He was the grandson of John and Kate B. Carter of St. Helen, who came to St Helen about 1903. John and Kate were in the publishing business in Chicago before obtaining many square miles of land around St. Helen for back taxes. It was cut over timber land abandoned by the Henry Stephens Lumber Co.
When Heston’s parents divorced his last name was changed to Heston, the same as his step father. Charlton was his mother’s maiden name. It was not in good taste at that time for a child to have a different last name than his mother and father. This photo appears to have been taken in the St. Helen area.
— Courtesy of Dan Fishel