Gertrude Emma (Kretzschmar) Webster [RG1511.AM]


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

Scrapbook, 1923-1925

Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska:  Nebraska Trapshooting Champion

Size:  One volume


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.


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.


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


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