Fred S. Graber

Army Badge
  • Name: Fred S. Graber
  • Location of Birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: July 27, 1889
  • Date of Death: March 24, 1949 (59 years old)
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  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: February 27, 1918
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  • Date of Discharge: May 22, 1919
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  • Military Highlights:
    Fred entered the military service in World War I and served 18 months in France. While in the service, he suffered disability through being gassed and this disability continued until his death. He was honorably discharged from the service on May 22, 1919. Fred served with the 39th Engineers.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    Fred grew up and attended school in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    Fred was married at Robbinsdale, Minnesota on April 5, 1920.

    Fred has been a resident of the Deer Lake and Deer River, Minnesota community since 1932.

    Fred and his family came to Deer River in September, 1932. They bought the land that is now the site of the present Woodlands Resort on Poverty Lake, and built the resort. This they sold in June, 1946.

    Fred was prominently identified with civic affairs in his community throughout the time he lived here. After selling the resort, he was retired, occasionally doing some fishing and hunting guiding to help pass the time.

    Fred is survived by his wife and two sons, S. Sgt. Frederick L. Graber of Hill Field, Utah and Pfc. Howard A. Graber, who is in the Army and stationed at Adak, Aleutian Islands; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. George Larson, Mrs. Elsie Scheid, and Mrs. Robert Hesse; and two brothers, Carl and Walter.

    Fred is buried in Crystal Lake Cemetery at Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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