Biography of Walter M. Baldwin
Madison County, NY Biographies





Baldwin, Walter M., p. o. De Ruyter, who has just reopened the De Ruyter Hotel, is one of the most respected and successful business men of that place. He is the son of Joseph and Mary (Newell) Baldwin, and was born in the town of Lincklean, Chenango county, N. Y., July 31, 1852. He was reared to farm life and labor, acquiring strength of body and habits of industry and economy, which have been of great use to him through life. He received a good education in the district schools of his native town and in a select school of South Otselic. He then engaged in teaching for a number of terms during the winter mouths and in the summer was employed on the farm and in making cheese. For a number of years subsequent to this he was eazaged in the lumber business on his own account. In October, 1898. he removed to the village of De Ruyter and reopened the Hotel De Ruyter, where he has since resided. Mr. Baldwin prospered in his new venture, his genial, courteous manners and straightforward business methods serving not only to retain the old patrons, but winning him many new ones. He has accommodations for about one hundred guests. On November 5, 1876, he married Ella Parker, by whom he had two children: Ray and Ella. Mrs. Baldwin died August 11, 1885, and on November 11, 1887, Mr. Baldwind married Agnes, daughter of Cornelius Steel of Cuyler, N. Y. They have one daughter, Rena. In politics Mr. Baldwin has always been a Republican, believing in that party's principles and taking pride in its history and achievements. Fraternally he is a member of Tioughinoga Lodge, I. O. O. F.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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