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: Euzebe Binet and Marie Louise (Vachon) Binette (Binet)
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  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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    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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