William Howard Bloom

25 December 1897–about 1969 (Age 71)
Ada, Norman, Minnesota, United States

The Life of William Howard

When William Howard Bloom was born on 25 December 1897, in Ada, Norman, Minnesota, United States, his father, Louis William Bloom, was 32 and his mother, Mary Ann Lenahan, was 27. He married Anna Myree Grounds on 31 October 1921, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States. He lived in Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died about 1969, at the age of 72.

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William Howard Bloom
Anna Myree Grounds
Marriage: 31 October 1921

Spouse and Children

31 October 1921
Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Louis William Bloom





World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1898 · The Kensington Runestone

Age 1

A Swedish man, Olof Ohman, was farming on his land when he came across a 202-pound rock slab that had strange writing on it. Convinced it was proof that Scandinavian explorers came to that area before Columbus found the Americas, he had it looked at by scholars and linguists to find its translation. There has been a drawn-out debate on the stone's authenticity, with a scholarly consensus that classifies it as a hoax and the community which is convinced that it is authentic.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (American): Americanized spelling of Blum .2 Americanized spelling of Dutch Bloem .3 Swedish: variant of Blom .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Howard W Bloom in household of Mary A Bloom, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Howard W Bloom in household of Hattie Bloom, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William H Bloom in household of Louis W Bloom, "United States Census, 1920"

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