Representative Jacob S. Garber View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 1/14/1942
Birth County: Floyd
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 38 (1919)
39 (1921) - 40 (1923)
Home County: Floyd
Jacob S. Garber
Floyd County


MR. SPEAKER: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character and public services of the Honorable J. S. Garber, begs leave to submit the following report:

J. S. Garber was born April 18, 1865, in Floyd county, where he continued to reside until his death on January 14, 1942. His parents were pioneer settlers, coming to Iowa in 1862. He received his education in the rural schools.

On December 7, 1898, Mr. Garber was united in marriage to Marcia C. Petty, of Olean, New York, who now survives him.

Mr. Garber was engaged in farming until the time of his death and also served as President of the Farmers’ Co-operative Elevator Company of Marble Rock. He served as director of the Floyd County Mutual Insurance Association for a period of twenty-three years. At the time of his death, he was also agent for the Iowa Mutual Tornado Insurance Association.

In 1918, Mr. Garber, who was a Republican in politics, was elected representative and re-elected in 1920 and 1922. No citizen in his community was held in higher regard and was more beloved by his friends and neighbors, than Mr. Garber.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Fifty-first General Assembly, That in the passing of the Honorable J. S. Garber, the state has lost a valued and honored citizen and the widow a loving husband and the House would tender, by this resolution, its sincere sympathy to the surviving members of his family in their sorrow; and

Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House and that the Chief Clerk be directed to send an enrolled copy to the wife of the deceased.





Unanimously adopted,