|Birth: ||Sep. 25, 1876|
|Death: ||Mar. 21, 1948|
Recitation of the rosary for Maj. Edgar W. Mumford, prominent Denver socialite who died Sunday at Fitzsimmons General Hospital after a long illness, will be held at 8 p. m. today in the Olinger Mortuary, Speer blvd.
He will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, with a full military funeral within the next two weeks.
Major Mumford was born in Wisconsin in 1876. In 1898 he joined the first Illinois Volunteer Infantry and served in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. A year later he was promoted to second lieutenant and transferred to the 45th U. S. Volunteer Infantry.
He was with the 45th during two years of campaigning in the Philippines. During World War I, he served as a captain in the Quartermaster Corps. He participated in more than 25 engagements during his active military career.
Following World War I, Major Mumford served as an executive officer in the QM General's Office in Washington before coming to Denver in 1920 to take charge of the QM at Fitzsimons.
During the three years he was at Fitzsimons, he had the grounds landscaped and changed them from a barren land to their present tree and grass-covered beauty.
He retired in 1929 after serving as recruiting officer for the Colorado-Wyoming area for six years.
He was a member of the Denver Country Club, the Wigwam Club and the Milton Gun Club.
Survivors are his wife, Kathleen, and a sister, Mrs. Russell Main, Morris City, Ill.
Paul Spoor Mumford (1849 - 1922)
Harriett Nancy Higgins Connell (1854 - 1929)
Kathleen E Owens Mumford (1890 - 1974)*
Jack W. Mumford (1917 - 1974)*
Arthur P Mumford (1929 - 1944)*
Note: MAJOR QMC USA
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Sec: 10, Site: 10658
Maintained by: Margi
Originally Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Mar 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49262187
Added: Jun. 4, 2010