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Grace Gassette
Birth: Mar. 28, 1871
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: 1955
Woodstock
Windsor County
Vermont, USA

Painter, Sculptor, Decorated With Highest Honors from France During World War One. Founder Women's Athletic Club in Chicago. While in Paris was a student of Mary Cassat and friend of Gertrude Stein. The Smithsonian has her painting, "Fishing Boat Beached On The Shore." Best known in the 1910s for her knowledge of the human anatomy which helped her prepare suitable applicances for amputees and other surgical needs during World War One. She also provided homeopathic remedies to Anna, daughter of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Predominant dates for Miss Gassette were between 1914 and 1919. She lived in Neuilly Paris and was highly regarded for her work with the American Ambulance Hospital, from the beginning of the war until November, 1916, when she became Directrice-Technique in the Franco American Corrective Surgical Appliance Committee, a position for which her wide experience during the war eminently fit her. In June, 1917, the highest honor France bestows for military or civic service, the Cross of the Legion of Honor, was given to her in recognition of her heroic work in the aid of wounded soldiers of France. In November 1917, she was made an Honorary Member of the 109th Infantry Regiment, with title of Corporal Brancardiere and decorated with the four ragers of the Croiz de Guerre which the 109th had received for bravery in the Battle of the Aisne. In November, 1917, Miss Gassette received the the Medaille d'Honneur from France for two years continuous service in the American Ambulance Hospital. After the war, continued painting and lived a quiet life, in Vermont, where her father was born. She never married. (bio by: Karen Mickel Bennett) 
 
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 Parents:
  Norman Theodore Gassette (1839 - 1891)
  Martha Gassette (____ - 1873)
 
 Sibling:
  Cornelia Blanche Gassette (1862 - 1882)*
  Grace Gassette (1871 - 1955)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Woodstock
Windsor County
Vermont, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Karen Mickel Bennett
Record added: Aug 18, 2013
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