Short News Items from 1956

Peter Baldwin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Duane Baldwin, enlisted in the U.S. Army and is stationed for his basic training at Fort Carson, Colorado. (Livingston County Press, November 28, 1956)

Members of the Chester Walling family gave first aid and called the ambulance for persons involved in a car accident on Sand Ridge Friday evening. The car, belonging to a Brownsville man, was going south and went into loose gravel on the right, then careened into the left bank of the curve where the road turns east. Of the four men in the car, at least one, whose name is unknown, was badly cut from glass, others were suffering shock. (Lebanon Express, November 29, 1956)

Earl N. Baldwin

Earl Nelson Baldwin was born November 3, 1878, at Morenci, Michigan, a son of Nelson Baldwin and Sarah (Sims) Baldwin.

He attended Fayette Normal College, Fayette, Ohio, and on October 7, 1900, was married to Myrtie Rorick. To them seven children were born. The family moved to Howell from Fayette 31 years ago and, until the past few years, Mr. Baldwin owned and operated a successful business as hardware merchant here until he retired. The local business is now operated by his son, Duane.

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Earl N. Baldwin

EARL N. BALDWIN, 78, prominent retired Howell business man, died Sunday evening, October 7, in St. Joseph Mercy hospital, Ann Arbor, after a short illness. Mr. Baldwin was born in Morrenci [sic], Michigan, November 3, 1878, and came to Howell from Adrian to engage in the hardware business from which he retired a few years ago and the business is now operated by one son, Duane.

The funeral services will be at 1:30 this Wednesday, October 10, from the Presbyterian church with the Rev. Walter A. Geske, minister of that church, officiating. Interment will be at Morrenci [sic].

Besides the widow he is survived by two daughters and several sons.

Source: Livingston County Press, October 10, 1956.

Death Notices from the 1940s

Mrs. E.N. Baldwin has received word that her sister-in-law, Mrs. John P. Rorick of Adrian died very suddenly Sunday morning. Mrs. Rorick has been very active in public life, being head of the Red Cross for Lenawee county, a prominent member of the D.A.R., and a past president of the Women’s Club. (Livingston County Daily Press, June 11, 1941)

Short News Items from 1949

Lincoln—Mrs. Lorraine Keil of Altoona, Iowa and her sister, Mrs. J.S. Gilkey of Wheatland visited their aunt, Mrs. J.D. Walling and cousin, Mrs. Eva Purvine Monday. Mrs. Keil and Mrs. Gilkey are the former Lorraine and Mildred Frakes and formerly lived here. (Salem Statesman Journal, January 6, 1949)

Mrs. E.N. Baldwin and family spent the week end in Fayette, Ohio. On their way home they visited there son, Ned Nelson Baldwin and family at Tecumseh. (Livingston County Press, April 13, 1949)

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Short News Items from 1946

Wheatland—Honoring their son, Lt. James Gilkey, recently discharged from the army, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Gilkey entertained at dinner last week. Covers were placed for Lt. Gilkey, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Davidson, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wright, Dowd Cooper, Harlan Cooper, Fay Thompson, and Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Gilkey. (Salem Capital Journal, May 17, 1946)

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baldwin were in Wyandotte Wednesday to visit their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Field. (Livingston County Daily Press, July 24, 1946)

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Short News Items from 1945

Earl Nelson Baldwin, Jr., of Tecumseh visited his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baldwin during the week. (Livingston County Daily Press, August 22, 1945)

Lieut. Mary Baldwin of the Spars is home on a two weeks leave from Long Branch, California, visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baldwin. Lieut. Baldwin does office work for the Spars and has not been home for a year. (Livingston County Daily Press, August 1, 1945)

Leaves for Ohio—John V. Durant left Saturday for his home in Dayton, Ohio, after a visit of one week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P.V. Durant, 1405 East Washington street. (Idaho Statesman, December 2, 1945)

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