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Bloom, Barbara A.


Barbara A. Bloom was born in Denver, Colorado in 1941 to Sam and Lillian Gershkovitz Bloom. Her paternal grandparents were Pizer and Ida Strait Bloom. Barbara's grandparents and father ran the Downings Coal and Feed store that expanded to become Colorado's largest appliance store during the 1960s. Barbara Bloom married Bob Rossman, her second husband, in 2014. Barbara A. Bloom published her memoir "Ephemeral Blooms: A Memoir with Roots in Colorado" in 2018.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Barbara A. Bloom Papers

Identifier: B409
Abstract Sam Bloom was born in Denver, Colorado in 1911. His parents were Pizer and Ida Strait Bloom. Pizer was born in Poland in 1885 and Ida was born in New York City in 1894. The couple opened Downing Coal and Feed store in Denver, Colorado. Sam Bloom married Lillian Gershowitz in 1937 at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver. They became the parents of three children: Alan Bloom, Barbara Bloom, and Marshall Bloom. Sam Bloom and his parents grew Downing's Hardware Store into the largest appliance store in...
Dates: 1915-2018

Box 1 (Book), 2018

 File — Box: B409.01.0001
Identifier: B409.01.0001
Abstract Barbara A. Bloom wrote a memoir "Ephemeral Blooms: A Memoir with Colorado Roots," which was published in 2018. In the memoir, Barbara Bloom writes about herself and also about her family, including her father and Bloom grandparents and various stores they owned on Downing Street in Denver, Colorado.
Dates: 2018

Publications, 2018

Identifier: B409.01
Abstract Contains a memoir written by Barbara A. Bloom and published in 2018: Ephemeral Blooms, A Memoir with Roots in Colorado.
Dates: 2018