Earl Baldwin

Brief Life History of Earl

When Earl Baldwin was born in 1894, in Sumner, Tallahatchie, Mississippi, United States, his father, Robert Lindsey Baldwin, was 31 and his mother, Nancy Adaline Clarkson, was 26. He married Collie Gadis Best on 10 May 1914. He lived in Beat 1, Harrison, Mississippi, United States in 1900 and Beat 1, Tallahatchie, Mississippi, United States for about 20 years. He died on 24 June 1935, in Charleston, Tallahatchie, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Charleston, Tallahatchie, Mississippi, United States.

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Earl Baldwin
May Etta Bartley
Marriage: 28 March 1919
Catherine Inez Baldwin
Denise Baldwin
Mildred Dean Baldwin

Sources (12)

  • Earl Baldwin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Earl Baldwin, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Mr. Earl Baldwin, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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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