Corporal Oakland Police #116. Sterling silver, hand engraved, hallmarked Pioneer Oakland, CAL. Worn by Peter H. Van Houtte who went on to become an Inspector.
Oakland Police Department Peter H. Van Houtte
Born 7-27-1876 San Rafael, CA
Appointed to Oakland Police 1-1-1911
1912 City Directory listing: police res 3424 Broadway
1915 City Directory listing: police res 456 25th
1922 City Directory listing: Inspector Police res 1532 Excelsior Ave
Death Apr. 20, 1942 Napa
1920 Census listed as Police Inspector
Sep. 12, 1918 Draft Registration listed as Corporal of Police East Div. Address 1532 E. 37th St.
Peter Van Houtte in his uniform posing with family.
Image courtesy of Vicki Taylor.
Peter Van Houtte in his uniform. Image courtesy of Vicki Taylor.