James H. Blandy was born in Newark, Del., September 7, 1837; he came to Houghton, Lake Superior, in 1856, where he was engaged in merchandising four years. He then accepted the position of clerk of the Pewabic Mining Company, and served in that capacity seven years. Mr. Blandy is a prominent share-holder in the great Calumet and Hecla Mine; he is also a quarter owner of the Lake Superior Native Copper Works. Since 1868, he has been one of the administrators of the Richard Edwards estate. He was married in New York City, April 25, 1865, to Miss Eliza A., daughter of Capt. Richard Edwards. Mrs. Blandy was born in Devonshire, England. They have one child, a daughter—Sally E.