Family of William Alonzo Blanding in 1910. Picture taken near Coral, Michigan

 

 Blanding Family Reunion at Turk Lake, MI in 1955.  Grandma Blanding (Leona Moore Blanding) sitting in the middle with the remaining 13 of her 14 children.  This was Grandma’s 80th birthday.

 

 Blanding Family Reunion at Turk Lake, MI in 1955.  Grandma Blanding (Leona Moore Blanding) sitting in the middle with the remaining 13 of her 14 children sitting and their spouses and children standing.  This was Grandma’s 80th birthday. 

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Blanding Family Reunion in 1980 near Greenville, Michigan (at Turk Lake I think)

 


Links to other potentially useful places:

The Western Michigan Genealogical Society  

Email to Curt Blanding - who maintains this site and would be happy to hear from you.

Curt’s information about Don Blanding the poet, artist, vagabond

Don Blanding stuff  -  this area is constantly changing

THE most complete compilation of information about Don Blanding by Keith Emmons.

Genealogy information compiled by Bill Blandin of Seattle.

Descendants of William Blanding - (warning! this is quite a large file – almost 3 Megabytes)

Bill Blandin’s website http://www.blandinfam.com/

Two Books about the Blanding families of South Carolina (includes McFaddin, DeSaussure, Dickey, Haman, Upshur, Sloan, etc)

Blanding Book of Remembrance 1846-1941 Historical facts of the Blanding family as recorded by the South Carolina Branch of the Blanding family.  Very interesting stories of the Mexican-American War and the Civil War and the early settlers in California.

Blanding-McFaddin Book 1553-1906 To the memory of James Douglas Blanding and Leonora McFaddin Blanding

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