W. W. Blanchard is a native of Maine, born in 1853. He attended school, learning his trade, and carried on a granite quarry in his native State, shipping dimension stock to Boston. In 1876 he sold out his business and came to California, working at his trade for a time in San Francisco and Oakland; came to San Jose and opened the granite, monument, and building-stone business, in partnership with T. O’Neil, in 1878.
In 1884 Mr.
Blanchard married Miss Lulu K. Baker, daughter of Rev. G. R. Baker, a prominent
Methodist clergyman, who was prominent in establishing the University of the
Pacific, and laying the foundation for its present flourishing career. Mr.
Blanchard is now manager of the Western Granite and Marble Company.
Pen Pictures From The Garden of the World or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated. - Edited by H. S. Foote.- Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888.
Transcribed by Kathy Sedler
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