Biography of James Bloom
Northwestern Ohio Biographies

Mr. Bloom, who is a member of the well known firm of Bloom & Co., furniture dealers and undertakers, of Sherwood, Defiance county, was born May 3, 1859, in the town of Shelby, Richland county, Ohio. a son of Jeremiah and Susanna (Snyder) Bloom, both natives of Perry county, Pennsylvania. After their marriage they located in Shelby, Ohio, where they continued to make their home until coming to Sherwood, Defiance county, in 1875. Here the father followed the furniture and undertaking business until his death, which occurred April 4, 1896.

Mr. Bloom, the subject of this sketch, was the youngest in the family of six children - four sons and two daughters - and was reared in his native town, receiving a good common school education, which well fitted him for his subsequent business life. With his parents he came to Sherwood in 1875, and on starting out in life for himself became interested in the furniture and undertaking business, which has since claimed his attention. He is a wide awake, energetic business man, and as a citizen commands the confidence and respect of the entire community.

In Delaware township, Defiance county, Mr. Bloom was married March 2, 1882, to Miss Louisa Miller, who was born in that county, March 28, 1865, a daughter of Jacob Miller, of Delaware township. To them have been born two daughters, namely: Ina A. and Bertie B. In the spring of 1897 Mr. Bloom was elected a member of the school board of Sherwood, and is now ably filling that position. Fraternally he is a member of the Knights of Pythias, and the Knights of the Golden Eagle.

Commemorative Biographical Record of Northwestern, Ohio
Including the counties of
Defiance, Henry, Williams and Fulton
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