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Lewis Blanchard
Lodomillo Twp.
Lewis Blanchard

Lewis Blanchard, M. D., was born in Centerville, N.Y., Jan. 4, 1834. His parents were Lewis and Deborah (Wheeler) Blanchard, the former a native of Vermont, the latter of Connecticut, and both members of the Presbyterian church. Of their three children, Lewis was the youngest. He spent his early life on his father's farm. Oct. 15, 1855, he married Angeline Metcalf, of Centerville, Allegheny County, daughter of Rufus and Roxina (Boggs) Metcalf. They have a daughter, Flora, now Mrs. R.J. Bixby, of Edgewood. Mrs. Blanchard died Dec. 2, 1862. The same year, at the age of twenty-eight, our subject began the study of medicine with O.T. Stacey, at Rushford, N.Y. He spent one year with Dr. Stacey, then attended lectures at Buffalo for five months, then studied with Dr. Hanks at Rushford, and graduated at Buffalo with the class of 1854-'5. He practices at Yorkshire Center a few months; came to Clayton County, and married Laura M. Wheeler, July 13, 1866. She was a daughter of Geo. L. and Sally (Boggs) Wheeler, and was born in Farmersville, Cattaraugus County, N.Y. After his marriage Dr. Blanchard visited New York, then returned to Edgewood, or Yankee Settlement, and has resided here since. Dr. Blanchard has acquired a lucrative practice, and is univerally respected. In politics he is a Republican.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 885
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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