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Donald Alfred TRUSS

Donald Alfred TRUSS

Male 1906 - 1981  (74 years)

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  • Name Donald Alfred TRUSS 
    Born 14 Oct 1906  Worcester, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    OCCU Shipyard owner 
    Died 22 Jul 1981 
    Buried Elm Grove Cemetery, Mystic, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I186  The Turses
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2016 

    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 Ruth Deming SCHAFFER,   b. 1907, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1974  (Age 67 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Donald Deming TRUSS,   b. 9 Nov 1933, New London, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1993, Ocala, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +2. David George TRUSS,   b. 2 Oct 1937, New London, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 2008, Ledyard, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F132  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elisabeth Ruth Maynard SCUSSEL,   d. 13 Sep 1992 
    Married 12 Mar 1976  Broward, FL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F131  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Oct 1906 - Worcester, Worcestershire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • 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.

  • Notes 
    • Donald Alfred Truss was partner with John R. Rincicotti and Major William Smyth in Mystic Shipyard. In 1939 Smyth came to Mystic Shipyard (formerly the Sea Sled Corporation), and by 1960 was president and general manager of the yard corporation. The yard was originally founded in 1843 under the name of Maxson, Fish and Co., however by the time the partners sold out their interest in 1971, Mystic Shipyard was essentially a yacht storage and repair facility.

      He owned a Reo Touring car.

      Alfred John Goodman was named, in part, after Donald. He owned a .22 caliber rifle that we now own. He had the rifle since he was a boy, and it was a hand-me-down to him.

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