1889 - 1984 (94 years)
||Walter Joseph TRUSS |
||17 Aug 1889
||20 Feb 1984
||29 Feb 1984
||Arlington National Cemetery
||14 Dec 2008 |
||Walter George TRUSS, b. 26 Nov 1859, Barnwood, Gloucester, England , d. 5 Mar 1935, Mystic, CT (Age 75 years) |
||Ada Mary JAMES, b. 25 Jan 1863, Worcester, Worcestershire, England , d. 8 Sep 1949, Mistuxet Ave, Mystic, CT (Age 86 years) |
||30 Apr 1882
||Home of Rev D. L. Hughes, New York, NY 
- Married by Rev. D. L. Hughes, father of Justice Charles Evans Hughes, at his home.
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
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
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.
||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.
- 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. 
- [S8] Truss Family Genealogy, Beverly Lathrop.
- [S282] Truss, Walter J. Obituary.