Luther A. Blood

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LUTHER A. BLOOD, a native and prominent resident of Mason, was son of born October 23 1831, Calvin and Inda (Blood) Blood, both of the same place. Amaziah Blood, the grandfather of Luther, was a farmer and a resident of Groton, Mass. His wife, whose maiden name was Hannah Green, had two children, neither of whom is now living. The younger, Calvin, who was born in Groton, and who came to Mason when about twenty years of age, in the course of time purchased a farm in order to devote himself to agriculture. He died at the age of eighty-nine. In politics he was a Democrat. nine years. His wife, Inda, was eighty-three years old at her death. Both were members of the Christian Church of Mason, and they brought up their eight children in good old Puritan fashion. Of the latter, three are now living, namely: Zoa G., who is the wife of George Barrett, of Wilton, NH, and has four children — Everett Wilbur, Oldis, and Elsie; Luther A., the subject of this sketch; and Laura J., Who is the wife of Henry G. Shattuck, of Brookline, N.H., and has three children.

Luther A. Blood was educated in the public schools. At an early age he learned the trade of carpenter, and thereafter followed it for several years. At the present time he is a farmer. Besides a farm, containing about one hundred acres of tillage land, he owns about two hundred acres of other land. In 1862, on the last day of December, Mr. Blood married Harriet A. Blood, daughter of Isaiah Blood, of Townsend, Mass. The eldest of their four children, Lillian, is now the wife of Frank Marshall, of Hull, Mass. The others are: Eda M., Kittie Belle, and Abbie B.

Both Mr. Blood and his wife hold liberal views in religious matters. In politics he is a Democrat. He has held the office of Selectman and also of Tax Collector in his native town for a number of years. At present he is a trustee of the library and of the school fund. He is one of the leading men of Mason, and is highly esteemed by all who know him.