| Chester was born
June 3, 1896, at Peoria, Illinois. He served in the army during
World War I. and was honorably discharged from Organizational Arsenal
Company No. 1.
After the war he went to work for Couch &
Heyle Mill supply Company of Peoria. He became the Company
Secretary, Sales Manager and a stockholder. He retired in February
of 1963. He was an avid fisherman fly and bait caster and a member
of the Mohammed Temple Shrine of Peoria.
He married Bertha Klatt on Nov. 7, 1922, and
she died on May 1, 1933. He married Cecil Maxine Batton
Hopper on June 17,1942. They have one child. Chester died May 21,
1970, in Peoria and is buried at Swan Lake Cemetery.