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El Paso County
Colorado

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in El Paso County

Index to Locations

  • Colorado Springs Unknown location
  • Colorado Springs Evergreen Cemetery
  • Colorado Springs U.S. Air Force Academy Cemetery
  • Colorado Springs Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun
  • Manitou Springs Crystal Valley Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Colorado Springs, El Paso County,
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Joseph Herman Romig (1872-1951) — also known as Joseph H. Romig; "Dog-Team Doctor" — of San Francisco, Calif.; Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Edwards County, Ill., September 3, 1872. Physician; mayor of Anchorage, Alaska, 1937-38. Moravian ancestry. Died in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo., 1951 (age about 78 years). Original interment somewhere; reinterment at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery, Anchorage, Alaska.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Romig and Margaret (Ricksecker) Romig; married 1896 to Ella Mae Ervin.
      Romig Junior High School (opened 1966; now Romig Middle School), in Anchorage, Alaska, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article


    Evergreen Cemetery
    1005 South Hancock Avenue
    Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1993
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Oliver Henry Nelson Shoup (1869-1940) — also known as Oliver H. Shoup — of Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo. Born in Champaign County, Ill., December 13, 1869. Republican. Oil business; mining business; banker; Governor of Colorado, 1919-23; delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1920. Presbyterian. Member, Knights of Pythias; Elks. Died September 30, 1940 (age 70 years, 292 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William R. Shoup and Delia J. (Ferris) Shoup; married, September 18, 1891, to Unetta Small.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Leo Arthur Hoegh (1908-2000) — also known as Leo Hoegh — of Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa. Born in Audubon, Audubon County, Iowa, March 30, 1908. Republican. Lawyer; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1937; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; Iowa state attorney general, 1953-54; Governor of Iowa, 1955-57; defeated, 1956; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1956. Methodist. Director of the U.S. Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization, 1958-61. Died in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo., July 15, 2000 (age 92 years, 107 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, June 29, 1936, to Mary Louise Foster (1908-2000).
      See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Clay Hall (1860-1936) — also known as Henry C. Hall — of Paris, France; Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 3, 1860. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Colorado Springs, Colo., 1905-07; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1914-28. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Phi Beta Kappa. Died, from bronchial pneumonia, in Ashfield, Franklin County, Mass., November 9, 1936 (age 76 years, 311 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Henry Clay
      Relatives: Son of Henry Clay Hall (1828-1873) and Amanda Harwood (Ferry) Hall (1829-1917); married, June 4, 1887, to Mary Bacon Bartow (1864-1901); married, March 14, 1905, to Alice Munsell Sweetser; first cousin once removed of Zenas Ferry Moody (1832-1917).
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Franklin Eli Brooks (1860-1916) — also known as Franklin E. Brooks — of Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo. Born in Sturbridge, Worcester County, Mass., November 19, 1860. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Colorado at-large, 1903-07. Died in St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Fla., February 7, 1916 (age 55 years, 80 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Harry Hunter Seldomridge (1864-1927) — also known as Harry H. Seldomridge — of Colorado. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 1, 1864. Democrat. Member of Colorado state senate, 1898; U.S. Representative from Colorado 2nd District, 1913-15; defeated, 1914. Died November 2, 1927 (age 63 years, 32 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Eugene Higby (1884-1967) — also known as William E. Higby — of Monument, El Paso County, Colo. Born in Garden Grove, Decatur County, Iowa, January 26, 1884. Republican. Member of Colorado state house of representatives, 1933-40; Speaker of the Colorado State House of Representatives, 1939-40; member of Colorado state senate, 1941-43; Lieutenant Governor of Colorado, 1943-47; delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1948. Died in Monument, El Paso County, Colo., 1967 (age about 83 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Arthur Cornforth (1861-1938) — of Colorado. Born in Smethport, McKean County, Pa., February 21, 1861. Member of Colorado state senate, 1903-05, 1911-15; Lieutenant Governor of Colorado, 1905; district judge in Colorado, 1921-38. Died in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo., August 5, 1938 (age 77 years, 165 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Joseph L. Williams Joseph L. Williams (1821-1895) — of Waukegan, Lake County, Ill.; El Paso County, Colo. Born in New York, 1821. Lawyer; Lake County State's Attorney; mayor of Waukegan, Ill., 1872-73. Died in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo., December 7, 1895 (age about 74 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Lavanha Beehman.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: City of Waukegan
      John Franklin Forrest (1927-1997) — also known as Jack Forrest — of Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo. Born in Mexia, Limestone County, Tex., June 20, 1927. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; candidate for U.S. Representative from Colorado, 1986. Died, following a series of strokes, May 27, 1997 (age 69 years, 341 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert E. Forrest and Gertrude (Klug) Forrest; married 1949 to Patricia Smith.
      Irving Howbert (1846-1934) — of Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo. Born in Columbus, Bartholomew County, Ind., April 11, 1846. Republican. Banker; El Paso County Clerk, 1869-79; member of Colorado state senate, 1882-86; delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1888 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1912; Colorado Republican state chair, 1894-95. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo., December 21, 1934 (age 88 years, 254 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Howbert (1820-1871) and Martha (Marshall) Howbert (1826-1863); brother of Frank William Howbert (1858-?); married, December 17, 1874, to Lizzie Atwood Copeland (1854-1922).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Emma Eldredge (1845-1936) — also known as Emma C. Hayward; Mrs. C. A. Eldredge — of Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo. Born November 30, 1845. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1904. Female. Member, Daughters of the American Revolution; Colonial Dames. Died February 5, 1936 (age 90 years, 67 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Charles A. Eldredge.


    U.S. Air Force Academy Cemetery
    Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado
    Politicians buried here:
      Curtis Emerson LeMay (1906-1990) — also known as Curtis E. LeMay; "Old Iron Pants"; "Demon LeMay" — Born in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, November 15, 1906. General in the U.S. Air Force; American Independent candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1968. Member, Freemasons; Tau Beta Pi. Died October 1, 1990 (age 83 years, 320 days). Interment at U.S. Air Force Academy Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Erving LeMay; married, June 9, 1934, to Helen E. Maitland.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Curtis LeMay: Warren Kozak, LeMay: The Life and Wars of General Curtis LeMay
      Matthew Kipling Fong (1953-2011) — also known as Matt Fong — of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Alameda, Alameda County, Calif., November 20, 1953. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for California state controller, 1990; California state treasurer, 1995-99; candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1998; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008. Chinese ancestry. Died, from cancer, in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., June 1, 2011 (age 57 years, 193 days). Interment at U.S. Air Force Academy Cemetery.
      Relatives: Adoptive son of March Fong Eu (1922-2017); married to Paula Lee.
      See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun
    Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado
    Politicians buried here:
      Spencer Penrose (1865-1939) — of Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., November 2, 1865. Republican. Copper mining business; delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1904 (alternate), 1916; promoter and developer of the Pikes Peak region; builder of the Broadmoor Hotel and Resort; philanthropist; delegate to Colorado convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Died in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo., 1939 (age about 73 years). Cremated; ashes interred at Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun.
      Relatives: Son of Sarah Hannah (Boies) Penrose (1834-1881) and Richard A. F. Penrose (c.1827-1908); brother of Boies Penrose; married 1906 to Julie Villiers (Lewis) McMillan (daughter of Alexander Lewis); grandson of Charles Bingham Penrose; grandnephew of Edward MacFunn Biddle; second great-grandnephew of Edward Biddle and Charles Biddle; first cousin thrice removed of James Biddle, John Biddle (1792-1859) and Richard Biddle; first cousin four times removed of John Scull; second cousin of Edward MacFunn Biddle, Jr.; second cousin twice removed of Charles John Biddle and Thomas Biddle; third cousin once removed of John Biddle (1859-1936); third cousin twice removed of Edward Scull; fourth cousin of Francis Beverley Biddle; fourth cousin once removed of George Ross Scull (1856-?), Robert Spencer Scull and Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Jr..
      Political family: Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Henry Leonard (1873-1947) — also known as W. H. Leonard — of Denver, Colo. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 29, 1873. Republican. Miner; cattle trader; organizer and president, Denver Rock Drill Manufacturing Co.; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; bank director; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1920, 1944. Episcopalian. Died in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo., May 29, 1947 (age 74 years, 61 days). Interment at Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Crystal Valley Cemetery
    Manitou Springs, El Paso County, Colorado
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Adams (1845-1895) — also known as Karl Adam Schwanbeck — of Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo.; Manitou Springs, El Paso County, Colo. Born in Pomerania, Germany, December 19, 1845. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Minister to Bolivia, 1880-82. Member, Freemasons. Killed in the disaster at the Gumry Hotel, when a boiler explosion caused most of the building to collapse and burn, killing 22 people, in Denver, Colo., August 19, 1895 (age 49 years, 243 days). Interment at Crystal Valley Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Karl Heinrich Schwanbeck and Maria J. (Markman) Schwanbeck; married to Margaret (Thompson) Phelps (sister-in-law of Edward Moody McCook (1833-1909)).
      Political family: McCook family of Steubenville, Ohio.
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial


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