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Carmen Garber (1904 - 1995)

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Carmen Garber
1904 - 1995
Born
March 14, 1904
Death
April 17, 1995
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Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio 43612
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Carmen Garber was born on March 14, 1904. She died on April 17, 1995 at 91 years old. We know that Carmen Garber had been residing in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio 43612.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Carmen Garber passed away on April 17, 1995 at 91 years old. She was born on March 14, 1904. We are unaware of information about Carmen's surviving family. We know that Carmen Garber had been residing in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio 43612.
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In 1904, in the year that Carmen Garber was born, the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1911, at the age of just 7 years old, Carmen was alive when the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1921, Carmen was 17 years old when on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1978, when she was 74 years old, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

In 1995, in the year of Carmen Garber's passing, on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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