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Frederick Gilmer Bonfils
Birth: Dec. 21, 1860
Troy
Lincoln County
Missouri, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 1933
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA

Newspaper Publisher. After working in banking and real estate, he moved to Denver in 1895 and, with Harry Heye Tammen, purchased the "Evening Post", renaming it the "Denver Post". With a theatrical approach to journalism, they made it one of the most sensational newspapers in the country. In 1900, both Bonfils and Tammen were seriously wounded by a lawyer who took issue with their attacks on public figures and officials. At the time of his death, he was engaged in a libel suit against Roy W. Howard's rival "Rocky Mountain News". (bio by: Garver Graver) 
 
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 Parents:
  Eugene Napoleon Bonfils (1829 - 1914)
  Henrietta Bacon Lewis Bonfils (1833 - 1910)
 
 Spouse:
  Belle Barton Bonfils (1867 - 1935)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Madeline Bonfils Stanton (1883 - 1962)*
  Helen G. Bonfils (1889 - 1972)*
 
 Siblings:
  Eugene N. Bonfils (1857 - 1861)*
  William D. Bonfils (1858 - 1932)*
  Frederick Gilmer Bonfils (1860 - 1933)
  Henrietta Lewis Bonfils Walker (1865 - 1953)*
  Mary Eugenia Bonfils (1867 - 1869)*
  Charles Alden Bonfils (1871 - 1955)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairmount Cemetery
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: Jul 24, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7706493
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