I was playing around with the Omaha World Herald archives at the Omaha Public Library website yesterday. Lo and behold I found several articles on my father-in-law, Gail Garnett! There were quite a few snippets about his “track star” days at Omaha Technical High School in 1940 and 1941. However, this one actually has a picture of him! OWHJuly1941b: (Omaha World-Herald, 6 Jul 1941, p. 3-B, Col. 1).
And another one with a picture of Gail in his Navy uniform: OWHMar1942 (Omaha World-Herald, 29 Mar 1942, p. 4-B, Col. 1).
One more of Gail and Corinne in Omaha on a visit: OWHJuly1951 (Omaha World-Herald, Evening Edition, 13 July 1951, p. 18, Col. 2).
What great finds! I’ll have to see if I can obtain copies of the photos from the OWH archives.
Note: These articles are copyrighted by NewsBank and/or the American Antiquarian Society. 2004