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Dr Ira Blanchard
Birth: Sep. 30, 1808
Geauga County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 11, 1872
Percival
Fremont County
Iowa, USA

Abolitionist, Physician, Scholar, Religious Leader. Along with being the town physician, Dr. Blanchard served as a bondsman to allow blacks to set up residence in the town. Blanchardís residence was used as a safe house and Blanchard served as a conductor,his home was the first stop in free territory for the Underground Railway. Blanchard Cemetery was named in 1864 after Ira's wife Mary passed away.The cemetery was only a few hundred yards from the Blanchard family home. The inscription on his tombstone reads "The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me."--38 Psalm of 8 Verse  (bio by: Graveaddiction) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Elizabeth Lord Blanchard*
  Elizabeth Kettlewell Lord-Blanchard (1819 - 1899)*
 
 Children:
  Lydia E Blanchard Lambert (1836 - 1920)*
  Olive Ann Blanchard Paddock (1838 - 1923)*
  Abbie Blanchard Baker (1842 - 1898)*
  Rebecca Blanchard Johnson (1843 - 1894)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Blanchard Cemetery
Benton Township
Fremont County
Iowa, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Graveaddiction
Record added: Oct 25, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8029870
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