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Melissa Ricker Baldwin
Birth: Mar. 4, 1840
Ontario, Canada
Death: Mar. 29, 1925
Franklin County
Kansas, USA

Obituary published in The Williamsburg Enterprise dated April 3, 1925:

Another of those grandmothers that have made America what it is has been called to the great beyond from this community; Melissa Ricker was born in Ottawa, Canada, March 4, 1840, and died {of pneumonia} at the home of her son, John H. Baldwin, March 29, 1925, at the ripe old age of 85 years and 25 days. She married LeRoy Howard Sr., in 1862 and after his death {in March 1864} she married John Baldwin, in1867. To these unions were born Leroy Howard, Williamsburg, Fred S. Baldwin, Estacada, Oregon, Stephen C. Baldwin, New Salem, Kansas, Mrs. Effie Mae Baldwin Horren, Gurney, Colo., and John H. Baldwin, Williamsburg, all of whom survive her.
She has lived in this section since 1856 and was one of the pioneers of Kansas. Deceased was a member of the M.E. church and always lived a consistent Christian life.
The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon from the M.E. church in Williamsburg, and was largely attended by those who came to pay a tribute of respect to a long and honored life. Rev. B.A. Silverthorn officiating. Interment was made in Mt. Hope cemetery.
Family links: 
  David Moulton Ricker (1805 - 1879)
  Leroy Howard (1838 - 1864)*
  John Baldwin (1820 - 1881)*
  Leroy Howard (1864 - 1940)*
  Frederick Seburn Baldwin (1869 - 1944)*
  Stephen Charles Baldwin (1872 - 1946)*
  Effie Mae Baldwin Horren (1875 - 1939)*
  Minnie Ettie Baldwin (1878 - 1893)*
  John Harrison Baldwin (1882 - 1965)*
  Joshua C Ricker (1837 - 1875)*
  Melissa Ricker Baldwin (1840 - 1925)
  Eliza Jane Ricker Ballance (1840 - 1877)*
  David Ricker (1844 - 1910)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Hope Cemetery
Franklin County
Kansas, USA
Plot: N38 28.6307' W95 26.4386'
Maintained by: Steve Baldwin
Originally Created by: Thomas & Darlene
Record added: Mar 19, 2010
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Melissa <i>Ricker</i> Baldwin
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So very blessed to come from such an amazing, strong family. I am who I am because of you. Much love.
- Amy Gillespie
 Added: Sep. 2, 2015
Remembering a great mother this Mother's Day.
- Amy Gillespie
 Added: May. 9, 2015
Fresh flowers for you, dear 2nd Great Grandma.
- Amy Gillespie
 Added: Feb. 27, 2015
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