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PFC Chester Garber
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Birth: Nov. 11, 1892
Kansas, USA
Death: Dec. 8, 1954
Contra Costa County
California, USA

Grandfather Chester Garber was born in Kansas in 1892. He moved to West Liberty, Ohio during his childhood by June 1900, with his parents Joseph Benjamin Garber and Ellen (Brooks) Garber. His mother Ellen was also known as Ella.

He served in the US Army between 24 April 1917 - 4 February 1919.

Chester married his first wife Nellie Stevenson. From this union were 3 children: Warren Eugene Garber (1920-1994), Eleanor Mae (Garber) Hughey Banks (1922-1964), and Francis Jeanette (Garber) Stubson (1924-2006). Sadly, his wife Nellie died in 1924 of scarlet fever, 5 days after their 3rd child Francis was born.

Chester married to second wife Ruby Coleman in 1929. They had 3 children: Glen Richard Garber (1929-1983), Daniel Dean Garber (1931-1987), and Living Garber. Ruby passed away 23 April 1948 in California. He worked at the U.S. Steel mill in Pittsburg, California.

Note: There is a descrepancy regarding Chester's date of birth between the 1st source mentioned below (1899 book by Rev. A. J. Fretz...... vs the sources following the 1899 book). In the 1899 book, Chester's date of birth is recorded as being 23 November, 1891. Which is not consistant with his date of birth being born 11 November 1892 within the additional sources mentioned below. It is unknown by this family historian, who provided Chester's date of birth regarding the 1899 publication. However the earliest entry is for the same Chester Garber, son of Ellen (Brooks) and Joseph Benjamin Garber.


Book published 1899 by Rev. A. J Fretz, titled "A Brief History of Bishop Henry Funck and Other Funck Pioneers, And A Complete Genealogical Family Register with Biographies of Their Descendants From the Earliest Available Records to the Present Time"

1900 Ohio Federal Census, West Liberty, Logan County
1930 Ohio Census, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio
1954 Newspaper Article published 9 Dec., Antioch Ledger, CA
Tombstone & National cemetery record
1954 Obitury of his fatal car accident
1954 California Death Certificate
Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Golden Gate & San Francisco National Cemeteries, letter dated 6 Feb. 2006
Personal family history and knowledge
The Garber Family book, compiled 1995 by Philip J. Leib
Family links: 
  Joseph Benjamin Garber (1858 - 1934)
  Ellen Brooks Garber (1870 - 1900)
  Nellie Jane Stevenson Garber (1904 - 1924)
  Ruby L Coleman Garber (1902 - 1948)
  Warren Eugene Garber (1920 - 1994)*
  Eleanor Mae Garber Hughey (1922 - 1964)*
  Francis Jeanette Garber Stubson (1924 - 2006)*
  Glen Richard Garber (1929 - 1983)*
  Daniel Dean Garber (1931 - 1987)*
  Joan Garber (1933 - 1933)*
  Jean Garber (1933 - 1934)*
  Edward Louis Garber (1936 - 2016)*
  Mary Elizabeth Garber Sherrill (1889 - 1967)*
  Edna Mae Garber Leib (1890 - 1975)*
  Chester Garber (1892 - 1954)
  Hazel Viola Garber Graham (1896 - 1918)*
*Calculated relationship



NOVEMBER 11 1892
DECEMBER 8, 1954

Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: Section Q, plot # 1819
Created by: Bella
Record added: Feb 03, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8346300
PFC Chester Garber
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PFC Chester Garber
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PFC Chester Garber
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- Bella
 Added: Sep. 10, 2015
Heavenly birthday blessings grandfather. You are loved and missed by your family.
- Bella
 Added: Nov. 11, 2010
Remembering you grandfather on Veterans Day. Thank you for your service to our country during WWI.
- Bella
 Added: Nov. 11, 2008

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