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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Rochetti (1879-?)

Engineer.

Born at Ferno, Italy on 5 August 1879, son of Prank and Agatha Rochetti, he was educated in Italy and Belgium. He worked as an electrical engineer with firms in Brussels, Belgium and was chief engineer with “Apices” in Paris before coming to Canada in 1912.

For two years he was an electrical engineer with the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway before becoming a designing engineer of the Mechanical Department of the Public Works Department of Manitoba. In 1921, he became Chief Engineer and Commissioner of the Manitoba Power Commission, serving until 1924. He was a member of the EIC, AEEI, Society of Automobile Engineers, Association of Professional Engineers, and the Manitoba Electrical Association. In 1925, he lived in Suite 9 of the Clayton Apartments at Winnipeg.

Sources:

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 November 2012

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