Dorcas was married to Ira Blanchard. In the 1850 census, the couple resided in Beaver Borough and Ira was employed as a barkeeper. The couple had two children, Franklin and Edgar.
The 1860 census has their home in Rochester, Beaver County, and the couple had the following children:
Theodore Franklin b 1847
Edgar A. b 1849
Clinton R. B 1851
Gilbert Wilfred b 1854
Maurice Ira b 1858
Cora b abt 1859
In the 1870 census, Ira (husband & father) has passed away and Dorcas in listed as head and widowed.
There are two additional children, Ella, 8 years old and Curtis, 6.
In 1880, still residing in Rochester, 7 of the children are still at home. Theodore F. and Maurice I., who are telegraph operators; Edgar A., a railroad freight conductor; Gilbert W., a bookkeeping clerk; and Cora, Ella A., and Curtis D. No mention of Clinton.
Ira B. Blanchard (1816 - 1867)
Ralph Blanchard (1845 - 1848)*
Theodore F. Blanchard (1847 - 1932)*
Edgar A. Blanchard (1849 - 1892)*
Kate Blanchard (1853 - 1853)*
Ella A. Blanchard Wickham (1861 - 1939)*
Eben Blanchard (1866 - 1867)*
Beaver Cemetery and Mausoleum
Created by: LSmith
Record added: Mar 03, 2011
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