Clayton Elias Baldwin

28 February 1859–9 December 1896 (Age 37)
Meyersdale, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Clayton Elias

When Clayton Elias Baldwin was born on 28 February 1859, in Meyersdale, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob Frederick Baldwin, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Lint, was 26. He married Clara Etta Brubaker on 12 June 1879, in Polk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Summit Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Clear Creek Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1870. He died on 9 December 1896, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Plainview Cemetery, Mount Morris Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clayton Elias Baldwin
Clara Etta Brubaker
Marriage: 12 June 1879
Rollins Clinton Baldwin
Martin Irvin Baldwin
Ira Wilson Baldwin
Daniel Roscoe Baldwin
Ethel V Baldwin
Esther Viola Baldwin

Spouse and Children

12 June 1879
Polk, Iowa, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Frederick Baldwin


    Elizabeth Ann Lint




    Daniel Frederick Baldwin




    Wesley Baldwin


    Walter Baldwin


World Events (8)


Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Chicago Water Tower

Age 8

The Chicago water tower was built out of Lemont limestone by William W. Boyington and was used for firefighting and also drawing clean water from Lake Michigan. The tower gained prominence after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Some believe that the tower was the only building to survive the Great Chicago Fire, but a few other buildings survived alongside the tower. The tower has become a symbol of old Chicago and how the city recovered from the fire. The tower has undergone only two renovations since 1913. 
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 11

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Powerful warrior

Sources (3)

  • Elias C Baldwin en la familia de Jacob Baldwin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elias C Baldwin en la familia de Jacob Baldwin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Clayton E. Baldwin, "Illinois Deaths and Burials, 1749-1999"

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