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Memorable Manitobans: Daniel Baldwin (1872-1949)

Educator, physician.

Born in Dundas County, Ontario on 1 November 1872, he came to Manitoba in the early 1890s and attended the Brandon Normal School. He taught successively at Kelloe School and Woodlands School then was the Principal of Cypress River School (1901-1902) and Dominion City School (1902-1903). He attended the Manitoba Medical College and, after graduation, set up a medical practice at Benito in the spring of 1907 that he maintained until his death. He also served as Chair of the Benito School Board, starting in 1913, and was a member of the Benito municipal council as of 1943. He was a Liberal-Progressive candidate for the Swan River constituency in the 1936 provincial general election. On 14 October 1903, he married Rose Maud Lynch (1876-1970) at Miniota and they had two sons: Russell Mayhew Baldwin (1904-?) and John Daniel Baldwin (1908-1961). He died at Benito on 18 May 1949 and was buried in the Benito Cemetery.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Development of Education in Swan River Valley by J. N. R. Clark, MEd thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba, 1949.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Dr. D. Baldwin dies at Benito,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 May 1949, page 33.

“Masonic rites for Dr. D. Baldwin,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 May 1949, page 4.

“Benito district news,” Swan Valley Star and Times, 30 April 1970, page 7.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Brenda Lesyk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 June 2018

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