|Birth: ||Oct. 24, 1838|
|Death: ||Mar. 20, 1927|
CIVIL WAR VETERAN - OTTAWA, KANSAS PIONEER
Mustered in Nov 9, 1861 and mustered out Dec 2, 1862. Served in Co, K, 12th Iowa Volunteers. Was a prisoner of war. Note that brother Henry served in a Vermont unit, while Newton served in an Iowa unit. This indicates that Newton had moved to Iowa some years before Henry.
Obituary, Delphos Republican
April 1, 1927
Newton Holland Baldwin was born near West Dover, Vermont, October 24, 1838. At the age of 17 (1855) he moved with his parents to Sand Springs, Iowa and lived there until after the Civil War. He enlisted in Co. K. 12th Iowa Volunteers in 1861 and was in the army for about fifteen months. At the battle of Shiloh, he with most of his company, was taken prisoner of war and he was in different prison camps for about six months, when he was exchanged. His health was so broken down that he was soon discharged.
He was married July 3rd, 18_6 to Alcena M. Ross and to this union were born seven children, one dying in infancy. The remainder of the family lived happily together until August 20, 1895 when death claimed the wife and mother.
In April 1868 he came with his wife and baby boy to Kansas, driving a ‘prairie schooner'. He settled on a farm on First Creek, said farm joining on the west with the farm on which he died. There were very few settlers in the country at this time and there were several Indian raids when the scattered families would be together for a short time for protection, then go back to their farms. One winter was spent at St. Mary's, Kansas, and another in a Stockade on Spring Creek.
He was elected superintendent of the first Sunday school organization in the community and continued in this position the most of the time for thirty years. He is probably the last of the original members who organized the Ada M.E. Church. He enjoyed the work of the church and the friendship of the comrades of the G.A.R. more than anything excepting the home life of his family, including the association with all his many relatives and friends.
He has been in failing health for a number of years and departed this life, March 20, 1927 aged 88 years 4 months and 24 days. There are left to mourn his loss the following children: E.E. Baldwin, Delphos; F.E. Baldwin, Riverside, Cal., Emma Baldwin, Myra Wheeler and Vinnie Umbarger all of Ada and Dr. Jesse H. Baldwin of Changli, North China. One brother, G.E. (George Edwin) Baldwin of Ada, is the last member of a large family. There are 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Ada M.E. Church in charge of Rev. M.E. Smith of Plainville, who was his pastor a few years ago. Rev. Carper of Ada and Rev. Laybourn of Delphos assisted in the services. The church was beautifully decorated with flags, potted plants and flower pieces, and the music was fine. He was interred in the family burying grounds on First Creek. Taps were sounded at the close of the service.
Ezra Baldwin (1805 - 1892)
Lydia Eaton Baldwin (1810 - 1872)
Alcena Maria Ross Baldwin (1843 - 1895)
Edgar E Baldwin (1867 - 1958)*
Francis Ezra Baldwin (1869 - 1952)*
Emma Baldwin (1871 - 1936)*
Myra Alcena Baldwin Wheeler (1874 - 1942)*
Jesse Hayes Baldwin (1877 - 1963)*
Walter R. Baldwin (1879 - 1880)*
Vinnie Ellen Baldwin Umbarger (1881 - 1937)*
Adeline M Baldwin (1830 - 1846)**
Ezra H. Baldwin (1831 - 1874)**
Rufus Ebenezer Baldwin (1834 - 1903)*
Henry Gilbert Baldwin (1836 - 1894)*
Newton Holland Baldwin (1838 - 1927)
George Eaton Baldwin (1841 - 1846)*
Sarah Aphia Baldwin (1843 - 1846)*
Hannah R Baldwin (1845 - 1846)*
George Edwin Baldwin (1853 - 1928)*
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Originally Created by: Kate Jacques
Record added: Jun 11, 2006
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