Charles Marshall Baldwin was born in Winchester,
Frederick County, Virginia, February 15, 1867, the son of Dr.
Cornelius Baldwin, who served throughout the Civil War as a surgeon on
the staff of "Stonewall" Jackson.
His education was received at the Shenandoah
Valley Academy in Winchester, and after completing his course there he
came to Kansas City in 1885. His first position was with the
Robert Keith Furniture Company, and he has been with that firm ever
since. Beginning at the very bottom of the ladder, he worked his
way, and is now vice-president of the company.
Mr. Baldwin has always been active and
enthusiastic in public and political matters. He is high in the
councils of the Democratic party, but has always refused office.
In 1901 he was elected a member of the Board of Directors of
Convention Hall, and in 1902 was re-elected. His is a member of
the Commercial Club, and also belongs to the Kansas City Club.
Mr. Baldwin was married in 1895 to Miss Lady
Belle Hammett, and they have two children, Cornelius Hammett and Fanny