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Daniel Otis Blood

  • Birth 1819 Manlius, Onondaga County, New York, USA
  • Death 21 Sep 1853 Florence, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Rockledge, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Section O, Lot 45
  • Memorial ID 77423742

Originator of "Bloods Penny Post" of Philadelphia, PA.

Place of birth is from Willie Blood's death certificate.

Death Notice Source: Public Ledger, Philadelphia, PA; Sept. 23, 1853, page 2, col. 3.

"Mr. B. was for many years connected with the ledger as chief bookkeeper and by his attention and amenity of manners made himself widely and favorably known." was buried at "Old Fellows Cemetery" in Philadelphia.

"The Story of the Bloods" by Roger Deane Harris (pub. 1960) page 107 gives a brief history of the Penny Post.

Died from typhoid fever.
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In 1950, the cemetery property was acquired by the Philadelphia Housing Authority for construction of a housing project. The bodies interred there were moved to two other cemeteries owned by the Odd Fellows: Mount Peace Cemetery in Philadelphia and Lawnview Memorial Park in Rockledge, Pennsylvania.


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  • Created by: Walt E. Smith
  • Added: 1 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 77423742
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Otis Blood (1819–21 Sep 1853), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77423742, citing Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Walt E. Smith (contributor 47029442) .