Obit: Blanchard, Orrin H. (1835 - 1900)

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----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 11/08/1900

Blanchard, Orrin H. (22 JAN 1835 - 2 NOV 1900)

Died, at his home in the village of Abbotsford, Wis., at three o’clock, Friday morning, Nov. 2, 1900, Orrin H. Blanchard, in his 66th year.

Orrin H. Blanchard was born in Victory, N.Y., Jan. 22nd, 1835; at an early age he removed, with his parents, to Rodman, Jefferson Co., N.Y., where he resided until 1861; Feb. 8th, 1858, he was united in marriage with Miss Emily A. Dewey of Adams, Jefferson Co., N.Y.; in 1861 they moved to Waupaca Co., Wis., and in 1872 they moved to Marathon Co., and were of the earliest settlers of the town of Hull, about a mile and a half south of this city, before the town was named; they moved to Abbotsford in 1885, where they have since resided.

For eight years he has been a great sufferer, most of the time from epilepsy and hemorrhage, which caused his death. At the age of 19 he united with the Methodist Church, of which he has always been a consistent and prominent member, being, at differed times. Steward, class leader, etc., and through all his sickness he was a devoted Christian and bore his sufferings with Christian fortitude.

He leaves a devoted wife, two daughters, Mrs. Lottie Colby of Abbotsford, and Mrs. Cora Miles of Spokeville, one son, adopted, and 7 grandchildren, to mourn the loss of a loving husband and indulgent parent. Other relatives are one half-brother, Sidney Blanchard, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Cornelia Gibbs and Mrs. Ellen Penney, residing at Mexico, N.Y. He was a man loved and respected by all who knew him.

The funeral was from Abbotsford Church, Sunday, and was largely attended. The interment was in Colby Cemetery.



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