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Silas Alexander Ramsay (August 27, 18501942) was the 16th mayor of Calgary, Alberta. August 27 is the 239th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (240th in leap years), with 126 days remaining. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Heart of the new west City of Calgary, Alberta, Canada Location. ... Motto: Fortis et Liber (Strong and free) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Area 661,848 km² (6th)  - Land 642,317 km²  - Water 19,531 km² (2. ...

Ramsay was born in Aylmer, Ontario. He first travelled to the west with the Wolseley Expedition to suppress the Red River Rebellion in 1870. Before returning home, he visited the Calgary area and hunted buffalo. This was prior to the initial Fort Calgary settlement, which happened in 1875. Aylmer, Ontario is a town in Elgin County in southern Ontario, Canada, just north of Lake Erie, on Catfish Creek. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal it began, loyal it remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741 km²  - Water 158,654 km² (14. ... The Wolseley Expedition was a troop movement authorized by Sir John A. Macdonald to confront Louis Riel and the Métis in 1870 in the Red River Colony, Manitoba. ... The Métis provisional government The Red River Rebellion of 1869 – 1870 is the term most often used to describe the actions of a provisional government established by Métis leader Louis Riel in 1869 at the Red River Settlement in what is now the Canadian province of Manitoba. ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... North-West Mounted Police, Fort Calgary, 1878 Fort Calgary was started in September, 1875 as Fort Brisebois by the North West Mounted Police on the forks of the Bow and Elbow rivers in what is now Calgary, Alberta. ...

In 1883, Ramsay returned to Calgary and established serveral businesses. He served eight years as an alderman and was also mayor from January 5, 1904 to January 2, 1905. In the 1885 North-West Rebellion, he was a Government dispatch rider. The Battle of Batoche begins The North-West Rebellion (or North-West Resistance or the Saskatchewan Rebellion) of 1885 was a brief and unsuccessful attempt by the Métis people of Saskatchewan to establish their own sovereign nation independent of the Dominion of Canada. ...

Ramsay married Jessie A. Wilson in 1875 or 1876. Together they had four children. The neighbourhood of Ramsay in Calgary is named after him. He died in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1942. This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ...

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  • Pioneers Albera:Silas Ramsay

Preceded by:
Thomas Underwood
Mayor of Calgary
Succeeded by:
John Emerson

List of mayors of Calgary, Alberta George Murdoch - December 4, 1884 - October 21, 1886 George Clift King - November 4, 1886 - January 16, 1888 Arthur Edwin Shelton - January 16, 1888 - January 21, 1889 Daniel Webster Marsh - January 21, 1889 - January 20, 1890 James Delamere Lafferty - January 20, 1890 - January 19, 1891... John Emerson (1859 – 1932) was the 17th mayor of Calgary, Alberta. ...

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