Plainfield Garden Club

Member: Eddy, Mrs. Charles Brown (Ellen Coolidge Burke) '15

1919 Address: 765 West 8th Street, Plainfield

1922 Address: 765 West 8th Street, Plainfield

1928 Treasurer Book April 15th $5.00
1929 Treasurer Book Active $5.00
1931, 1932, 1933 Treasurer Book Active

1932 Directory* Address: 765 West Eigth Street, Plainfield

* = This directory was not dated but presumed to be from the year 1932.

1934 Treasurer Book Active: Mrs. C. B. Eddy 3/28/34 PAID Transferred Associate
1934 Treasurer Book Associate: Transferred Mrs. C. B. Eddy 5/28/34 PAID

1935 Treasurer Book: Mrs. Charles B. Eddy RESIGNED

Founding Member

Charles B. Eddy, graduate of Yale Law School

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

765 West Eighth Street

Plainfield Library

G-628 1934 Y Grimstead House at 765 West Eighth Street 765 West 8th Street Large colonial revival house with diamond mullions in uppper sash on second- and third-storey windows, two chimneys, dormer on left side, wrap-around porch with screened section at right.

Library of Congress

ormat Map
Dates 1951
Location Borough of North Plainfield
New Jersey
Somerset Counties
Language English
Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Plainfield, Union and Somerset Counties, New Jersey.
054. Map of congested district. Includes Borough of North Plainfield. 95 Sheet(s). 1910 - Jan 1951.
Created Published
Sanborn Map Company, 1910 - Jan 1951
- 054. Map of congested district.
- Includes Borough of North Plainfield.
- 95 Sheet(s).
- 1910 - Jan 1951.
Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA
Digital Id


Fine Etchings, the Notable Collection of Mr. Charles B. Eddy of Plainfield, New Jersey: Superb Examples by Benson, Canaletto, Degas, Forain, McBey, Pissarro, Rembrandt, Steinlen, Whistler

Brooklyn Museum Library

Note 1110 lots.
The library of the late William H. Dunwoody, Minneapolis, Minn. ; the property of Charles B. Eddy, Esq., Plainfield, N. J. ; the property of Devereux Elmes, Esq., Orange, N. J. ; a portion of the library of Albert Ottinger, New York City ; by order of the book section, Powers Mercantile Company, Minneapolis, Minn.
Cited in McKay, 7675
Event details Place of sale: New York.
Date of sale: April 5-7, 1916.
LC subject Dunwoody, William H.
Eddy, Charles B. (Charles Brown), 1872-1951.
Elmes, Devereux.
Ottinger, Albert.
Powers Mercantile Company.
Genre/Form Auction catalogs.
WorldCat no. 171539401

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1915 - 1923 List of Meetings

1925 Meeting Minutes: Pages 1 to 20

May 27, 1925 Meeting Minutes

1918 Meeting Minutes

1919 Meeting Minutes

Charles B. Eddy

Charles B. (?-1994) Eddy, 1872-1951

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1872
Place of Birth: Plainfield, NJ

Charles B. Eddy was a New York lawyer and print collector.
Eddy's collection included etchings by Rembrandt and Whistler (see K1880z06 and K2040104). In 1920 loans from his print collection were made to an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Around this time Eddy also lent 39 etchings and lithographs by Degas, Forain and Pissarro and four engravings by Schongauer to the Fogg Art Museum. His collection was sold at the American Art Association, New York, on 17 January 1926.
New York Times, 8 May 1920, p. 14; Lugt, Frits, Les marques de collections de dessins et d'estampes: marques estampillčes et écrites de collections particuličres et publiques; marques de marchands, de monteurs et d'imprimeurs; etc..., Amsterdam, 1921 (499); Forbes, Edward W., Annual Report of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard College, 1920/1921, pp. 1-7.

1920 Metropolitan Museum of Art Annual Members

Eddy, Charles B.

1919 Congress

Barlow, Mrs. DeWitt Dukes (Mary Lee Brewer), Jr. '65

Possible Yearley connection

Ellen Coolidge Burke Eddy

Family Members
John Woolfolk Burke
Martha Jefferson Trist

Charles Brown Eddy

Martha Jefferson Eddy
James Henry Eddy
Charles Brown Eddy
John Burke Eddy

Charles Brown Eddy

Ellen Coolidge Burke marries Charles Brown Eddy June 7, 1902

Descendants of Lady Joan Beaufort

Le Dejeune de Ferney (Engraving)

Artist/Maker: Denis Nee (1732-1818) and Louis Masquelier (1741-1811), engravers, after Baron Dominique Vivant Denon (1747-1825)[1]

Created: 1775

Origin/Purchase: France

Materials: engraving

Dimensions: 14.3 x 18.1 (5 5/8 x 7 1/8 in.)

Location: South Square Room

Provenance: Thomas Jefferson; by gift to Joseph Coolidge; by descent to Ellen Coolidge Dwight; by gift to Martha Jefferson Trist Burke; by descent to Ellen Coolidge Burke Eddy; by descent to James Eddy; by purchase to Thomas Jefferson Foundation in 1963

Accession Number: 1963-19-2

Historical Notes: According to family tradition, Jefferson presented this engraving to his grandson-in-law Joseph Coolidge on the occasion of his marriage to Ellen Randolph in 1825. The image shows Voltaire having lunch at his summer home in Ferney, France. Jefferson, a great admirer of Voltaire's writing, returned from France with this print and Jean-Antione Houdon's bust of the writer. the frame for this work has traditionally been attributed to the Monticello slave cabinetmaker John Hemings.[2]

Ellen Coolidge Burke

Mrs. Eddy's niece


Born in Alexandria to a family which traced its ancestry to Thomas Jefferson, Ellen Coolidge Burke lived here most of her life and received her B.A. and M.A. from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. After working at the Alexandria Library for almost ten years as a cataloger and reference librarian, Miss Burke became Director in 1948, a position she held until her retirement in June 1969. Miss Burke was responsible for bringing one of the state's first bookmobile services to the city. Under her leadership the system grew to include two branch libraries. The Burke branch on Seminary Road opened in April 1968 and the Duncan branch on Commonwealth Avenue opened in December 1969. Miss Burke was a member of several professional library associations and was active in the League of Women Voters, the Urban League and other civic associations.

1909 New York

Martha Jefferson Trist Burke

Mother of Ellen Coolidge Burke Eddy

Virginia "Jenny" Jefferson Randolph Trist

Ellen Coolidge Burke Eddy's grandmother

Virginia "Jenny" Jefferson Trist (Randolph)
Birthdate: August 22, 1801
Birthplace: Edgehill, Albermarle, Virginia
Death: Died April 26, 1882 in Alexandria, VA, USA
Immediate Family:
Daughter of Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., Gov. of Virginia and Martha "Patsy" Washington Randolph
Wife of Nicholas Philip Trist
Mother of Martha Jefferson Burke; Thomas Jefferson Trist and Hore Browse Trist
Sister of Anne Cary Bankhead (Randolph); Thomas Jefferson Randolph; Eleonora Wayles Coolidge; Cornelia Jefferson Randolph; Mary Jefferson Keeran and 5 others

Martha "Patsy" Washington Jefferson Randolph

Ellen Coolidge Burke Eddy's great-grandmother

Martha "Patsy" Washington Randolph (Jefferson)
Nicknames: "Patsy/washington/Jefferson"
Birthdate: September 27, 1772
Birthplace: Monticello, Albemarle, Virginia, United States
Death: Died October 10, 1836 in Edgehill Estate Albemarle County Virginia
Place of Burial: Thomas Jefferson Family Cemetery Albemarle County Virginia
Immediate Family:
Daughter of Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States of America and Martha Skelton Jefferson
Wife of Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., Gov. of Virginia
Mother of Anne Cary Bankhead (Randolph); Thomas Jefferson Randolph; Eleonora Wayles Coolidge; Cornelia Jefferson Randolph; Virginia "Jenny" Jefferson Trist and 6 others
Sister of Jane Randolph Jefferson; Peter Jefferson; Mary "Polly" Eppes; Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson and Anne Adamson
Half sister of Betsy Hemings, slave; Thomas Corbin Woodson; Harriet Hemmings; Edy Hemings; Beverly Hemings and 5 others
Occupation: Daughter of Thomas Jefferson
Managed by: Noah Gregory Tutak
Last Updated: September 3, 2014

Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States of America

Ellen Coolidge Burke Eddy's great-great-grandfather.

Thomas Jefferson
Birthdate: April 13, 1743
Birthplace: Shadwell Plantation, Goochland, now Ablemarle, County, Virginia
Death: Died July 4, 1826 in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Virginia, United States
Cause of death: debility, most likely dehydration resulting from amoebic dysentery
Place of Burial: Monticello, Charlottesville, Albemarle, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:
Son of Peter Jefferson and Jane Jefferson
Husband of Martha Skelton Jefferson
Partner of Mary Bell and Sarah "Sally" Hemings
Father of Martha "Patsy" Washington Randolph; Jane Randolph Jefferson; Peter Jefferson; Mary "Polly" Eppes; Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson and 10 others
Brother of Jane Randolph Jefferson; Mary Wayles Bolling; Maria Jefferson; Susannah Jefferson; Elizabeth Jefferson and 7 others
Occupation: Patriot & Statesman - 3rd President of the United States, A Polymath, 3rd President of the United States, 3rd President of US, 3rd President Of The United States
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Last Updated: September 8, 2014

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December 28, 2014

Local blogger Dan Damon wrote this article, Suspicious fire at historic Plainfield building, regarding a fire at the Samuel W. Rushmore building on South Avenue. Many Rushmore relatives have been members of the PGC including current Affiliate Member Ginny Rushmore.

To learn more about this prominent family, click on these member albums:

Rushmore, Mrs. Murray (Helen Joy)
Rushmore, Mrs. Townsend (Jean Betram Murray) '20
Joy, Mrs. James R. (Emma Prentice McGee) '33
Mooney, Mrs. Wandell McMaster (Alice Joy McGee) '47
Joost, Mrs. Sherman Brownell (Marie Murray) '19
Murray, Mrs. James Everett (Alice Marshall) '20
Roome, Mrs. John Stanton (Dolores or "Dody" Murray) '57
Tilney, Mrs. Albert Arthur (Augusta R. Murray) '20
McGee, Mrs. Harry Livingston (Susan M. Howell) '18
McGee, Mrs. Walter Miller (Mary Alice Yerkes) '22
Lockwood, Mrs. Frederick M. (Hazel Marshall) '52
Lockwood, Mrs. William L. (Amy M.) '25
Marshall, Mrs. Henry P. (Dorothy Burke) '30
Howell, Mrs. Josephus Halsey (Romaine Ray) '22
Chambliss, Mrs. Leopold A. (Anna Scott Yerkes) '50
Eddy, Mrs. Charles Brown (Ellen Coolidge Burke) '15

And through marriage on her husband's side, the late Mrs. Webster (Barbara Tracy) Sandford '50.

Plainfield firefighters responded early Saturday evening to a suspicious fire in a historic factory structure at South Avenue and Berckman Street.

The complex of three buildings, parts of which are over a hundred years old, most recently housed the Royal Apex Company, a manufacturer of gutters and other metal and plastic extruded products. The buildings have been vacant since 2007, when Royal Apex was bought out by Berger Building Products, Inc., and operations were moved to Pennsylvania.

Originally, the buildings housed the Rushmore Dynamo Works, owned by Plainfield entrepreneur and inventor Samuel W. Rushmore. Rushmore made his fortune in patents and manufacturing several key improvements in automobile technology.

Among his notable inventions – or improvements on those of others – are the automatic starter, cooling systems for internal combustion engines, the flared automobile headlamp, a searchlight, and locomotive headlights. At one time, half of all the automatic starters used in American automobiles were manufactured in the Plainfield location.

Rushmore sold the business in 1914 to the Bosch Magneto Company, with the proviso that the Rushmore name be used on its products for a number of years. When Bosch violated the terms of the agreement, Rushmore successfully sued (see here) for $100,000 (which would be over $2 million today).

Bosch, a German company with a U.S. branch, established a separate U.S. corporation, headquartered in New York City. Because of suspicions of its owners' loyalty, Bosch was nationalized in both the First and Second World Wars – with control returning to private hands in 1948.

Though several area fire companies responded to the blaze, it was quickly brought under control. A source told me the fire is suspected to be arson, a determination that will be made officially by arson investigators.