Trotter-Johnston, Mathew
b. 1841-06-22
d. 1911-02-11
Trottier-Johnson was born in Berwickshire, Scotland, on June 22, 1841. He emigrated to Vancouver Island in 1865, spending most of his life in Port Alberni, Victoria, and the Cowichan Region.1 In 1868, Trotter-Johnston married Letitia Elizabeth Laggatt, and he was later, in 1870, appointed as a consul for British Columbia, to reside at Victoria for the North German Confederation.2 In 1872, he established the BC Benevolent Society with Robert Edwin Jackson, a lawyer, to aid the community's poor.3
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