Born: 1868, Sweden.
Died: December 15, 1940, Santa Rosa, California.
Buried: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Santa Rosa, California.
Bloom emigrated to America as a child, was converted in a Salvation Army service. He began preaching soon after his baptism by Advent Christian Elder J. August Smith.
He assisted George Sederquist in a series of meetings in the Green Street Tabernacle, Chicago, Illinois, where he later served as pastor. In addition, he was a member of the Mission Band of the Moody Church of Chicago.
After having been licensed for a time, he was ordained by the Advent Christian Conference of Northern Illinois, meeting in Genoa, on March 7, 1892.
Following a period as an itinerant minister in Wisconsin, he held pastorates in Fairfield, Cobb, Mifflin, Monticello, and La Valle, where he stayed for many years.
He was then pastor in Annandale, Minnesota, for eight years; Buchanan, Michigan, for seven years; and finally at Blessed Hope Advent Christian Church, Chicago.
Thereafter he did evangelistic work in West Virginia, Texas, and Portland, Oregon.
Shortly before his death, he was honored by the Christian Burden Bearers’ Society as a prolific author and for his 48 years of ministry.
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