Plainfield Garden Club








Member: Baker, Mrs. Clifford Myron (Margaret Drayton) '28

*It is not known the exact year Margaret Baker joined the Plainfield Garden Club – some time between 1920 and 1932

President 1932 - 1934

1914 Address: 1424 Prospect Avenue, Plainfield

1928 Treasurer Book Aug. 1 $5.00
1929 Treasurer Book Active $5.00
1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935 Treasurer Book Active
Treasurer Book Active: 1936
Mrs. Clifford M. Baker 2/18/36 Paid Her name is then crossed off with this note: Transferred 4/36
Treasurer Book Associate: 1936

1932 Directory* address is 1424 Prospect Avenue Plainfield
* = This directory was not dated but guessed to be from 1932.
This directory also does not list officers.

1937 Treasure Book, under "Associate" Mrs. Clifford M. Baker 1/20/37 Pd.

1938 Treasurer Book, Associate: Mrs. Clifford M. Baker 4/13/28 Pd 4/26/39 Pd. 1/24/40 Pd. 3/26/41 Pd. 1/10/42 Pd. 1/18/43 Pd. 1/15/44 Pd. 9/25/45 Pd. 1/14/46 Aug 46 June 7, 1947 July 15, 1948 July 1949 May 29, 1950 June 1951 June 1952

1942 Directory: 1424 Prospect Avenue
NOTE: Mrs. Clifford M. Baker is listed as an "Associate Member"

Margaret Drayton Baker died May 31, 1962.

Possibly related to the following PGC members:

Atterbury, Mrs. Albert Hoffmann (Emma H. Baker) '15
Baker, Mrs. John Whitney (Theodora Faber) '22
Valiant, Mrs. John (Katharine Drayton) '40

1909 Plainfield Directory:

Drayton, John B Mrs, h. 982 Hillside av
DRAYTON J WISALL, insurance broker, 319 Watchung av, h. 212 E 5th

May 23, 1999 New York Times obituary for Clifford M. Baker, Jr.

Paid Notice: Deaths BAKER, CLIFFORD M., JR
Published: May 23, 1999


BAKER-Clifford M., Jr. 82, of Far Hills, NJ. Husband of Jane Myers. Son of the late Clifford M. Baker, Sr., and Margaret D. Baker of Plainfield, NJ, and predeceased by two brothers, John and Robert. He was a World War II Navy veteran, and a graduate of Princeton, Class of 1938. He is survived by four children, seven grandchildren, and a sister Katherine B. Aldridge of Burnsville, NC. Memorial service Tuesday, 11 AM, Lamington Presbyterian Church, Lamington, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Bonnie Brae, Millington, NJ 07946.

European Beech at 1424 Prospect Avenue, Plainfield

from Gregory Palmermo's Plainfield Tree Blog

1424 Prospect Avenue Residence: Baker

Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Plainfield Garden Club by Lucy Von Boskerck

Ann C. Baker

Ann C. Baker, 72, of Gilbert, formerly of Plainfield, N.J., passed away Sunday, Aug. 2, at her home.

She was the loving and devoted wife of Clifford Baker for 28 years.

Ann was born in Newark, N.J., on June 22, 1937, the daughter of the late Karl and Anna Marie Krohmer) Stickel.

She worked in the banking industry for 47 years until her retirement in 2001, starting as a teller and ending as a vice president and regional manager for PNC Bank in Rahway, N.Y.

Ann was an active member of Cornerstone Community Baptist Church in Kresgeville, where she led a women's Bible study group and taught Sunday school. When Ann lived in Plainfield, N.J., she was an active member of Willow Grove Presbyterian Church, where she also taught Sunday school and sang in the choir.

She was an active member of the 9-11 Salvation Army Headquarters in Union, N.J., for the past eight years.

We have been immeasurably blessed by Ann's presence in our lives and she will be deeply missed by her loving husband, Clifford; her four sons, Bruce Deckert and his wife, Mina, of West Simsbury, Conn., Glenn Deckert and his wife, Cheryl, of Gloucester, Mass., Clifford Baker Jr. and his wife, Jaimee, of Toms River, N.J., and Robert Baker of Manchester, N.J.; and a daughter, Mechelle Brown, and her husband, Warren, of Windemere, Fla.; a brother, Eugene Stickel, and his wife, Rhoda, of Boonton, N.J.; a sister, Marge Stickel of Stone Mountain, Ga.; and a sister-in-law, Mary Campbell, and her husband, Walter, of Upland, Ind.

Ann is also survived by 13 grandchildren, who adore her; in many ways, they were her life.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Stickel.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Cornerstone Community Baptist Church on H.T.Y. and Polk Township roads in Kresgeville, with the Rev. Stuart Szmaciasz officiating.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, until time of services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made In Loving Memory of Ann C. Baker to Cornerstone Community Baptist Church, RR3, Box 502, Kunkletown, PA 18508.

http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090803/NEWS07/908030308&cid=sitesearch

Princeton Class of 1940

http://www.e-yearbook.com/yearbooks/Princeton_University_Bric_A_Brac_Yearbook/1940/Page_234.html

Clifford Myron Baker, Jr. 1424 Prospect Avenue, Plainfield, N.J.

Princeton Alumni News

Clifford Myron Baker Jr. '38
Published in Sept. 8, 1999, issue
Cliff died May 22, 1999. He prepared at Choate and Loomis. At Princeton, he majored in biology, played varsity hockey and squash, and captained the varsity tennis team.

In 1940 Cliff joined the Navy Air Force. He served throughout WWII, first as flight instructor and later as test pilot.

After the war, Cliff joined the Nestle Chocolate division of Lamont-Corliss & Co., which also owned Pond's Extract. When this was merged with Cheseborough, Cliff took early retirement and, after a few years with Englehart Industries, spent the rest of his business life as a consultant.

Cliff spent almost 50 years as trustee, adviser, and supporter of Bonnie Brae, a New Jersey school for seriously emotionally troubled and needy boys. His service was described by the president of the school as "a major ingredient in [its] evolution."

Cliff had a lifelong interest in sports and played his last golf game just two days before the major surgery from which he never recovered. He will be remembered not only for his athletic prowess, but for his sensitivity to others' interests. We'll remember his sweet, kind voice and attentive ear.

Cliff is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jane, children John '67, Jo '69, Kit, and Polly, seven grandchildren, and a sister, Kay Aldridge. To them the class extends deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1938

Hillside Cemetery

September 14, 2011
Photo by S. Fraser

Hillside Cemetery

John Drayton Baker

John Drayton Baker, born in Plainfield, New Jersey, on 31 May 1915, enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve as seaman 2d class on 21 January 1941 at Brooklyn, New York.

After flight instruction at Miami and Jacksonville, Florida, he was appointed naval aviator on 26 August 1941 and received a reserve ensign's commission on 18 September. After serving for two months in the Advanced Carrier Training Group, Atlantic, Baker joined Fighting Squadron (VF) 42 on 8 December 1941. Eight days later, the squadron, embarked in aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-5), sailed for the Pacific Ocean.

Battle of Coral Sea
On the morning of 7 May 1942, during the early phase of the Battle of the Coral Sea, Baker flew one of the Grumman F4F-3 "Wildcat" fighters that escorted the planes of Torpedo Squadron (VT) 5 in their attack on the Japanese carrier Shoho. He assisted in the destruction of three fighters from the enemy carrier's combat air patrol and enabled VT 5 to escape unscathed after its successful attack and to return to Yorktown without loss.

Late that afternoon, planes from the Japanese carriers Zuikaku and Shokaku attempted a dusk attack on Task Force 17, but ran into inclement weather and the combat air patrols from Yorktown and USS Lexington (CV-2). One of the pilots who scrambled in the waning daylight to intercept the Japanese, Baker helped to break up the attack. Skillfully using his homing gear, Baker guided VF 42's airborne pilots back to the ship.

However, as Yorktown's gunners thought the circling planes to be Japanese and opened fire, VF 42's pilots scattered to avoid destruction. Thereafter, Baker proved unable to pick up the carrier's homing signal, and became disoriented. Despite the determined efforts of Yorktown to guide the young pilot back to the ship by radio, he was never seen again.

Awarded the Navy Cross
Baker received a Navy Cross, posthumously, for his achievements during the Coral Sea action.

NamesakeUSS Baker (DE-190) was named in his honor. The ship was laid down on 9 September 1943 at Port Newark, New Jersey, by the Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.; launched on 28 November 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Margaret Baker, the mother of Ens. Baker; and commissioned at the New York Navy Yard on 23 December 1943,

United States Navy portal
This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
Baker
Cressman, Robert (2000 (4th printing)). That Gallant Ship U.S.S. Yorktown (CV-5). Missoula, Montana, U.S.A.: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company. ISBN 0-933126-57-3.
Ludlum, Stuart D. (1997). They Turned the War Around at Coral Sea and Midway: Going to War with Yorktown's Air Group Five. Merriam Press. ISBN 1576380858.
Lundstrom, John B. (2005 (New edition)). The First Team: Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway. Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A.: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 159114471X.
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Hillside Cemetery

Courier News Articles

Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 1/11/1938 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 1/21/1939 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 2/11/1941 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 1/11/1944 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 10/24/1945 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 4/12/1947 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 4/8/1949 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 1/25/1949 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 5/1/1957 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 6/2/1959 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 11/6/1979 Obituary

Courier News Articles

Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 1/11/1938 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 1/21/1939 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 2/11/1941 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 1/11/1944 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 10/24/1945 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 4/12/1947 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 4/8/1949 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 1/25/1949 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 5/1/1957 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 6/2/1959 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 11/6/1979 Obituary

Baker Margaret Drayton husband Clifford M. 10/24/1945 News
Baker Margaret Drayton husband Clifford M. 5/31/1962 Obituary
Baker Margaret Drayton husband Clifford M. 6/7/1962 News

Courier News Articles

Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 1/11/1938 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 1/21/1939 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 2/11/1941 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 1/11/1944 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 10/24/1945 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 4/12/1947 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 4/8/1949 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 1/25/1949 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 5/1/1957 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 6/2/1959 News
Baker Clifford M. wife Margaret Drayton 11/6/1979 Obituary

Baker Margaret Drayton husband Clifford M. 10/24/1945 News
Baker Margaret Drayton husband Clifford M. 5/31/1962 Obituary
Baker Margaret Drayton husband Clifford M. 6/7/1962 News

Baker John Drayton parents Clifford & Margaret 10/24/1945 News

New York Times July 15, 1911

Mrs. Drayton Weds R. H. Depew

The wedding of Mrs. Margaret Manning Drayton and Richard Henry Depew both of Plainfield, N.J., took place at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon in Grace Church chantry. The Rev. Melville Knox Bailey officiated. The bride is prominent in Plainfiled society and in charity work. Mr. Depew is President of the State Trust Company of Plainfield, President of the Plainfield Protective Association and is active as an insurgent Republican in New Jersey. He is a New York Insurance broker, doing business as Abram, See & Depew.

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New York Times July 16, 1911

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AMERIKA A HONEYMOON SHIP

Lots of Rice and Confetti Stew Its Deck – Capt. and Mrs. Emerson Sail

Rice and confetti covered the deck of the Hamburg-American liner Amerika before she sailed yesterday morning for Hamburg. The bridal couples at whom it was thrown were Mr. and Mrs. Richard Henry Depew and Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Neuman. Mr. and Mrs. Depew were married on Friday in Plainfield, N.J., and Mr. and Mrs. Neuman were married several days ago. Mr. Neuman is an employee of the steamship line, and he and his wife were enthusiastically sent off by their friends.

Capt. Isaac E. Emerson of Baltimore and his bride, who was Mrs. McCormick, sailed on the Amerika, but there was no rice or confetti for them. They journeyed to the pier in the Captain's steam yacht Marguerite. The yacht has been chartered until Sept. 1 to Percy Pyne.

RICHARD H. “DICK” DEPEW, JR.

http://www.dmairfield.org/people/depew_rh/index.html

FLIGHT PIONEER, INSTRUCTOR, SALESMAN, TEST PILOT

Richard H. Depew, Jr. was born May 20, 1892 at Plainfield, NJ.

Depew was born into privilege and attended local grade and prep schools. He attended Cornell University, according to his NASM biographical information, and spent "2 1/4 years in M.E. Class 1913". It is not clear if he earned a degree.

He was determined early to fly. In 1911 he went to France and enrolled at the Maurice Farman Flying School at Buc, France. There he learned to fly in a Farman pusher biplane with Renault engine. He made his first solo flight on August 13, 1911. He received his license on August 22nd and received French Federation Aeronautique Internationale Certificate # 641 on October 6th at age 19.

Richard Depew

http://www.earlyaviators.com/edepew.htm


Richard Henry "Dick" Depew

Still with us in our minds and memories is Richard Depew who succumbed to cerebral hemorrhage at his home on January 28, 1948, aged but 60
But two nights before, Captain Barnaby writes, Dick was in full health and vigor at the IAeSc banquet. The spring of 1947, however, he had had a previous heart attack and had quit his work with Ludington-Griswold to rest. Currently he was director of domestic sales for the Frank Ambrose Corporation.
He was born in Plainfield, N.J., May 20, 1892. Educated at Taft School and Sibley College of Engineering, Cornel, he was a charter member of the Cornell Aero Club (1909) and built and flew gliders 1910-1911.
For further study he went to Europe where he took a course on the Maurice Farman and was awarded French FAI brevet 641 of Oct. 6, 1911, after soloing on August 13. Later he is on the Expert aviator list of the Aero Club of America, 1918; and an RMA in World War I.
After a period (1911-1916) as a student of aeronautics while engaged in other occupations he entered the engineering department of the Curtiss organization, January, 1917. In 1918 he was flying instructor at Plattsburg, test pilot for Curtiss and then, as Captain, Air Ssrvice, test pilot at McCook Field. Here in 1918 he tested one of the six air mail planes of the Washington-New York route.
He was in charge of the Curtiss flying school, Mineola, 1919-1922, and Argentine manager of the export company 1922-1923. In the latter year he became head of the flying division of Fairchild and from 1924-1932 he served in various capacities with the Fairchild companies.
He demonstrated the Pitcairn autogiro in 1932 and became manager of the Aviation Country Club at Hicksville. In 1934 he was co-distributor of Fairchild airplanes at Roosevelt Field. From 1938-1943 he was vice president of Taylorcraft, and, 1943-1945, manager of special projects for Fairchild at Hagerstown.
Next he was in charge of aircraft disposal section of the War Assets Administration, after a trip to Germany on a technical intelligence mission for the Government. After a period with the Ludington-Griswold Company he entered upon a short vacation before taking up his last work.
In the course of the years he had flown 141 types of models of American and foreign airplanes, land and water, autogiros, with 60 kinds of engines. He held transport pilot license No. 188 of 1929. He was a founder member of the Early Birds, the Institute of Aeronautical Science, the QBs, Caterpillar Club, S.A.E., American Legion, Radio Relay League and other organizations.
Surviving are his widow, a son, John H., a stepson, Mazel Merrill, and a brother, John D.
A host of friends paid the respects at his funeral on January 31, among them; Rohlfs, Havens, Pickerell, Myers and members of the QBs, Catepillar Club and the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences.

from CHIRP - AUGUST, 1948 - CLEVELAND, OHIO, NUMBER 38
courtesy of Steve Remington - CollectAir

Depew in Plane

Call Number tc-524
Title Copy of Mr. DePew in plane
Description Copy of Richard H. DePew Jr. in Maurice Farman biplane at Buc, France during August 1911
City Buc, France
Date 1941-08-12;
Time Period 1910s

Source Format Photograph ; B & W negative
Source Size 4.75 x 6 in. (photograph) ; 8 x 10 in. (negative)
Person DePew, Dick

Subject Taylorcraft
Airplanes

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.

Plainfield Library Archive

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1424 Prospect Avenue

October 23, 2012

This is a Single-Family Home located at 1424 Prospect Avenue #32, Plainfield NJ. The property has a lot size of 0.68 acres and was built in 1916. The average list price for similar homes for sale is $634,630 and the average sales price for similar recently sold homes is $628,673. This property is in the 07060 ZIP code in Plainfield, NJ. The average list price for ZIP code 07060 is $232,668.

Elizabeth M. Baker

Lakeview Terrace Retirement...
February 13, 1987
ELIZABETH M. BAKER, 95, Lakeview Terrace Retirement Center, Altoona, died Wednesday. Born in Plainfield, N.J., she moved to Altoona from there in 1983. She was a Presbyterian and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Survivors: son, Dudley DuCret, Mount Dora; two grandchildren. Rehbaum-Harden Funeral Home, Mount Dora.

Email received May 13, 2013

name: Brian Manning Smith
email: montaukbrian@yahoo.com
phone:

message:

I am the great grandson of Mary G. Manning (Born 1857, lived in Plainfield, died in Brooklyn 1938). In her will was written "bequeath to my nieces, ELIZABETH MANNING, MARGARET BAKER, and KATHARINE VALIANT, ......". I am trying to contact a current descendant of either Mrs. Baker or Mrs. Valiant to gather/confirm some family history. I wonder if one of your members could help me?


Barr, Mrs. Frank Seymour (Helen Letitia Brewster) '32
Barr, Mrs. W. Manning (Marjorie) '39
Valiant, Mrs. John (Katharine Drayton) '40
Baker, Mrs. Clifford Myron (Margaret Drayton) '32
Atterbury, Mrs. Albert Hoffmann (Emma H. Baker) '15
Baker, Mrs. John Whitney (Theodora Faber) '22
Loizeaux, Mrs. Charles E. (Elizabeth or "Betty" Manning Barr), Jr. '69


–––- Forwarded message –––-
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Date: Mon, May 13, 2013 at 11:40 AM
Subject: New "Contact Us" submission from Brian Manning Smith
To: plainfieldgc@gmail.com


You've received a new submission from your "contact us" through your "Plainfield Garden Club" Andy's Web Tools web site.

name: Brian Manning Smith
email: montaukbrian@yahoo.com
phone: XXX-XXX-XXXX

message:

I am the great grandson of Mary G. Manning (Born 1857, lived in Plainfield, died in Brooklyn 1938). In her will was written "bequeath to my nieces, ELIZABETH MANNING, MARGARET BAKER, and KATHARINE VALIANT, ......". I am trying to contact a current descendant of either Mrs. Baker or Mrs. Valiant to gather/confirm some family history. I wonder if one of your members could help me?

USS Baker

September 30, 1912 New York Times

Miss Margaret Drayton Weds

PLAINFIELD, NJ, Sept. 29. – Miss Margaret Drayton and Clifford Myron Baker, both of Plainfield, were married on Saturday night by the Rev. E. Vicars Stevenson of Grace Episcopal Church at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Depew Drayton, in Hillside Avenue. The sister of the bride, Miss Katherine Drayton, was maid of honor, and the bridesmaids were the Misses Edith Mellick, Helen Timpson, and Gabriel McQuade, all of Plainfield; Dorothy McCutcheon of Washington, Conn., and Helen Ryan of Wilkesbarre, Penn. John P. Meyers of Plattsburg, N.Y., acted as best man. Mr. Baker is a graduate of Yale in the class of 1907.

Grace Church Year Books 1899 - 1909 Index

Depew, Richard H. 1019 Hillside Avenue

May 29, 2013 Email with Kay Baker Aldridge

From: pmponder@gmail.com
To: ABSHEPS@aol.com
Sent: 5/29/2013 10:06:44 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Fwd: Memorial Day

Kay is absolutely lovely as is her husband , Blan.

Sent from my iPad

Begin forwarded message:

From: kayaldridge <kayaldridge@att.net>
Date: May 27, 2013 12:06:31 AM EDT
To: Ponder Penny Penny <psmp121@bellsouth.net>
Subject: Memorial Day

Thank you Penny for taking the time to send me down memory lane tonight. WW11 indeed was a tragic time for our family, along with too many. I was 15 or 16 when John was reported missing in action. We all attended the christening of the USS Baker. My mother was so proud and broke the champagne over the bow! I am not sure what it meant that she "sponsored" the ship - maybe you do. Shortly after that my brother Bob was drafted into the army infantry, age 18, and after basic training was chosen to be in the ASTP, as I remember it, which meant that he attended college until they needed him. He was pulled out of that the summer of 1944, deployed to Europe in September and was killed in action Feb. 28th, 1945. Age 20, 16 months older than I. We were very close. Don't we all wish that WAR could and would end? Do thank Ann for the material and extend my good wishes. I understand Westfield is a great place to live. Our son Bob is at Rutgers starting last summer. They haven't yet moved
from Montclair, as love it after ten years, especially his wife. It's too long a commute. People at Rutgers have told him about Westfield and I wish they would check it out.

I hope that you both are well; you certainly look it, and aren't we fortunate to be here at Deerfield. Probably we will see you tomorrow/today I think.

Warmly,
Kay

Crescent Avenue Historic District

Application to the National Register of Historic Places

122 East Ninth Street
c. 1890

In 1895, the home of William H. Drayton, "Stock broker, N. Y."

1954 - 1970 296 Images from Plainfield Library Scrapbook

Plainfield Presbyterian Church Ledger - Marriages, 1844 to 1899

Saturday, May 21, 1966 Something to Be proud of . . . Many Worked Together for County Park Display

Plainfield Library Bio Cardn

Monday Afternoon Club Membership

Monday Afternoon Club Membership

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