MADISON, GA'S HISTORIC CEMETERIES
Madison Old Cemetery
CHARLES HARRIS HELEN DOUGLAS
Funeral Service Held for Popular Official
Charles H Baldwin, prominent Madison Citizen and public official, passed away at his home Sunday afternoon, following a long illness. Mr. Baldwin was 79 years of age at the time of his passing and had lived a long and useful life in his community.
He was the son of the late Charles William and Annie Shepherd Baldwin and was born in Morgan County. He was married in 1903 to Miss Helen Douglas, who preceded him in death several years ago. The Baldwins had two daughters who survive, Mrs. P. W. Buntyn of Decatur, and Miss Charlie Helen Baldwin of Madison.
For the past 50 years, Mr. Baldwin served as Clerk of the Morgan Superior Court and was well known and beloved throughout court circles in the state. He was a Mason and a member of the First Methodist Church.
Funeral services for Mr. Baldwin were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the First Methodist Church with his pastor, the Rev. T.H. Wheelis officiating. Burial was a the City Cemetery with W.C. Hemperley in charge.
Charles W. Baldwin, Cecil Baldwin, Blount Baldwin, Albert Baldwin, Carter S. Baldwin, Pierce Baldwin, Ashbury Baldwin, and Joe D. Baldwin, all nephews, served as pall-bearers. The choir of the First Methodist Church sang, "A Mighty Fortress in Our God" and "Come Unto Me." The News extends to the Baldwin family their sincerest sympathies.
From: The Morgan County News April 7, 1950
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Mrs. C.H. Baldwin Passes at Home
Madison was saddened by the passing of one of its well known citizens Mrs. C.H. Baldwin at her home on Main Street on July 4, 1948, after a short but serious illness. Mrs. Baldwin had been in failing health, however, for the past few years, during which time she had been tenderly ministered to by her husband and two daughters.
During the past years of illness at her home, Mrs. Baldwin had been missed in her social circle of friends and in the business world here, where she had assisted her husband, C.H. Baldwin in his office as Clerk of Court.
Mrs. Baldwin, the former Helen McCall Douglas, daughter of the late Dr. P.W. Douglas and Georgia Stanlye Douglas, was a member of a distinguished and cultured Georgia family. She was born September 7, 1881 in this county. Her young ladyhood was spent in Madison, where she was a popular member of her set, admired for her blonde beauty and her gentle unassuming manner. She was often referred to as "beautiful Helen Douglas." On September 17, 1903, she was married to C.H. Baldwin, one of the county's well known and most popular businessmen, who at that time was Clerk of the Court, and who still serves faithfull and ably in this office.
Mrs. Baldwin was a devoted wife and mother. She is survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Price W. Buntyn of Atlanta and Miss Charlie Helen Baldwin of Madison, and by three sisters and a brother, Mrs. Cohen Pou, Tupelo, Miss.; Mrs. W. M. Clement, West Palm Beach, Fla.; Mrs. W.P. Robertson, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Mr. Tillman M. Douglas, West Palm Beach, Fla. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
The impressive funeral service was conducted by Rev. D.P. Johnston at the Methodist Church, of which Mrs. Baldwin was a member, on Monday, July 5 at 5:30 p.m. The many and beautiful floral offering attested the love and admira-tion of Mrs. Baldwin, her husband and her family. Music was rendered by Mr. J.E. Caldwell, soloist, with Miss Rena Prior at the organ. Old familiar favorites were sung, "When They Ring the Golden Bells" and "Nearer My God to Thee." Pallbearers were Grady Atkinson, Henry Atkinson, George Saye, Albert Turnell, Kay Tipton and A.F. Jenkins. W.C. Hemperley, Funeral Director, was in charge.
From: The Madisonian July 9, 1948
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