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Mary Ann Boulger

Bentley Baldwin

  • Born: 9 Jul 1841, Bradford, Yorkshire, England
  • Marriage: Mary Ann Boulger about Jun 1865 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England 999
  • Died: 11 May 1889, Holyoke, Hampden Co, Massachusetts at age 47

bullet  Research Notes:

Found on 61 census Stuff warehouseman aged 19
1880 census shown as owning boarding house 70 Race, Holyoke. Mass, USA
In biography says "working in the Mills in England" and continued same work with Farr Alpaca Co of Holyoke.
He was wroking in an alpaca mill in Bradford when recruited to work in the same factory in Holyoke.
Came to the USA in 1873. A man of strong character and democrat. Death reported in this article.
The passage of his family is shown in the SS Republic manifests:
Liverpool via Queenstown to New York
19 April 1875
236 Mary Thiery 28 F servant France Steerage
237 Mary Ann Baldwin 33 F Wife England Steerage
238 Esther Jane Baldwin 6 F Child England Steerage
239 Hannah Baldwin 4 F Child England Steerage
240 Willaim Baldwin 2 M Child England Steerage
241 Joseph Newell 18 M Weaver Ireland Steerage

Email from Betsy Baldwin says 3 boys and 3 girls who was the 3rd boy.
Living at 37 Paisley Street when born

In 1871 census Ancestry has Bentley Baldum
9/5/10 Changed birth month from Jun to Jul, it looked like a typo.
The following is from:
Encyclopedia of Massachusetts, biographical--genealogical, Volume 6
By William Richard Cutter, America.

BALDWIN, Herbert Lucian,

Business Man.

The firm of Baldwin Brothers is one well known in Holyoke, Massachusetts, not alone for the extensive grocery business conducted under that name, but for the public spirited, upright and honorable manner in which that business is conducted as well as all other enterprises with which Baldwin Brothers are connected. The brothers are of English parentage, sons of Bentley Baldwin, and grandsons of Hugh Baldwin, who lived and died in Yorkshire, England, as did his wife, Ann (Bentley) Baldwin. They were the parents of seven children: Bentley, of further mention; Joseph, John, Hugh, Abraham, Martha and Harriet Baldwin.

The eldest son, Bentley Baldwin, born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, June 9, 1841, died in Holyoke, Massachusetts, May i1, 1889. He became a worker in the English mills, and after coming to the United States in 1873 continued the same line of activity with the Farr Alpaca Company in Holyoke, but lived a retired life for several years prior to his death. He was a man of strong character and upright life, a Democrat in politics, and a member of the Episcopal church. He married, in 1864, Mary A. Bulger, born in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, April 8, 1842, died in Holyoke, Massachusetts, April, 1900. They were the parents of five children: 1. Etta J. 2. Anna, deceased. 3. William Cole Platt, inventor of the Baldwin Reversible Garment, president of the Baldwin Garment Company of Holyoke, Massachusetts, and London, Canada, and senior partner of Baldwin Brothers, grocers of Holyoke; he married Sibyl Smith, of Meriden, Connecticut, and has two sons: Bentley Ivan and William Cole Platt (2). 4. Maud, deceased, married Edward E. Bgart, of Holyoke, and left a daughter Helen. 5. Herbert Lucian, of further mention.

Herbert Lucian Baldwin was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, December 29, 1878. He was educated in the city public schools, and on leaving school he entered the employ of his brother, William C. P. Baldwin, then conducting a grocery business in Holyoke. He continued in responsible position with his brother until 1901, then was admitted a partner, the firm reorganizing as Baldwin Brothers. In addition to a very extensive grocery business, Baldwin Brothers conduct a large baking plant, the business of both store and bakery being under the management

of Herbert L., his brother, William C. P., devoting himself to the executive management of the Baldwin Garment pany, manufacturers of the Baldwin Reversible Garment. The business of Baldwin Brothers is conducted upon a high plane of both quality and efficiency, and is a worthy monument to the energy and enterprise of the owners. Herbert L. Baldwin is a member of several business, fraternal and social organizations, including William Whiting Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons; Mt. Holyoke Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; the Pequot Club, and the Holyoke Canoe Club.

He married, December, 1902, Myra Morse, of Norwich, Connecticut, daughter of M. E. and Josephine Morse. Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin are the parents of a daughter, Maude Goff, born March 10, 1905, and a son, Leonard Morse, March 4, 1907.

3/28/11. Familysearch reports death as 9 May 1889, not 11 May 1889, mother Ann, occupation overseer aged 46


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Birth, 9 Jul 1841, Lidget Green, Horton, Yorks, England. 1000

1851 Census Bradford Baldwin: Bentley aged 9, Scholar, son, Born Horton, 30 Mar 1851, 167 Lidget Green, Horton, Bradford. 298

1861 Census Bradford Baldwin Hugh: Bentley Baldwin son aged 19, Stuff Warehousman, born Bradford, 7 Apr 1861, 264, Lidget Green Bradford, Horton. 1001

1871 Census Bradford Baldwin Bentley: Bentley Baldwin head mar aged 29 ? Rank Stuffwarehousman born Bradford, 2 Apr 1871, 32 Paisley St., Horton, Bradford, England. 1002 Bentley, Mary Ann, Leonard Cole, Esther Jane, Anna Platt Baldwin and Anna Ellison Platt aunt, born Gloustershire aged 55 Annuitant

Naturalization US: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont Court district, 31 Oct 1881. 1003


Bentley married Mary Ann Boulger, daughter of Patrick Boulger and Jane Cole, about Jun 1865 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England.999 (Mary Ann Boulger was born on 8 Apr 1842 in Bristol, Gloucestshire, England, christened on 1 May 1842 in Bristol, Gloucestshire, England 291 and died on 20 Apr 1900 in Holyoke, Hampden Co, Massachusetts 1004.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Marriage from FreeBMD but there is no Mary A on the Bradford page. (later11/21/08 found Boulger on page 127 and bentley on page 129. Hadn't realized the layout of the information

In the Massach. encyclopedia it gives marriage as 1864

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