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Benjamin Ward Baum
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Birth: Jan. 3, 1821
Minden
Montgomery County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 14, 1887
Syracuse
Onondaga County
New York, USA

Cause of death: cardiac atrophy

Benjamin Ward Baum died yesterday afternoon at 37 Shonnard st. after a long illness, aged sixty-six years. He was born at Minden, Montgomery county, this State, January 3, 1821; was educated at Cazenovia Seminary, and in early life with his parents removed to Cicero, in this county. He lived for many years in this city, and also conducted an extensive stock farm on the Brewerton road. He has always been natively engaged in business enterprises. In 1830 he engaged largely in the manufacture of butter and cheese; in 1860 he went to the Pennsylvania oil regions and was prominent in developing the natural resources of that locality; and in 1872, his health being impaired, he partly retired from business. About a year ago he was hurt by being thrown from a carriage and never fully recovered from this injury. Major Baum married Cynthia A. Stanton, daughter of Oliver Stanton of Cazenovia, in 1842. Of their nine children, four died in infancy, and the eldest son, B. W., jr., died a year ago. He leaves a widow and four children, Mrs. W.H.H. Neal of this city, Mrs. R.D. Brewster of Weedsport, Louis F. Baum and Dr. Harry C. Baum, both of this city. He has been connected with the Methodist Church for many years, being an active member and trustee of the Centenary Church society. He was public spirited and liberal, and contributed freely to religious and charitable enterprises. In all relations of life he was the good citizen.

Syracuse Daily Journal, Feb. 15, 1887.

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Baum (1797 - 1854)
  Magdalena Elwood Baum (1799 - 1854)
 
 Spouse:
  Cynthia Ann Stanton Baum (1820 - 1905)*
 
 Children:
  Synthia Jane Baum (1843 - 1848)*
  Oliver Stanton Baum (1844 - 1848)*
  Harriet Alvena Baum Neal (1846 - 1923)*
  Mary Louise Baum Brewster (1847 - 1933)*
  Benjamin Ward Baum (1850 - 1886)*
  Edwin Clay Baum (1853 - 1856)*
  L. Frank Baum (1856 - 1919)*
  Henry Clay Baum (1859 - 1916)*
  George McCellean Baum (1861 - 1863)*
 
 Siblings:
  Benjamin Ward Baum (1821 - 1887)
  Lyman S. Baum (1824 - 1877)*
  Adam Clarke Baum (1832 - 1888)*
  Katharine Baum Gray (1833 - 1889)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Syracuse
Onondaga County
New York, USA
Plot: Sect 24 plot 80
 
Created by: Diane LM
Record added: May 11, 2012
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Benjamin Ward Baum
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Benjamin Ward Baum
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