Frederick Gilmer Bonfils (Frederick Gilmer Bonfils)

Frederick Gilmer Bonfils

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)  Family links:  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 Gilmer 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

Born

  • December, 21, 1860
  • USA

Died

  • February, 02, 1933
  • USA

Cemetery

  • Fairmount Cemetery
  • Colorado
  • USA

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