BIOGRAPHY - Isaac Bloom

ISAAC O. BLOOM, grocer, was born in Nassjo, Smaland, Sweden, Feb. 19, 1846. Since July, 1867, when he came to this country, he has been living in Ford county, part of the time in Paxton, before locating at Gibson City.

Mr. Bloom has been a trustee of the Gibson City Building and Loan Association for a long term of years, and has also served as a trustee in the local Swedish Lutheran Church, of which he is a member.

His wife, Ida C., nee Magnusson, was born at the city of Jonkoping in 1859. The pair have four children, Hampton T., Selma C., Herbert L. and May E. From a former marriage there are three children, Theodore J., a druggist in Texas, George H., shoe dealer, and Linda M., stenographer, both in the home city.

Extracted 28 Jan 2017 by Norma Hass from History of Swedes of Illinois, published in 1908, Volume 2, pages 181-182.

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