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TRACY-GOULD, ALFRED VICTOR (1879-1961)

TRACY-GOULD, ALFRED VICTOR, engineer and land surveyor; b. Norwich, England, 16 Aug 1879, s/o Alfred Arthur Tracy-Gould; m. 1914, Alice May Williston, d/o Edward Perley Williston and Elizabeth Janet Brander; d. Moncton, 27 May 1961.

The son of an engineer who worked all over Europe, Alfred V. Tracy-Gould attended school in a number of countries and could communicate in several languages. He was trained in engineering prior to his arrival in North America around 1901. He worked in the United States at first and then in Montreal and elsewhere in Quebec. He came to New Brunswick to do a job for Drummond Mines Ltd, which was incorporated in 1909 to work an iron ore body near Bathurst.

In World War I Tracy-Gould served in both the British army and the United States navy. Afterwards, he settled in Newcastle and worked as a land surveyor. He was the designer of the Harkins high school building which was erected in 1924-25. In World War II he worked in the engineering field with the Canadian government in Quebec and Ontario. He was survived in 1961 by his wife, A. May Williston; one son, Newcastle lawyer A. Perley Tracy-Gould; and two daughters.

Sources

[b] Tracy-Gould family data [m] Leader 13 Feb 1914 [d] Commercial World 1 Jun 1961; Davidson Collection (Box 18)


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