Biography of William M. Bloomer
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Bloomer, William M., Buffalo, is a son of Tooker P. Bloomer, who was proprietor of the famous "Bloomer's Hotel" on West Eagle Street, Buffalo, and of Adelia Smith, his wife. He was born in Buffalo, N. Y., August 25. 1853, and received a public school education. His first business experience was in the freight office of the N. Y. C. & H. R. Railroad. Afterward he was for five years librarian of the Mechanics' Institute, which position he resigned to enter the employ of Walker & Eustophive, insurance agents. In 1880 he succeeded to this business, and in 1882 admitted P. W. Bullard to partnership. Since then the firm of Bloomer & Bullard has been well known in insurance circles. Mr. Bloomer became a member of the National Guard in 1870; he was for six years captain of Company B, 74th Regiment, Spaulding Guards, and in 1881 commanded the company on its famous trip to New Orleans; in 1883 he was made colonel of the regiment and served as such for six years. He is a prominent Mason, being at present the representative from his lodge to the Masonic Hall Association; past high priest of Keystone Chapter, R. A. M.; thrice illustrious master of Keystone Council, R. & S. M.; generalissimo of Hugh de Payens Commandery, K. T.; a member of Buffalo Consistory, Scottish Rite Masons, and assistant rabban of Ismailia Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. He is also grand vice leader of the Grand Council, State of New York, Home Circle. has been for many years treasurer of Red Jacket Lodge, R. A., and is a member of other organizations. In 1890 he was one of the organizers and the first president of the Equitable Savings and Loan Association. He has been active in loan association work, and is a trustee of the Erie, Equitable and Niagara Square Dime Savings and Loan Associations. He has long been prominently identified with the State League, and was elected a delegate from New York State to the United States League, of which he was chosen second vice president at Philadelphia and first vice president in July, 1897, at Detroit. August 7. 1878, Mr. Bloomer married Clara E. Spaulding, of Buffalo, and they have two children, Prudence and Frank H.


Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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