Born: November 28, 1819
Died: April 22, 1890
Arvilla E. Blood was the sister of early Saranac Lake settler Orlando Blood. She gave the land for St. Luke's Church, and sold Dr. Trudeau the lot on the opposite side of Church Street where he built his house, and later the Saranac Laboratory. She is buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery.
Writing in 1911, Walter C. Rice commented of the Blood family, "Here I wish to pay tribute to the generosity of this family— a family with no visible profession of any religious faith, yet possessing those charming traits that sickness and distress bring into view, that are so intensely humane."