Bloomer, Reuben H
Bloomer, Reuben H.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Newburgh, N. Y., Dec. 6, 1806. He experienced conversion in his twenty-third year, became an active Christian layman, taught school several years, devoting much of his time to preparing hirmself for the ministry, received license to preach in 1834 and in 1835 entered the New York Conference. Ill health kept him from much work, but he continued until 1856, when he retired from the ministry and became editor and proprietor of the Newburgh Times, a temperance paper, which profession he followed to the close of his life, June 1, 1866. Mr. Bloomer was a man of great energy of character, a warm friend, a devoted Christian, and a genial companion. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1867, p. 83.