Individual Record 15

Name}   Pettit, Frances Lydia (Fannie) Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Exa  5 Oct 1875 Place} Newark, Essex, New Jersey
Marr.: Date} Cir 1897 Place} Cedar Grove, Essex, New Jersey(Link)
Death: Date} Exa 23 Feb 1965 Place} Victorville, San Bernardino, California
Burial: Date} Fam 25 Feb 1965 Place} Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles, California
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1}  51 = Letter
Source 2}  52 = Interview
Source 3} 128 = Letter
Source 4} 1274=Marriage rec
Source 5} 1272=Birth record
Source 6} 106 = 1880 USA cen
Source 7} 250 = Birth certif
Source 8}  25 = 1900 USA cen
Source 9} 747 = 1910 USA cen
Source 10}251 = Marriage rec
Source 11}1270=1920 USA cen
Source 12}887 = 1930 USA cen
Source 13}1271=City directy
Source 14}1338=1940 USA cen
Source 15}630 = Photograph
Source 16}642 = Photograph
Source 17}647 = Photograph
Source 18}665 = Photograph
Source 19}673 = Photograph
Source 20}1253= Photograph
Source 21}1266=Heirloom/mem
Source 22}622 = Letter
Source 23} 92 = Diary
Source 24}595 = Newspaper
Source 25}533 = Death record
Source 26}555 = Funeral rec
Source 27}179 = Cemetery rec
Source 28}1094=Cemetery rec
Parents: } George Pettit & Sarah E. Corey
   Relationship No.} 17
1st Household No.} 336 = Newark, New Jersey
      Occupation 1} Housewife
       Occupation 2} Telephone operator
  Religion/Church} Presbyterian
Spouses:   Prime} Baldwin, Leslie George
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Frances Lydia Pettit was born 5 Oct 1875 in Newark, Essex, New Jersey.  Her parents were George Pettit and Sarah E. Corey, and they have always been a mystery.  They were married in 1868 in Manhattan, New York, New York, and nothing more is known about them.  Frances was adopted unofficially by William and Mary Nichols.  William S. Nichols (1841-1887) was a photographer.  They and "Fannie" were living in Newark, New Jersey, in the 1880 U.S. census.

When the Nichols were unable to care for her, Frances later (about age 12) went to live with the Bowdens in Cedar Grove, Essex, New Jersey.  She married Leslie George Baldwin in 1894 in Cedar Grove.  Wilfred, their first child was born 21 Dec 1895, and Evelyn was born 8 Dec 1896.  When Evelyn was born, the family was living on Pompton Turnpike, Cedar Grove.

The 1900 U.S. census found Frances, with her husband and daughter Evelyn, living on Wright Street, Newark, New Jersey.  Their son Wilfred was living with his grandparents, Daniel and Evelena Baldwin in the Verona Twp., Essex.  In the 1910 U.S. census, Frances, Leslie, and Evelyn were living in Rahway, Union, New Jersey.  Their son Wilfred still lived with his grandparents, Daniel and Evelena Baldwin, now in Caldwell.
The family moved again, and in 1918, Frances, Leslie and Evelyn were living at 228 Rector Street, Middlesex County, Perth Amboy, New Jersey.  Evelyn married in 1918 and moved to a new residence with her husband.  In later years, Frances and Leslie lived apart.  In the 1920 U.S. census, Frances was rooming with a Charles and Mary Gregg in Perth Amboy.  She was a telephone operator.  Leslie and their son Wilfred were in living in Brooklyn, New York.

In the 1930 U.S. census, Frances was living in Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey.  Her son Wilfred was living with her.  In 1937, she and Wilfred were living at 568 Hamilton, Rahway, New Jersey.  In the 1940 U.S. census, they were living at 599 W. Scott Ave., Rahway.  Wilfred was the manager of the Acme-Baldwin Fire Prevention Co.  In 1942, when Frances made an affidavit regarding the birthdate of her daughter Evelyn, she was living at 458 West Milton Avenue, Rahway, New Jersey.

Evelyn Mae Miller, Frances Lydia Baldwin Robert Alfred Miller Peter Miller, Evelyn Miller, Ruth Miller, Frances Baldwin Frances Baldwin, Leslie George Baldwin, Evelyn Miller, Ruth Miller Evelyn Miller, Leslie George Baldwin, Frances Baldwin Wilfred Baldwin, Frances Baldwin, Leslie George Baldwin

Frances came to Alhambra to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn and Peter Miller, about 1957.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Alhambra.  When the Millers moved to Hesperia to retire, she moved with them.  She died 23 Feb 1965 in Victorville, San Bernardino, California.  She was buried 25 Feb 1965 in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, California.  Her headstone can be found in the Valley View section, Lot 1160, Grave 4.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Frances L. Baldwin
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Frances in 1965
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} 8th grade             or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 11 May 2014
Date Created}     9 Apr 1993
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