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Born 31 March 1842
|JOHN BLANCHARD, publisher of the Monticello Express; is a native of Crawford Co., Ohio, and was born March 31, 1842; when he was only 2 years of age, his parents removed to Canada; he grew up to manhood there, attended the common schools, and afterward entered Albert University. In 1860, he came to New York, and, for ten years, was connected with the publishing business, and was correspondent for newspapers. In 1871, he came to Jones Co. and located at Monticello, and, the following year, bought the Express, and since then has published that paper. He married Miss Sarah L. Young, a native of Canada, December 25, 1861; they have two children—Clarence and Eva; they have lost one daughter.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 660.
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