Male, US, born 1882-01-05, died 1938-09-04

Associated with the firms network

Deckbar, Harry C., Architect; Fitzhugh, Krucker and Deckbar, Associated Architects; Krucker and Deckbar, Architects


Professional History

Résumé

Assocate, Thronton Fitzhugh, Architect, Harry Deckbar and Frank G. Krucker, Associated Architects, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1912-1913.

Draftsman, Chickasaw Shipbuilding Company, Mobile, AL, 09/1918. At age 36, Deckbar worked as a draftsman for the Chickasaw Shipbuilding Company. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Registration State: Alabama; Registration County: Mobile; Roll: 1509442,accessed 01/12/2018.)

Principal, Harry C. Deckbar, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1920. The Southwest Building and Contractor said of Deckbar in 1920:“Architect H.C. Decker has returned to Los Angeles and has opened an office at 620 Ferguson Building.” (See Southwest Builder and Contractor, 06/25/1920, p 12, col. 3.) In 12/1921, the Architect and Engineer reported: "Architect H.C. Deckbar has moved his office to suite 1006-7 Wright & Callendar building, Los Angeles." (See "With the Architects: Architect Moves," Architect and Engineer, vol. LXVII, no. 3, 12/1921, p. 108.)

1937-1938, Decker maintained his last architectural office at 3200 West 6th Street, Los Angeles, Room #205. (See Los Angeles, California, City Directory, A-L, 1937, p. 536 and Los Angeles, California, City Directory, A-L, 1937, p. 555.)

Personal

Relocation

Deckbar lived at 155 Church Street in Mobile, AL in 1918. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Registration State: Alabama; Registration County: Mobile; Roll: 1509442,accessed 01/12/2018.)

He lived with his family on a farm in Police Jury 7, Jefferson Parish, LA, in 1900.(See Ancestry.com,Source Citation Year: 1900; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 7, Jefferson, Louisiana; Roll: 566; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0083; FHL microfilm: 1240566accessed 01/12/2018.)Twenty years later, Deckbar continued to reside in Jefferson Parish, LA, on the family farm near Protection Levee in 1920.(See Ancestry.com,Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 7, Jefferson, Louisiana; Roll: T625_615; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 10,accessed 01/12/2018.)

According to the US Census of 1930, Deckbar with his wife, daughter and widowed father-in-law, Leland Jordan, (born c. 1847 in TN) at 2607 West Adams Gardens, in Los Angeles, CA. The Deckbars rented their residence at a rate of $55 per month. (See Ancestry.com,Source Citation Year: 1930; Census Place: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Roll: 142; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0246; FHL microfilm: 2339877,accessed 01/12/2018.)

In 1937, he lived at 2117 La Salle Avenue in Los Angeles, CA. (See Los Angeles, California, City Directory, A-L, 1937, p. 536.)

He died in Los Angeles, CA, and was buried inMetairie Cemetery, New Orleans.

Parents

His father was Henry V. Deckbar (b.10/21/1852-d.03/09/1933). In 1900, Henry V. Decker worked as a truck farmer in Jefferson Parish, LA. (See Ancestry.com,Source Citation Year: 1900; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 7, Jefferson, Louisiana; Roll: 566; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0083; FHL microfilm: 1240566accessed 01/12/2018.) Henrywas a levee inspector in 1920 in New Orleans, LA. (See Ancestry.com,Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 7, Jefferson, Louisiana; Roll: T625_615; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 10,accessed 01/12/2018.)

His sisters included Gertrude A. (born c. 08/1876 in LA), Alice (born c. 01/1878), Lillian (born c. 03/1880), Josephine (born c. 03/1885), Ada (born c. 03/1889) and brothers, William Deckbar (born c. 12/1883), Edward (born c. 07/1887).

Spouse

He married Elizabeth Jordan (b. 09/10/1891-d. 09/25/1964), c. 1921.

Children

He and Elizabeth had one daughter, Letitia Elizabeth (born c. 1934 in CA).

Biographical Notes

Deckbar’s World War I draft registration card indicated that he was tall, with a stout build, gray eyes, and brown hair. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Registration State: Alabama; Registration County: Mobile; Roll: 1509442,accessed 01/12/2018.)



Associated Locations

PCAD id: 169