Trutch, Joseph William

TRUTCH, Joseph William, surveyor/engineer, lt gov 1871–76 (b 18 Jan 1826, Somerset, England; d 4 March 1904, Somerset). Trained as an engineer, he immigrated to the US in 1849 and 10 years later moved to VICTORIA, where he found work as a surveyor and road builder. He undertook several projects on the BC mainland, including the construction of the ALEXANDRA BRIDGE at SPUZZUM and construction of parts of the CARIBOO WAGON ROAD. He was elected to the legislative council in 1861. As commissioner...

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