George E. Denny Bernalillo County, New Mexico

George E. Denny, postmaster and merchant in the old town of Albuquerque, was called to the office on the 24th of May, 1888. The post office was originally called Armijo, after the first change in the city government, two offices being established, Albuquerque and Armijo. At the present time, however, it is known as Old Albuquerque. Mr. Denny was born near Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. November 19, 1856, and was reared and educated in Philadelphia. After his school life was ended he was engaged in the tobacco business there for four years, and in 1884 he removed from Pennsylvania to New Mexico, where he was first engaged in buying wool, pelts and hides, devoting four years to that business. Since 1888 he has engaged in general merchandising and has a well-appointed store. In the same year he became postmaster and has filled the office continuously since. He is a member of the New Mexico Society, No. 1, of Old Albuquerque, a mutual protective society, which was organized about 1896.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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