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Dr Ira Blanchard

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Dr Ira Blanchard

  • Birth 30 Sep 1808 Geauga County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 11 Aug 1872 Percival, Fremont County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Benton Township, Fremont County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 8029870

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. Blanchard’s 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

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  • Originally Created by: Graveaddiction
  • Added: 25 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8029870
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Ira Blanchard (30 Sep 1808–11 Aug 1872), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8029870, citing Blanchard Cemetery, Benton Township, Fremont County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .