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Leopold Barca
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Birth: Dec. 13, 1887
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 16, 1924
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Leopold Barca (1887-1924) carved the wooden hat blocks that are used in making hats. (b. December 13, 1887; Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA - d. September 16, 1924; Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA)

He was the son of Katrine Jensen (1857-1946) aka Katherine Jensen, of Farsund, Norway; and Steffen Barca (1860-?) of Stavager, Norway.

He was born on December 13, 1887 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. On his death certificate, it shows his birth date as October 16, 1887, but on his WWI draft registration, his birth date is listed as December 13, 1887.

Leo had the following sibling: Henry Barca (1886-1961) who was born on August 18, 1886.

Chicago, Illinois:
They appear in the 1900 US Census under the name "Barcon", living in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. His mother is a widow. Leo never married or fathered any children. Both he and his brother worked at a hat makers and Leo worked as a "whittler" according to his death certificate.

World War I:
He registered for the draft on June 05, 1917. He listed his birthday as December 13, 1887 and his job as a "whittler" at "Sepman Bro" at 530 South Troop Street. He was unmarried, tall and had gray eyes and brown hair. He was living at 2421 Artesia Avenue in Chicago, Illinois.

Leo died on September 16, 1924 of pulmonary tuberculosis, when he was just 36. He appears in the Illinois Death Index as number "6023633". His death certificate erroneously listed his birthday as "October 16, 1887".

He was buried in Mount Olive Cemetery in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

Leopold Barca (1887-1924) was the granduncle of Bette Parker Patten.

Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on

Family links: 
  Steffan Barca (1860 - ____)
  Johanna Katrine Jensen Barca (1856 - 1912)
  Henry Barca (1886 - 1961)*
  Leopold Barca (1887 - 1924)
*Calculated relationship
Mount Olive Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: Oct 22, 2004
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Rest in peace.
- Jill
 Added: Dec. 5, 2006

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