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William John Blanchard
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Birth: Feb. 8, 1883
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 1973
Manitowoc County
Wisconsin, USA

Born 8 February 1883 in Dubuque, IA; William was the second of five children born to George & Sarah Elizabeth (Reno) Blanchard. He moved to Wisconsin in 1903.

On 27 October 1908, William John Blanchard married Emma M. Nemetz in Franklin (Township), WI; she was age 18, he was 25. Born 26 December 1889 at Tisch Mills, WI; Emma was the third of five children born to John J. & Anna (Rezacek) Nemetz.

Emma & William moved to Manitowoc in 1910 after living in Two Rivers, WI for the initial year of marriage. According to his obituary in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter, "he was employed at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Inc., and Manitowoc Equipment Works, retiring when he was 73. He was a member of the Royal League." When he registered for the draft in 1918, he was listed as a shopman for Manitowoc Shipbuilding. William died of old age on 29 March 1973 in Manitowoc at age 90.

-o- Esther Marie (1909-2006)
-o- Alice (1913-1992)
-o- Mabel K. (1915-___)
-o- William John Jr. (1918-1997)
-o- Edwin Charles (1920-___)
Family links: 
  Emma M. Nemetz Blanchard (1889 - 1968)
  Esther Marie Blanchard Grenier (1909 - 2006)*
  Alice Blanchard Hutterer (1913 - 1992)*
  Mabel K. Blanchard (Kirch) Hass (1915 - 2012)*
  William John Blanchard (1918 - 1997)*
*Calculated relationship
Knollwood Memorial Gardens
Manitowoc County
Wisconsin, USA
Created by: Peter Joseph ("PJ") Brau...
Record added: Jan 08, 2012
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