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Transcribed biography of Florence Baird Ludington


Florence Baird Ludington, the only child of Lewis F. and Elisabeth Alice Baird, was born Jan. 15, 1884, on a farm north east of Boone Grove, Ind. We lived there until April 1891 when my folks moved to Boone Grove. My father, Lewis Fluke Baird, was born Oct. 12, 1839, in Wayne Co., Ohio. He married Cevilla Garman and they had three children, Henry, Howard, and Viola. Cevilla died and was buried in Wayne Co., Ohio. His 2nd wife Eunice Funk died within a year of heart trouble. On Jan. 31, 1883, he married Elisabeth Alice Campbell, she was born Nov. 2, 1853 near Wauseon, Ohio.

I graduated from Boone Grove High School in 1902. On Sept. 25, 1906 I married Dick Carlton Ludington. Dick was born April 9, 1882, the eldest son of Joseph Daniel and Samantha Jones Ludington, and passed away Aug. 28, 1933. He had a brother Clarence and a sister Anne Mary.

We had two sons Maurice Baird and Lawrence Dale. Maurice was born Dec. 22, 1908 and married Frances May Perrill on Oct. 11, 1931. They live 3 miles north west of Boone Grove in the house that Maurice was born. They have three daughters. Lawrence was born Aug. 13, 1916 and married Mary Alice Waldorph on Sept. 6, 1936. They live in Boone Grove in the house his Grandfather Joseph Ludington built in 1916. They have three children. I am a member of the Boone Grove Christian Church, in the last 20 years I have missed two Sundays on the account of sickness. My activities include Esther Circle, Church Fellowship and Senior Citizens Golden Year Club. I have also kept a diary since 1902. In the last 7 years I have made comforters for each one of my six grand and twelve great grandchildren. I reside in Boone Grove with my son Lawrence and at ninety-one I am still leading an active life. This summer, 1975, I journeyed by car to Florida and Ohio visiting relatives.

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
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