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Champaign County, Illinois

Biography of Charles H. Baldwin

SOURCE: "The Biographical Record of Champaign County, Illinois," The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1900


Charles H. BALDWIN
, proprietor of a livery stable in Sadorus, is one of the wide-awake, progressive young business men of that section.  He is a native of Champaign county, born in Pesotum township, March 7, 1874, and is a son of Clarence L. Baldwin, whose sketch appears on another page of this volume.  Our subject received his education in the common schools of Pesotum township, and remained on the home farm until nineteen years of age when he went to Chicago and entered the Polytechnic school, where he pursued a commercial course, graduating in 1894.

On his return home, Mr. Baldwin worked on the farm for one year, and in 1897 purchased an interest, with Jesse Bentley, in the livery stable business at Sadorus.  After this partnership had existed about eighteen months, Cyrus Craw bought Mr. Bentley’s interest, the firm becoming Baldwin & Craw.  In March, 1900, our subject purchased Mr. Craw’s  interest and is now carrying on the business alone with marked success, receiving a liberal patronage.  He is enterprising, energetic and reliable, and stands high in the esteem of his business associates and fellow citizens.  In politics he is an ardent Republican.

Mr. Baldwin was married, in January, 1898, to Miss Grace BURNS, a native of Indiana, and a daughter of Aaron and Mary BURNS, now residents of Sadorus.  By this union has been born one child, Alta.

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