At the anniversary meeting of the Seneca County Medical Society held at Waterloo, July 23, 1885, a resolution was introduced by Dr. S. R. Welles, and adopted by the Society, that a committee be appointed which should prepare biographical sketches of members of the Society from its earliest history to the present time. As a result, this manuscript was published which includes 75 biographies of the early pioneers of the Seneca County Medical Society.
Flood, William; painting contractor; born, Cleveland, March 27, 1854; son of James and Annie Aylard Flood; public school education; married, Cleveland, March 25, 1885, Nellie Denison; two children; employed by Aylard & Burnett, June, 1868; remained with same firm thirteen years; then purchased business; has been in the same business at the same location forty-five
Luther Flood was a farmer at Coldwater, Michigan. He married Ruth Caldwell, who married (second) Nathan Porter. Children of Luther and Ruth Flood: Ella, who died aged three years, and Herbert C., mentioned elsewhere. Children of Nathan and Ruth (Caldwell) (Flood) Porter: Ellsworth and Elmer (twins) ; Olive and Marguerite Porter.
Herbert C., son of Luther Flood, was born in Coldwater, Michigan, February 18, 1860, and was educated there in the public schools. He came to Phelps, New York, when a young child and received his education in the public schools. He commenced his business life as a farm hand. Afterwards he leased a farm on