Ferdinand L. Garesche Dies.
Former St. Louis Merchant Succumbs to Cirrhosis of Liver
Ferdinand L. Garesche of no 6217 Plymouth avenue died at his home yesterday afternoon after an illness of five months. The cause was cirrhosis of the liver. Mr. Garesche was 75 years old and was the second oldest member of a family which is one of the best known of the first French settlers about St. Louis.
Mr. Garesche was formerly very well known in St. Louis business circles, having been a partner in the firm of Woodward & Garesche, spice manufacturers. Twenty-five years ago, he acted as Commissioner of Supplies, at which time he interested himself actively in the politics of the city. Lately he had been connected with the Missouri-Edison Electric Company.
He leaves a widow, Rosella Garesche, and eight children. They are Jules, Charles and Ferdinand Garesche, Jr., and Misses Louis, Mimi, Marie, Millie and Lola Garesche. He is also survived by his only brother, the Reverend Father Frederick Garesche of Cincinnati, the eldest member of the Garesche family.
The funeral will be held some time tomorrow.
-St. Louis Republic, May 17, 1903
As I said, the man lived an interesting life.