Bates (Reed), Barbara (Barbara Jane) b. August 6, 1925 d. March 18, 1969 Movie and TV actress of the 1940s and 50s. After winning a local beauty contest, she won a trip to Hollywood where she met Cecil Coen, a publicist for UA whom would later be her first husband. Her second husband was William Reed. After some bit parts and a cover of Yank magazine in 1945, she won some parts in "A" list films, including "The Inspector General," costarring Danny Kaye, with whom she reportedly had a brief affair. Her most memorable role was the shortest in 1950. In "All About Eve,"...[Read More] (Bio by: Greg Smith) Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA Plot: Section 2, Block 69, Lot 144, Unit A GPS coordinates: 39.7549896, -105.0928802 (hddd.dddd)
Biggs, Richard b. March 18, 1960 d. May 22, 2004 Actor. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Biggs is best remembered for his role as 'Dr. Stephen Franklin' on the television sci-fi series, "Babylon 5" from 1994 to 1998. He also appeared in "Days Of Our Lives" as 'Marcus Hunter' from 1987 to 1992, "Any Day Now" as 'Bill Moody' from 1998 to 1999, "The Guiding Light" as 'Clayton Boudreaux' from 2001 to 2004, "Tremors" as 'Roger Garret' from 2003 to 2004, and in several other television appearances including, "T.J. Hooker", "The Twilight Zone", "Diagnois...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA
Bjorkman, Ernest H b. December 18, 1881 d. September 16, 1912 US Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Ordinary Seaman in the US Navy. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on the rocks of Block Island, Rhode Island. His citation reads "On board the USS Leyden, 21 January 1903, Bjorkman displayed heroism at the time of the wreck of that vessel." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA Plot: Block 26, Lot 122, Space 9
Carey, Francis X. b. 1933 d. 1982 Astronaut. He was born in Paterson, New Jersey, and enlisted in the Air Force where he began technical training at Denver's Lowry Air Force Base. He later transferred to Patrick Air Force Base in Cocoa Beach, FL, for advanced training at the Titan Missile site which provided the foundation of future space programs.
He was the chief test conductor on all Gemini flights, as well as Apollo, Viking and shuttle flights. He received special achievement awards for his contributions. His last...[Read More] Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA Plot: Section 33, Block 3, Lot 48, Grave 10 GPS coordinates: 39.7787895, -105.1483307 (hddd.dddd)
Chase, Mary b. February 25, 1906 d. October 20, 1981 Playwright, Journalist. She was a pioneering female newspaper reporter, starting with the Denver "Rocky Mountain News" from 1924 to 1931, and later working for United Press International news agency and the International News Service. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1945 for her play "Harvey", a drama about inebriated drinker 'Elwood P. Dowd' and his best friend and constant companion, a six foot tall invisible rabbit named Harvey. Mary Chase would subsequently write the screenplay for...[Read More] (Bio by: GravesScribe) Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA Plot: Block 35, Lot 324 Section 6 GPS coordinates: 39.7558098, -105.8722000 (hddd.dddd)
Coors, Adolph b. February 4, 1847 d. June 5, 1929 Businessman. Beer Magnate who started the Coors Brewing Company. He was born to Joseph and Helena Kuhrs in Barmen in the Rheinland area of Prussia. As was normal for the times, he began an apprenticeship as a teenager in nearby Ruhrort until his family moved to Dortmund, Westphalia, in 1862 and then began a new apprenticeship with a Dortmund brewery. That same year both of his parents died. He completed the apprenticeship then worked as an employee at the Wenker Brewery until 1867. Then began...[Read More] (Bio by: Fred Beisser) Cause of death: Suicide Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA Plot: Block 41, Space 4 GPS coordinates: 39.7594109, -105.8989029 (hddd.dddd)
Currigan Sr., Martin b. 1845 d. December, 1900 Influential figure in Denver history. Martin Currigan, Sr., M.D., was born in 1845 in Ireland. He is the oldest member of his family to be buried in Currigan Circle. After arriving in America in 1864, Currigan came west to Colorado after a short stay in New York, and eventually . became the plastering contractor for the Brown Palace Hotel. He entered politics in the early 1890s and was elected and reelected to the City Council and often demonstrated generosity to the city's needy. During the...[Read More] (Bio by: Find A Grave) Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA Plot: Section H GPS coordinates: 39.7822990, -105.1453400 (hddd.dddd)
Gilpin, William b. October 4, 1815 d. January 20, 1894 Colorado Territorial Governor. An 1836 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, he served in the United States Army as a Major during the Mexican War. He was appointed by President Abraham Lincoln as the 1st Governor of the Colorado Territory, serving from 1861 to 1862. He later unsuccessfully ran for the office of Colorado Territorial Delegate to the United States Congress. In 1894 he was run over by a horse and carriage while walking the streets of Denver, and...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Cause of death: Carriage Accident Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA Plot: Section 9, Block 1 GPS coordinates: 39.7832184, -105.1451111 (hddd.dddd)
Greeley, Julia d. June 7, 1918 Folk Figure. Julia Greeley was an ex-slave with a patch over one eye. Julia was born in Hannibal, Missouri, but the exact date of her birth is unknown. Also, her surname is also unknown. She adopted the surname of Greeley, the reasons are unknown. Some say she took the surname from Horace Greeley, when she was a maid to his second wife. Julia, came to Colorado in the late 1800's. She arrived by train, with Mrs. Gilpin and her four children. Julia was the nurse and servant in the employ of...[Read More] (Bio by: DeborahDennis) Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA Plot: Section 8, Block 7 GPS coordinates: 39.7826614, -105.1431198 (hddd.dddd)
Hilliard, Judge. Benjamin Clark b. January 9, 1868 d. August 8, 1951 US Congressman. Elected to represent Colorado's 1st District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1915 to 1919. He was defeated as a Democrat in 1920. Also served as a Member of the Colorado State Legislature, Justice of the Colorado State Supreme Court from 1931 until his death in 1951, and Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court from 1939 to 1941, and 1949 until his death in 1951. (Bio by: K) Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA Plot: Block 33, Lot 78, Space 3
Lee, Clifford W. 'Cliff' b. August 4, 1896 d. August 25, 1988 Major League Baseball Player. The outfielder who also played some first base and caught was a .300 hitter during eight seasons in the big leagues, but he's best remembered for being victimized twice in triple plays as a baserunner. He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1919 to 1920), the Philadelphia Phillies (1921 to 1924), the Cincinnati Reds (1924) and the Cleveland Indians (1925 to 1926). He never was quite a regular, even though he hit .308 in 88 games in 1921, .321 in 107 games in 1923...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron Coons) Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA Plot: Block 68, Lot 398, Space B-3.
Machebeuf, Joseph Projectus b. August 11, 1812 d. July 10, 1889 Roman Catholic Bishop. Denver's first Catholic Bishop, he was consecrated Bishop of Denver on August 16, 1868. He became known as "the Apostle of Colorado" for his unceasing work for the Catholic Church. Mount Olivet Cemetery, in which he is buried, was part of a 440 acre farm purchased by Bishop Machebeuf and donated by him to the Church. A peak in Colorado near Loveland Pass is named in his honor. (Bio by: Salena Odom) Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA Plot: Inside Gallagher Memorial Chapel, Section 21, Block 7
McLean, Robert Lloyd 'Barney' b. December 23, 1917 d. July 19, 2005 Olympic Athlete. An American skiing pioneer, he was born in Lander, Wyoming, and raised in Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado, he was on skis by age four and was still skiing 84 years later in the winter before his death. Won his first prize at age 13 when he captured the Western Boys Jumping Championship. After winning the National Class B Ski-Jumping Championship in 1935, he switched to alpine skiing and collected a series of awards that eventually included every major race in North America. Among...[Read More] (Bio by: Fred Beisser) Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA Plot: Block 3, Lot 137, Space D-2
McNichols, Stephen L. R. b. March 7, 1914 d. November 25, 1997 Progressive Democratic Governor of Colorado, 1957-1963. Accompolishments included improved school financial aid distribution, increased university faculty salaries, reform for the State Hospital in Pueblo and the State Penitentiary in Canon City. First 4-year term Colorado governor. Son of long time city of Denver Auditor William H. McNichols Sr. Brother of Denver mayor (11968-1983) William H. "Bill" McNicholas, Jr. Made an unsuccessful run for the U.S. Senate in 1968. (Bio by: GravesScribe (Lk)) Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA
Swigert Jr., John Leonard 'Jack' b. August 30, 1931 d. December 27, 1982 Astronaut, US Congressman. Born John Leonard Swigert in Denver, Colorado, he served with the US Air Force as a fighter pilot 1953 to 1956 and with the Air National Guard 1957 to 1965. He held a position as engineering test pilot for North American Aviation, Inc. before joining NASA as an Astronaut in April 1966. He served as a member of the astronaut support crew for the Apollo 7 mission and was assigned command module pilot as a late replacement ten days before the Apollo 13 moon mission on...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA Plot: Section 17-nine rows east of the row of seven pines trees, next to the road. GPS coordinates: 39.7812195, -105.1475067 (hddd.dddd)