Frank A. Bloom, conducting a poolroom in Hastings and also dealing in cigars and tobacco, was born in New York
city on the 15th of September, 1870, a son of Charles and Fanny Bloom. The father was a speculator and both he
and his wife are now deceased.
Frank A. Bloom obtained his education in the public schools of Ottumwa, Iowa, to which city his parents removed
during his boyhood days. When he had mastered the branches of learning therein taught he took up the business of
cigar manufacturing and in the fall of 1888 came to Hastings. For a year and a half he worked at his trade in a
factory and then became foreman, in which position he continued until 1900. Desirous of engaging in business on
his own account, he had carefully saved his earnings until his industry and economical expenditures had enabled
him to become the possessor of some capital. He then joined John W. Zink and they established the Evans Bloom Cigar
Company. After a time Mr. Zink sold his interest to Mr. Evans, while Mr. Bloom continued his active interest in
the business until 1910. In that year he purchased his present establishment, although he still remains a stockholder
in the cigar factory. The principal brands of cigars made by the firm are the High Altitude in four sizes of ten
cent cigars, the Very Best and the Good Cheer. His poolroom is a well appointed establishment liberally patronized.
Everything is conducted according to high standards and the success which has come to him is well merited.
In 1900 Mr. Bloom was united in marriage to Miss Mollie E. Butler, and, while they have no children of their own,
they are rearing an adopted daughter, Nellie Butler. In religious faith Mr. Bloom and his wife hold to the Lutheran
church and he also belongs to the Knights of Pythias and to the Fraternal Order of Eagles. In politics he is a
democrat, believing in the efficiency of the party principles as factors in good government, but he does not seek
nor desire office and concentrates his efforts upon the development of his business, knowing that close application
and unfaltering energy are among the strongest elements of success.
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