Sidney Nelson BALDWIN[1, 2]

Male 1896 - 1975


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  • Name  Sidney Nelson BALDWIN 
    Born  4 Jul 1896  Ashe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender  Male 
    Died  21 Aug 1975  Ashe Memorial Hospital, Ashe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 7
    Buried  23 Aug 1975  Ashe County, North Carolina - Jesse Baldwin Family Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 8
    Person ID  I1817  Schultheis
    Last Modified  18 Jul 2015 

    Father  Jesse BALDWIN,   b. 20 Nov 1855, Ashe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1914, Ashe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Anna Caroline KILBY,   b. 23 Jan 1856, Ashe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1951, Ashe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Nov 1882  Ashe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F237  Group Sheet

    Family  Eva Bell HUDLER,   b. 28 Dec 1903,   d. 2 May 1955 
    Married  Abt 1923  Johnson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Family ID  F12159  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    BALDWIN, Sidney Nelson - Birth Certificate
    BALDWIN, Sidney Nelson - Birth Certificate
    BALDWIN, Nelson Sidney - Death Certificate
    BALDWIN, Nelson Sidney - Death Certificate

  • Notes 


    • INDIVIDUAL NOTES:
      Delayed Birth Certificate from Ashe County, North Carolina:
      - Date of birth was July 4, 1896
      - Father was Jesse Baldwin
      - Mother was Anna Carolina Kilby
      - Filed on April 21, 1942
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      1900 Ashe County, North Carolina census (abstract):
      - Page 645, Piney Creek Township
      - Age 4, single, living with parents
      - Born Jul 1895
      - Born in North Carolina
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      1910 Ashe County, North Carolina census (microfilm):
      - HH # 147, Piney Creek Township
      - Given name was "Nelson"
      - Age 14, single, living with parents
      - Born in North Carolina, father in North Carolina, mother in North Carolina
      - Speaks English
      - Can read and write
      - Attended school in census year
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      1920 Ashe County, North Carolina census, (microfilm):
      - Page 200B, HH # 34, Piney Creek Township
      - Age 22, single, living with mother (father not listed)
      - Can read and write
      - Born in North Carolina, father in North Carolina, mother in Virginia
      - Speaks English
      - Occupation was farmer, general farm, employed
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      Death certificate from Ashe County, North Carolina:
      - Date of death was August 21, 1975
      - Place of death was Ashe Memorial Hospital
      - Cause of death was acute myocardial infarction due to hypertensive cardiovascular disease. Other condition was a recent transient ischemic attack
      - Occupation was carpenter
      - Date of birth was July 4, 1896 in North Carolina
      - Widowed
      - Social Security Number was 246-18-7985
      - Father was Jesse Baldwin
      - Mother was Carolyn Kilby
      - Informant was Mrs. Irene Hartzog, Hockessin, Delaware
      - Burial was in Baldwin Cemetery on August 3, 1975
      - Undertaker was Badger Funeral Home
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      Obituary published in The Skyland Post, Ashe County, North Carolina, dated August 28, 1975:
      S. N. Baldwin, 79 Rites Held Sat. At Lansing Church

      Funeral service for Sidney Nelson Baldwin, 79, of Lansing, who passed away Thursday at Ashe Memorial Hospital, was held 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Lansing Presbyterian Church. Dr. R.H. Stone, Elder Dewey Roten and Rev. Eddie Lyalls officiated. Burial followed in the Baldwin Cemetery.
      Mr. Baldwin was known for his keen intrest in public affairs and served on the Lansing School Board for 25 years. He was the organizer of the first American Legion Chapter at Lansing.
      He served in World War I and was awarded medals and citations including the Bronze Star Victory Medal.
      Mr. Baldwin was born in Ashe County July 4, 1896 to Jess and Karen Kilby Baldwin and was a retired carpenter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Eva Bell Hudler Baldwin.
      Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Irene Hartsog, of Hockessin, Del., Mrs. Glenda Weaver, of Oxford, Pa., 1 sister, Mrs. Mollie Jones of Grassy Creek; 2 brothers, John Baldwin, of Beckley, W.Va., Wiley Baldwin of Lansing.
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      Sidney Nelson Baldwin

      The death of Sidney Nelson Baldwin last week saddened his many friends and relatives, here and elsewhere. Those, who knew Nelson best were unanimous in their praise of him as a great Ashe county citizen, who was keenly interested in the growth and development of this area.
      Of all the projects he was probably more keenly interested in education. For 25 years he was a member of the Lansing school board. During the late forties he headed up the Trade School, teaching students to be proficient in construction work.
      His record in World War I is a fine example of his patrotism. He never lost interest in his country. He was the organizer of the Lansing Legion Post, the first in this county.
      As long as he was able he carried sick people to hospitals. He was truly a good neighbor to all who knew him and will long be remembered.
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      In Memory Sidney Baldwin

      Funeral service for Sidney Nelson Baldwin, 79, of Lansing, N.C. was held at the Lansing Presbyterian Church on Saturday, August 23, with Dr. R.H. Stone and Reverand Ed Lyall officiating. Burial followed at the Baldwin Cemetery on Piney Creek.
      Born in Piney Creek, Mr. Baldwin was the son of the late Jesse and Caroline Baldwin and the husband of the late Eva Hudler Baldwin.
      He is survived by two daughters, Glenna B. Weaver, of Kirkwood, Pennsylvania, and Irene B. Hartsog, of Hockessin, Delaware; five grandchildren, Mrs. Rebecca W. Shires, Mrs. Linda W. Haney, and Sidney Weaver, of Pennsylvania, Miss Cindy Hartsog and Miss Cathy Hartsog, of Delaware; and five great-grandchildren.
      Mr. Baldwin was a veteran of World War I, having served in the Army in Germany. He was a charter member of the first American Legion Post in the county, and for a number of years had been a member of of the American Legion Post 275. He was a member of the Lansing School Board, and was active in politics in the county for many years.
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      Memorial To Nelson Baldwin

      Sidney Nelson Baldwin, the son of Mr. Jesse and Mrs. Anna Caroline Kilby Baldwin was born in the Piney Creek section of Ashe County on July 4, 1896; he passed away on August 21, 1975 in The Ashe County Memorial Hospital after a long pilgrimage of 79 years, one month, and 17 days.
      He was married to Miss Eva Bell Hudler in July or August, 1923. They were married in Trade, Tennessee. The witnesses were Ed Jones and Mr. Baldwins sister, Mrs. Mollie Baldwin Jones. Mr. and Mrs. Byrum Graybeal accompanied the couple.
      He has been a resident of Piney Creek and Lansing all of his life except the time he was in Germany in World War I.
      Mr Baldwin was an expert carpenter and an excellent concrete finisher. He was an unusual character. His was a heart of gold. After his induction in World War I on August 9, 1918 he spent 13 days in basic training and was sent to Germany for the rest of his army career.
      He was given an Army Serial number 4069872, which he probably carried in his memory until August 21. He was a member of the 56th infantry, He was engaged in the Neuse-Argonne battles. He was awarded medals, badges, citations and the bronze Star Victory medal. His discharge gave him an excellent character. He was discharged at Camp Lee Virginia on July 3, 1919.
      He was a charter member and organizer of the American Legion Post in Lansing-the first organized in Ashe County-and was later moved to West Jefferson.
      His neighbors speak highly of him. When they go on a trip or vacation he kept watch over their premises. There is nothing that he would not undertake to help those in need.
      For 25 years he was the chairman of the Lansing School Board. His name is the first on the corner of the huge Lansing Elementary School building. During the late 40's he was the head of the Trade School, teaching the students to be proficient in the various construction jobs. He was proud of that position.
      He was loyal to his politican party party, in township, state and nation. He was head of the Executive Committee of the Piney Creek Township.
      He was justly proud of his family. They loved him dearly and were glad to have him in their homes. The last time I saw him he had just received a letter from a grandaughter who named the day when they were coming to see him.
      He was a great believer in the Primitive Baptist Church. When he knew that his days were few in the earth he said to several people that he was ready and prepared to go when the roll was called yonder.
      Too much cannot be said about the fine qualities of his mind and heart. When we had no hospital here he carried people to distant hospitals. He helped those in need. He was forthright and helpful to many people who will rise up and call him blessed. This large congregation present is testimony to that. He will be missed by a host of people. Mr. Baldwin is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Irene Baldwin Hartsog of Hockessin, Del., and Mrs. Glenna Balewin Weaver of Oxford, Pa.; 1 sister, Mrs. Mollie Baldwin Jones, of Grassy Creek; 2 brothers, John Baldwin, of Beckley, W.Va. and Wiley Baldwin of Lansing; 5 grandchildren, Mrs. Rebecca Weaver Shires, Mrs. Linda Weaver Haney, and Sidney Weaver, all of Pennsylvania, Miss Cindy Hartsog and Miss Cathy Hartsog, of Delaware; and five great-grandchildren.
      A host of friends will keep him fresh in their memories.
      Written by a friend.

  • Sources 
    1. [S188] Ashe County Heritage - North Carolina, Volume I, Family History # 371.

    2. [S231] Skyland Post, Obituary of Anna Kilby Baldwin dated 22 Mar 1951.

    3. [S328] 1900 Ashe County, North Carolina Census, Abstract, Page 645, Piney Creek Twsp.
      date (Jul 1895)/location (NC)
      Abstracted by Loveta Miller Schweers, 1900 Ashe County, North Carolina Census, Abstract, (June 1998), Page 645, Piney Creek Twsp, date/location.

    4. [S201] Ashe County, North Carolina Cemetery Records, Page 23.
      date

    5. [S231] Skyland Post, Obituary of Sidney Nelson Baldwin dated 29 Aug 1975.
      date/location

    6. [S251] North Carolina Vital Statistics, Ashe County, Delayed Birth Certificate of Sidney Nelson Baldwin.
      date/location

    7. [S571] Ancestry.com. North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975 [database on-line], Death Certificate of Nelson Sidney Baldwin.
      date/location

    8. [S201] Ashe County, North Carolina Cemetery Records, Page 23.
      location