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MISSA.E.BLANCHARD TO BE BURIED TODAY Author Of Books For Young Girls Formerly Lived In This City. PREDICTED OWN DEATH Taught Art In Baltimore Years Ago And Won Prizes For Story Writing. (Conflnnefl from Page 2K.) this position for some years. On rctir-i ing from the faculty of the college, Miss Blanclmrd devoted her entire time to writing fiction for girls. When she was 1(1 years old she mndi; her first contribution to the press. This was a poem, printed In a Rnlem (Mass.) newspaper. Three years later her first nook whs published. It was not until 180.'! that she obtained her first success with her stories. Won I'rlnrs for Storfe.. Twenty years ago, Miss Illanchard moved from Baltimore to Washington, where she lived nt 1(180 Thirty-first street, N. W. Last year she won for the third successive year the first prize in a national contest under auspices of the league of American Penwomcn of Washington for the best story written by American women authors. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. M. C. Pearson, of Philadelphia ; another niece, Mrs. II. C. Urook, of Hartford, Conn., and three nephews, H. U. I'enr- son, of Chicago ; A. It. Pearson, of Los Angeles, and J. It. Heading, Blnek M'ountain, X. C.