Gertrude Emma (Kretzschmar) Webster [RG1511.AM]

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

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