William James Baldwin, M. D. - One of the better known professional men of St. Lawrence County, successfully
engaged in practice for 20 years at Potsdam, is Dr. Baldwin. He was born at Ogdensburg, Dec. 13, 1879, the son
of James and Elizabeth (McCaffery) Baldwin.
James Baldwin, deceased, spent 57 years in the employ of the Rutland railroad. He was a native of Canada and was
four years of age when his parents brought him to New York and settled at Brasher Falls. He was educated in the
public schools and was a graduate of Lawrenceville Academy. He entered the employ of the Rutland Railroad Company
in 1868, and served as passenger conductor from 1877 until the time of his death in December, 1925. He was a Democrat
and held membership in the Catholic Church. Elizabeth (McCaffery) Baldwin was born at Dannemora, N. Y., and died
April 7, 1915. Both are buried at Ogdensburg. To Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin were born six children: 1. Mary, died in
1924, was the wife of Michael Collins. 2. John, who died in 1878. 3. William James, the subject of this sketch.
4. Thomas Francis, who died April 27, 1912. 5. Charles A., lives at Kansas City, Mo. 6. Margaret, married Patrick
Casey, lives at Ogdensburg.
After his graduation from Ogdensburg High School and St. Mary's Academy, William James Baldwin entered Holy Cross
College at Worcester, Mass. He received the degree of Bachelor of Arts from that institution in 1903 and was graduated
in Medicine from McGill University, Montreal, in 1910. During the following year he established his present practice
at Potsdam. He has been a member of the board of health and is on the staff of Potsdam Hospital. He also is identified
with the St. Lawrence County, New York State, and American Medical Associations.
On Sept. 27, 1913, Dr. Baldwin married Miss Mary Eleanor McCarter, the daughter of John and Caroline (Marshall)
McCarter. Both Mr. and Mrs. McCarter were born at Lisbon, N. Y. He died in 1921 and she died in 1906. They are
buried at Ogdensburg.
Dr. Baldwin is a Democrat, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Fourth degree, and belongs to Theta Delta Chi fraternity.
He is a director of the Peoples Bank of Potsdam.
The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932