Jeremiah Blanchard

Jeremiah Blanchard

Served during the following dates: 1922-08-30;1923-07-24;1927-06-25

BLANCHARD, JEREMIE "JEREMIAH," farmer; b. 27 September 1859 in Rustico, son of Sylvestre Blanchard and Virginie Doucette; m. first 1 June 1880 Domitilde Gallant, and they had 11 children, J. Henri, Ignace, Andre, Felix, Pierre, Jerome, Urbain, Angeline, Alvina, Emilie, and Domitilde; m. secondly 1921, Leonie (DesRoches) Gomeau of Miscouche, and they had seven children, Jerome, Yvonne, Ernestine, Pius, Antoine, Ephrem, and Marie-Agnes; Roman Catholic; d. 17 March 1939. Blanchard was first elected as a Conservative to the Legislative Assembly in the general election of 1893 for Is' Prince. He was re-elected in 1922, in a by-election, and was re-elected as a Liberal in the general elections of 1923 and 1927. Blanchard was defeated in the general election of 1890 and in a by-election in 1891. He was defeated in the general election of 1919 for 3rd Prince by Premier Aubin E. Arsenault. In 1890 Blanchard was defeated in the Legislative Council election for Is' Prince. Blanchard was appointed to Executive Council as a Minister without Portfolio in 1927 and again in 1930.
Blanchard received his education in the public schools of the Rustico area. Though primarily a farmer, he learned the trade of carpentry with his father. In 1882 he moved from Rustico to the Duvar Road in the western part of the Island. Jeremiah Blanchard died 17 March 1939.
Domitilde Blanchard, the daughter of Ignace Gallant and Domitilde Buote of Rustico, was born in 1855 and died 9 January 1918. J. Henri Blanchard's son, J. Elmer Blanchard*, also served in the Legislative Assembly.

References: CPG 1931; Patriot 17 March 1930; PARO: Marriage Register No. 13 1873-1887: St. Anthony's Church Cemetery Records. Guide to abbreviations

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