Richard Ulysses Gravelle

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  • Name: Richard Ulysses Gravelle
  • Location of Birth: Hastings, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: December 23, 1883
  • Date of Death: February 9, 1969 (85 years old)
  • Parents: Emil Gravelle and Harriet (Furney) Gravelle
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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: August 14, 1919 (Discharge Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Richard was in the United States Army in France and Germany. Richard served in Company F, 23rd Infantry.


    Information from United States Army Transport Service Arriving and Departing Passenger Lists, 1910-1939:
    Name: Richard U. Gravelle
    Departure Date: July 23, 1917
    Departure Place: Brest, France
    Arrival Date: August 4, 1919
    Arrival Place: Hoboken, New Jersey
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
    Father: Emil P. Gravelle
    Ship: Virginian
    Military Unit: Co F 23rd Inf
    Rank: Private

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    Richard was a Grand Rapids, Minnesota resident since 1930.

    He became active in logging in the Hayward, Wisconsin area after leaving the service. He was active in farming near Grand Rapids after 1930 and until his retirement.

    Survivors are five daughters, Mrs. Ed Winkleblack, Mrs. Clifford Bergstrom, Mrs. Ed Adams, Mrs. Art Kizer, and Mrs. Robert Sjolund; two sons, Raymond and Paul; seven sisters, Mrs. Elroy Scheave, Mrs. Lynn Boardman, Mrs. Delmar Pion, Mrs. Fred Lorre, Mrs. Harold Kelly, Mrs. John Adlesik, and Mrs. Charles Cote; four brothers, John, Emil, Manuel, and Abraham; thirty grandchildren; and nineteen great-grandchildren.

    Richard died at Leisure Hills in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-G-11-04)

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