Miss Cora Blanchard, who, about two years ago, was employed in the telephone office at Chico, died a few days ago at the home of her parents at Penryn. She had been ill about a year, her ailment being consumption. 
Marysville Evening Democrat 01 Feb 1898, Tue • Page 4
BLANCHARD— Near Penryn. January 23. IS9S, Cora Marietta Blanchard. a native of California, aged 23 years I months and 22 days  The San Francisco Call San Francisco, California 30 Jan 1898, Sun • Page 14
Miss Cora Blanchard, who, about two years ago, was employed in the telephone office at Chico, died a few days ago at the home of her parents at Penryn. She had been ill about a year, her ailment being consumption. She was an estimable young lady and during her brief stay in Chico made many friends.  Chico Record, Volume XLIII, Number 32, 31 January 1898
"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6PS-GF4 : 12 August 2017), Cora M Blanchard in household of James W Blanchard, Nine, Placer, California, United States; citing enumeration district ED 69, sheet 255D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,254,070.
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