|Birth: ||Oct. 14, 1863|
Van Buren County
|Death: ||Aug. 4, 1947|
DEATH TAKES FORMER DECATUR RESIDENT
Dennis M. Baldwin was a son of the late Jonathan and Jane Baldwin and was born in Porter township October 11,
1863. He departed this life August 4,1947, at the age of 83 years, at his home in Newton township, south of Battle
Mr. Baldwin as a young man spent his time in and around Decatur doing baling work and farming. Early in
life he was married to Miss Emma Branigan of Benton Harbor, formerly of Decatur. She passed away two years after they were married, leaving a young daughter, who is now Mrs. Kittie Calbetzor of Decatur.
Later he was married to Phoebe Thompson, also of Decatur. She also departed this life, leaving six children. They are Jesse of Hanover, Mich., Roy of Battle Creek, Selah of Coldwater, Mrs. Mabel Smith of Ceresco, Mrs. Ona Shepard of Battle Creek.
In 1910, January 29, he was married to Miss. Carrie Woods, daughter of the late John and Helen Woods of Decatur. Three children were born to this union who survive with the widow and other children. They are Ford at home, Myrtle Wilbur and Lodema Hunter, both of Battle Creek.
Mr. Baldwin was a kind and loving father, and besides raising his large family of boys and girls, he took in his home his little
granddaughter when she was but a year old and kept her and provided a home for her. She is Virginia Hunter and still resides with his wife Carrie.
Besides the children and wife, he leaves 32 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Clara Bennett of Benton Harbor, one brother George of Kalamazoo. He leaves a host of nieces and nephews in and around Decatur.
Funeral services were held August 7 at the Court Funeral home in Marshall and interment followed in Newton Cemetery.
Casketbearers were Dosrey and Eugene Calbetzor, Lee and Ward Baldwin, Frank and Leon Smith, all grandsons.
Jonathan Baldwin (1817 - 1908)
Pheobe Jane Hoskins Baldwin (1836 - 1888)
Phoebe E Thompson Baldwin (1873 - 1908)*
Carrie V. Woods Baldwin (1889 - 1957)*
Jesse George Baldwin (1894 - 1958)*
Roy Jay Baldwin (1896 - 1970)*
Floyd Lester Baldwin (1898 - 1958)*
Ford Richard Baldwin (1911 - 1998)*
Lodema M. Baldwin Hunter (1913 - 1997)*
Myrtle Irene Baldwin Willbur (1916 - 2000)*
Charles W. Baldwin (1860 - 1936)*
Dennis Monroe Baldwin (1863 - 1947)
George T Baldwin (1867 - 1953)*
Franklin E. Baldwin (1869 - 1927)*
Newton Township Cemetery
Created by: Sharon Risner
Record added: Jan 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32726718