Richard W. Cautley, son of
Reverend R.H. Cautley and Annie (Munro) Cautley, was born at Ipswick
England in 1873. He came to Canada at the age of 17 and became attached
to a firm of surveyors in British Columbia. Later, he went north into
the Klondike at the time of the gold rush and was engaged in the
recording and inspection of mineral claim surveys. Upon termination of
the gold rush, his footsteps led to Edmonton where he formed the land
surveying firm of Cautley and Cote. Later, he
went into partnership with his brother Reginald Hutton Cautley.
Between 1913 and
Mr. Cautley was engaged as one of the commissioners upon the survey of
the Alberta-British Columbia boundary after which he came to Ottawa with
the former Department of the Interior and was responsible for the survey
of many of the national park sites in the maritime provinces.
Mr. Cautley was a charter member of the Alberta Land Surveyors'
Association. He was the Association's first registrar and
secretary-treasurer and was president in
Mr. Cautley was awarded honorary life membership in the Association in
He died in Victoria British Columbia on September 13,
Canadian Surveyor, October
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