Minneapolis Messenger, April 9, 1936, page 2:
Emma Ophelia Baldwin, the first daughter of N.H. and Alcena M. Baldwin was born at the home northwest of Ada, August 29, 1871 and died March 2, 1936, at the age of 64 years, 7 months and 4 days.
Here she grew up with the usual education in the rural school with the exception of one year at Kansas Wesleyan University. She obtained a teacher's certificate and started teaching, but the home life appealed to her more.
As a young girl in her teens she was converted, under the ministry of the Rev. Gouldin and united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Ada where she remained an active member for more than fifty years. Talented in music she usually assisted the church choir either vocally or as pianist and in every other department of the church she was ready to work, attending county, district, and state meetings when possible.
Always interested in school and neighborhood activities, she was this year elected president of the local Country Club. In her own home and in the homes of her brothers and sisters, she was especially helpful and thoughtful. After her mother's death, for over thirty years, she was home maker for her father and all her nephews and nieces looked up to her and loved her.
She leaves to miss her the following three brothers and two sisters: Mrs. Myra Wheeler at whose home she lived the last few years, and Mrs. Vinnie Umbarger, both of Ada; E.E. Baldwin of Minneapolis; F.E. Baldwin of Riverside, California and Dr. Jesse H. Baldwin, formerly a medical missionary for many years in China, now of Corvallis, Oregon. To the fourteen nieces and nephews "Aunt Em" will always be really loved in memory. There are also twelve great nieces and nephews, some of whom she helped mother. A host of other relatives and friends are sorry that she goes so soon.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the M.E. church of Ada, conducted by Rev. C.L. Herman, of Barnard, a former pastor at Ada.
obit furnished by Cheryl White
Newton Holland Baldwin (1838 - 1927)
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)*
Created by: Linda B
Record added: Dec 17, 2010
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