Fairmount Sexton’s Records 1891-1953
Fairmount Cemetery, Denver was founded in 1890 with the first burial in April 1891. It is
one of Colorado’s oldest and largest cemeteries with over 145,000 burials or
entombments. Many Colorado pioneers, politicians, notables and family members will be
The Fairmount Sexton Records 1891–1953 were microfilmed in 1959 by the
Genealogical Society of Utah. The grave registers were arrange in rough “alphabetical
order” by date of burial or entombment, noting age, gender, and additional comments.
These three reels of film were copied by volunteers from the Western History and
Genealogy Department of the Denver Public Library. It is arranged in alphabetical
sequence, with listings for age, sex, race, date of burial, and other information.
Other information may detail removal to or from another cemetery, aliases, and on rare
occasion cause of death. Dates of burial may have no relationship to and should never be
considered as a date of death. Soldiers were removed from military cemeteries in Europe
and other theaters of conflict and reburied at Fairmount years after the date of death. Old
City Cemetery, also known as Mount Prospect closed in the 1890’s and many bodies
were relocated to Fairmount.
Fairmount Sexton’s Records 1891-1953 list over 85,500 burials or entombments.