BLANCHARD, Jules Jacques

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BLANCHARD, Jules Jacques (1822-1902), brother-in-law of Justinian Caire who married Caire’s older sister, Marie Julie “Kate” Caire (1824-1906) on December 20, 1845.

They immigrated from Briancon, France to San Francisco in the late 1850s where Jules became a hardware and crockery merchant. In 1860 Blanchard was located on 3rd between Market and Mission streets. He was still living in San Francisco at the time of the 1880 census.

Jules Jacques = [1845] Marie Julie “Kate” Caire

  • 1. Adrien Frederick Blanchard (1851-1923) born in Briancon, France
  • 2. Adelaide Blanchard (1852-1936) born in Briancon, France
  • 3. Augusta Blanchard [Glaudon] (1854-1931) born in Briancon, France
  • 4. Leopold M. Blanchard (1856-1910), born in Briancon, France
  • 5. Marie Adrienne Baptistine Blanchard (1862- ) born in San Francisco and baptized at the French church, Notre Dame des Victoires.
  • 6. Justinien Blanchard (-1905)


Both father and son, Leopold, worked as superintendent on Santa Cruz Island. Son, Leopold, became superintendent on Santa Cruz Island in 1894.


Jules Blanchard died in Alameda on September 2, 1902 at age 80. He is buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Alameda (dormitory F, station 3, area 4), next to his wife, who died on March 16, 1906.


Santa Cruz Island Company Salary Records for BLANCHARD:

  • 1/10/1886 $150
  • 2/11/1886 $100
  • 3/9/1886 $ 75
  • 4/6/1886 $ 75
  • 5/3/1886 $ 60
  • 6/3/1886 $ 75
  • 7/11/1886 $45
  • 9/1/1886 $ 26.50
  • 10/26/1886 $100.00
  • 11/19/1886 $59.65
  • 11/25/1886 $100.00
  • 12/1/1886 $5.05
  • 1/1/1887 $21.90
  • 1/17/1887 $80.00
  • 1/31/1887 $100 (employee # changes from 282 to #1 until May)
  • 2/20/1887 $1.25
  • 3/1/1887 $246.77



In the News~

October 24, 1883 [SBDI]: “The sheep upon Santa Cruz Island are reported by the superintendent, J. Blanchard, now in town, to be in fine condition. Mr. Blanchard makes a trip to San Francisco before returning to the island.”


March 19, 1885 [SBDP]: “The Star of Freedom came over yesterday from Santa Cruz Island. The schooner was to return today, taking over to the island Mr. Blanchard, formerly superintendent, and Mr. J. Caire, president of the island company.”


December 5, 1885 [SBDP]: “All persons are strictly forbidden trespassing, under any pretext, on the Island of Santa Cruz, or they will be dealt with according to law. November 1st, 1885. E. [?] Blanchard, Superintendent.”


September 3, 1902 [OT]: “Jules J. Blanchard dies at Alameda home. Alameda, Sept. 3.—Jules J. A. Blanchard, who resided at 2523 Clemente avenue, died last night at the age of 80 years. He had resided in ALameda for a number of years.”