Travaillot, Oswald Justice
b. 1816(?)
d. 1879-01-01
Oswald Justice Travaillot was a sailor from France who travelled to Oregon and the gold fields of the Fraser River in the 1850's.1 By 1858, Travaillot was well-known enough to be approved for the nomination of Assistant Commissioner for Thompson's River, and Fort Yale. In the year after, Travaillot was the commissioner for Lytton, engaged in the constrction of a building to serve as the Government House and concerning himself with the revenue that could come from the gold in the region.2 It is not entirely certain how long he served in this position for; but it is known that, “Captain” Travaillot, as he was called, died in hospital in Barkerville on 1 February 1879.3
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Fraser River

Lytton

Thompson River

Yale

The Colonial Despatches Team. Travaillot, Oswald Justice. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/travaillot_oj.html.

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