Biography of Walter L. Blossom
Erie County, PA Biographies





Walter L. Blossom, general agent for the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company, is a leading business man of Erie. He was born at Shelbyville, Mich., Jan. 9, 1880, and is the son of Chauncey E. and Abigail (Whitney) Blossom.

Chauncey E. Blossom was born at Wausau, Wis., Feb. 5, 1843. He served throughout the Civil War with Company E, 13th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, and died in 1922, at Big Rapids, Mich. In early life he worked at the carpenter trade but later engaged in general in Michigan, His wife, who was born at Piqua, Ohio, Aug. 23, 1848, resides at Big Rapids, Mich. Mr. and Mrs. Blossom were the parents of seven children.

Waiter L. Blossom received his education in the public schools of Big Rapids, Mich., and began his business career as private secretary to the general manager of the Munising (Mich.) Paper Company. He later was manager of the Insurance Department of the First National Bank at Negaunee, Mich., where he remained until 1910. From there he went to Traverse City, Mich., where he engaged in the insurance businss until 1916, at which time he removed to Erie and accepted his present position. Mr. Blossom employs a force of 18 men, besides his office force, and deals in life insurance exclusively.

On July 18, 1905, Mr. Blossom was united in marriage with Miss Amy G. Lang, the daughter of John and Patience (Powell) Lang, both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Blossom have no children,

Mr. Blossom is a Republican, a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church and belongs to the Masonic Lodge. He is esteemed as one of the progressive citizens of Erie.


From:
History of Erie County, Pennsylvania
By: John Elmer Reed
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis
1925

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