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Dexheimer, Florence Chambers, 1866-1925 / Sketches of Wisconsin pioneer women
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Rogan, May
Marcia Hammond Baldwin,   pp. 120-123 PDF (836.1 KB)


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of the Academy and an attorney, having been admitted
to the Rock County Bar in 1855, after studying law with
Judge Noggle of Janesville. They lived in Milton and
vicinity (four years on a farm) until 1868, when Mr.
Baldwin was elected to the office of Clerk of the Circuit
Court and they moved to Janesville. Mr. Baldwin held
this office until his death in 1885. He was also a promi-
nent and devoted Mason, E. C. of the Janesville Com-
mandery, and an officer of the Wisconsin Grand Com-
mandery Knights Templar, and a Trustee of Milton Col-
lege at the time of his death.
    Mrs. Baldwin was possessed of a keen, analytical
mind, a thinker and a reader, always keeping pace with
the problems and achievements of the day, and an earnest
advocate of all progressive movements.
    Being of a retiring disposition she took no part in
public activities, but contented herself with creating an
ideal home for her family and dispensing and responding
to hospitality with the cordial spirit of the early days.
    Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin had three children: Carrie
May, now Mrs. Rogan of Oak Park, Illinois, and Emma
E., wife of Frank E. Clark of Janesville. A son, Herbert
Eugene, died in infancy. Three grandchildren: Maurice
James Clark of Janesville; Marcia May Rogan, Oak Park,
Illinois, and Marion Rogan Faust of Argyle, Wisconsin.
     Mrs. Baldwin was not a member of the D. A. R., but
through the Revolutionary service of her ancestors both
daughters and granddaughters enjoy that privilege, be-
ing a member of the Janesville Chapter.
    Marcia Hammond Baldwin's paternal great grand-
father served as a private in a Massachusetts regiment,
and her maternal grandfather, Prosper Marcy, as a drum-
mer boy. She told of many thrilling experiences in the
pioneer days, but few have been recorded or remembered
accurately enough for repetition.
     She died at her home in Janesville, January 3, 1907,
 suddenly, of heart trouble in the midst of an active, use-
 ful and inspiring life.
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