Andrew Jackson Baldwin

Andrew Jackson Baldwin

Death 27 Feb 1878 (aged 32)
Berlin, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Kensington, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 12934184 · View Source
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FAG #47966028 provided the following info "The Baldwin genealogy from 1500 to 1881", page 193, author Charles Candee Baldwin:
Andrew Jackson Baldwin was born May 9, 1845,in 1873 he was in Kensington.

(Obituary in The Hartford Weekly Times, Hartford, Connecticut, Thursday, March 7, 1878) - note the error in his age at time of death:

Mr. Andrew Jackson Baldwin, who died in Berlin on the 27th ult., was 35 years of age and unmarried. He left a property of two thousand dollars. He made his home at Mr. Wolcott's and worked for him most of the time. Early during the winter he froze his feet, and he had been able to be about but a few days when he was taken down, on the 25th, with the disease which terminated his life the next evening. He complained of a bad feeling all over. He said his jaws felt peculiar. He could not swallow the herb tea given him. Having sent for the doctor, he immediately began to manifest great nervousness because the messenger did not return more quickly. He stared about the room, his eyes dashing like an insane man's. He worried till the doctor came. The medicine left was repulsive, like the herb tea, and could not be taken. He expressed himself troubled with indescribable sensations. Early he expressed fear that he had the hydrophobia. He said that two balls seemed to be rolling up through his lungs. A circle of fire seemed to be burning at times in his head. Apparently he was conscious of his situation, even during the spasms, which increased in frequency and in painful intensity to the last. His moans and groans resembled barkings. His agony was terrible. He kept his pantaloons on, and was "up and down" till, at last, trying to inhale some ether to mitigate a returning spasm, made a violent effort to thrust the ether-sponge or cloth jar into his mouth, walking to a chair, sat down and died in a spasm. During the intervals of his spasms he spoke of his conviction that he must die. He had a new suit of clothes which he had worn to attend a prayer meeting the week previous. He requested that his body be laid out in these clothes, and spoke of having worn them but once, and for the purpose named. He was bitten by a small puppy weighing not over ten pounds. It was a mongrel of the Spitz and shepherd dogs. The bite did not break the skin and was inflicted not over three weeks before the fatal result that followed. The same dog bit Mrs. Wolcott at the same time that it bit Mr. Baldwin. Her wound bled freely. She is now taking elecampane and milk, so is Mr. Wolcott, who was also bitten by the same dog. It may possibly be that the death of Mr. Baldwin resulted not from the bite of the little dog, but from the bite of another dog which bit him several months ago – a dog regarded as simply vicious. The death of Mr. Baldwin has occasioned a wide-spread fear of dogs, and brought about the swift destruction of large numbers of them. Mr. Baldwin was a kind man, and his sudden, painful, and sad death has shocked his many friends and thoroughly alarmed the community at large.
J.B. Cleveland, Kensington, March 4, 1878

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