William Howard Blanch

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William Howard Blanch

  • Birth 5 Aug 1861 County Durham, England
  • Death 10 Jul 1902 Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Highland-5, lot 240
  • Memorial ID 11565560

Born in Wisterton, County Durham, the son of William Blanch. Married in Northumberland, England to Emma Lees. Father of William H. Blanch II. Immigrated to America in 1893. He was killed in a mine explosion near Johnstown. William initially escaped from the mine, but being one of the foremen, he organized a rescue party to go back in, and never made it out.


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"Our Loss is His Gain"


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  • Created by: Zella
  • Added: 19 Aug 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11565560
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Howard Blanch (5 Aug 1861–10 Jul 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11565560, citing Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Zella (contributor 46524425) .