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Blanchard, Francis


Age: 22, credited to Derby, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 6/11/62, m/i 7/9/62, Pvt, Co. E, 9th VT INF, dsrtd 12/19/62, rtnd 3/30/63, pr CPL 2/2/64, m/o 6/13/65

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Birth: 03/27/1841, Canada
Death: 02/03/1917

Burial: St. Marys Cemetery, Newport, VT
Marker/Plot: 12
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Dan Taylor
Findagrave Memorial #: 208811487


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/28/1889, VT; widow Lona, 2/8/1917, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


2nd Great Grandfather of Suzanne Blanchard, New Hampshire

Great Grandfather of Clyde Smith, -

Great Grandfather of Jon Smith, Millinocket., ME

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Cenotaph at St. Marys Cemetery, Newport, VT

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Francis Blanchard

Francis Blanchard died at his home on Clyde Street, West Derby, Feb. 3rd, after an illness of two and one half years, caused by a stroke of paralysis and Bright's disease.

Mr. Blanchard would have been seventy-six years in March. He was a veteran of the Civil War, enlisting from, the town of Derby in the 9th Regt. Vt. Vol.

Of immediate family Mr. Blanchard leaves to mourn his loss a wife, who has tenderly and patiently cared for him during his long and painful illness. They have been married thirty-two years, have had a family of thirteen children, all surviving save one daughter, Mrs. Don Mayo, who died several years ago.

The homes of the children are located in distant places but with the exception of Mrs. Linnie Miville of Burlington, all were able to attend their father's funeral. Israel, Eddie, and Mrs. Clara Day of Derby Center; Oliver, Clyde and Mrs. Malvina Stone of Manchester, N. H. ; Eugene of Boston; William of Holland Mills, Me. ; Mrs. Lona Pelkey of Lyndonville; Archie and Abbie of Newport. There are also a number of grandchildren.

Mr. Blanchard was a member of Baxter Post, G.A.R. Comrade Sleeper, Moulton and Wheelock acted as bearers. The casket was draped in the American Flag.

When Comrade Alvah Morrill was going to Mr. Blanchard's house to make a call he had the misfortune to fall on the icy pavement and sustained serious injury to his ribs.

Mr. Blanchard's funeral occurred Monday morning, Feb. 5th, from St Mary;s church, the body being placed in the tomb until spring.

There were many beautiful floral offerings whose silent testimony of love and sympathy comforted the mourning friends.

Source: Unidentified newspaper clipping, contributed by J. Smith.