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Cecil Edward Denny
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14 DEC 1850
Robert Day Denny
F Waller
24 JUL 1928 aged 77
Sir Cecil Edward Denny, 6th Bt. was born on 14 December 1850.1 He was the son of Reverend Robert Day Denny and Frances Waller.2 He died on 24 July 1928 at age 77, unmarried.1
He was founder of the City of Calgary, Canada.1 He was Commissioner and Police Magistrate at Canada.1 He was Captain and Inspector of the Royal North-West Mounted Police.1 He served in suppression of the Riel Rebellion.1 He was Archivist and Keeper of Records to the Government of Alberta.1 He succeeded to the title of 6th Baronet Denny, of Castle Moyle, co. Kerry [I., 1782] on 24 November 1921.1

Sir Cecil Edward Denny, 6th baronet of Tralee Castle, police officer, Indian agent, author (b in Hampshire, Eng 14 Dec 1850; d at Edmonton 24 Aug 1928). Denny is best known as the author of 2 colourful accounts of life with the North-West Mounted Police - The Riders of the Plains: A Reminiscence of the Early and Exciting Days in the North West (1905) and The Law Marches West (1939).

He joined the force in 1874 and served principally in the Whoop-Up country. Although able, he was undisciplined, and he resigned following a scandal involving a woman. He served as Indian agent at FT WALSH and in Treaty No 7. He was sympathetic to the natives but resigned as a result of a number of factors, including disagreement with departmental policy (including reduction of rations to the natives), staff cuts and the belief that his authority was being undercut. He served as a special Indian agent during the NORTH-WEST REBELLION. Subsequently, he ranched and worked as police scout, packer, guide and fire ranger until 1922, when he was appointed assistant archivist of Alberta; he was dismissed August 1927.

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