Dr. Henry Edward Binet

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  • 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)
  • Parents: Eusebe Binet and Marie Louise (Vachon) Binet
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  • College: 1916 - Northwestern Medical School
  • Highest Rank: IST LT (First Lieutenant)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: January, 1918 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: March 9, 1918 (Discharge Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Henry served in the United State Army Medical Corps.

    Information in the United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:
    Name: Henry Edward Binet
    Race: Caucasian (White)
    Marital Status: Single
    Birth Date: July 6, 1889
    Birth Place: Michigan, USA
    Residence Date: 1917-1918
    Residence Place: Itasca County, Minnesota, USA
    Occupation: Physican and surgeon
    Physical Build: Slender
    Height: Tall
    Hair Color: Dark Brown
    Eye Color: Blue

    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942:
    Name: Henry Edward Binet
    Gender: Male
    Registration Age: 52
    Birth Date: July 6, 1889
    Birth Place: Marquette, Michigan, USA
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: About 1941
    Military Draft Date: 1942
    Height: 6'
    Eye Color: Gray
    Hair Color: Gray
    Weight: 196
    Complexion: Light Brown
    Next of Kin: Mrs. H. E. Binet

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    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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