Walter Edgar Segsworth died suddenly at his home in Toronto on July 20th, 1945, at the age of 65.

He was born in Canada, and began his mining career in 1897 in the mill and assay office of Bannockburn gold mine, Ontario, two years later taking a position underground at the Poorman

mine, Nelson, B.C. In 1900 he was appointed compressor man, and then worked underground and as millman at the Granit mine and later as assayer at the Venus mine, and in November of that year passed the examination as British Columbia Provincial Assayer.

After working as assistant assayer to the Standard Pyretic Smelter, B.C., in November, 1901, he purchased an assay office in Greenwood, B.C., where for over two years he carried on a general practice as assayer and chemist.

In October, 1904, he entered Michigan College of Mines, Houghton, U.S.A., and graduated in 1906, when for a few months he was employed as assistant engineer at the Allowez and Centennial copper mines, Calumet, Mich. In 1907 he returned to Canada as manager of the Nonsuch silver mines, Cobalt, Ont. When those operations were discontinued, he opened an office in Toronto for general engineering practice, and was engaged on various examinations and reports until 1912, when he took charge of the Seneca-Superior silver mine, in Cobalt.

His subsequent activities included the full control in Canada of the rehabilitation of disabled soldiers after the 1914-18 war, and he was actively interested in the Canadian Institute for the Blind. He was responsible for the successful development and operation of the Moneta gold mines for five-and-a-half years, and as consulting engineer he played an important part in the development of Amulet, Central Patricia, Preston East Dome, Leitch and Canadian Industrial Minerals. At the time of his death he held executive positions on the boards of several Canadian mining companies.

Mr. Segsworth was elected to Membership of the Institution in 1916. He was also a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy from 1907 and a Member of Council of that Institute for the period 1916-19.

Vol. 56, Trans I.M.M., 1946-47, p.624

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