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Helen Louise Cather. Edwin S. Garber, son of Abram Garber, is an honored citizen of Webster County, Nebr., where he was twice elected county clerk.

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Silas Garber 1875
3--Gov. Silas Garber--6007--b in Logan County, Ohio; died and was buried at Red Cloud, Nebr., in 1905. He was elected the third and fourth Governor of Nebraska, 1875-79, upon the issue of a larger representation for Western Nebraska.

During his first term he was occupied with the revision of the state constitution, standing firmly for the broad principles of education which have resulted in the wonderful development of the University of Nebraska and its co-ordinate public school system, and for closer organization of western Nebraska to accord with his ideals for the future of the state.

He with Joseph and Addie Garber, Abram Garber, and three others settled at Guide Rock, Nebr., on May 20, 1870. There were but three men ahead of them, in the first settlement of Webster Co., with the development of which his life was very closely linked.

He served one year in the 3rd Missouri Union Regiment during the Civil War, then organized Company D, 27th Iowa Inf., and was its Captain. He laid out the townsite of Red Cloud and named the town; was the first Probate Judge of Webster County; was in the 9th and 10th sessions of the State Legislature; was register of the U. S. Land Office at Lincoln, 1873-1874; was a farmer, merchant and banker at Red Cloud. On Mch. 25, 1857, he married Roselle Dana, niece of Chas. Dana, journalist, and a son, William S., was born in 1863, the mother dying. He married Lyra C. Wheeler on July 1, 1875, and they, together with Governor Garber's official staff, represented Nebraska at the Centennial of 1876 at Philadelphia, Pa., where they received many special honors.

1--William Seward Garber, son of Gov. Silas Garber and Roselle Dana Garber, came to Guide Rock, Nebr., with his father's party May 20, 1870. He served the state a number of years as Secretary of the Nebraska State Board of Transportation; was a banker and business man at Red Cloud. He had three daughters--Gladys, Frances and Charlotte.

 
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