Chester Vaught bought the hardware store and the International Agency from the Jorve Brothers in 1942. Chester assumed the management of the new store at Nome and the International Agency. The Harvester Company cancelled their agency in Ypsilanti at that time.
His brother, Milton, became a partner and manager of the Ypsilanti store, which became known as Vaught Brothers Hardware. Chester returned to Ypsilanti after the store at Nome burned in 1955.
At the time that the Ypsilanti Community Centennial Book was published in 1982, Chester was retired and still living in Ypsilanti, North Dakota.