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William H. Blood

William H. Blood was born at Victor, New York, May 17, 1864.  He lived in Victor until early manhood.  His education was secured at the public schools of the town with an aftercourse at Canandaigua Academy.

     He came to this town direct from Victor in 1884.  His earlier life was spent in the employ of various mercantile firms, his career in the hotel business having begun but twelve years ago.  He drifted into from his place as collector on Santa Fe trains to the employ of Fred Harvey, who controls eating-houses along that railroad.  Mr. Blood's first venture in a responsible place in the hotel business was as the manager of the Hotel Brunswick in this city.  Then a series of local hotels were placed in his care:  the Henrietta, the Auditorium, the Richelieu, all having been managed by him for varying intervals.  Then for a year each he was given charge of the Sweet Springs Hotel, at Sweet Springs, Mo., and of the Crescent Hotel, the Frisco system's magnificent hostelry at Eureka Springs, Ark.  After that he managed the Elms at Excelsior Springs, Mo., for two years, returning at the expiration of that time to this city to become the steward of the Midland Hotel.  He remained there two years, too, and then took charge of the Washington, the place he now holds.

     Mr. Blood was married in 1891 to Miss Constantia A. Clark, of this city.  They have but one child, a girl, Kathleen C. C. Blood, who is nine  years of age.
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