Hiram Washington Blanchard, 1811-1891

Hiram Washington Blanchard, 1811-1891

William Dana Orcutt. Good Old Dorchester.  (Cambridge, 1893), 468

During this same year [1891] also occurred the death of Hiram W. Blanchard, one of Dorchester’ oldest and best-known citizens.  Mr. Blanchard was especially prominent as an anti-slavery advocate, and was an influential member of the Dorchester Anti-Slavery Society, which has already been referred to.  He was an active business man, and together with Asa Robinson, in 1832, landed and sold the first cargo of coal in Neponset.  He was a frequent contributor to the newspapers, and the articles over his initials were always of interest and value.  He was a man of wide information, and a most genial companion.


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July 7, 2022

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