Dr. Henry Edward Binet

  • Name: Dr. Henry Edward Binet
  • Location of Birth: Marquette, Michigan
  • Date of Birth: July 6, 1889
  • Date of Death: November 13, 1968 (79 years old)
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  • College: 1916 - Northwestern Medical School
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    World War I

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    Dr. Binet came to Bovey, Minnesota in 1905 and worked in the iron mines. He left to continue his education and was graduated from Northwestern Medical School in 1916. Dr. Binet established his practice in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Appointed a fellow of the College of American Surgeons in 1937, Dr. Binet was a former chief of staff of Itasca Memorial Hospital and a past member of the Hospital and Welfare boards. He was a charter member of the Lions Club, Wa-Big-Ama Hunting Club on Bowstring Lake, Itasca barracks of World War I, Disabled American Veterans and the McVeigh-Dunn post of the American Legion as a veteran of World War I. He was a member of Msgr. Hennebry fourth degree assembly of Knights of Columbus.

    After retirement from active practice in 1945, Dr. Binet was instrumental in obtaining improvements at the Itasca County Nursing Home. He worked to establish the occupational therapy pavilion and an all-faith chapel later named in his honor. Dr. Binet was a leader in organizing the Grand Rapids Senior Citizens group and promoted interest in housing for senior citizens.

    Survivors are his wife, Lillian; a daughter, Mrs. James Gilboy; a son, William; a sister, Mrs. Fred Lake; a brother, Ralph; and five grandchildren.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot C-A-03-1-9)

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