Anne E. Wilbur Baldwin
Alcona County Review, Harrisville, MI 15 Jan 1953 Page 1 Mrs. Anna E. BALDWINMrs.
Anna E. BALDWIN, aged 94 years, of Barton City, died Wednesday, January 14, 1963, at a Traverse City hospital. She entered the hospital two years ago. Anna E. WILBUR was the daughter of Steven and Emily WILBUR, born November 3, 1858 at Belding, Michigan. She lived there until her marriage on July 10, 1879, to Edwin BALDWIN, who died March 28, 1918. They came to Curran and homesteaded land where she lived until 1926 when she moved to Barton City. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Grand Rapids.Surviving are four sons and one daughter, Leonard of Cedar Springs, Clarence of Barton City; Vernon of Grand Rapids; Burt of Newberry, and Mrs. Alva CARTRIGHT of Grand Ledge. There are 23 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. Six grandchildren will act as pallbearers at funeral services which will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 17, from the Smith Funeral Home. Rev. Clair GLEASON will officiate and burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, Lincoln. (Marcia Shears' Note: This is my 2nd great-grandmother.)BALDWIN Anna Obituary 1953, Probably from the Alcona County HeraldLincoln, MIweek of 14 Jan 1953County Pioneer, Here Since 1884 Dies WednesdayOne of the pioneers of Alcona County passed away Wednesday morning when Mrs. Anna BALDWIN died. She was 94 years old and had been in ill health for two years. Mrs. Baldwin was the former Anna WILBUR, the daughter of Steven and Emily WILBUR.
She was born November 3, 1858 in Belding, MI.She spent her girlhood in Orleans, Ionia County. She married Edwin BALDWIN in that county July 10, 1878. In 1884 with their three small children Mr. and Mrs. BALDWIN started out in a covered wagon drawn by oxen for northern Michigan. They settled in what is now Mitchell Township. They built a log cabin and settled down to a lonely existence as the county was sparsely populated at that time. For an 18 month period Mrs. BALDWIN did not see another white woman. Mr. BALDWIN preceeded his wife in death March 28, 1918. Mrs. BALDWIN was a member of the First Baptist church of Grand Rapids. Survivors are five children. Mrs. Elva CARTWRIGHT of Grand Ledge, Leonard BALDWIN of Cedar Springs, Clarence BALDWIN of Barton City, Vernon BALDWIN of Grand Rapids and Burt BALDWIN of Newberry. Other survivors are 23 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. The Reverand Clare GLEASON will conduct the funeral services Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Smith funeral home in Lincoln. Interment will be in Twin Lakes Cemetery, Lincoln. Grandchildren of the deceased will serve as pallbearers.(Marcia Shears' Note: This is my 2nd great-grandmother.) Tombstone Photo courtesy of the Michigan Tombstone Transcription Project.