Plainfield Garden Club

Member: Fargo, Mrs. Alvin W. (Margaret Morse) '27

1928 Treasurer Book April 15th $5.00
1929 Treasurer Book Active April $5.00
1930, 1931 Treasurer Book Associate

1932 Directory* Address: 1416 Watchung Avenue
* = This directory is not dated but presumed to be from the year 1932.
NOTE: Mrs. Alvin W. Fargo is listed as an "Associate Member"
NOTE: Her name and address are crossed out by hand.

1932 Treasurer Book: Associate Fargo, Mrs. A. W. Resigned

1941 - 1942 - 1943 Treasurer Book, Associate: Mrs. Alvin W. Fargo 2/5/43 Pd. 1/6/44 Pd. 1/4/45 Pd. June 4, 1946

1944 Treasurer Book, under "Active" Mrs. F. Miller Fargo is listed. She is Mrs. Alvin W. Fargo's daughter-in-law

1945 - 1946 Treasurer Book, Associate: Fargo, Mrs. Alvin 12/7/45 May 8, 1947 June 4, 1948 June 23, 1949 June 15, 1950 May 1951 June 1952

Fargo, Mrs. Alvin W. '27

photo circa 1950

Fargo, Mrs. Alvin W. '27

photo circa 1950, back of photo

Mrs. Miller Fargo

Not certain how Mrs. F. Miller Fargo is related to Mrs. Alvin W. Fargo.

Yale 1920

Gives address 1415 Putnam Avenue

Alvin W. Fargo, care Campbell, Heath & Co., 5 Nassau St., New York, N. Y. (Class of 1906)

F. Miller Fargo, Jr., 1415 Putnam Ave., Plainfield, N. J. [Mfg.]

Descendant of William P. Brown


Children of SARAH HALL and ALVIN FARGO are:

i. KENDALL MORSE8 FARGO, b. 2 January 1970.

ii. GREGORY HALL FARGO, b. 10 November 1971.

iii. NICHOLAS MICHAEL FARGO, b. 25 June 1974

Alvin Fargo Jr. New York Times Obituary

Alvin Fargo Jr., 75, Advertising Executive
Published: December 16, 1990
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Alvin W. Fargo Jr., a retired advertising executive, died yesterday at his home in Edison, N.J. He was 75 years old and also had a home in Nantucket, Mass.

Mr. Fargo died of congestive heart failure, his son, Mike, of Kentfield, Calif., said.

He was the former administrative vice president and chairman of the finance committee of Rumrill-Hoyt Inc. of Manhattan, the successor to Charles W. Hoyt & Company, which he joined in 1938. He was also a member of the company's board.

Mr. Fargo was born in Montclair, N.J., and graduated from Yale in 1937.

He was the commanding officer of a motor torpedo boat squadron in World War II and was task unit commander of all motor torpedo board operations in the Phillipines and Borneo area. He led the invasion of Brunei Bay off Borneo, and in September 1945, he accepted the surrender of the Japanese forces at Kuching in southwest Borneo. He received nine ribbons and medals, including the Silver Star.

Social Register 1899

Listing Alvin W. Fargo at home with his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Frank M. (Louise Watkinson) Fargo Y '81 in Summit, NJ

'Giggleswick' by Marjorie Blackman Elliott 1989

PGC Member Marjorie Blackman Elliott traces the history of the Mellick family and in particular PGC founding member Mrs. George P. (Ella Hartley) Mellick '15 and her well known estate, 'Giggleswick'

Mrs. Elliot writes of the adjacent property to Giggleswick, a home that belonged to Miller Fargo. A map is included.

Social Register 1900

Fargo Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. (Louise Watkinson)
Juniors Mr. Alvin W.
Pt. Pleasant, NJ

Fargo Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. (May S. Preston)
Juniors Miss Helen & Mr. W. P>
Juniors Mr. Stuart D. Preston

Phone No 54 Dobbs Ferry

Yale 1857 - 1897

The "Class Cup" recipient Alvin W. Fargo

1984 Questover Designer Showhouse Program

Questover Program pages 1 through 55

Questover Program pages 56 through 106

Questover Program pages 107 through 131

May 15, 2012 Louise Kendall Morse Tweedy

SAN ANGELO Louise Kendall Morse Tweedy passed away at her home at the Tweedy Ranch on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 surrounded by her family. Louise was born June 9, 1921 in Plainfield, New Jersey. She was the youngest daughter of Lorine May Cross Morse and Edward Kendall Morse.

Louise's education began at Hartridge School in Plainfield and continued with Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Connecticut. As a young adult she attended a cooking school in New York City. She worked as an assistant x-ray technician and helped with physical therapy at Muhlenburg Hospital in Plainfield. Louise enjoyed mechanical drawing and drew blueprints for the engineering department of International Motors. Additionally, she was a member of the Junior League of Plainfield, New Jersey. She was also a member of the twentieth century club.

Louise spent her early years at East Hampton, Long Island; Crystal Lake in Carbondale, Pennsylvania and Nantucket, Massachusetts. She attended youth camp in Vermont.

Louise lived in Plainfield until her marriage to Andrew Mellick Tweedy of Knickerbocker, Texas. They were married in Plainfield at the Grace Episcopal Church on November 10, 1945. They moved to Knickerbocker where Andrew was managing the Tweedy family ranch. Louise quickly adapted to her new environment of West Texas and began helping Andrew with daily tasks on the ranch. She enjoyed horseback riding and later passed on her passion for the sport to her children. She was also a wonderful host. Due to her warm hospitality, the Tweedy home at Knickerbocker was a comfortable, inviting place for friends and relatives to relax and enjoy hours or days of conversation and recreation.

From 1954-1956, she volunteered time at the Knickerbocker school as a substitute teacher, theatrical properties mistress and helped organize events for school programs. In 1956, Louise and Andy moved to San Angelo while her daughters attended San Angelo schools returning to Knickerbocker in 1963. She was active with scouting programs for her daughters. She volunteered for the Young Women's Service League.

Louise was a competitive person and enjoyed games. She engaged her time playing bridge with her dear friends. She was an avid golfer and served as president of the Women's Golf Association in 1966. In 1972 and 1975, she won the Women's Championship at the San Angelo Country Club.

Louise followed her father and husband as a skilled marksman and enjoyed hunting ducks, dove, and quail. She, also, loved to fish on Dove Creek and the Gulf Coast.
Louise was preceded in death by her husband Andrew Mellick Tweedy, her sisters, Mary Lorine Morse, Margaret Morse Fargo, her brother in law Alvin W. Fargo, brother in law John B. Tweedy, and sister in law, Elizabeth T. Sykes.

Louise is survived by her daughters, Barbara Vannan Tweedy of San Angelo, Patricia Tweedy Wagner and her husband, Logan Wagner of Austin, and Sandra Mellick Tweedy of Knickerbocker and her granddaughter Eugenia Fenn Wagner of Austin. Her nieces, Lorine Fargo and Jane Fargo of Edison, New Jersey. A nephew Alvin Fargo and his wife Sara of Kentfield, California. Della Messer, her dear friend and companion. Her in laws: Dr. Edwin Sykes of San Angelo and Mardie Tweedy of Denver, Colo. Also numerous cousins and their spouses: Phil and Anne Ardery of Louisville, KY, Helen Tweedy of Silverdale, Wa, Barbara Flowers of Marina del Ray, CA. Also, Anne and Morris Reese of San Angelo, Edwin Sykes of San Angelo, Mellick and Barbara Sykes of San Antonio, Tx, Drew Sykes of Knickerbocker, Tx., Joe and Melinda Waring and Eva and Lee Horton of San Angelo, Charles and Diana Waring of Dallas, Tx., Richard Waring of Houston, Tx., Julie Ardery and Bill Bishop of Austin, Tx, Sarah and David Manning and Katherine Tweedy and Gerald Nelson of Denver, Co., Christopher and Susan Tweedy of Denver Co., John and Beret Tweedy of Boulder, Co. and their mother, Helen Chenery; Ryland and Pam Howard of San Antonio, Tx. and many more loved cousins, nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers are Helen McAshan, Virginia Holland, Mary Kennemer, Charlene Stokes, Wanda Hagan, Odalia Martinez, Anne Reese, Eva Horton, Julie Ardery, Melinda Waring, Kate Tweedy, Lanna Duncan and Leslie Wilkenson.

A special appreciation is extended to Dr. Chris Barnett who was an encouraging advocate for Mother. Louise was also devoted to Lita Alamany and Eva Palacios for their weekly understanding and support.

A memorial service will be held at 11AM Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Knickerbocker Community Center ( P.O. Box 111, Knickerbocker, Tx, 76939) Baptist Memorial Hospice , Emmanuel Episcopal Church or a charity of choice .

.Published in GoSanAngelo from May 18 to May 20, 2012

Giggleswick by Marjorie Blackman Elliott, 1989

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