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Gaspar Perret was born in Savoie France, June 8 1849. He was a veteran of the 
Franco-Prussian War in 1870. Shortly after he came to the United States. After a few 
years in Reading KS he went to New Mexico where he was employed for a time as horseshoer and blacksmith for the US troops at Fort Wingate. He returned to Kansas in the early eighties where he has lived to the time of his death. He was the present assessor and trustee of Shirley Township, where he was well known and respected. After the death of his first wife in 1882 he married Miss Marie Charbonneaue of St Joe who survives him.

He is also survived by twelve children. Eugene Perret, of St Louis MO, Louis Perret of 
Los Angeles CA, Mrs. Anna Girard of St Joseph KS, Mrs. Marie Fagan of Pueblo, CO, Mrs. Louise McCollough of Palmer, KS and Jules, George, Alfred, Arthur, Emil, and Miss Emma and Beatrice of St. Joe.

He was afflicted with cancer of the bladder some weeks ago, but medical skill was of no service and he died at the hospital in Concordia Tuesday, Jun 17, 1913.

The funeral was held in the church at St. Joseph this morning at 9:00 AM in charge of 
Father Perrier after which burial was made in church cemetery.
Transcribed and Contributed by Dan Meckenstock

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