Mary Alice Gertrude Schwalm was born on January 30, 1892 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvannia to Wilson John Schwalm and Ida Celeste
Kratzer Schwalm. She married Davis Leonard Garver on April 20, 1917. They had a daughter, Jane Carolyn Garver born on October
2, 1923. She was known as Gertrude. She died March 24, 1966 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Here is a picture of Ida Kratzer Schwalm's children. Mary Alice Gertrude Schwalm is on the right, Clarence Schwalm in seated.
Just for comparison, here is the picture above in its original form. Restoration is a difficult and time consuming process. Feel free
to give it a try sometime!
Here is Mary Gertrude Schwalm with her brother Clarence Schwalm and her great aunt, Mary Laudenslager James.
Mary Laudenslager married Will James around 1860. Will subsequently died in the Civil War.
Here is a picture of Ida Kratzer Schwalm's son Clarence Schwalm. He is also Mary Alice Gertrude Schwalm's brother.
Here is another photo of Ida Kratzer Schwalm's children. This one was taken a few years after the one above. Shown again is Clarence
Schwalm. Also shown are Gertrude's other sisters, Beulah and Henrietta Schwalm.
Here Mary Gertrude Schwalm is as a young girl. Taken around 1900.
Here are four successive generations. Sarah Laudenslager is the oldest. In this picture she is second from the left.
Her daughter, Ida Kratzer Schwalm is left of her, followed on the right by Sarah's granddaughter, Gertrude Schwalm Garver, and finally
by Sarah's great-granddaughter, Jane Garver Sterrett.
Here Gertrude is pictured with her class. She was a school teacher for many years.
Here Gertrude holds her baby daughter, Jane Carolyn Garver.
Here Gertrude is pictured with her husband and his family at the Garver family reunion in 1930.
She is on the right on the next to top row.
Here Gertrude is in Atlantic City, New Jersey on the boardwalk in 1917. She is the one on the right.
Pictured here later (circa 1950), Gertrude is shown with her granddaughter, Donna Jane Sterrett.