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Lokking for info on 1920's Chief of Police

Lokking for info on 1920's Chief of Police

Posted: 11 Aug 2011 5:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am looking for info on Chester (Chet) Stephens who was the C.O.P. in the 1920' and 1930's. He was my Step grandfather. Rhoda his wife was my grandmother. My dad was Frank Smith. Any leads would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Lokking for info on 1920's Chief of Police

Posted: 20 Sep 2011 5:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Stephens
Hi Melva,
In 1930 Chester Stephens was living in McCall, Valley, Idaho as a lodger with the Peer family.
Born: Kentucky, 45 yrs old
Occupation: laborer odd jobs
Marital Status: single

I did find the Albert Wahlberg Family Tree which contains Chester and Rhoda, It says Chester was born 16 June 1885, Kentucky.
In 1930 he lived in McCall, Valley, Idaho.
He died July 1968 in Boise, Ada, Idaho.

Of course the birth and death info has to be validated before you enter it in your data base. I question the death info because it's from the Social Security Death Index Last Residence field which doesn't mean he died there.

To find more information, I'd contact the Valley volunteer at Random Acts Genealogical Kindness. Go to
Click on Idaho
Click on F thru Z
Scroll down to Valley Co. & click on Leighann.

Ask Leighann if she checks with the Valley County Genealogical Society ( They have family files, obituaries 1940-2006 and books about the area. Their fee is very nominal.

You can contact the McCall Chief of Police's office to see if they have any historical information about his term in office. Successful Searching!

Re: Lokking for info on 1920's Chief of Police

Posted: 21 Sep 2011 1:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you Judy, I had the census records but did not have the link for the cascades thank you, and I a working with the owner of the Wahlberg tree, soI got her most of what she has. We are trying to find him at the Police station but I as yet had not gotten a response from them. I didn't have the Cascade link so again thank you for the great info. and thean ou for the info on the cemetery about Mt Idaho. that was me also.. anyway, thank you again for the new research link. Melva
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