BLANCHARD, Leopold Albert Frederic
BLANCHARD, Leopold Albert Frederic (1856-1910), was born in Briancon, France on April 16, 1856. The French-born nephew of Justinian Caire whose mother, Julie Marie Caire, was Justinian Caire’s older sister. She married Jules Blanchard. At the time of the 1860 San Francisco census, Leopold Blanchard was 4 years old. In the census of 1880, Leopold was living in San Francisco. By 1885 he was working on Santa Cruz Island, and in 1894 at age 38, he was hired as superintendent. He died on May 11, 1910 at 54 years old.
In the News~
June 19, 1894 [SBMP]: “José Espinosa was brought over from Santa Cruz Island this morning, badly wounded by a gunshot . He has been engaged in seal for Mr. Hazard… Superintendent Blanchard, the superintendent of the island, rendered the wounded man all the assistance in his power (for which the patient wishes the Press to thank Mr. Blanchard)...”
May 12, 1910 [SFC]: “Deaths. Blanchard. In Alameda. May 11, 1910. Leopold Albert Frederic Blanchard, beloved husband of Dora Blanchard, and loving brother of Mrs. Augusta Glandon and Adrien Blanchard, a native of France, aged 54 years and 25 days. A member of Franco-American Lodge No. 207, I.O.O.F. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services tomorrow (Friday), May 13, 1910, at 2 o’clock P.M. at the Oakland crematory chapel, corner Howe and Mather streets. Incineration. Please omit flowers.”