Biography of Ephraim Baldwin
Monroe County, MI Biographies

EPHRAIM BALDWIN, of Maybee, died July 14, 1889, at the age of sixty eight, leaving his widow, Charlotte A., and four children to mourn his loss. He was born in Lower Canada. November 6, 1821, his parents being John and Abigail (Schumway) Baldwin, and when in his Thirteenth year moved to Lenawee county, and graduated from the Ann Arbor Univerthy in the class of 1842, and in connection with a Mr. Harper taught a select school in Monroe, from which Rev. Father Cooney, Hon. George M. Landon, H. Miller, H. Shaw Noble, Irving and George Palmer, and many others have graduated. During his spare hours while teaching he read law, and was admitted to the bar in 1857. At Monroe, October 15, 1850, he married Charlotte A., daughter of Joseph C. and Charlotte (Lawrence) Garwood, whose. children are: Newton, born February 23, 1850 Charlotte Louise, August 10, 1853 (died January 21, 1879); Willis, March 3, 1860; Lawrence, May 25, 1862; an infant boy, born January 3, and dying January 31, 1867; and Carrie. born March 27, 1869. He was a strong Democrat and vigorous fighter in politics, holding several offices of trust in the county. In religion he was a member of the Episcopal Church, and the oldest made Mason in Monrow Lodge, No. 27, in which he was initiated April 9, 1851, passed May 11, and raised June 18, 1851, and for several years was secretary. On his death, July 14, 1889, he was burled with Masonic honors.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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