Ralph Eugene Bidelman Sr

30 August 1921–25 March 2002 (Age 80)
Cohoctah, Livingston, Michigan Territory, United States

The Life Summary of Ralph Eugene

When Ralph Eugene Bidelman Sr was born on 30 August 1921, in Cohoctah, Livingston, Michigan Territory, United States, his father, Cassie Emmett Bidelman, was 23 and his mother, Gladys Irene Palen, was 18. He married Grace May Gardiner on 6 December 1947. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 25 March 2002, in Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States.

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Ralph Eugene Bidelman Sr
Grace May Gardiner
Marriage: 6 December 1947
Carolyn Bidelman

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  • Marriage
    6 December 1947
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 2
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
    1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights
    Age 2
    Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.
    1944 · The G.I Bill
    Age 23
    The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

    Name Meaning

    1 Americanized spelling of German Biedermann .2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Biedermann .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (3)

    • Ralph E Bidelman in entry for Mrs Ruth E Cook, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"
    • Ralph E Bidelman, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"
    • Ralph E Bidelman, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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