Male, born 1903-06-28, died 1983-03-14

Associated with the firm network

Wurster, William W., Architect

Professional History

Draftsman, William W. Wurster, Architect, San Francisco, CA, c. 1940.


The Barss Family lived in Placerville, CA, in 1910, according to the US Census of that year; Fred B. Barss's grandfather, Fred F., lived with the family in 1910. In 1920, he lived with his parents and brother in a house the family owned at 54 Norman Street in Placerville, CA. His last residence was in the 95370 zip code of Sonora, CA.

His father, Frederick A. Barss (born c. 1860 in CA), owned his own jewelry store in Placerville, CA. His mother, Grace A. Blackiston (born c. 1877 in MN), was a homemaker. According to the US Census of 1920, Her father came from OH, her mother, IN. Fred A. Barss's father came from England, his mother, NJ. Fred B.'s brother, Sidney, was born in CA c. 1907. His paternal grandfather was Frederick Ferdinand Barss, Jr., (born c. 1830 in England), who worked as a watchmaker, and lived in Placerville in 1867. Frederick F., according to the 1910 Census immigrated to the US in 1849 and had been naturalized. His paternal great grandmother was Eleanore Martin, who married Frederick Ferdinand Barss, Sr., at Westminster's Saint Martin in the Fields in 1827.

PCAD id: 6411