Alvin Earl Garber

2 June 1892–26 September 1954 (Age 62)
Deer Creek, Tazewell, Illinois, United States

The Life of Alvin Earl

When Alvin Earl Garber was born on 2 June 1892, in Deer Creek, Tazewell, Illinois, United States, his father, Albert A Garber, was 25 and his mother, Madelena E. 'Lena' Schertz, was 28. He married Ada Mae Ploung on 10 April 1920, in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Dry Grove Township, McLean, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 26 September 1954, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 62.

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Alvin Earl Garber
Ada Mae Ploung
Marriage: 10 April 1920
Dick Garber

Spouse and Children

10 April 1920
Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States


    Dick Garber


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World Events (8)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 1

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 17

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a reaper or harvester, or for someone who collected wheatsheaves owed in rent, from an agent derivative of Middle English garbe ‘wheatsheaf’ ( see Garbe ).2 North German: from a personal name composed of geri, gari ‘spear’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.3 North German form of Gerber .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Earl Garver in household of Albert H Garver, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Earl A Garber, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Earl Garber, "United States Census, 1930"

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