Plainfield Garden Club








Member: Ivins, Mrs. Clinton Fox (Marguerite Carpenter) '33

1931 Treasurer Book Active (Is Mrs. Ivin's join date incorrect?)
1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937 Treasurer Book Active

Daughter-in-law to Founding PGC Member Mrs. DeWitt Clinton (Louise Morton Fox) Ivins '15

1930 Address: 1216 Martine Avenue, Plainfield

1932 Directory* Address: 937 Hillside Avenue
* = This directory is not dated but thought to be from the year 1932.

1938 Treasurer Book, Active: Mrs. Clinton F. Ivins 2/26/38 Pd. 3/3/39 Pd. Active: 3/11/40 Pd 3/10/41 Pd 1/27/42 Pd. 12/23/42 Pd. 12/7/43 Pd. 12/18/44 Pd.

1942 Address: 937 Hillside Avenue

1945 - 1946 Treasurer Book: Mrs. Clinton Ivins 1/28/46 Resigned 2/11/46

Marguerite Carpenter Ivins

Marguerite Carpenter1
#5225, b. 1889, d. after 1931
Marguerite Carpenter was born in 1889.1 She married Clinton Fox Ivins, son of DeWitt Clinton Ivins and Louise Morton Fox, in 1917.1 Marguerite Carpenter died after 1931.1
Marguerite Carpenter and Clinton Fox Ivins appeared on the 1920 Federal census of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, enumerated 14 January 1920.2 Marguerite Carpenter and Clinton Fox Ivins appeared on the 1930 Federal census of Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey enumerated 18 April 1930.3
Children of Marguerite Carpenter and Clinton Fox Ivins
Elizabeth Ivins1
Clinton Fox Ivins1
Patricia Ann Ivins1
Citations
[S136] Dr. George Henry Fox, Jehiel Fox of Canaan, Hoosick Falls and Chester, NY.
[S824] 1920 United States Federal Census, IL, Roll: T625_342; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 1453; Image: 398.
[S825] 1930 United States Federal Census, NJ, Roll: 1388; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 113; Image: 845.0.

937 Hillside Avenue, Plainfield, NJ

exceptional historic victorian, architectural dream, high ceilings, archways, 11 rms, 7brs, 3.1 baths, sweeping open porch for 100 guests. one of a kind home in the hillside historic district.

May 24, 2011 Listing
Price: $539,000 • Mortgage payments • Rent vs Buy 3 Free Credit Scores
Est. payment: $3,169/moTrulia Mortgage Center
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 partial
Property type: Single-Family Home
Size: –
Lot: –
Price/sqft: –
Year built: 1892
Added on Trulia: 21 days ago
Total views: 42 (as of 5/24/11)
MLS/ID: 2854285
Nearby School: Evergreen Elemen… Nearby schools
Zip: 07060
Provided by: coldwellbankermoves.com

Hillside Cemetery October 20, 2011

Two beautiful old cedars
Two tall cedars, almost branched to the ground were a verdant green and laden with cones.

The greenery was much admired and we requested permission by Mr. Fahrenholtz if we could come in December and take cuttings. He readily agreed.

Photo by S. Fraser

Hillside Cemetery

October 20, 2011
Photo by S. Fraser

Hillside Cemetery

October 20, 2011
Photo by S. Fraser

Hillside Cemetery

Photo by S. Fraser
October 20, 2011

Hillside Cemetery

October 20, 2011
Photo by S. Fraser

December 14, 2011

PGC Members trim some foliage from the beautiful Ivins cedars. Tucker Trimble and Mary Kent

Ivins marker

Gail Sloan and Kathy Andrews (facing away)
December 14, 2011

The Ivins Cedars

December 14, 2011
Tucker Trimble and Mary Kent

The PGC spreads round the Cedars

December 14, 2011
Tucker Trimble (brown coat)

Plainfield Public Library Courier News Index

Ivins Charles F. 8/1/194? News
Ivins Charles F. 11/14/1950 News
Ivins Charles F. 6/18/1954 News
Ivins Charles F. 9/8/1980 Obituary
Ivins Vivian husband Charles F. 9/8/1980 Obituary

New York Times December 13, 1917

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=FB0612FB355E11738DDDAA0994DA415B878DF1D3

WEST POINT CANDIDATES

Several New York and New Jersey Men Among Those Designated

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 – The War Department announced today that the following additional candidates from New York and New Jersey had been named to take the West Point entrance examination next March:

New Jersey: Lindsay Crawford, 24 Ridge Road, Summit; Charles F. Ivins, first alternate, 937 Hillside Avenue, Plainfield; Wilford K. Blake, second alternate, Egbert Hill, Morristown.

New York: Gerald S. Paerce, 354 Clay Street, Watertown.

New Jersey National Guard at Camp McClellan, Anniston, Ala: Rey E. Kitchell, Company F, 2d Infantry; R. M. Boden weiser, Company D, 2d Infantry, V. F. Rowland, Company B, 2d Infantry; R. M. Lapia, Company M, 2d Infantry; F. L. Messler, Company M, 2d Infantry; C. Van Tine, Company M, 2d Infantry; J. H. Tunison, Company H, 2d Infantry; Lawrence Sherlock, Company C, 2d Infantry; L. M. Sproul, Company G, 2d Infantry; Thomas Pascale, Company M. 2d Infantry; Kenneth L. Duryea, Company M, 2d Infantry; Anthony L. Taverone, Company M, 2d Infanctry.

New York National Guard at Camp Wadsworth, Spartansburg, S. C.: Donald W. Palmer, Company B., 1st Infantry.

Plainfield Public Library Archive

1936

Mrs. Clifford Baker Heads Garden Club; Reports Stress Recent Civic Improvements

Election of officers of the year's work, especailly that of a civic nature recently undertaken, and an address by Mrs. Otto Lane, who gave instructions in making conservation Christmas wreaths, featured the annual meeting of the Plainfield Garden Club yesterday at the home of Mrs. George W. Fraker in Rahway Road.

Mrs. Leslie Runyon Fort, retiring president, was in charge of the business session. These officers were chosen for the coming year: President, Mrs. Clifford M. Baker; vice-presidents, Mrs. Harry P. Marshall and Mrs. Raymond V. V. Miller; recording secretary, Mrs. Anna Stewartl corresponding secretary, Miss Laura Detwiller; treasurer, Mrs. Frederick W. Yates.

Mrs. Samuel T. Carter, Jr., gave a report of the work in the Shakespeare Garden in Cedar Brook Park. During the year there were a number of plantings in the garden which have added to its attractiveness.

Mrs. Thomas R. Van Boskerck requested donations of jellies for the Flower, Plant and Fruit Guild for distribution among the sick and shut-ins. They can be sent to her home, 1232 Prospect Avenue.

The following letter was received from Edward Baker, Jr., president of the Lions club:

"I am writing you in behalf of the Lions Club of Plainfield in regarde to the very wonderful work the Plainfield Garden Club is doing around our city. Some of the members of our club have seen the work in Cottage Place and also, the brook in Watchung Avenue, which is about completed. We just want you to know that we consider this one of the finest pieces of civic service which has been rendered Plainfield. As citizens and members of the Lions Club we certainly appreciate this work."

A report of unusual interest was presented by the conservation committe of the club. It was in part as follows:

"In early October, 1931, at the request of the Chamber of Commerce a survey was made by our president, Mrs. Leslie R. Fort and the chairman of the conservation committee of the Chamber of Commerce. This report embodied suggestions for work at conscpicuous places in the city . . . be of help in unemployment relief the club made an appropriation to be used as far as possible for wages only. Great interest was at once shown not only by club members, but also by people in many walks of life.

"Two projects were undertaken. The one first begun was Cottage Place close to the railroad tracks. Following some publicity for the work being attempted, gifts came freely – top soil, manure, plants, trees and shrubs. City officials, those of the park and street departments and the New Jersey Central, co-operated gernerously.

"Today a beautiful little park awaits the spring. There have been planted 31 trees where none stood before; 26 rose bushes and over 375 other plants and shurbs have been most carefully set out. This work employed 139 hours at 50 cents an hour and 312 hours at 40 cents an hour. The expenditure was $169.50. Cottage park has been evolved.

"It was evident when the work at Cottage Place was well underway that a second piece of work could be begun. The south bank of Green Brook at the Watchung Avenue bridge was chosen as the worst eyesore in the city. Here, as in Cottage Place, advice was generously given that nothing could be done. But the gardeners just kept on working. Gifts kept coming. A tractor was brought in to cope with stones and debris impossible for men to move. Today another pleasnt little park created by the garden club also awaits the spring.

"Because in pioneer days the little stream, now called Green Brook, was called the Sahcunk River, streams, and the tribe dwelling here along its banks were teh Sahcunk Indians, this little park made by our club is now called Sahcunk Park. In those early days from Rock Avenue to Bound Brook there was located Waccaho-vo-howiohy Village, the name meaning "where you can dig into the ground."

"In two projects 28 1/4 hours at 50 cents an hour and 211 3/4 hours at 40 cents an hour made an expenditure of $99.30. The total planting of 51 trees, 89 roses and 750 other plants and shrubs cost $268.60. Every cent went for wages so the garden club has the enviable record of being able to dispense 100 per cent relief. The fine co-operative spirit shown in every direction made every moment a delight.

"Those of us who really dug in the gardens are quite conscious that many defects may be discovered easily by those so minded. But we trust that these plots, slected as behicles for helping those in distress will be filled with flowers and restful shade. And we hope that each succeeding year will find these spots a little lovelier because of our civic interest in them and that this part of co-operative effort will not be forsaken."

Among the women who were actively engaged in these enterprises were Mrs. Leslie R. Fort, president; Mrs. J. L. Devlin, Mrs. Thomas R. VanBoskerck, Mrs. Garret Smith, Mrs. Henry L. DeForest, Mrs. Clinton Ivins, Miss Elsie Harman, Mrs. Charles A. Eaton and Mrs. Henry Wells.

937 Hillside Avenue, Plainfield NJ

1936 - 1937 Meeting Minutes

1938-1939 Meeting Minutes

Courier News Obituary Index: Charles F. Ivins

Ivins Charles F. 8/1/194? News
Ivins Charles F. 11/14/1950 News
Ivins Charles F. 6/18/1954 News
Ivins Charles F. 9/8/1980 Obituary
Ivins Vivian husband Charles F. 9/8/1980 Obituary

Clinton Fox Ivins

Clinton Fox Ivins1
b. March 1887, d. after 1931
Clinton Fox Ivins was born in March 1887 in New Jersey.2,3 He was the son of DeWitt Clinton Ivins and Louise Morton Fox.2 Clinton Fox Ivins married Marguerite Carpenter in 1917.2 Clinton Fox Ivins died after 1931.2
He appeared on the 1900 Federal census of Plainfield, New Jersey in the household of his parents DeWitt Clinton Ivins and Louise Morton Fox.3 Clinton Fox Ivins registered for the draft for World War I on 13 June 1917, while living at Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey, reporting he was employed as industrial engineer at Miller, Franklin, Bassett & Co.1 He and Marguerite Carpenter appeared on the 1920 Federal census of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, enumerated 14 January 1920.4 Clinton Fox Ivins and Marguerite Carpenter appeared on the 1930 Federal census of Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey enumerated 18 April 1930.5
Children of Clinton Fox Ivins and Marguerite Carpenter
Elizabeth Ivins2
Clinton Fox Ivins2
Patricia Ann Ivins2
Citations
[S750] WWI Draft Registration Card (published).
[S136] Dr. George Henry Fox, Jehiel Fox of Canaan, Hoosick Falls and Chester, NY.
[S822] 1900 United States Federal Census, NJ, Roll: T623 996; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 126.
[S824] 1920 United States Federal Census, IL, Roll: T625_342; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 1453; Image: 398.
[S825] 1930 United States Federal Census, NJ, Roll: 1388; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 113; Image: 845.0.
Last Edited=31 May 2006

John T. S. Hunn

John T.S. Hunn1
b. December 1877, d. after 1931
John T.S. Hunn was born in December 1877 in New Jersey.1,2 He married Hope Ivins, daughter of DeWitt Clinton Ivins and Louise Morton Fox, in 1919.1 John T.S. Hunn died after 1931.1
He appeared on the 1900 Federal census of Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey, enumerated June 1900 in the household of his parents Thomas and Julia Hunn..2 He and Hope Ivins appeared on the 1920 Federal census of Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey, enumerated 8 January 1920 along with his sister.3
Children of John T.S. Hunn and Hope Ivins
Louise Ivins Hunn1
Townsend Sharpless Hunn1 b. 1925, d. 1929
Citations
[S136] Dr. George Henry Fox, Jehiel Fox of Canaan, Hoosick Falls and Chester, NY.
[S822] 1900 United States Federal Census, NJ, Roll: T623 996; Page: 19B; Enumeration District: 126.
[S824] 1920 United States Federal Census, NJ, Roll: T625_1071; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 123; Image: 799.
Last Edited=25 May 2006

1954 - 1970 296 Images from Plainfield Library Scrapbook

April 7, 1961 Courier News 25 Years Ago, 1936

Members of the Plainfield Garden Club exhibiting in the International Flower Show in New York were: Mrs. Leslie R. Fort, president, Mrs. Richard M. Lawton, Mrs. William S. Tyler, Mrs. Cornelius B. Tyler, Mrs. William K. Dunbar, Miss Dorothea Tingley, Mrs. Walter M. McGee, Mrs. Arthur G. Nelson, P. Marshall, Mrs. Edward H. Ladd Jr., Mrs. Stephen G. Van Hoesen, Mrs. Elliott C. Laidlaw, Mrs. Clinton F. Ivins, Miss Edna Brown, Mrs. Harold Brown, Mrs. Orville G. Waring, Mrs. DeWitt Hubbell, Mrs. Irwin Taylor and Mrs. Harry H. Pond.

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Hillside Historic District

August 29, 2015

Hillside Historic District has announced a new website: http://hillsideavenuedistrict.com

They have neatly listed the homes in the district in a similar fashion to our Homes & Gardens page.

It is no exaggeration to say that the PGC helped build Hillside. In fact our first club meeting took place at Mrs. Connor's home at 999 Hillside. Take a look at our PGC Hillside Historic District resident members:

807 Hillside Avenue
Browne, Miss Elizabeth B. '37

810 Hillside Avenue
Barnhart, Mrs. Noah Chisholm (Susan Stevens) '15

816 Hillside Avenue
Zerega, Miss Bertha Virginia '23

817 Hillside Avenue
Lawton, Mrs. Richard M. (Edith Clarke) '21

832 Hillside Avenue
Yates, Mrs. Frederick Washburn (Bertha Kedzie Cornwell) '15

921 Hillside Avenue
Detwiller, Miss Laura Cecelia '29
Detwiller, Mrs. Charles H. (Catherine or "Cath" Campbell), Jr. '57

922 Hillside Avenue
Atterbury, Mrs. Albert Hoffman (Emma H. Baker) '15

930 Hillside Avenue
Corey, Mrs. Ella J. '15

937 Hillside Avenue
Hunn, Mrs. John T. Sharpless (Hope Ivins) '37
Ivins, Mrs. DeWitt Clinton (Louise Morton Fox) '15
Ivins, Mrs. Clinton Fox (Marguerite Carpenter) '33

945 Hillside Avenue
Stevens, Mrs. Horace N. (Helen Coburn) '15

950 Hillside Avenue
Harlow, Mrs. Edward Dexter (Elise Cochran Martin) '15
Martin, Mrs. Francis A. (Mary Keech Turner) '22

955 Hillside Avenue
Wallace, Mrs. Frederick W. (Grace Seccomb) '15
deForest, Mrs. Henry Lockwood (Amy Brighthurst Brown) '33

966 Hillside Avenue
Warren, Mrs. Frank D. '15

970 Hillside Avenue
Barnhart, Mrs. Noah Chisholm (Susan Stevens) '15
Kroll, Mrs. Alexander (Nancy Dwinnell or Mrs. Prince H. Gordon) '60

975 Hillside Avenue
Runkle, Mrs. Harry Godley (Jennie Fitz Randolph) '15
Albin, Mrs. Leland D. (Jennie Hoag) '36
King, Mrs. Victor E. D. (Yasmina S.) '78
Whitehead, Mrs. James Harold (Jean Fitz-Randolph Heiberg) '43

980 Hillside Avenue
Hall, Mrs. Frederic L. (Anne Garrigues Wigton) '68
Stuart, Mrs. Linden (Jeanette W.), Jr. '52
Wigton, Mrs. Charles Benson (Garrigues) '45

982 Hillside Avenue
Baker, Mrs. Clifford Myron (Margaret Drayton) '32
Valiant, Mrs. John (Katharine Drayton) '40

985 Hillside Avenue
Stevens, Mrs. John Peters ("J.P.") '15
Stevens, Mrs. Horace Nathaniel (Helen Coburn) '15
Stevens, Mrs. John Peters ("J.P."), Jr. (Edith S.) '37
Stevens, Mrs. Robert Ten Broeck (Dorothy Goodwin Whitney) '37

996 Hillside Avenue
Wallace, Mrs. Frederick W. (Grace Seccomb) '15
Murray Townsend
Mooney, Mrs. Wandell McMaster (Alice Joy McGee) '47

999 Hillside Avenue
Conner, Mrs. William A. (Florence Tupper) '15
Wigton, Mrs. William Garrigues (Ann Hayes) '55

1000 Hillside Avenue
Lawrence, Mrs. Chester B. (Florence B.), Jr. '22

1005 Hillside Avenue
McWilliams, Mrs. Howard (Anna Louise Waldbridge/Mrs. Paul Taylor Brown) '22

1007 Hillside Avenue
Lockwood, Mrs. Frederick M. (Hazel Marshall) '52
Marshall, Mrs. Henry P. (Dorothy Burke) '30

1009 Hillside Avenue
Tracy, Mrs. Evarts '22
Tracy, Mrs. Howard Crosby (Minerva Bingham Lamson) '15
Tracy, Mrs. J. Evarts (Caroline Frederica Streuli) '22

1019 Hillside Avenue
Baker, Mrs. Clifford Myron (Margaret Drayton) '28

1030 Hillside Avenue
Stillman, Mrs. William Maxson (Ethel Lucile Titsworth) '42

1035 Hillside Avenue
Streuli, Mrs. Alfred F. H. (Frederica Michelle Dwyer Hooper) '15

1045 Hillside Avenue
Timpson, Mrs. Lewis Gouverneur (Helen Frances Waring) '15
Waring, Mrs. Orville G. (Dorothy Fleming) '35

1046 Hillside Avenue
Genung, Mrs. Alfred Gawthrop (Dorothy or "Dot" Madsen) '69
Madsen, Mrs. John (Evelyn or "Evie" Wilson) '70

1300 Prospect Avenue
Streuli, Mrs. Alfred F. H. (Frederica Michelle Dwyer Hooper) '15
Tracy, Mrs. J. Evarts (Caroline Frederica Streuli) '22

1234 Watchung Avenue
Stevenson, Mrs. E. Vickers '41

1239 Watchung Avenue
Brown, Miss Edna M. '34