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 shares and in 1903 bought it. He is one of the most industrious and prosperous farmers of the town, making a specialty of his dairy. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Phelps, and a member of its official board. In politics he is a Republican.

He married Rose E. Case, born September 11, 1875, daughter of Theodore and Eunice (Cobb) Case, whose other children were: Ada Frances Case, born October 14, 1865, married November 4, 1894, William Smalledge, and she died October 14, 1896; Edith M. Case, born February 2, 1868, died May 30, 1874; Bertha A. Case, born October 8, 1869, died August 19, 1888; Clara Belle Case, August 16, 1871, married, October 25, 1893, Charles Wheeler; Nellie L. Case, May 13, 1873, married, December 4, 1894, Ellsworth Porter; William L. Case, July 7, 1877, married, June 24, 1903, Elizabeth Ottley; Charles Theodore Case, October 6, 1883, married, December 14, 1908, Bessie Gleason.