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Nebraska State Journal, June 14, 1921, states: "Miss Gladys Dana Garber, of Los Angeles, was married to Hon. David E. Thompson, Los Angeles, former well known Nebraskan. Mrs. Thompson was born in Lincoln, and lived in Nebraska until some years ago, at Red Cloud. Her grandfather, Silas Garber, was the third Governor of Nebraska. Mr. Thompson was formerly ambassador to Mexico and Minister to Brazil, S. A."

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3--Joseph Garber--6008--b near Bellefontaine, Ohio; d at Red Cloud, Nebr., where he was buried; married Catharine Adeline Schaffer. They located at Guide Rock, Nebr., May 20, 1870.

Joseph and Catherine Garber Family, 1900

They were the first white family to locate in Webster County, and Mrs. Garber (quoted from the Webster County Argus, dated April 30, 1909,) "preferred to share all the dangers and hardships from the beginning with her husband and brothers-in-law. She had drawn a carbine from the State with the men, and she became the best shot of the party with the exception of Silas Garber. Mrs. Garber made her home in the emigrant wagon while the men erected the first stockade of the Republican Valley, and then united in building her a house on the homestead. Mrs. Catherine Garber was the first white woman to cross the county line; the first to engage in housekeeping and homemaking in the entire Republican Valley in the State of Nebraska; and perhaps the first homemaker in that part of the State west of Thayer County and south of the Platte Valley, except the few who had located themselves near the stations of the old overland route between the Missouri River and the mountains. To Mrs. Garber

 
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