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Walter Joseph TRUSS

Walter Joseph TRUSS

Male 1889 - 1984  (94 years)

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  • Name Walter Joseph TRUSS 
    Born 17 Aug 1889  Brooklyn, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    OCCU Engineer 
    Died 20 Feb 1984 
    Buried 29 Feb 1984  Arlington National Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I173  The Turses
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2008 

    Father Walter George TRUSS,   b. 26 Nov 1859, Barnwood, Gloucester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1935, Mystic, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Ada Mary JAMES,   b. 25 Jan 1863, Worcester, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1949, Mistuxet Ave, Mystic, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1882  Home of Rev D. L. Hughes, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Married by Rev. D. L. Hughes, father of Justice Charles Evans Hughes, at his home.
    Family ID F118  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Living 
    Children 
     1. Ethel Maureen TRUSS,   b. 3 Apr 1915,   d. 12 Nov 1990  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2016 00:41:51 
    Family ID F123  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ethel HYATT,   b. 1890, Sheldon, Birmingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2016 00:41:51 
    Family ID F124  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Aug 1889 - Brooklyn, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 29 Feb 1984 - Arlington National Cemetery Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Truss Family
Back row: Nellie, Walter, Elsie
Seated: Jessie with baby Donald
Ground: George, Harry, Clarie
    Truss Family Back row: Nellie, Walter, Elsie Seated: Jessie with baby Donald Ground: George, Harry, Clarie
    Taken just prior to immigration to US at their home in Worcester, England
    Truss Family
Back: Walter, Jessie, Clarie, George, Seated: Elsie, Ada James, Walter George, Nellie, Ground: Harry, Donald.
    Truss Family Back: Walter, Jessie, Clarie, George, Seated: Elsie, Ada James, Walter George, Nellie, Ground: Harry, Donald.
    Truss Family portrait taken at Herkimer Street, Brooklyn, NY not long after their arrival in 1912.

    Histories
    World War I Draft Registration Cards
    World War I Draft Registration Cards
    PDF file - Contains the draft registration cards of 41 Tuers/Turse men, Truss, Holliday, Goodman, and Grangers known to the website administrator as of Dec 2005.

  • Notes 
    • WW I Draft Registration Card June 5, 1917 lists him as married, living at 3403 Beaufort Ave New York; born in Brooklyn, and employed as a Clerk Engineer at the Board of Engineers at the Army Building. He is described as tall, slender with blue eyes and auburn hair.

      He was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the US Army in 1917, serving in New York. In 1921 he was assigned ast a civil engineer to San Juan, Puerto Rico, becoming fluent in Spanish. His projects there included dredging of San Juan harbor, providing fill for the extension of Isla Grande Airport, restoring battlements at El Moro Castle, and building fortifications in anticipation of a Nazi invasion. He was appointed a Colonel and assigned as District Engineer for the Caribbean District. In 1945 he was assigned to the European Theater to conduct fortifications analysis. His last assignment was at the Pentagon. After retirement from the Army, he worked as a consultant for Parsons and Brinckerhoff in New York, with assignments in San Salvador, Ecuador, and Peru.

      In retirment he resided in St. John, V.I. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] Truss Family Genealogy, Beverly Lathrop.

    2. [S282] Truss, Walter J. Obituary.