4411James C. Blanding, DB's uncle; Joseph W. Blanding, DB's grandfather
- Nov 29, 2008Hello, all ...
Hope everyone has had a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
I have added more information to the Files about DB's uncle James C.
Blanding, with whom DB spent time at Yellowstone National Park
during his high school summers, about 1909-1911.
At the time, James C. was in his mid-60s. However, I have found
several newspaper items and other information about his life in the
1870s, when he was a young surveyor in Dakota Territory.
You'll find the bits and pieces at
Files > Blanding Genealogy > Blanding > Biographical Notes
Files > Publications > Dakota Republican, The
Files > Publications > Sioux City [IA] Daily Journal
In the Blanding Genealogy section, I have also added census
information related to Joseph W. Blanding, DB's paternal
grandfather. As nearly as I can determine, Joseph W. was born about
1819 in Pennsylvania and was still living at the time of the 1900
census in Richland County, North Dakota. He was evidently a
widower; the household includes his single sons Walter D. and Joseph
S. as well as a married daughter Emma Burbank.
Even though Joseph W. is not shown on the 1910 and 1920 censuses, I
have included these years for continuity. Both bachelor sons and
their sister Emma remained in the same county for more than 40 years!
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