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Can anyone help me. I am reading a book first published in 1921 called Canteening Overseas which was writen by Marian Baldwin. It contains a series of letters she wrote whilst being in France during the great war and I wanted to study her life story. Can anyone help me in learning more about this woman, where and when she was born, where she lived after the war and when she died etc. Any ifo would be great.

 

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I forgot to mention that she worked for the A.F.F.W and the Y.M.C.A. She also mentions Farmington. But I would like to learn as much as I can about her.   

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Googled book title and found a copy with bio..

born 5 June 1895 New York only child of Albert Francis (k/a Edward) and  Mary A (nee Washburn).

Went to France 1917 returned 24 July 1919.

1925 married John Jefferson Steiner - one daughter

Died Christmas Day 1972 Birmingham, Alabama.

 

Ancestry refs....

Details for 'Elbert Francis Baldwin' lists two children.

An older brother Elbert b 12 Feb 1894

 

Passport Applications - one transcribed as 'Warian' Baldwin has photo 1917.

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Marian's thoughts on returning home.png

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This is fantastic Barbara, could you sned me the link to the book as I would like to see if I could by a copy with her bio, mine does not have it. It only has the letters.    

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