Chester LeRoy Dallas, circa 1940’s
Chester was the son of Walter Clark Dallas and Amy Mae Hovey Dallas. He was born November 8th, 1913 in Jackson, Wyoming.
He was an older brother to my grandmother, Leoma Dallas Simmons. In her diary, she referred to Chester as “Chess.”
Chester served in the Navy during World War II. Family stories say that he was stationed at Pearl Harbor, but was on shore when the bombing started and watched his own ship being bombed. I have not verified that, but will update this when I am able to retrieve his military records.
Chester passed away on April 6th, 1982 at the age of 68. He is buried in the Sutter Cemetery in Sutter, California.
Chester is my Great Uncle on my mom’s side of the family.
Leoma Nesta (Dallas) Simmons and two of her daughters, Janice and Judy, sitting on the front lawn of their house in Elgin, Oregon. Leoma was 36, Janice 13, and Judy 12. Three beauties!
Leoma Nesta Dallas, 2-1/2 years and Nola Iona Dallas, 18 months.
This photo was taken of the girls in Iosepa, Utah in 1922. (Iosepa is now a ghost town. I definitely need to visit there!)
(Leoma Nesta Dallas is my maternal grandmother. She is the mother of Janice Sharon (Simmons) Sannar.)
Walter and Amy (Hovey) Dallas ~
This picture was given to me by my grandmother, Leoma (Dallas) Simmons. Walter and Amy are her parents. I’m not sure where this picture was taken or the exact year, but it would have likely been in the early 1900’s, possibly around 1910 or so.
(Walter and Amy are my great-grandparents.)
Leoma Nesta (Dallas) and Rolin Clay Simmons. This was taken the summer of 1967 in their backyard in Elgin, Oregon. Leoma was 47 and Rolin was 49.
(Rolin and Leoma are my maternal grandparents. They are the parents of Janice Sharon (Simmons) Sannar.)
Leoma Nesta (Dallas) Simmons – Age 70 – October 1990
(Leoma is my maternal grandmother. She is the mother of Janice Sharon (Simmons) Sannar.)
Walter Clark Dallas – Wyoming 1910 –
Walter was one of the first rangers in Yellowstone Park. He was hired to eliminate some of the dangers to tourists, such as wolves and bear.
(Walter was my great-grandfather. He is the father of Leoma Nesta (Dallas) Simmons.)