Arthur Benjamin Distad (Distab)

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  • Name: Arthur Benjamin Distad (Distab)
  • Location of Birth: Astoria, South Dakota
  • Date of Birth: June 26, 1894
  • Date of Death: July 23, 1964 (70 years old)
  • Parents: Erik Distad and Elisabeth (Neshiem) Distad
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  • Highest Rank: PVT
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: June 5, 1917 (Registration Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Arthur served in the 6th Anti-Aircraft Battery, Coast Artillery Corps during World War I.


    Information taken from Arthur's World War I Draft Registration Card:
    Name: Arthur Benjamin Distad
    Age: 22 years old
    Home Address: Brooks, P.O., Minnesota
    Date of Birth: June 26, 1895
    Birth Place: Astoria, South Dakota
    Natural Born Citizen
    Present Occupation: Farming
    Renting property in Oklee, Minnesota
    No Dependents
    Single
    Caucasian
    No exemptions from service
    Arthur was tall, medium built, had blue eyes, dark hair and was not bald.
    Residence Place: Polk, Minnesota


    Information taken from United States Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists from 1910-1939:
    Name: Arthur Benjamin Distad
    Departure Date: 10 July 1918
    Departure Place: Hoboken, New Jersey
    Residence Place: Astoria, South Dakota
    Father: Erick Distad
    Ship: Mount Vernon
    Military Unit: Coast Artillery Corps
    Rank: Private
    Notes: 6th Anti-Aircraft Battery, Coast Artillery Corps


    Information taken from United States Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists from 1910-1939
    Name: Arthur B. Distad
    Departure Date: 23 Feb 1919
    Departure Place: St. Nazaire, France
    Arrival Date: 7 Mar 1919
    Arrival Place: Hoboken, New Jersey
    Residence Place: Astoria, S. D.
    Father: Erick Distad
    Ship: Mongolia
    Military Unit: 10th Anti-Aircraft Sector
    Rank: Private
    Notes: Camp Dodge
    Detachment 10th
    Anti-Aircraft Sector


  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    Information taken from Chicago and North Western Railroad Employment Records, 1935-1970:

    Name: Arthur B. Distad
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Birth Date: 26 Jun 1894
    Birth Place: Astoria, South Dakota
    Father: Eric E. Distad
    Mother: Elisabeth Nesheim
    Hire Date: Aug 1951
    Record Date: 13 Aug 1951
    Record Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Occupation: Sec Laborer

    Arthur had been an Itasca County resident for the past seven years. He was formerly a Pokegama Lake resident.

    Survivors are a brother, Willie, and a sister, Mrs. Josie Halverson.

    Arthur died at his home in Bigfork, Minnesota and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-F-01-01)

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