Plainfield Garden Club








Member: Hetherington, Mrs. Ferris Sands (Mary Louise Edsall) '37

1937 Treasurer Book Active: Mrs. Ferris S. Hetherington Nov. 8
1938 Treasurer Book, Active: Mrs. Ferris S. Hetherington 1/7/38 Pd 1/8/39 Pd. Active Mrs. Ferris S. Hetherington 1/14/40 Pd 1/13/41 Pd. 11/25/41 Pd. 11/24/42 Pd. 11/28/43 Pd. 11/27/44 Pd. 12/10/45 5/17/46 May 12, 1947 May 27, 1948

1942 Address: 205 Stelle Avenue

1949 - 1950 Treasurer Book: Hetherington, Mrs. Ferris transfer to ass. June 1949

1958 Address: 205 Stelle Avenue

May be related to the following PGC Members:

Nash, Mrs. William Bryan (Blanche Pelz) '32
Robinson, Mrs. Harry A. (Lilla Bryan) '20

June 24, 1910 New York Times wedding announcement of Mr. Ferris Hetherington's brother

The announcement mentions the home of Mr. Hetherington's parents in Bound Brook, NJ called "The Hedges"

From the History of the Ukranian Orthodox Church

In 1972 God provided us with basically another gift. The Heatherington Estate the family that founded the New York Stock Exchange just across the pond from our original property was offered to us for purchase. It was the wish of the family that our Church have the first opportunity to purchase the property. By the Grace of God, our faithful were encouraged to offer their support with outright gifts and loans, to make this purchase possible. Fifty acres of land were received in this transaction at $50,000 per acre and there was much doubt from all sides about whether or not we would be able to pay the debt incurred. Again, the finger of the Lord intervened and a purchaser came forward with a proposition to purchase 15 acres of land on the back of this new property, right along Interstate 287. Over one million dollars was realized from this purchase and the balance owed for our original purchase was paid off.

New York Stock Exchange firm of Arthur and Ferris Hetherington

The Hedges was a farm in what is now South Bound Brook and sold to the Ukranian Church in 1972

Moody's Magazine article

New York Stock Exchange firm of Arthur and Ferris Hetherington

The Hedges was a farm in what is now South Bound Brook and sold to the Ukranian Church in 1972

1915-1965 History of the Plainfield Garden Club

From the History of the Ukranian Orthodox Church

In 1972 God provided us with basically another gift. The Heatherington Estate the family that founded the New York Stock Exchange just across the pond from our original property was offered to us for purchase. It was the wish of the family that our Church have the first opportunity to purchase the property. By the Grace of God, our faithful were encouraged to offer their support with outright gifts and loans, to make this purchase possible. Fifty acres of land were received in this transaction at $50,000 per acre and there was much doubt from all sides about whether or not we would be able to pay the debt incurred. Again, the finger of the Lord intervened and a purchaser came forward with a proposition to purchase 15 acres of land on the back of this new property, right along Interstate 287. Over one million dollars was realized from this purchase and the balance owed for our original purchase was paid off.

Ancestors of Nancy Ann Hershman

Grace's Parents

Father: Leonidas Craven Yeargan (1873-1950) 813
Mother: Agnes F Buffaloe (1877-1946) 813

Lists Grace's birth "about" 1914

Courier News articles for "Hetherington"

Hetherington Arthur F. 10/5/1971 Obituary
Hetherington Ferris S., Sr. 7/1/1957 Obituary
Hetherington Ferris S., Sr. 12/6/1961 News
Hetherington Mary Louise 6/22/1959 Obituary
Hetherington Mary Louise 7/3/1959 News
Hetherington Mary Louise husband Ferris S., Sr. 7/31/1962 News

Plainfield Library Archives

Wednesday, May 20, 1936

Garden Club Executives and Prize Cup

. . . Garden Center flower show yesterday in Cedar Brook Park were, left to right, Mrs. . . of the Plainfiled Garden Club; Mrs. Frederic W. Goddard, president of the Garden . . .; and Mrs. James L. Devlin, chairman of the county Garden Club arrangements. . . presented by Mrs. Goddard, may be seen in the center of the table. It was won by Mrs. William B. Tyler

County Garden Center Holds First Show

First flower show in the Union County Garden Center, Cedar Brook Park, was held yesterday afternoon, with Mrs. James L. Devlin as chairman of arrangements.

Associated with her were the following members of the Plainfield Garden Club, Mrs. Leslie Runyon Fort, president; Mrs. Henry L. deForest, Mrs. William A. Holliday and Mrs. Frederic W. Goddard, president of the Garden Club of New Jersey.

Member garden clubs in the county, which exhibited, included Mountainside Garden Club, Cranford, Westfield, Watchung Hills, Fanwood, Spade and Trowel and the Neighborhood Gardeners of Rahway and Colonia.

Judges for the show were Mrs. David L. George, South Orange; Mrs. Arthur Hetherington, Bound Brook, and Mrs. Frederick Hood, East Orange.

A coveted prize award was a silver cup offered by Mrs. Frederic W. Goddard to the exhibitor winning the greatest number of points. This resulted in a tie between Mrs. Leslie Runyon Fort and Mrs. William B. Tyler. On a draw, the award went to Mrs. Tyler.

There were a total of 90 entries in each of the 12 classes, with first, second and third awards and honorable mention in each.

Residence of Ferris S. Hetherington, 205 Stelle Avenue

In this illustrated book, the Courier-News has sought to present some of the representative homes of The Plainfields and adjoining territory, together with such other buildings of interest and importance as would serve to convey an idea of the physical attractioins of one of the most beautiful and healthful cities in the Metropolitan District. The homes reflect the desirability of this community as a place of residence.

The churches, schools, clubs and public buildings pictured serve to give the stranger some conceptions of the beauty of the city and its right to be termed the "Queen City" of New Jersey.

With picturesque Watchung Hills as a background, this section with all its natural advantages, plus a progressive spirit, coupled with high class local governing bodies and a live Chamber of Commerce, is pecularily adapted for home sites and, as a result, it has enjoyed a steady and healthy growth for many years.


publication circa 1917

The Hedges in Bound Brook, New Jersey

1914 Harvard

Hetherington, Ferris Sands, 15 Broad, New York, NY, Bound Brook, NJ

1954 - 1970 296 Images from Plainfield Library Scrapbook

Harvard Class of 1908 Arthur Fenton Hetherington

Harvard Class of 1908 Arthur Fenton Hetherington

Columbia College Class of 1907 Ferris Sands Hetherington

Columbia College Class of 1907 Ferris Sands Hetherington

Baltimore Museum of Art/Frick

itle Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone Papers, Series 5. Photographs
repository Baltimore Museum of Art
description Series 5, Photographs, contains photographs of the Cone sisters, other members of the Cone family, the Marlborough Apartments and the Steins and their homes. There are also photographs of sites visited by Claribel and Etta, artists whose work is in their collection, and works of art in their collection or that they may have considered purchasing.

It is arranged in eleven subseries: Claribel Cone, Etta Cone, Claribel Cone and Etta Cone, Cone Family, Marlborough Apartments, Sites, Steins, Artists, Works of Art, Installations, and Unidentified.

The Works of Art subseries includes photographs of paintings, sculptures and works on paper some of which became part of the Cone Collection. Many of these photographs were sent to the Cones by art dealers in order to interest them in purchasing a particular work. Those that were originally enclosed with correspondence have been moved to this series and notations have been made on the enclosure about the origin. One item of particular note in this subseries is a scrapbook that Louis Favre created for the Cones of photographs of his works and of himself in 1927.

Five photographs of Matisse at work that were originally part of the Cone Papers have been transferred to the Prints, Drawings and Photographs Department and accessioned into the Museum's collection. For more information, contact the Prints, Drawings and Photographs Department of the Baltimore Museum of Art. One important photograph of Matisse that does remain with the Cone Papers depicts him with the sculpture, Le Serf.

The Cone Family subseries contains a group of photographic postcards of Ceasar and Jeanette Cone's vacation home, Camp Carolina, in Lake Placid, New York. The postcards depict the interior and exterior of the house, which was designed by Max Westhoff and built in 1913.

Also included in this Series is a group of photographs of various members of the Cone Family that was donated by Mrs. Ethel Berney. Mrs. Berney marked each of them on the back and in a few instances on the front with the names of the persons in the photograph. These photographs have been interfiled with the rest of the Photographs series and have notations on the enclosures about their provenance.

Several other photographs of Gertrude and Leo Stein's apartment donated by Ferris Sands Hetherington, brother of Laura Freedlander, are included in the Series as well. These have also been interfiled with the rest of the Photographs series with notations on the enclosures about their provenance.

Preferred Citation
Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone Papers, Archives and Manuscripts Collections, The Baltimore Museum of Art
extent 3.0 Linear feet ; 5 boxes, 1 oversize box.
access The collection is open for research. Microfilm of Series 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 is available at the BMA Library and the Archives of American Art. Microfilmed portions must be consulted on microfilm. Please call the Library for an appointment to use the microfilm or contact the Archives of American Art. In addition, transcriptions of correspondence have been copied and bound in chronological order and are avaialble in the Library.
record link http://cdm16075.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15264dc
bibliography Gabriel, Mary. The Art of Acquiring: Portrait of Etta and Claribel Cone. Bancroft: BRAD, 2002.
record source http://www.artbma.org/library/finding_aids/ConePapersSeries5-photographs.html
finding aid In repository and on repository's website
acquisition information Bequest of Etta Cone on her death in 1949. Further donations of material were made in 1985 and 1995 by the Cones' great-grandnephew, Edward F. Cone and great-grandniece Nancy Ramage, and great-grand nephews Edward Hirschland and Roger Hirschland in 2007.
updated 12/14/2012 14:04:01

Monday Afternoon Club Membership

Roark Bradford and John Henry

Bibliographic information

QR code for Roark Bradford and John Henry
Title Roark Bradford and John Henry
Author Ferris Sands Hetherington
Publisher University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1974
Length 134 pages

New York Times January 8, 1911

FROM Minneapolis has come the announcement of the marriage of Miss Mary Louise Edsall, daughter of Bishop Edsall of Minnesota and Mrs. Edsall, and Ferris Sand Hetherington of this city. The wedding took place on Saturday, Dec. 31, at 8 o'clock, in St. Mark's Church. Dr. Edwin G. Ramsdell was among the New Yorkers who went out for the ceremony.

Grace Bryan Yeargan

Was she a second wife? Mother?

The Scroll of Phi Delta Theta, Volume 35 1911

The Alphi Phi Quarterly, Volume 25, Issue 3 1913

December 13, 1910

Monday Afternoon Club Membership