|Birth: ||Nov. 23, 1831|
Pulham St Mary
|Death: ||Nov. 11, 1926|
George was born in Pulham, St. Mary the Virgin, Depwade District, Norfolkshire, England. His father was a farmer and a Greenwich Pensioner, given for 18 years of service in the Royal Navy. Originally pressed into service, William was a 2nd gunner then a boatswain, last ship - Clorinde.
From the "Evening Public Ledger-Philadelphia," November 28, 1925:
"CARPENTER TOILS THROUGH HE'S 99. ACTIVE WORKER AT 99 - GEORGE BLUMFIELD...
"THINKS OF OLD TIMES
"...the old man sits and thinks quietly of the interesting scenes back in old England where he attended the coronation of Queen Victoria, saw the young Prince of Wales, the son of Victoria, held up to be viewed for the first time, in the arms of his nursemaid; while the crowds thronged the park outside of the palace window. He walked miles to see those spectacles, thirty miles to the coronation and many miles to see the little Prince.
"As a volunteer in the Rifle Corps of Reading in Berkshire, he acted as one of the bodyguards to Prince Albert when he laid the cornerstone of a public building there. For his service in this capacity and for his work on the rifle range, he received a sword from Queen Victoria.
"In 1871, he came to Philadelphia and began a career as a carpenter in the city for more than thirty years. As he sits in his chair, looking as ruddy and as robust as a man 25 years younger, he relates the incidents of the old days to his children and grandchildren, than whom there are no prouder to be found anywhere.
"'I helped to tear down the old station at 13th and Market Streets, and I helped to build Broad Street Station,' he tells them. 'I remember that an old woman lived on the property where we were to build the walls and she wouldn't give up her home. She made a terrible fuss about it, so finally we took the roof off of her house. That night it rained so hard, she decided she'd change her mind and get out. I was working on the old Masonic Building and saw the first shovel of earth dug for the City Hall foundation. When the John Wannamaker's Store was built, I helped to do it, and from a piece of old oak, I made a cabinet and presented it to Mr. Wannamaker for Christmas. When the new store was opened, I stayed with the firm for twenty-five years and was one of it's carpenters.'
"Mr. Bloomfield has all of his faculties except his hearing, walks about with little difficulty, boards street cars by himself and has the world's best appetite, he says.
"He has eight children and one great-grandchild."
He resided at 1830 Mifflin Street, Philadelphia.
Obituary from "The Philadelphia Record," Sunday, November 14, 1926, p. 15:
"Bloomfield - Nov 11, George W., husband of the late Maria Bloomfield, aged 100 years. Relatives and friends are invited to funeral, Tues., 8:30 A.M., from his late residence, 6529 Windsor Ave. Solemn Requiem Mass, Church of the Good Shepherd, 10 A.M. precisely. Int. New Cathedral Cem."
George was the son of William Walker Bloomfield and Henrietta Alden. He married Hagar Nunn, Elizabeth Ann Guard, and Maria Thornton.
George and Hagar were the parents of George; Harriet; Arthur; Ellen Elizabeth Neild McGauhey Lumpp; Julia Schuman, and Mattie.
George and Elizabeth Ann were the parents of William Harry and Eliza.
George and Maria were the parents of Frank, Henrietta A. Forsyth, Rose, Charles, Percy Francis, Anna Maria Bradley, Theresa Veronica Finley, and Elizabeth G.
Elizabeth Ann Guard Bloomfield (1843 - 1871)
Maria Thornton Bloomfield (1849 - 1914)
George Bloomfield (1856 - 1947)*
Ellen Elizabeth Bloomfield MacGauhey Lumpp (1861 - 1956)*
William Bloomfield (1870 - 1871)*
Eliza Bloomfield (1871 - 1871)*
Frank Bloomfield (1875 - 1925)*
Henrietta A. Bloomfield Forsyth (1876 - 1928)*
Rose Bloomfield (1878 - 1878)*
Charles Bloomfield (1879 - 1881)*
Percy Francis Bloomfield (1881 - 1945)*
Anna Maria Bloomfield Bradley (1882 - 1957)*
Theresa Veronica Bloomfield Finley (1884 - 1951)*
Elizabeth G. Bloomfield (1886 - 1981)*
New Cathedral Cemetery
Plot: Sec N, Lane 7, Lot 8
Created by: Judy Llamas
Record added: Aug 01, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15113127
GOODMORNING HAVE A GREAT DAY IN HEAVEN GOD BLESS...|
Added: Apr. 29, 2009
Neil B (John 3:16)
Added: Feb. 22, 2008
Your descendants are grateful that you brought your young family to America to seek a better life. May you rest in peace.|
Added: Feb. 18, 2007