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Baldwin, Irving Benjamin

Age: 25, credited to Chester, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/1/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. E, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: 05/06/1837, Jamaica, VT
Death: 05/02/1911

Burial: Hazelwood Cemetery, Grinnell, IA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Gail Bonath
Findagrave Memorial #: 92036949
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)


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Irving B. Baldwin, 74, died at 6 o'clock Tuesday morning of pleural pneumonia at his home in Montague City, Mass, after a 10 day illness. He was born may 6, 1837 in jamaica, and was one of seven children of Benjamin and Caroline ( Howard) Baldwin. When a young man he moved to Chester with his parents, and obtained an education in the schools of that town.

He enlisted in Company E., 16th Vermont Regiment, and participated in the battle of Gettysburg. For sometime after the close of the war he engaged in farming, and later learned the carpenter's trade

Mr. Baldwin was twice married. His first wife was Mary J. Storm of New York. She died nine years ago in Grinnell, Ia., where they spent most of their married life. His second wife was Mrs. Myrna (Eager) Freeland of Montague City. They were married April 5, 1906. She survives him

Mr. Baldwin was a member of the Edwin E. Day Post G.A.R. of Greenfield, holding the office of Color Bearer, and of the Mechanics Lodge of Masons of Turners Falls, Mass. . He spent considerable time in Brattleboro with his sister, Mrs. Addie Van Doorn, and had many close friends here.

The funeral will be held at his home this afternoon at 2 o'clock, the body taken Saturday to his former home in Grinnell where services will be held Sunday in the Baptist Church, and burial will be beside his first wife. His nephew, and foster son of Grinnell came to Montague City to accompany the body. Besides his wife he leaves two brothers, Malcolm Baldwin of Chester, and Adin L. Baldwin of Somerville. Mass., and two sisters. Mrs. Addie C. Van Doorn, and Mrs. Frani E. Clark, both of Brattleboro.

Brattleboro Daily Reformer, May 5, 1911
Courtesy of Deanna French