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Male, US, born 1912-02-10, died 1996-12-15

Associated with the firms network

Decker, Christenson and Kitchin, Architects and Engineers; Kitchin, Charles E., Engineer

Professional History


A Seattle Times obituary for Kitchin, indicated that he "... led Navy construction battalions in Hawaii, the Philippines, and Trinidad in World War II." (See Carole Beers, "Charles E. Kitchin, Sr., 84, Engineer," Seattle Times, 12/19/1996, accessed 09/28/2016.)

Principal, Charles Kitchin, Professional Engineer, Seattle, WA, 1951-1955, 1958-c. 1976. In 1976, the firm was known as "Charles E. Kitchen and Associates."

Partner, [Ralf E.] Decker, [Waldo B.] Christenson and Kitchin, Architects and Engineers, Seattle, WA, 1956-1958.



B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 1933.

Coursework, Structural Engineering, George Washington University, Washington, DC, c. 1935.



Kitchin died in Seattle, WA, at the age of 84.


He married Nevona Christine Shimek Kitchin (1914-1998). They married c. 1942.


Charles and Nevona Kitchin had four children, a daughter: Christine Wood, who lived on Whidbey Island in 1996, and three sons, William Kitchin, (who resided in Seattle in 1996); Robert Kitchin of Portland, OR (as of 1996); and Charles Kitchin, Jr., of Allentown, PA (in 1996).

Biographical Notes

SSN: 577-03-5927

Associated Locations

PCAD id: 2616