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Joseph Blanchard "J. B." LaChapelle
Birth: Dec. 30, 1860
Saint Albans
Franklin County
Vermont, USA
Death: Sep. 6, 1927
Saunders County
Nebraska, USA

Joseph Blanchard LaChapelle was born December 30, 1860 at Saint Albans, Franklin County, Vermont. He was the son of Eusebe and Sophia (Blanchard) LaChapelle, natives of Canada.

The family lived throughout the East during Joseph's school years before moving to Nebraska in about 1878. By 1880 he had worked for both the Omaha Bee and the World-Herald newspapers. By 1885 he owned and operated the "Mills County Journal" (Glenwood, IA) newspaper.

On July 2, 1885 in Glenwood, IA he married Rosabelle Lyon, daughter of H. R. and Sarah Jane (Karnes) Lyon.

J.B. eventually owned and operated several newspapers in Iowa, including the "Fremont County Journal", the "Fremont Courier" and the "Daily Evening Times", before relocating to Saunders County, Nebraska. After relocating to Ashland, NE he ran the Saunders County Journal" until February 1907 when his plant burned to the ground. It was at this time J.B. retired from the newspaper publishing career and took up the real estate profession.

J.B. and his wife had two sons: Robert Lyon LaChapelle (November 16, 1886) and Harold C. LaChapelle (November 11, 1887).

In 1927 Joseph ran and was elected to the Nebraska State House of Representatives. He was an active member of the Knights of Pythias and the Odd Fellows.

He departed this life November 6, 1927 at Ashland, Saunders County, Nebraska.

The cause of death was heart failure and interment was made at Glenwood Cemetery in Glenwood, IA.
Family links: 
  Eusebe LaChapelle (1820 - 1901)
  Rosabelle Lyon LaChapelle (1869 - 1955)*
  Robert Lyon LaChapelle (1886 - 1971)*
  Harold C. LaChapelle (1887 - 1982)*
  Eusebe LaChapelle (1841 - 1924)*
  Alexander LaChapelle (1844 - 1907)*
  Cordelia LaChapelle Charbonneau (1846 - 1929)*
  David Charles LaChapelle (1849 - 1917)*
  Rachel LaChapelle Allard (1853 - 1927)*
  Elmira LaChapelle Relle (1858 - 1933)*
  Joseph Blanchard LaChapelle (1860 - 1927)
*Calculated relationship
Glenwood Cemetery
Mills County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Sec Oak Grove Row 3
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Record added: Mar 21, 2004
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