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
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