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Surname Sunday - Baldwin

November 12, 2017

 

In honor of Veterans Day, this special Surname Sunday we will be focusing on a veteran from the West Essex area: Personette Gould BALDWIN. All of this man’s names (first, middle, and last) may sound familiar as they are all local family names that also are street names locally.

 

Personette Gould Baldwin was born on 15 Sept. 1893 in North Caldwell, Essex, New Jersey. In 1917, Baldwin began his military service in the Army serving under Col. Charles D. Herron in Battery F of the 313th Field Artillery of the 155th Bridate of the 80th Division. After nine months of training, there were ordered to Europe, undergoing transport there via the USS Siboney out of Norfolk, Virginia on 25 May. Baldwin was wounded during World War I and received a Purple Heart.

 

Personette Gould Baldwin married Ruth Florence Hawley on 19 June 1920 in Verona, Essex, New Jersey. They had five children. He died on 26 Dec 1988 at Mountainside Hospital in Glen Ridge, Essex, New Jersey. He was buried on 7 Jan 1989 at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, Essex, New Jersey.

 

Generation 1

  1. Personette Gould BALDWIN was born 15 Sep 1893 in North Caldwell, Essex County, New Jersey, and died 26 Dec 1989 in Glen Ridge, Essex County, New Jersey. He was buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Caldwell, Essex County, New Jersey. He was the son of (2) Frank Harrison BALDWIN and (3) Elizabeth Douglas GOULD. He married Ruth Florence HAWLEY 19 Jun 1920 in Verona, Essex County, New Jersey. She was the daughter of Milton Lafayette HAWLEY and Emily May NORTHCOTE. She was born 9 Mar 1894 and died 13 Nov 1976. She was buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Caldwell, Essex County, New Jersey.

Generation 2

  1. Frank Harrison BALDWIN was born 15 Sep 1860 in Caldwell, Essex County, New Jersey and died 3 Jun 1949 in North Caldwell, Essex County, New Jersey. He was buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Caldwell, Essex County, New Jersey. He was the son of (4) Joseph Varnum BALDWIN and (5) Mary Ann Eliza HARRISON. He married (3) Elizabeth Douglas GOULD 10 Sep 1891 at the First Presbyterian Church at Paterson in Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey.

  2. Elizabeth Douglas GOULD was born 25 May 1861 in Caldera, Chili and died 21 Nov 1946 in North Caldwell, Essex County, New Jersey. She was buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Caldwell, Essex County, New Jersey. She was the daughter of Encrease Personette GOULD and Mary Jane DOUGLAS.

Generation 3

  1. Joseph Varnum BALDWIN was born 7 Mar 1798 in Caldwell Township, Essex County, New Jersey and died 23 Jan 1892 in Caldwell, Essex County, New Jersey. He was buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Caldwell, Essex County, New Jersey. He was the son of Noah BALDWIN and Naomi BALDWIN. He married Mary Ann Eliza HARRISON 30 Sep 1855 in Caldwell, Essex County, New Jersey.

  2. Mary Ann Eliza HARRISON was born 5 Jul 1829 in the Wattsville section of Caldwell Township, Essex County, New Jersey and died 30 May 1907 in Caldwell, Essex County, New Jersey. She was buried at Prsopect Hill Cemetery in Caldwell, Essex County, New Jersey. She was the daughter of Henry Wells HARRISON and Ann COOK.

 

 

Interested in learning more about the Baldwins? Visit our RootsWeb site http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=hswc to find out more and learn about other Essex County families.

 

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