EMMETT L. BLOOD.
  
EMMETT L. BLOOD.
Emmett L. Blood, actively engaged in the practice of law at Saratoga, was born in Essex county, New York, March 22, 1848. His father, Hosea Blood, was also a native of the Empire state and was descended from English and Scotch ancestry. His father was Robert Blood, who became the founder of the American branch of the family and was one of three brothers, the others being Isaiah and Henry. The former was a well known ax and plow manufacturer and through the successful conduct of his business became very wealthy. Robert Blood devoted his time and energies to the occupation of farming and he served as a captain in a cavalry company during the War of 1812. His son, Hosea, father of our subject, throughout his life remained in New York, where he passed away in 1879 at the age of sixty-seven years. He married Nancy Woodruff. who was also born in New York and came of English ancestry. She died in 1887 at the age of sixty-nine years. In their family were seven sons.
Emmett L. Blood, the youngest son of the family, was educated in the Union high school at Westport, New York. and at Port Henry. New York. He devoted four years to the study of law in the office of Enid K. Dudley, of Elizabethtown. Essex county, New York, and also attended law lectures given by Judge A. C. Hand, a well known jurist. In 1871 he was admitted to practice and removed to the west, settling at Winneconne, Wisconsin. where he remained in practice for four years. He afterward returned to Albany county. New York, where he remained for ten years. and then sought a home in the far west on account of his health. He first settled at White Oaks. New Mexico, where he continued in the practice of law for four years. after which he removed to Topeka, Kansas. where he remained for fourteen years. He then left that city to become a resident of Saratoga, Wyoming, where he has since remained, devoting his attention to the active practice of law until 1911.
At Westport, New York, in 1885, Mr. Blood was united in marriage to Miss Anna Grow, a native of New York city and a daughter of Rev. and Mrs. William B. Grow, the former a well known Baptist minister. Mr. and Mrs. Blood have a daughter, Mary, who is the wife of Robert F. Briner, a resident of Denver, Colorado, and they have one child, Mariana V., who was born February 14, 1917.
Mr. Blood gives his political allegiance to the democratic party and he has been one of the active workers in its ranks. While in West Troy, New York, he served for two years as city attorney. He belongs to the Masonic lodge and has taken all of the degrees of the York and Scottish rites up to and including the thirty-second degree. He was made a Mason in Adirondack Lodge at Elizabethtown, New York, in 1871 and has ever been a loyal follower of the craft. He is numbered among the valued and representative residents of Saratoga, a man of liberal culture, of high purpose and of genuine worth.