This is one of the original 1950 National issue, (Ike) Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal badges. The number stamped on the back indicates it was used in New Mexico. Made by Robbins 1/20 10K GF.
Deputy United States Marshal badge. Used in the Northern and Eastern Districts of California. Made by Irvine & Jachens, Gold Front.
William Cornelius McCarthy in January of 1920 was promoted to the positiion of a U.S. Officer for the Internal Revenue Service. His 1918 WWI Draft Registration shows his job as Deputy Collector IRS. A native son of California he was born in San Francisco on April 12, 1884 and died on April 22, 1959. The badge is hand engraved 14k gold with hard fired blue enamel
Back of gold badge reads: Presented to Wm. C. McCarthy As A Token Of Esteem From His Fellow Employes Jan. 1, 1920.
Obituary April 25, 1959
Special Deputy United States Marshal badge. Used in the Northern and Eastern Districts of California. Made by Irvine & Jachens, Gold Front.
Charles H. Peterson was a deputy U. S. Marshal in San Francisco that attended the 20th encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic. He was a member of the
7th California Vol. Infantry. He was born in Denmark in 1834 and the 1880 U.S. Census lists his occupation as Deputy U. S. Marshal. He was born in 1834 in Denmark and died in San Francisco October 10, 1906 and is buried in the National Cemetery in San Francisco at the Presidio.
On August 4th, 1886, the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) held its twentieth annual convention or "encampment" in San Francisco, California.