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
1859–1896
Clara Etta Brubaker
1861–1952
Marriage: 12 June 1879
Rollins Clinton Baldwin
1883–1968
Martin Irvin Baldwin
1886–1953
Ira Wilson Baldwin
1889–1940
Daniel Roscoe Baldwin
1891–1975
Ethel V Baldwin
1895–1896
Esther Viola Baldwin
1895–1974

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 June 1879
Polk, Iowa, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Frederick Baldwin

    Male1826–1910Male

    Elizabeth Ann Lint

    Female1832–1923Female

siblings

(5)

    Daniel Frederick Baldwin

    Male1854–1924Male

    Male1857–1915Male

    Male1859–1896Male

    Wesley Baldwin

    Male1872–1872Male

    Walter Baldwin

    MaleMale

World Events (8)

1863

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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