Famous people from Westminster, Colorado
Notable individuals who were born in or have lived in Westminster, Colorado include figure skater Mariah Bell, Texas newspaper publisher Frank Willis Mayborn, and silent film actor Pete Morrison.
Mariah Cheyenne Bell (born April 18, 1996) is an American figure skater. She is the 2020 U.S. national silver medalist and two-time U.S. national bronze medalist (2017, 2019). She is also the 2016 Skate America silver medalist, the 2019 Internationaux de France bronze medalist, the 2019 Rostelecom Cup bronze medalist, the 2019 CS Nebelhorn Trophy champion, and the 2016 CS U.S. International Classic silver medalist. She has finished within the top ten at four ISU Championships.
Frank Willis Mayborn
Frank Willis Mayborn (December 7, 1903 May 16, 1987) was a Texas newspaper publisher and philanthropist who played a crucial role in the regional development of Temple and Bell County, located north of the state capital of Austin.
Frank Willis Mayborn, newspaper editor, publisher, and a leading figure in the development of Bell County, was born in Akron, Ohio, on December 7, 1903, the son of Nellie Childs (Welton) and Ward Carlton Mayborn. His father, a prominent newspaper publisher, moved the family to Westminster, a small community outside of Denver, Colorado, in 1910, and then to Dallas, Texas, in 1919. Mayborn graduated from Oak Cliff High School in Dallas in 1922 and received a B.A. from the University of Colorado in 1926. His long association with the newspaper industry began in high school, when he worked as a stringer for the Dallas Dispatch, and continued in college, as he worked part-time or took summer jobs on the Dispatch, the San Diego Sun, and the Denver Post, and as a correspondent for the United Press. He worked as an advertising salesman for the Dallas News and then in several managerial positions for the Northern Texas Traction Company in Fort Worth. Along with his father and brothers, Mayborn purchased the Telegram Publishing Company, publishers of the Temple Daily Telegram. He served as business manager of the Daily Telegram from 1929 to 1945, and then as editor and publisher. He purchased the Sherman Democrat in 1945, became the part-owner (eventually sole owner) and operator of the Killeen Herald (later the Daily Herald) in 1952, and became the owner of the Taylor Press in 1959. He sold the Press in 1974 and the Democrat in 1977 but continued to serve as editor of the Daily Telegram and the Daily Herald until his death in 1987.
George D. “Pete” Morrison
Name: George D. “Pete” Morrison
Other names: Pete (nickname, stage name)
Born: Aug. 8, 1890
Birthplace: Westminster, CO
Deceased: Feb. 5, 1973
Deceased where: Los Angeles, CA
Places of residence: Morrison, CO – Hollywood, CA – Golden, CO
Father: Thomas C. Morrison
Education: Morrison, CO – Idaho Springs, CO
Notes: From 1911-1935 Morrison acted in 204 movies.
Occupation: Actor – Dairy rancher – East Tincup, (operated the train for several years)
Relationships: Grandson of pioneer George Morrison Sr.
Brother of movie star Charles Pacific “Chick” Morrison
Spouse: Lillian Knapp, married 1912 in LaMassa, CA
Children: Douglas K. Morrison – Clifford E. Morrison