Clayton Elias Baldwin

Male28 February 1859–9 December 1896

Brief Life History 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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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

Sources (20)

  • Elias C Baldwin en la familia de Jacob Baldwin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Clayton Baldwin en el registro de Ira Wilson Baldwin, "California Marriages, 1850-1945"
  • Clayton E. Baldwin, "Illinois Deaths and Burials, 1749-1999"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 June 1879Polk, Iowa, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (5)

    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

    English and North German: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements bald ‘bold, brave’ + wine ‘friend’, which was extremely popular among the Normans and in Flanders in the early Middle Ages. It was the personal name of the Crusader who in 1100 became the first Christian king of Jerusalem, and of four more Crusader kings of Jerusalem. It was also borne by Baldwin, Count of Flanders (1172–1205), leader of the Fourth Crusade, who became first Latin Emperor of Constantinople (1204). In North America, this surname has absorbed Dutch forms such as Boudewijn.

    Irish: surname adopted in Donegal by bearers of the Gaelic surname Ó Maolagáin (see Milligan ), due to association of Gaelic maol ‘bald, hairless’ with English bald.

    History: A John Baldwin from Buckinghamshire, England, arrived in the US in 1638 and settled in Milford, CT.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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