LAND: Franklin and his wife, Mary Jane Baldwin, added to the family of Isaac Baldwin based on 3 May 1848 deed of conveyance to George W. Durkee of a share of property once owned by Isaac Baldwin. Mrs. Emanuel Baldwin pointed out that no other information has been found about him other than this deed. He is not in the 1850 or 1870 census of Monroe Co., OH. See the record of George W. Durkee for the full text of the deed.
CENSUS: 18?0, in Gallia Co., OH, Clay Twp.
CENSUS: 1870, in Macon Co., MO, Ten Mile Twp.
CENSUS: 1880, in Barton Co,, KS, Great Bend
OBITUARY: Was Nearly 97 Years Old
Franklin Baldwin Who Died Tuesday Was Born in Ohio in 1819
Franklin Baldwin, the oldest citizen in Wellsville, [Franklin Co., KS] and a resident of the town since 1882, died at his home at 2:15 Tuesday morning, [4 Jan 1916] following a general breaking down. Mr. Baldwin had been in fairly good health until two weeks ago, and during the past summer and fall had been able to do quite a little work about his home. Until two weeks ago he had been able to shave himself regularly.
He was born in Clarington, Ohio, February 9, 1819. He moved to Macon county, Missouri, after the way, and later to Shelby county, where he made his home on a farm. In the early seventies he went to Great Bend, Kans. where he bought railroad land and attempted to farm. The drou[g]th discouraged him and he returned to Missouri, locating at Pleasant Hill. In 1882 he move to Wellsville, [KS].
Mr. Baldwin was married to Mary Jane Newhouse, in October 1843. Mrs. Baldwin died in Wellsville July 6, 1885. In 1897 he was married to Martha Jane Ryan whose death occurred in November 1914. For a number of months before his death he had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Carrie Inman, who came here to care for her father.
The deceased had a wagon maker's shop on the east side of Main street for many years, until age compelled him to retire from business. He took an active interest in political matters and in all his life missed but one chance to vote at a presidential election, that of four years ago, when his physical abilities had failed him so that it was inconveniet for him to get about.
He had been a member of the Baptist church for a long time, in Missouri and in Wellsville, and until quite recently was a regular attendant at church services.
Nine children survive: Mrs. Carrie Inman, of Wellsville; Levi M. Baldwin, Spokane, Wash.; Mrs. Emma Jane Voorhees, Port Orchard, Wash.; Mrs. Alice Brumback, Macon, Mo.; Mrs. Clara Gray, Winfield, Kans.; Mrs. Adelaide Rhodes, Wellsville; W. C. Baldwin, Monte Vallo, Mo.; Albert Baldwin, Clarinda, Ia., and Mrs. Dora Baker, Portland, Ore.
(Source: The Wellsville Globe, Wellsville, Franklin County, Kansas, Friday January 7, 1916, page 1 - furnished by Judy Corey)
DEATH: State of Kansas; State Board of Health; Division of Vital Statistics;
Standard Certificate of Death; 301102.
Place of Death: County, Franklin; Township, Franklin; City, Wellsville
Full Name: Franklin Baldwin; widower
Date of Birth: Feb. 9, 1819
Age: 96 yrs, 10 mos, 25 da; Occupation: Farmer
Name of Father: David Baldwin; Birthplace of Father: Clarington, Ohio
Maiden name of Mother: Mary Fronly; Birthplace of Mother: Ohio
Informant: Adelaide Rhodes; Wellsville, Kans.
Date of Death: Jan 4 1916
Cause of Death: (illegible)
Place of Burial or Removal: Wellsville, Kans
Date of Burial: Jan 6 1916
Undertaker: Wm Coughlin; Address: Wellsville, K
[Note: The above information extracted, by REH, from a xerox copy of the Death Certificate. It appeared that the information in the left column had been overwritten to make it legible. Also, note that researchers think that an error was made by the informant when she gave the name of Franklin's father as, David Baldwin. REH]
(Furnished by Judith Corey)