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Biography of Camden L. Bloom

C. L. Bloom. One of the most picturesque careers in the mid-continent oil and gas fields has been that of Camden L. Bloom of Independence. By an unusual capacity for hard labor and by a foresight seasoned by long and active experience he made one large fortune, which was swept away in the panic of 1907. With a few dollars realized by mortgaging his home, he made a new start, and today his operations and holdings would constitute another modest fortune at least. His life began in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, March 14, 1868. His people, the Blooms, came from Germany to Pennsylvania about the time of the Revolution. His father was A. W. Bloom, who was long and prominently known in Kansas and died at Independence August 24, 1909. He was born in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, in 1837, and in that state he followed farming, though his chief business for a number of years centered in the rafting of extensive quantities of hemlock and white pine down the Susquehanna River. In 1877 he moved his family to Fulton County, Indiana, and three years later to Bollinger County, Missouri. In 1884 he made his next step toward the West, settling in Linn County, Kansas, and thereafter confining his attention entirely to farming. From Linn County he moved to Miami County, Kansas, and from there to Independence, where he lived retired...

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Bloom, R. W. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Death of R.W. Bloom R.W. Bloom a well known and highley respected pioneer resident of Wallowa County died at his home in this city Tuesday afternoon after a short illness. The immediate cause of his death is reported to have been consumption. Mr. Bloom was for many years a resident of union County in the early days of Eastern Oregon. He leaves a wife, 2 sons, a daughter and several brothers to mourn his loss. Wallowa County Chieftain Newspaper dated: April 28, 1904. Page 1. Contributed by: S. Renee Schaeffer Death: Wallowa County Courthouse Record of Wills; R.W. Bloom Will filed and recorded May 2,...

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Bloom, Edwin W. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Edwin W. Bloom died at the home of Mrs. H.C. Cramer on Monday May 11, 1936, following a short illness. Mr. Bloom had an attack of flu which turned into quick pneumonia. Funeral services will be held this afternoon in the Booth Chapel, Rev. CN Trout officiating and internment will be in the local cemetery. Edwin W. Bloom was born on Alder Slope on September 24, 1882, the son of Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Bloom and had lived in the county all his life. During war years, he ran the Enterprise livery stable and later worked as a barn forman for the Eastern Oregon Lumber Company. He married mary Cramer on december 24, 1906. Besides the widow, he is survived by one brother, Louis, of Estacada, Oregon. Ed, as he was familiarily known, had a host of friends who morn his passing. Enterprise Record Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, Thurs. May 14, 1936 Contributed by: S. Renee Schaeffer DEATH: Wallowa County Courthouse Death Records Page 30; Bloom, Edwin W. died May 11...

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Bloom, Mary – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Services Held For Mary Bloom Memorial services were conducted by the Bollman Funeral home Monday at 2 p.m. from the Community Church for Mrs. Mary Bloom who passed away Friday, November 7, 1958 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital. Rev. John Munsey officiated and Guy Craig was soloist, singing “Hear My Prayer.” Mrs. Edna Craig was organist. Casket bearers were: Wayne Williamson, Edwin Emmons, Richard O. Harmon, and George W. Emmons. Vault entombment was in the Enterprise Cemetery. Mrs. Bloom was born March 23, 1886 at Wallowa and was the daughter of Hiram and Sarah Cramer, early pioneers of Wallowa County. She had lived in the county all of her life. On December 24, 1906 she was married to Edwin Bloom who passed away May 11, 1936. For many years she had been an operator for the local telephone company and she was a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers AFL No. 125. While she had been in frail health for several months, she had continued at her work and her passing was a shock to her many friends. She had been a hospital patient for only two days. Surviving are four sisters and one brother: Mrs. Laura Harris, Seattle; Mrs. Myrtle Woodell, La Grande; Mrs. Tressie Downs, Alhambra, Calif.; Mrs. Fern Wade, Glendale, Calif.; and Lloyd Cramer, Bruneau, Ida. Wallowa County Chieftain Newspaper dated: Nov....

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Bloom, Louis R. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Louis R. Bloom Dies On His Way To South Louis R. Bloom, a native son of Wallowa valley, died at Goldendale, Washington, Wednesday, December 22, 1937. He was on his way from Yakima, where he had lived for three years, to souhtern California where Mrs. Bloom had gone a few weeks before. He was stricken with a heart attack and went to a hotel where he passed away. The body was brought to Enterprise by C.L. Booth and funeral services were held at the Booth Chapel Monday morning and burial was in Enterprise cemetery. Rev. Lloyd W. Halvorson of the Presbyterian church conducted the services. Mr. Bloom was a son of R.W. Bloom, pioneer of the upper valley and was born August 19, 1885 on what is now the Wade ranch on Alder Slope. He was married to Minnie Fluke April 29, 1917, and in November, 1919, they moved to Medford. That city remained their home until three years ago when they went to Yakima. Mrs. Bloom was called to Covina, California, the last of November to help care for her mother, Mrs. L. Rest of article missing. Source: Enterprise Record Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, December 30, 1937, page 2 Contributed by: Sue Wells Transcribed by: Belva...

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Bloom, Louise Jenevieve Cozad – Obituary

Louise J. Bloom, 57, an Amarillo, Texas resident, formerly of Valentine, went home to be with the Lord, September 23, 1984. She passed away at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Amarillo. She was born Feb. 26, 1927 at Merna to Bert E. and Grace M. [Simms] Cozad. Her entire childhood was spent in the Wood Lake Community. She attended grade school there and then went to Ainsworth High School graduating with a teacher’s certificate. Louise then taught school for two years in rural schools around Wood Lake. On Nov. 29, 1947, at the Presbyterian Church in Valentine, Louise was united in marriage to George Allen Bloom of Wood Lake. Born to this union were two children: Rosita Louise Seagraves, Bridgeport, Tex.; George Allen Bloom, Jr., Amarillo, Tex. Louise worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. 10 years and at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Amarillo for 15 years. She was a dedicated, faithful, loyal employee. The Westminster Presbyterian Church of Amarillo was her church home where worshipping her Savior was very important to her. Her pastors found her to be a special witness of her faith. She was totally dedicated to her family and friends. She gave her all to their needs and asked nothing in return. She was the epitome of being wife and mother. She was precious and the very best the Lord could have given us. She was preceded...

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Bloom, Sedric Cleo – Obituary

Sedric Cleo Bloom, the son of George Arthur and Rosetha E. Bloom was born May 8, 1896 in Carson, IA. He died September 3, 1980 in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 84 years. He received his elementary education in Carson, Iowa. In 1911 the family moved to LaPlata, Missouri were Cleo attended high school. Cleo went on to further his education at Kansas City Business College. Cleo was united in marriage to Esther Bell Dudley on September 24, 1919 in South Gifford, Missouri. To this union, two children were born, George Allen of Amarillo, Texas and Cleo Jr. of Valentine. Cleo was a lifetime cattleman, engaging in the production of registered Hereford cattle. He came to Nebraska in 1925 where he began his ranching operation. He devoted the last 25 years to the production of registered Angus cattle. Cleo was a member of the Nebraska Stock Growers Association, the Sandhills Cattle Association, the National Cattlemen’s Association and the Presbyterian Church. Cleo was preceded in death by his parents, George and Rose Bloom. He is survived by his wife, Esther; two sons and their wives, George and Louise and Cleo, Jr. and Frances. Cleo is also survived by three grandchildren, George Allen Bloom, Rosita Louis Seagraves (and husband Paul), Michael, Lee Bloom, and two great grandchildren, Paul II and Rasena. Services were held at the Presbyterian Church in Valentine,...

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Bloom, Sedric Cleo, Jr. – Obituary

Cleo, “Junior,” as he was affectionately known, was born February 2, 1925 at LaPlata, Missouri. In the spring of the same year he and his family moved to a ranch south of Valentine, Nebraska. He attended country school and then graduated high school in Meadville, Pennsylvania where he lived with his Aunt Alpha Soupos. Three years later, 1946, he earned his degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri Columbia. He loved music and singing so he attended Julliard School of Music in New York City, studying voice. He continued his studies at the University of Omaha School of Music, and the Denver Conservatory School of Music. He performed for many weddings and funerals. Jr. returned to Nebraska to engage in the ranching and cattle business with his father south of Wood Lake and later north of Ainsworth, Nebraska. Together they developed a premier, Registered Angus breeding herd. In 1956, he married the love of his life, Frances Hans Wells. Together they purchased and successfully operated Stilwell Insurance Agency. Junior sold the agency in the mid 1990s and retired to enjoy his love for golf, shooting, and fishing with his many close friends, who he holds dearly. “Uncle Jr.” was preceded in death by his wife, Frances, and his parents, Cleo and Esther. He is survived by one brother, George Bloom, of Amarillo, Texas and also Mike Bloom...

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Bloom, Frances Lorraine Hans – Obituary

Frances Lorraine Hans was born March 8, 1922 at Bazile Mills, Nebraska to E. A. and Eunice Hans. She died April 22, 1987 at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska at age 65. In 1938, Frances graduated from Valentine High School, then attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. She received her law degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and a Doctorate of Law from the University of Iowa. On October 22, 1956, Frances was united in marriage with Cleo Bloom, Jr. in Valentine. Frances was a businesswoman in Valentine for many years. She was a legal secretary for W. B. Quigley then owned a small loan company. For the past 31 years, she had the Stilwell Insurance Agency. Frances belonged to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Valentine. She was past Worthy Matron of Order of the Eastern Star. Her special interests included St. Francis Boys Home in Salina, Kansas, the Cherry County Hospital Foundation, and the Valentine Library and her church. Preceding Frances in death were he parents. She is survived by her husband, Cleo Jr. of Valentine and one son, Michael Lee Bloom of Billings, Montana. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, 1987 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Valentine, Father Robert Gearhart officiating. Interment was in Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Sandoz Chapel of the Pines was in charge of funeral...

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Bloom, Rosetha ‘Rose’ Ellen Everson – Obituary

Rose Ellen Everson was born in Fremont, Iowa, Oct. 17th, 1874, the daughter of John and Polly Ann Everson, one of the five children; and departed this life at her ranch home near Wood Lake, Nebr., Feb. 21st, 1943, at the age of sixty-eight years, four months, and four days. She was married July 25th, 1894, to George Arthur Bloom, at Carson, Iowa. To this union was born one son, Sedric Cleo. She moved with her family to La Plata, Mo., where they remained twenty-three years. They came to Nebraska in 1925, where they have since resided. Altho Mrs. Bloom was a woman of many and varied activities she always held her home and family above all. These were her first thought and consideration. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, P. E. O. of Valentine, a charter member of the D. A. R. of La Plata, Mo., a member of the Wood Lake Woman’s Club and promoted the Wood Lake Public Library. She was president of the Red Cross of La Plata during World War No. 1 and has always been actively engaged in charitable work of all kinds. Her friends were counted by her acquaintances. She leaves to mourn her loss, her beloved husband George, her son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Bloom, two grandsons, George Allen and Sedric Cleo Jr., all of whom...

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Biographical Sketch of Samuel M. Bloom

SAMUEL M. BLOOM. – The farm of the above-named gentleman is described as “Three hundred and twenty acres of the beautiful, gently sloping, well watered, and sightly fruit and grain producing land in that lovely nook in the loveliest valley in the Northwest.” It was in 1862 that Mr. Bloom came to this region; and since that time he has acquired and improved this farm, and now devotes himself to raising fine cattle and horses. He is also interested in a sawmill near by, and is a partner in the Cove Dairy Company, which conducts the most extensive and best-equipped cheese and butter factory in Oregon. He has raised five children, and has four grandchildren now living in Union county. His house was one of the first erected in the valley; and he has ever been a substantial and faithful citizen. He is a native of Ohio, where he was born in 1835, and passed his early life in that state and in Illinois and Iowa. In 1860, he was married to Miss Martha M. Murphy, of Tennessee, and in 1862 came across the plains direct to Grande...

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Biography of Orvis Milton Bloom

Orvis Milton Bloom, one of the well known oil producers living at Independence, Kansas, has been closely identified with the oil districts of the southwest for over twenty years. He was born in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, February 9, 1873, a son of A. W. and Rebecca (MacCracken) Bloom. His mother is now living at Independence. Mr. Bloom was one of a large family of children, and his brother, C. L. Bloom, has been one of the most successful oil operators in the southwest. When O. M. Bloom was five years of age his parents moved to Fulton County, Indiana, and he attended his first schools there. Later they located in Bollinger County in Southeastern Missouri, and he continued his education in the schools there, and after 1885 was a student in the public schools of Linn County, Kansas, where his parents located. He spent the first sixteen years of his life on his father’s farms. In the fall of 1888 Mr. Bloom went west to California, and at Red Bluff became foreman on a ranch that was known as the Walsh Ranch. He remained there 2½ years, then spent one winter in running a traction engine, and continued farming on the coast until March 14, 1894. At that date he returned to Miami County, Kansas, and has since been active in the oil fields. He has been through all...

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