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
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
Frisco system's magnificent hostelry at Eureka Springs, Ark.
After that he managed the Elms at
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
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.