)
Note: Re-buried: 7/26/1960, Source: City of Colo Spgs online cem data 3/2/09
El Paso County
Plot: Block 00068 000017 - 00000S
Maintained by: Ron West
Originally Created by: MariahLB
Record added: Mar 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34464246
King Bert, you accomplished a lot in your lifetime. It would have been interesting to watch you go.|
Added: Apr. 26, 2011