|Birth: ||Sep. 14, 1834|
|Death: ||Feb. 13, 1903|
HANDBOOK OF THE KANSAS LEGISLATURE, 1895. Topeka, Kansas. Geo W. Crane and Co., 1894. (page 47)
RUFUS E. BALDWIN
"The Thirty-first senatorial district, which consists of Saline and Ottawa counties, is represented by Rufus E. Baldwin, of Ada, Ottawa county. He was born at Dover, Windham county, Vermont, and is now sixty years of age.
He received a good common-school and academic education, and engaged in teaching. In 1870 he removed to Kansas from Iowa, and, settling upon a farm, has followed agricultural pursuits since that time. Mr. Baldwin is married, and has one son and two daughters. In religion he is not connected with any denomination, and politically he was a Republican until he joined the Greenback party upon its organization. He then went into the Union Labor party, and upon the birth of the People's party was one of its earliest members. In 1892 his party nominated him for the Senate, and his candidacy was endorsed by the Democratic Central Committee of Saline county. He was elected by a plurality of 376 over the Republican candidate and a majority of 326 over all."
OBITUARY, Contributed by FAG Member 47328595.
Minneapolis Journal, Feb. 19, 1903, page 1:
"Hon. R.E. Baldwin Dead
Deceased was born at Dover, Vermont, Sept. 14, 1834. Died at his home near Ada, Kansas, Feb. 13th, 1903, aged 68 years, 4 months and 29 days. Was married to Miss Georgia A. Cooper in April, 1862, to this union was born three children, a son and two daughters. Came to Kansas in 1870. The entire family was present at the time of his death. Thomas Midgley, pastor of the Baptist church of Minneapolis preached the funeral sermon at Ada, Sunday 15th assisted by Rev. James Kerr, pastor of the M.E. church, of Ada. Deceased was a prominent citizen of this county. He was State Senator from this Senatorial district several years ago. Mr. Baldwin was esteemed by all who knew him for his honesty and upright character."
Ezra Baldwin (1805 - 1892)
Lydia Eaton Baldwin (1810 - 1872)
Georgia Ann Cooper Baldwin (1842 - 1913)
Henrietta Baldwin Scholer (1863 - 1947)*
William E Baldwin (1864 - 1958)*
Adeline M Baldwin (1830 - 1846)**
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)*
R.E. Baldwin Sep 14, 1834 - Feb 13, 1903
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