Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)


Kysor, Charles

ID: 740
Full Name: Charles H. Kysor
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: US
Birth Date: 05/17/1883
Death Date: 07/16/1954
Family: Spouse: Married Barbara Kyson, the former Barbara Meiklejo, born in South Carolina, and died in Los Angeles County, 09/02/1960, at the age of 74;
Parents: Kyson's father was the noted Los Angeles architect, Ezra F. Kysor, a one-time partner of Octavius Morgan, Sr. and John A. Walls; his mother was Clara Perry, born in Wisconsin.
Children: Daughter: Francis Harleigh Kyson;
Relocation: Kyson was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, a native who never left; Kyson died of a heart attack, due to "advanced arterio-sclerotic cardio-vascular disease," according to the death certificate;
Biographical Information: Work History: Principal, Charles Kysor, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1915; Partner, Kysor and Biggars, Architects, Bakersfield, CA, c. 1915; Partner, Kysor and Noonan, Architects, Los Angeles, CA;
Miscellaneous: Charles H. Kyson, nee Kysor, changed his name during World War I because of its resemblance to the German word "Kaiser." (see "Kyson" in the LAPL California Index card file;) Kyson was not alone among architects in the state to change his name; the San Francisco architect, Charles Sumner Kaiser, legally changed his name to "Charles Kaiser Sumner" during WW I; SSN: 550-26-0799;
Countries: United States
Locations: Architect's Office:
Los Angeles, CA
Architect's Birth:
Los Angeles, CA
Architect's Death:
Los Angeles, CA