FORMER PUBLISHER DIES -- Frances Baldwin Cameron, 92, scion of a Kamaaina Maui family and former publisher of The Maui News, died at her home, Keanuenue, in Makawao.
Mrs. Cameron was born July 3, 1903 in Hamakuapoko, Maui, and grew up in Hamakuapoko and Kaluanui. She was the daughter of Harry Alexander Baldwin and Ethel Smith Baldwin, the granddaughter of Henry P. Baldwin and the great-granddaughter of Lahaina missionary Dr. Dwight Baldwin. Her father was manager of the Maui Agricultural Co., one of the precursors of Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co., and served several terms in the Senate of the Territorial Legislature and as a delegate to Congress.
Frances Baldwin met her future husband, J. Walter Cameron, in Honolulu, and they married in July 1924. The couple moved to Maui, where he managed a newly started pineapple plantation that was to become Maui Pineapple Co. With a background in the news business, Cameron began buying stock in Maui Publishing Co. in the 1930s, and eventually became president and publisher of The Maui News. After his death, Mrs. Cameron took over as publisher in 1976. She served in that position, with her son, the late Colin Cameron, as president, until 1986, when she was succeeded as publisher by her daugher, Mary C. "Maizie" Sanford. At the time of her death, Mrs. Cameron was a director emeritus of Maui Land & Pineapple Co. She was involved in numerous community organizations and was an amateur artist.