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May, Emma Jane Stevens, 1852-1894

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Emma Jane Stevens, born 29 December 1852 in Lynn, Massachusetts, was the second eldest daughter of Nason Stevens and Susannah Marsh. Between 1857 and 1859, the Stevens family moved from the United States to Barnston, Quebec. Emma had six sisters and two brothers: Clara, Rosa, Alice, Alma, Ida, Jennie, Nason and Freddie.

On 3 July 1872, Emma married Darius May. They had ten children: Maud Ella (1874-1947), Wilbur Lyman (1875-1946), Rose Nettie (1877-1961), Julian Sylvester (1881-1956), John Vining (1882-1971), Ida/Ada S. (1884-1885), Clara Emma (1886-1968), Fred Nason (1887-1955), Ruth Stevens (1890-1971) and Irene S. (1892-1893).

Emma died on 14 May 1894 and is buried in the Lakeview Cemetery in Baldwin's Mills.
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May, Laura Fernand, b. 1849?

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The daughter of Alfred and Mary Fernand, Laura Fernand was born about 1849 in Quincy, Massachusetts. On 14 June 1871, she married Lyman May in Lynn, Massachusetts. Together they had at least four children: Frank Fernand (b. 1873), Cora (b. 1874), Phillip (b. 1877) and Rachel Sylvester (b. 1884).

Taylor, Amanda Melvina May, 1837-1900

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Amanda Melvina May, most often known as simply Melvina, was born in 1837, the daughter of Sylvester May and Almeda Marsh, in Baldwin's Mills. Melvina moved to Boston for a time and finally settled Lynn, Massachusetts in 1864 where she worked as a seamstress and dressmaker. On 11 July 1865, she married Hollis Taylor, who had also moved from Stanstead County to Lynn. Although they never had any of their own children, Hollis had a son, Julian, from a previous marriage.

Melvina died in 1900 in Lynn, Massachusetts.
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May, Lyman, 1844?-1925

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Lyman May, the son of Sylvester May and Eunice Bean, was born about 1844 in Baldwin's Mills. In 1863, Lyman left Baldwin's Mills and moved to Lynn, Massachusetts in search of paid work. After first arriving, he worked in a shoe factory but then moved on to find work as a peddler. Later on, Lyman was operate a store where he sold glass- and plate-ware, stoves and other home furnishings.

On 14 June 1871, Lyman married Laura W. Fernand in Lynn, Massachusetts. They had at least four children: Frank Fernand (b. 1873), Cora (b. 1874), Phillip (b. 1877) and Rachel Sylvester (b. 1884). Lyman died 14 November 1925 in Massachusetts.
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May, Darius, 1843-1913

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Darius May, the son of Sylvester May and Eunice Bean, was born in 1843 in Baldwin's Mills. Darius married Emma Jane Stevens on 3 July 1872; together they had ten children: Maud Ella (1874-1947), Wilbur Lyman (1875-1946), Rose Nettie (1877-1961), Julian Sylvester (1881-1956), John Vining (1882-1971), Ida/Ada S. (1884-1885), Clara Emma (1886-1968), Fred Nason (1887-1955), Ruth Stevens (1890-1971) and Irene S. (1892-1893). During his lifetime, Darius was a farmer in Baldwin's Mills and owned what was known as the 'May Farm'.

Darius died 4 December 1913 and is buried in the Lakeview Cemetery in Baldwin's Mills.

May, Sylvester, 1808-1901

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Sylvester May was the eldest son of Hezekiah May and Sarah (Sally) Hayes. Born April 1808, Sylvester moved from Stanstead Township to Barnston Township, in 1832 where he purchased a farm near Lake Lyster. He was first married to Almeda Marsh (1813-1842) and together they had at least two children: Amanda Melvina (1837-1900) and Sophia (1841-1842). After the death of Almeda, Sylvester married Eunice Bean (1813-1852) on the 6 June 1843. Together they had at least five children: Darius (1843-1913), Lyman Albert (ca. 1844-1923), Wilber (1846-1852), Caroline S. (b. 1848) and an unknown child (born and died in 1845). Lastly, he married Sarah Wadleigh (1812-1902) on 11 October 1853 and they had at least one child: Ida (1855-1925). While an obituary for Sylvester states that he had ten children, it appears that there is only record of eight.

Sylvester May died 5 September 1901 and is buried at the Lakeview Cemetery in Baldwin's Mills.
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Baldwin, Louise

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Louise Baldwin is the youngest daughter of Elvyn Baldwin and Jane Ross. She traveled extensively during her early adulthood. Louise married Brant LeBaron.

Baldwin, Eva

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Eva Baldwin is the oldest child of Elvyn Baldwin and Jane Ross. She is a graduate of Bishop's University. Eva married Bill Morton and they have three children: Rose, Jane-Anne and Ian.

Baldwin, Erline Jane Ross, 1924-2001

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Erline Jane Ross, known as Jane, was born 9 November 1924. As a young woman, Jane taught at the school house in Baldwin's Mills and boarded at the house of Harold F. Baldwin. On 8 September 1951, she married Elvyn Baldwin and they had five children together: Eva, Mead, Louise, Allen and Paul. Jane died 15 November 2001 and is buried at the Lakeview Cemetery in Baldwin's Mills.

Corey, Irving Ross

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Irving Ross Corey married Alice Baldwin in 1948. Around 1950, he and Alice moved from Montreal to Kimberly, British Columbia. Ross died in 2001 and is buried at the Lakeview Cemetery in Baldwin's Mills.

Baldwin, Lester Stevens, b. 1933

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Lester Stevens Baldwin was born 9 October 1933, the youngest son of Harold F. Baldwin and Ruth S. May. He attended Stanstead College, a private boarding school in Stanstead, Quebec.

Baldwin, Harold Richard, 1931-1993

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Harold Richard Baldwin, known more commonly as Dick, was born 30 September 1931, the second youngest son of Harold F. Baldwin and Ruth S. May. He studied Stanstead College, a private boarding school located in Stanstead, Quebec, and pursued post-secondary studies at Mount Allison Academy in Sackville, New Brunswick. Dick died in 1993 and is buried at the Lakeview Cemetery in Baldwin's Mills.

Corey, Alice Lill Baldwin, 1928-1971

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Alice Lill Baldwin was born 7 January 1928 in Baldwin's Mills and was the youngest daughter of Harold F. Baldwin and Ruth S. May. In adolescence, she attended Stanstead College, in Stanstead, Quebec.

The 15 May 1948, Alice married I. Ross Corey and together they had 4 children. She and two of her sons died in a tragic car accident the 9 Nov 1971 in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan. Alice is buried at the Lakeview Cemetery in Baldwin's Mills.

Baldwin, Eunice Ruth, b. 1926

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Eunice Ruth Baldwin was born 13 March 1926 in Baldwin's Mills to Harold F. Baldwin and Ruth S. May. During her adolescence, Eunice attended the Feller Institute, a co-educational boarding school in Grand Ligne, Quebec. Later, she went on to pursue post-secondary studies in Montreal.

Baldwin, Elvyn Mead, 1925-2008

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Elvyn Mead Baldwin was born 12 May 1925 in Baldwin's Mills, one of the four sons of Harold F. Baldwin and Ruth S. May. During his adolescence, Elvyn attended Stanstead College (in Stanstead, Quebec) and the Feller Institute (in Grande Ligne, Quebec), both boarding schools. During World War II, in about 1943, joined the Royal Canadian Navy, in which he served until around 1945. During his service, Elvyn was stationed on the HMCS Cornwallis, the HMCS Hochelaga II, the HMCS Donnacona and the HMCS St. Hyacinthe. After his time in the RCN, Elvyn pursued post-secondary studies at McDonald College in Montreal.

On 8 September 1951, Elvyn married Erline Jane Ross and together they had four children: Eva, Mead, Louise, Allen and Paul.

Elvyn passed away 11 June 2008 in Baldwin's Mills and is buried at the Lakeview Cemetery.

Baldwin, Willis Keith, 1922-

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Willis Keith Baldwin, known more commonly as Keith, was born 27 December 1922 in Baldwin's Mills, the eldest son of Harold F. Baldwin and Ruth S. May. He attended high school at Stanstead College, a private boys school in Stanstead, Quebec, which he graduated from in 1940. Eventually Kieth became a metallurgical engineer and moved to Lennoxville with his wife, Evelyn Rowe (1923-2015). Together they had four children: Bill, David, Nancy, and Dale.

Racicot, Ruby May Baldwin, 1921-2014

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Ruby May Baldwin was born 21 October 1921 in Baldwin's Mills, the eldest daughter of Harold F. Baldwin and Ruth S. May. In adolescence, she studied at the Feller Institute, a private boarding school in Grande Ligne, Quebec. Ruby pursued post-secondary education at MacDonald Teacher's College and at the McGill University School for Teachers. She married Roland Racicot and they had at least two children together: Peter and Sharon.

Ruby passed away in Sherbrooke on 6 January 2014.

Baldwin, Ruth Stevens May, 1890-1971

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Ruth Stevens May was born 11 August 1890 in Baldwin's Mills, the second youngest daughter of Darius May and Emma J. Stevens. As a young woman, Ruth was a teacher in Barnston and also worked as dressmaker. She married Harold F. Baldwin on 26 January 1921 and they had seven children together: Ruby May, Willis Keith, Elvyn Mead, Eunice Ruth, Alice Lill, Harold Richard and Lester Stevens.

Ruth died 28 September 1971 and was buried at the Lakeview Cemetery in Baldwin's Mills.

Baldwin, Mead Haskell, 1891-1921

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Mead Haskell Baldwin was born 28 September 1891 in Baldwin's Mills, the youngest son of Willis K. Baldwin and Lill M. Ferrin. By the early 1910s, he had moved to the United States to study and work as a book-keeper. Mead served as a soldier with the American Expeditionary Force in World War I. He never married.

Mead Baldwin passed away in Baldwin's Mills 17 February 1921 and was buried at the Lakeview Cemetery in Baldwin's Mills.

Baldwin, Harold Ferrin, 1886-1975

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Harold Ferrin Baldwin was born 9 July 1886 in Baldwin's Mills, the eldest son of Willis K. Baldwin and Lill M. Ferrin. He pursued post-secondary studies at McGill University in Montreal and graduated in 1909. He also traveled extensively during his early adulthood. Harold married Ruth S. May, also of Baldwin's Mills, 26 January 1921. He and Ruth had seven children: Ruby May, Willis Keith, Elvyn Mead, Eunice Ruth Alice Lill, Harold Richard and Lester Stevens.

Harold F. Baldwin passed away 2 April 1975 while in California and was buried at the Lakeview Cemetery in Baldwin's Mills.

Baldwin, Lill Mead Ferrin, 1859-1935

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Lill Mead Ferrin, the daughter of Martin C. Ferrin (1816-1892) and Sarah Mead (1828-1870), was born 13 October 1859 in Holland, Vermont. She married Willis K. Baldwin 17 March 1881, which took place in Holland. Subsequently, Lill moved to Baldwin's Mills where she and W. K. had two sons: Mead Haskell and Harold Ferrin. Later in life, Lill traveled extensively in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, both with her husband as well as on her own. Lill died 20 April 1935 in Richmond, Virginia, while traveling south, just a day after her husband's murder in Baldwin's Mills. She is buried at Lakeview Cemetery in Baldwin's Mills.

Baldwin, Willis Keith, 1857-1935

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Willis Keith Baldwin, better known as simply W. K., was born 17 March 1857 in Barnston and was the youngest son of John Percival Baldwin and Jeanette Baker. W. K. was educated at Stanstead Weslyan College and appointed Justice of the Peace in 1913. Included among his numerous business and political activities, he succeeded his father as owner of the Baldwin family's mills, was a director of both the Canadian Crocker Wheeler Company and Southern Canada Power, contributed funds to construct roads in the Townships of Barnston and Stanstead, and was an extensive land owner throughout the Eastern Townships and Vermont. He also was elected as a Member of Parliament as a Liberal from 1917 to 1930, when he retired from politics. W. K. Baldwin married Lill Mead Ferrin (1859-1935), of Holland, Vermont, 17 March 1881. They had two children: Harold Ferrin and Mead Haskell. W. K. Baldwin was murdered at his general store by Kenneth Brown, on 18 April 1935. He is buried at the Lakeview Cemetery in Baldwin's Mills.

Baldwin, John Percival, 1822-1892

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John Percival Baldwin was born 28 October 1822 in Barnston, Quebec. He was the son of Levi Baldwin and Abigail Mills. John moved from Barnston to a spot on Lake Lyster where he established a grist mill, the location that would eventually become Baldwin's Mills. In 1847, John married Mary Jeanette (or Jenett) Baker and they had four children together: John Edson, Eugene Arthur, Leslie Percival and Willis Keith. John Percival Baldwin died 8 August 1892 in Baldwin's Mills.

Elvyn M. Baldwin (family)

The family of Levi Baldwin immigrated to Canada from Connecticut, USA, in 1799. They settled in Barnston Township where he was a farmer. Levi Baldwin (d. 1843) was first married to Experience Goff (d. 1815) and, second, to Abigail Mills (d. 1830). The children by his first marriage were: Huldah, Lotes, Richard, Deborah and Patience. The children by his second marriage were: Elizabeth, John Percival and Huldah. John Percival Baldwin married Jeanette Baker and they settled near the outlet of Lake Lyster. He became a very successful businessman, having established a sawmill on the Lake. John's youngest son was Willis Keith (W. K.) Baldwin, who married Lill Ferrin from Holland, Vermont. In his lifetime, W. K. was well-regarded and successful in business as wells as politics. While many of the descendants of W. K. and Lill have left, a number still remain in Baldwin's Mills and in the Townships.

The family of Hezikiah May (1775-1857) immigrated to Canada from Vermont, USA, in 1806. The settled in Stanstead Township where he was a farmer. Hezikiah was married to Sarah (Sally) Hayes (1784-1871) and they had eleven children together: Electa, Sylvester, Hannah, Willard, Lyman, Lorenzo, Ruby, Louisa, James, Mary Ann and Maria. Sylvester May moved from Stanstead Township to Barnston Township, near Lake Lyster. Sylvester's oldest son, Darius, also a farmer, married Emma Stevens. One of their daughters, Ruth, married Harold Baldwin, which is how the Baldwins and Mays are related.
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Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Maxwell Rebekah Lodge, No. 17 (Bishopton, Que.)

The Maxwell Rebekah Lodge No. 17 was instituted the 24 May 1907 in Bishopton, Quebec. Like other Rebekah Lodges, it was founded on the principles of 'Friendship, Love and Trust'. The Rebekahs of Bishopton raise money for expenses and other projects through yearly dues and fundraising activities. The Rebekah Lodges, while affiliated with the Odd Fellows, were designed especially for women, with the author of the Rebekah Ritual being American statesman Schuyler Colfax. The Sovereign Grand Lodge has jurisdiction over the entire fraternity. Within Quebec, all Rebekah Lodges are under the jurisdiction of the Rebekah Assembly of Quebec, which is divided in five Districts consisting of various number of lodges. Locally, the Lodge is under the leadership of a Noble Grand. Under the by-laws of the organization, the Rebekahs meet twice a month.

Baker, Frederick Stevens, 1848-1916

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Born in 1848 to William Stevens Baker and Harriet Eliza Clapp Baker, Frederick Stevens Baker was the eldest living brother of Malcolm Clapp Baker. By 1880, Frederick was residing in Johnson Creek, Saline, Nebraska. He was a lumber merchant at the time, married, and the head of his own household. Frederick Stevens Baker died in 1916.

Stevens, Rev. Albert

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Reverend Albert Stevens was the brother-in-law of Malcolm Clapp Baker. He married Malcolm's sister, Amelia Baker. Together, the couple had five children: Grace, Emma Lou, Bert, Cecil, and Arthur. Reverend Albert Stevens appears in the 1881 Canadian Census for Stanstead, Quebec. He was already married to Malcolm's sister by that time and was serving his community as an Anglican clergyman.

Stevens, Mary Peckham Baker, 1854-1928

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Born in 1854, Mary Peckham Stevens was the sister of Malcolm Clapp Baker. She eventually married Walter Sanford Stevens. Mary died in 1928.

Baker, William Stevens, 1818-1905

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Born in 1818 in Dunham, Quebec, William Stevens Baker was the father of Malcolm Clapp Baker. He married Harriet Eliza Clapp in 1845 in Woodstock, Vermont. Together, the couple had eight children (listed in chronological order): Alfred Stewart Baker, Frederick Stevens Baker, Amelia Baker Stevens, Malcolm Clapp Baker, Mary Peckham Stevens, Emma Louise Baker, Harriet Baker, and Abigail Baker. William died in 1905 in his hometown of Dunham.

Baker, Hattie, 1859-1943

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Born in 1859 to William Stevens Baker and Harriet Eliza Clapp Baker, Harriet Baker was the sister of Malcolm Clapp Baker. Harriet appears in the 1881 Canadian Census for Missisquoi County, Quebec. At the time she was about 21 years old and residing in the household of her father, William Baker.

In the 1911 Canadian Census, a "Hariett Baker" is listed as residing in Missisiquoi County in the subdistrict of Dunham, Quebec. This is, in all likelihood, Malcolm's sister. Harriet was, at the time, listed as being single, her position in the household in which she resided was that of "daughter", and her birth date of May 1859 was also indicated.

The most prolific correspondent in this fond, Harriet died in 1943.

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