Ralph Ferdinand Binet

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  • Name: Ralph Ferdinand Binet
  • Location of Birth: Marquette, Michigan
  • Date of Birth: May 24, 1896
  • Date of Death: January 28, 1997 (100 years old)
  • Parents: Eusebe Binet and Marie Louise (Vachon) Binette (Binet)
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  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: September 20, 1917 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: January 4, 1918 (Discharge Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Information in the United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:
    Name: Ralph Ferdinand Binet
    Race: Caucasian (White)
    Marital Status: Single
    Birth Date: May 24, 1896
    Birth Place: Michigan, USA
    Residence Date: 1917-1918
    Residence Place: Itasca County, Minnesota, USA
    Occupation: Machinist
    Physical Build: Medium
    Height: Short
    Hair Color: Black
    Eye Color: Blue

    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942:
    Name: Ralph F. Binet
    Gender: Male
    Registration Age: 45
    Birth Date: May 24, 1896
    Birth Place: Marquette, Michigan, USA
    Residence Place: Marble, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: About 1941
    Military Draft Date: 1942
    Height: 5' 7"
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Black
    Weight: 130
    Complexion: Light
    Next of Kin: Mrs. Ralph F. Binet

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    Ralph moved with his family to Bovey in 1902 and lived in Bovey and Coleraine for many years prior to moving to Marble in 1941. He was employed by the Oliver Mining Company for over 45 years, spending most of his working years at the Trout Lake Concentrator. He had lived in Hibbing since his retirement and spent the winters in Arizona. In late 1995, he moved to San Francisco to be near his son.

    Ralph died in the Fort Miley Veterans' Home in San Francisco, California, where he had made his home for the last year of his life.

    He is survived by a son, Daniel; two grandchildren, Daniel and Elaine; and longtime friend Reeva Malone.

    Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife, Mary (O'Reilly); a daughter, Susan; three brothers, Henry, William, and Edward; two sisters, Louise Lake and Auxiliana Nadeau; and two infant grandchildren, Mary and Vincent.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot C-B-12-1-2)

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