BALDWIN

Originally Baldwin was called Hick's Neck after one of it's original settlers, John Hicks. During the Revolutionary War is was known as Milburn Corners; from the creek, located at the south part of the village. Also known as Baldwinville after the Hon. Francis B. Baldwin+

+Baldwin, Hon. Francis B., on Friday morning last, cast a decided gloom over this communtiy. Mr. Baldwin was in his 74th year, and for thirty years had been our most prominent and wealthiest citizens. For several weeks he had been in poor health, sffering from fatty degeneration of the heart. For many years Mr. Baldwin was engaged in the clothing business in New York City, retiring with a handsome fortune. He was an active promoter of the construction of the South Side Railroad and one of the principal stock holders. Mr. Baldwin did more than any other man to build up the village of his name. He constructed over twenty dwelling houses, some of them being very large and handsome structures. He was also exceedingly generous and in a quiet way he did a great deal to relieve suffering and distress. He was also a liberal contributor to the Oceanville Presbyterian Church, and the spire of the Methodist Episcopal Church of this place was built by him. For many years in politics Mr. Baldwin was an active Democrat. In 1869-70 he represented this district in the Legislature. Subsequently he was County Treasurer for two terms of three years each. Mr. Baldwin was quite a noted breeder of horses and Jersey cattle. He was a member of the South Side Driving Club, and but a short time before his death had kindly donated the use of the track on his premises for the club. Funeral services were held at his late residence on Monday. It was the largest funeral ever held in this section, all the leading men of the town and county being in attendance, besides the vast congregation of relatives and friends. The servies were conducted by Rev. D. M. Buchanan and Rev. George Filmer, Rev. D. M. Buchanan preaching an admirable discourse. Interment at Greenfield Cemetery. Mr. Baldwin leaves a widow, but no children.
(+South Side Observer; June 13, 1890,)

LINKS

BALDWIN LIBRARY

BALDWIN HISTORY-on the Library's website

BALDWIN-CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE- HISTORY OF BALDWINS

The Vietnam Memorial Page -> Newsday.com; Lists the brave men from the Baldwin area.

Baldwin Family CenterA WORLD WIDE MEETING PLACE FOR BALDWIN FAMILIES.

Long Island Our Story -> Baldwin

The Baldwin Fire Dept. -> 100th anniversary

Baldwin History -> From the Fire Dept.; there are several old photos here.

Carol Baldwin-> Breast Cancer Research Fund Website; learn about her fight against breast cancer.

New York Alumini Net -> Baldwin; search for old high school friends.

Baldwin Historical Society/Museum
1980 Grand Ave.
Baldwin LONG ISLAND NY 11510
(516) 223-6900


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Edited and Transcribed by Linda Pearsall Harvey