|Name} Baldwin, Evelyn Mae||Family History} Olson|
|Title}||Race} White||Sex} Female|
|Birth: Date} Exa 8 Dec 1896||Place} Cedar Grove, Essex, New Jersey|
|Marr.: Date} Exa 30 Nov 1918||Place} Rahway, Union, New Jersey(Link)|
|Death: Date} Exa 27 Feb 1983 C||Place} Alhambra, Los Angeles, California|
|Burial: Date} Exa 2 Mar 1983||Place} Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles, California|
|Grave Marker} Yes||
|Parents: } Leslie George Baldwin & Frances Lydia Pettit|
Relationship No.} 7
|1st Household No.} 121 = Cedar Grove, Verona Twp., Essex, New Jersey|
| Occupation 1} Housewife |
Miller, Peter John (Pete)|
Total Number of} 1
|Notes: Evelyn Mae Baldwin was born at home on 8 Dec 1896, to Leslie George and Frances
Lydia Baldwin. The family was living on the Pompton Turnpike, Cedar Grove
Verona Twp., Essex, New Jersey. Her birth certificate was not issued until
4 Dec 1942. She had a brother, Wilfred Leslie, who was less than one year
In the 1900 U.S. census, Evelyn was living with her parents at 1164 Wright Street, Newark, Essex, New Jersey. In the 1910 U.S. census, she was living with her parents in Rahway, Union, New Jersey. Her brother Wilfred was brought up by his fraternal grandparents, Daniel and Evalena Baldwin in nearby Verona and Caldwell. Evelyn and Wilfred are pictured at right about 1901 and 1918.
Evelyn received a Certification of Completion from The International Sunday School Association, North American Department of Education, School of Principals and Methods, Session of 1916. In 1918 she was living with her parents at 228 Rector Lane, Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey. She married Peter John Miller, better known as Pete, on 30 Nov 1918, in Rahway, Union, New Jersey. They are pictured at left about 3 months before their marriage.
Evelyn and Pete's first son, John Leslie (Jack) was born 27 Aug 1919. In the 1920 U.S. census, the family was living at 228 Sherman Road, Perth Amboy. Also living with them were Chris Miller, his wife Anna, and son August. Their second son Robert Alfred (Bob) was born in 1921, followed by a daughter, and two more sons, all born in Perth Amboy.
In 1922, Evelyn and her husband were members of the First Presbyterian Church in Perth Amboy. The family was living in South Plainfield at the time. After being a member of the South Plainfield Baptist Church for some period of time, they returned to the First Presbyterian Church in Perth Amboy on January 11, 1931.
In the meantime, the family spent a year in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia. The 1930 census lists Evelyn and the five children living on Farmington Street in Atlanta. Her husband Pete cannot be found in any census records. Before January 1931, the family had returned to Perth Amboy.
For some period of time, Evelyn's husband Pete had a print shop in Perth Amboy, named the Raritan Letter Shop. The depression was a rough time, and on 5 Oct 1935 the family finally left New Jersey for California. As seen on the left, they traveled by car, camping on the way, following the southern route.
Evelyn and her family settled in Wilmar(now Rosemead), Los Angeles County. Their 1939 address was 2912 Stevens Avenue, Wilmar. Pete worked as an accountant. It was here that their last child, a daughter, was born in 1939. In the 1940 U.S. census, the entire family is listed at the Stevens address. Evelyn had completed the 8th grade. The family moved several times, as documented by the postcards they received. They finally settled at 101 East Adams Avenue in Alhambra. It was here that her children and grandchildren gathered each year to celebrate Christmas Eve. She once wrote of her youngest grandchild, "8 lbs. 8½ oz. - red hair - 1st one out of 18 grandchildren."
Throughout the years, Evelyn made several trips to New Jersey to visit her parents, seen in the photographs to the right. She and her husband Pete were active in the First Presbyterian Church of Alhambra. She was a member of the Women's Association, and her recipe for "Punch for 50 People" appears in the Association's cookbook. One of her and Pete's major contributions to the church was the establishment of the Jack Miller Memorial Library in the memory of their son who was killed serving in the U.S. Air Force in World War II. She received $25.90 per month for her lifetime from the National Service Life Insurance policy on Jack following his death.
In 1958, Evelyn and Pete retired and moved to Hesperia, San Bernardino, California, in the high desert. Their last small home was located at 17681 Cajon Street. Evelyn's mother, Frances Baldwin, also moved to Hesperia to live with them. Pete opened a new paint store in Hesperia in 1961. Evelyn was active in the Hesperia Federated Women's Club. She once won a "Crazy Hats" contest for "most original design" -- with an inverted paint bucket trimmed with paint brushes, scrapers, a cellulose mop (san handle) and topped off with red cherries.
Pete died in Hesperia on 19 Nov 1967, just short of their 49th Wedding Anniversary. On May 13, 1968, Evelyn took her first jet flight, from Los Angeles to Sacramento, and was rewarded with a certificate signed by the pilot and stewardess commerating the event. This trip was to visit her son Bob, who lived in Sacramento.
In December 1968, the paint store was liquidated in a major sale. Evelyn sold the Hesperia home around June 1969, and moved back to Alhambra. Her last residence was in a rest home in Alhambra. She passed away 27 Feb 1983, and is buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, in the Parkview Lawn section. Her son Jack lies between she and her husband.
|Time of Birth}||Time of Death} 12:15 PM||Fraternal/Social}|
|Confirm. Date}||Photos} Evelyn in 1974|
|Immigr'n Date} N/A||Port} N/A|
|Education: Grade} 8th grade or Top 2 Degrees}|
|Military: Service} None for the State of}|
Cause of Death}
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