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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG1511.AM:  Gertrude Emma (Kretzschmar) Webster, 1888-1983



Scrapbook, 1923-1925

Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska:  Nebraska Trapshooting Champion

Size:  One volume



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born in Nebraska on December 10, 1888, Gertrude Emma Kretzschmar was the daughter of Ernest and Bertha (Wiedman) Kretzschmar.  She married Stewart E. Webster at Kearney, Nebraska, on November 25, 1908.  The couple lived in Kearney where Stewart worked as an electrician and Gertrude was a book keeper.  By 1930 the couple was living in Denver, Colorado, and by 1940 they had moved to California.



Gertrude Emma (Kretzschmar) Webster died in Los Angeles, California, on December 19, 1983.  She is buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, California.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists of a scrapbook containing photos, letters, newspaper clippings, and ads related to Gertrude Webster’s activities as a trap shooter.  She won the Nebraska Trapshooting Championships three consecutive years, 1923-1925.  One of Mrs. Webster’s nephews compiled the scrapbook.



Note:  See the photo component [RG1511.PH] for additional photographs.



INVENTORY



Scrapbook, 1923-1925



 



Subject headings:



Athletics — Nebraska

Shooting — Nebraska

Sports — Nebraska

Webster, Gertrude Emma (Kretzschmar), 1888-1983

Women — Nebraska — Athletics



 



Revised TMM      07-09-2020