|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
From: Semi-Centennial History of the State of Colorado, 1913
ALBERT E. CARLTON. In 1888 there came to Colorado one who was destined to play an important part in its future industrial history. Albert E. Carlton came here from his native state of Illinois, locating in Colorado Springs, and from there he made the journey by horseback in 1890 to Cripple Creek, and two years later located permanently in this city, since which time he has been prominently identified with the leading events which form the history of central Colorado. In 1893 he was one of the promoters and builders of the Midland Terminal Railroad, this having been the first road built from the divide on the Colorado Midland to Cripple Creek, and he was made one of the directors of the new company. In 1893 he organized the Colorado Trading and Transfer Company, of which he was the president and manager for some years. This company supplied the camp with fuel and grain and also did considerable freighting. This was sold in 1899 to the Denver and Southwestern Railway Company, and since that time Mr. Carlton has been engaged in mining and banking, being now the president of the First National Bank of Cripple Creek and the City Bank of Victor. Among his mining interests are the Dr. Jack Pot Mining Company and the Findlay Gold Mining Company. He is one of the directors of the Cripple Creek Drainage and Tunnel Company. This is a tunnel three miles in length through solid granite, costing a half a million dollars, and the outcome of this gigantic enterprise will increase the capacity of mining to twice the depth of present operations.
Mr. Carlton is a native son of Illinois, born in the city of Warren on the 20th of February, 1866, his parents being Horace M. and Amelia C. (Lewis) Carlton, natives respectively of Massachusetts and Ohio. They were among the early pioneer residents of Illinois, and the father, for many years a general merchant at Warren, came to Colorado Springs in 1893 and is now living retired. To his son Albert he gave an excellent educational training in the public schools of Warren and the Beloit College, and not long after leaving school he came to Colorado and has won for himself a name and place among the leading bankers and business men of the central part of this state.
He married in 1903 Ethel Irene, a daughter of Alonzo Frizzell, of Minnesota. He is a member of the fraternal order of Elks, and is a member of the Denver Club, the Denver Century Club, the El Paso Club, the Colorado Springs Driving Club and the Cripple Creek Club. In politics he is a Republican.
Colorado Springs Gazette, September 8, 1931
Funeral for A. E. Carlton Wednesday A.M.
Messages of Condolences Pour in From All Parts of Country; Services at Pine Valley Home
Funeral services for Albert E. Carlton, Colorado Springs capitalist, who died early Monday Morning at 11 o’clock at the Pine Valley Ranch home he built a year ago. The services will be in charge of the Rev. Paul Roberts, rector of Grace Episcopal Church and burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.
The Honorary pallbearers will be as follows:
E. P. Shove, Spencer Penrose, William A. Otis, Charles A. Baldwin, J. Arthur Connell, Chester A. Arthur, Horace Devereux, Frederic L. Sherwin.
Victor W. Hungerford, J. A. Sevier, G.B. Webb, J. H. Hereford, C. C. Mierow, A. G. Sharp, R. O. Giddings, Wiley Blair Jr, James H. Post, New York City, Frank Kell, Wichita Falls, Tex., James A. Ryan, San Francisco, Calif., Maj. Henry Leonard, Frank M. Eaton, Charles L. Tutt, W. W. Price, H. I. Ingersoll, Francis Drexel Smith, William I. Howbert, Jefferson Hayes Davis, Wilmer Hemming, Willard B. King, New York City, Lawrence C. Phipps, J. S. Pyeatt, E. E. Whitled, Denver, J. F. Welborn, Denver, James Ringold, Denver, Gerald Hughes, Denver, Myron Blackmer, Denver, W. D. Lippitt, Denver, Charles McAllister Wilcox, Denver, W. H. Leonard, Denver, S. H. Reid, Denver, D. C. Jacking, San Francisco, Calif., Hamilton Fish Jr., Washington, D. C., H. D. McDonald.
J. F. Underwood, V. H. Mann, R. J. Garrison, J. J. Coogan, J. S. Anderson and W. D. Wade will be the active pallbearers.
Mr. Carlton’s sister, Mrs. A. C. Magruder, who is living in California now, came by airplane to Denver this morning and was to be brought here by friends by motor this afternoon.
There will be no call tomorrow on the Colorado Springs mining stock exchange, which will close for the day out of respect to Mr. Carlton.
The Clearing House association today announced that the Colorado Springs banks will be closed tomorrow morning between 11 and 11:30 a. m. out of respect to Mr. Carlton.
Activities at the Golden Cycle Mill, the Holly Sugar company, the Pikeview Coal company, the Midland Terminal railroad will cease during the hour of the funeral services.
Cablegrams, telegrams, and letters of condolences poured into the city today from business associates and friends of Mr. Carlton in all part s of the country and even abroad. His sudden death proved a tremendous shock and hundreds of employees of corporations he established heard it with great regret. Many who can get away from Cripple Creek, Wyoming, and Montana and other sections where the Carlton interest are located will be here for tomorrow’s funeral services and business will be suspended in all of his many companies, plants and offices for the funeral.
Probably no man in the history of Colorado Springs has had such a wide business experience and no one had created industries on such a large scale. Cripple Creek mining, Arkansas valley and western Colorado beet sugar, New Mexico oil, California Sugar and oil, Montana and Wyoming sugar, railroads, banks, all felt his influence over the 42 years he had built here. He brought the general offices of the Holly Sugar company to Colorado Springs and rebuilt the structure that now houses them.
Colorado Springs Gazette, September 9, 1931
Hundreds Pay Last Tributes to A. E. Carlton at Impressive Outdoor Service Here Today
Hundreds of friends from all walks of life paid their final tribute today to Albert E. Carlton, prominent Colorado Springs financier, who died Monday, at the impressive funeral services held this morning under the pines he loved so well at his estate at Pine Valley, north of Colorado Springs. The caslet, under its blanker of lilies, was placed beneath tow huge pine trees and surrounded by an array of floral tributes that required several cars to car them to the grave at Evergreen Cemetery. The funeral cortege of several hundred cars, preceded by police escort, covered several miles of the highway.
The Rev. Paul Roberts of Grace Episcopal church read the service as the crowd stood in a huge semi-circle on the spacious lawn of the estate. The only music was the murmuring of the warm September breeze thru the evergreens that surround the estate. The service lasted less than a half hour.
Men and women who attended the services made up a cross-section of the west’s most representative citizenship. Business associates who had labored with “Bert” Carlton thruout the 40 years of his business life touched elbows with the hard rock miners from the Cripple Creek district, which owes its long like to the man who died Monday morning; with oil and sugar and railroad men whose fortunes had been touched by this energetic organizer of industries.
In all of the Carlton interests today, mines, mills, offices, a silent tribute was paid during the hour of the services; the banks of Colorado Springs closed for the hour, the Mining Exchange which owes its continued existence to Mr. Carlton closed all day. Seldom has a death in Colorado Springs affected so many people in so many stations of life thruout the entire west.
As a mark of esteem the state highway department ordered the Carlton tunnel, just west of Leadville, closed during the hour of the funeral. The tunnel was a gift to the state from Mr. Carlton. It was the former Busk-Ivanhoe tunnel on the Colorado Midland railroad, which Mr. Carlton bought at public auction on 1917. This makes available a fine scenic highway and short cut and easier route to the western slope. It is understood that a movement is under way to name the entire highway from Leadville to Glenwood Springs, via the old Midland right of way, the Carlton Highway. C. W. Keck, of Glenwood Springs, who was active in getting the tunnel route opened came here today for the funeral services.
Horace Milton Carlton (1843 - 1924)
Amelia C Lewis Carlton (1845 - 1920)
Ethel Irene Frizzell Carlton (1877 - 1958)
Eva Jean Stanton Carlton (1861 - 1939)*
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: Mariah, Joe & Connie
Record added: Mar 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34464246
What a legacy you left for Cripple Creek. May you rest in peace.|
Added: May. 22, 2015
Rest in Heavenly peace.|
Added: Jan. 7, 2014
King Bert, you accomplished a lot in your lifetime. It would have been interesting to watch you go.|
Added: Apr. 26, 2011