Monday, January 8, 2018

1888-1894 Autograph Album of Margaret Florence Baldwin, "Maggie", of Greenfield, Indiana


1888-1894 autograph album that belonged to Margaret Florence Baldwin, "Maggie", of Greenfield, Indiana; inscriptions from relatives, friends, schoolmates and at least one teacher.

Maggie's mother, Evaline (Fuqua) Baldwin, who presented the album to her daughter, presumably penned this inscription.


The album measures approximately 6-3/4" by 4-1/4" and contains the sentiments of 25 of Maggie's relatives, friends, schoolmates and teacher Emma Parnell.  An alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appears at the end of this post.


Surnames in the Album

?HHeffernanRRains
AAdams [2]HutchisonRoberts
AdamsLLynamSSivey
BBaldwin [3]MMartin [2]VVarner
CCochranMooreWWachtell
FFerrall [2]NNolanWells
FiskOOakerson
GGrosePParnell

Teacher Emma Parnell inscribed a page on March 28, 1888.


From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

Margaret Florence Baldwin was born April 5, 1876 in Indiana, the daughter of Joseph Baldwin and Evaline (Fuqua) Baldwin.  I believe Maggie had eleven siblings, but only one appears to have inscribed a page in her album.  That was sister Martha Alma Baldwin, "Mattie", who inscribed a page in 1888. In 1893, Mattie would marry inscriber John Kirby Wachtell, who inscribed a page in 1892 while visiting, working or studying at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.



Maggie, who never married, became a lifelong teacher at Greenfield, Indiana.  She died in 1955 and is buried with relatives, including her parents and sister Mattie, who died in 1898, in the Park Cemetery at Greenfield, Indiana.

Sources
Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 - Maggie's birth and death dates and places; her parents; her occupation - informant was Maggie's younger sister Nelle M. Baldwin of Greenfield, Indiana
U.S. Federal Censuses
FindaGrave.com

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the inscribers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Inscribers in the Album
  • Jennie; inscribed at Greenfield, Indiana, on March 28, 1888.  Maggie's schoolmate
  • Olive H. Adams of Greenfield, Indiana; inscribed on March 29, 1888
  • Mary Adams; inscribed on March 27, 1888
  • Margaret Florence Baldwin, "Maggie", of Greenfield, Indiana; album owner; presented the album by her mother Evaline (Fuqua) Baldwin
  • Mattie Baldwin; inscribed at Greenfield, Indiana, on February 10, 1888.  Martha Alma Baldwin, Maggie's sister.  Mattie married inscriber John Kirby Wachtell in 1893.
  • Evaline (Fuqua) Baldwin of Greenfield, Indiana; presented the autograph album to her daughter Margaret Florence Baldwin, "Maggie"
  • Alta Cochran; inscribed on January 16, 1890
  • Anna F. Ferrall; inscribed at Greenfield, Indiana, on March 29, 1888.  Maggie's schoolmate.
  • Katie Ferrall; inscribed at Greenfield, Indiana, on March 29, 1888.  Maggie's schoolmate
  • Adda Fisk
  • Florence B. Grose of Greenfield, Indiana; inscribed on March 28, 1888
  • James Heffernan; inscribed on March 23, 1889
  • Myrtle Hutchison; inscribed on January 15, 1890
  • Mollie Lynam; inscribed at Greenfield, Indiana, on January 16, 1890
  • Mrs. K. Martin; inscribed on March 29, 1888
  • Ruby Martin of Greenfield, Indiana; inscribed on February 10, 1888
  • Mamie Moore; inscribed on January 17, 1890
  • Madge Nolan
  • Emma Oakerson; inscribed on January 16, 1890
  • Emma Parnell; inscribed on March 28, 1888.  Maggie's teacher
  • Hattie Rains; inscribed on March 28, 1888
  • Georgia Roberts
  • Mary Sivey of Greenfield, Indiana; inscribed on January 15, 1890
  • Fannie Varner; inscribed at Greenfield, Indiana, on January 15, 1890.  Maggie's schoolmate
  • J. Kirby Wachtell; inscribed on September 13, 1892; from or inscribed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  John Kirby Wachtell, born in Muncie, Indiana, in 1868.  He would marry Maggie's sister, inscriber Martha Alma Baldwin, "Mattie", in 1893.
  • Charles Wells; inscribed at Greenfield, Indiana, on July 28, 1894


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