Descendant of Perryville's first mayor visits, researches family history | Community Spirit
PERRYVILLE, MO (KFVS) - The great, great grandson of Perryville's first mayor visited the town Monday while researching his family history and heritage.
Current mayor, Debbie Gahan, showed Paul Cox and his wife Regina historical documents dating back to 1882 and family mementos. The Cox family currently lives in the Dallas, Texas.
Perryville's first mayor was Charles Weber.
“It was a delight to meet Paul and Regina and be able to show them how far we have come from the progressive start the first Mayor, Charles Weber gave Perryville," Mayor Gahan said. "He was an amazing leader and we have worked hard to follow in his footsteps. It is a testament to the pride his family has in Mr. Weber that they came so far to trace his roots and chronicle his contributions.”
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