Subseries SS0010 - Cortlandt Starnes.

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CA ACU GBA F3107-S0007-SS0010

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Cortlandt Starnes.

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  • 1910-1914 and1930 (Creation)

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Cortlandt Starnes, 1864-1934, was born in Montreal. He served with the 65th Regiment in the West in 1885, and when the Riel Rebellion was over joined the North-West Mounted Police. He married Mina Sicotte in 1891. He served in the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush (1897-1902). He was made Superintendent in 1909 while stationed at Fort Macleod. From 1910 to 1914 he was posted to the Hudson Bay / Churchill detachment, and then returned south to Fort Macleod. He was in charge of the Winnipeg division during the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike. He served as Commissioner of the RCMP from 1923 to 1931, when he retired. Henri Gagnon attended Starnes’ funeral in Montreal, and apparently acquired many of Starnes’ photographs.

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