Alma Moroni Blanchard (1842)

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Birth05 Apr 1842 at Troy, Ingham, Michigan
Death18 May 1913 at Chester, Fremont, Idaho, USA
Burial18 May 1913 at Drummond, Fremont, Idaho, USA

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Alma Moroni Blanchard (1842) - Another historical sketch

The information I have on him came from the research of the late Norma Blanchard Powell, from some of what Aunt Melva told me, and from some of my own on Walter. I’m giving the information from memory because I’ve been filing and now can’t lay my hands on everything as I used to be able to. If anyone has anything to correct or add, please do so.

Alma Moroni Blanchard was born 5 Apr 1842 in Troy, Oakland, Michigan. (The nearby Royal Oak seems to have been named for a splendid large oak tree.) Alma Moroni, called ‘Rone’ was the son of Asaph Blanchard and Eunice Elizabeth Thompson.

The family — which consisted of Asaph, Eunice Elizabeth, and her parents, Thomas A. and Charlotte Rice Thompson — moved from Michigan to LaHarpe, Hancock, Illinois when he was a baby. Most of the Mormon settlers in the areas outside Nauvoo either squatted or worked communally on land that belonged to more prosperous members of the community.

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Alma Moroni Blanchard (1842) - Pioneer of 52

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Alma Moroni Blanchard was born in Leray, Ingham Co., Michigan April 5, 1842. He was the son of Aseph and Eunice Elizabeth Thompson Manchard. He came to Utah in 1852 in the Isaac Bullock Company a boy ten years old in company with his parents. He drove an ox team across the plains and had many experiences on the plains. Once while fording the river, the current was so strong that it started to take him down the stream, but by holding to a rope he was rescued. His home was in Springville, Utah.

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Home History of Alma Moroni Blanchard (the senior) (1842)

(Information was obtained from Mrs. Monte Wilson, Terreton, Idaho. She is Lynda Ruth Blanchard– daughter of Kermit Lefi Blanchard, who is the son of Rosseau Rossino Blanchard and Elenor Heaps)

Alma Moroni Blanchard was born 5 April 1842 in Ingham County, Michigan. (LeRoy, Oakland County, Michigan). He was the son of Aseph and Eunice Elizabeth Thompson. He came to Utah in 1852 in the Isaac Bullock Company. A boy of 10 years old in company with his parents, he drove an ox team across the plain and had many experiences along the trail. Once while fording the river, the current was so strong that it started to take him down stream.

His home was in Springville, Utah. As a young boy he helped his father on the farm and was said he got his education while at the plow. He loved books and while at the plow would take a book along with him. This was considered a good education for his time.. He always sought for the books and they became a part of his life.

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Pioneer of 52

Alma Moroni Blanchard was born in Leray, Ingham Co., Michigan April 5, 1842. He was the son of Aseph and Eunice Elizabeth Thompson Manchard. He came to Utah in 1852 in the Isaac Bullock Company a boy ten years old in company with his parents. He drove an ox team across the plains and had many experiences on the plains. Once while fording the river, the current was so strong that it started to take him down the stream, but by holding to a rope he was rescued. His home was in Springville, Utah.

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