Plainfield Garden Club








Member: Leggett, Mrs. Thomas Haight (Fannie Borrowe) '15

1919 Address: 427 West 7th Street, Plainfield

1922 Address: 427 West 7th Street, Plainfield

1928 Treasurer Book Oct. 15th $10.00
1929 Treasurer Book Associate April $10.00

1930 Treasurer Book: Mrs. T. H. Leggett - Pd. Resigned April 22 '30

1936 Treasurer Book: Associate Mrs. Thomas H. Leggett 6/12/36 PAID Died Nov. 14, 36

November 19, 1855 New York Times marriage announcement

Thomas H. Leggett's daughter, Avis, marries.

Thomas Haight Leggett

Thomas Haight Leggett III (son of Charles Pleasants Leggett) was born 01 September 1859 in Flushing, Queens, N.Y., and died 04 October 1935 in Plainfield, N.J; buried Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains Township, N.J..

Notes for Thomas Haight Leggett III:
Begin generation seven
* 87-g7Le6 Thomas7 Haight Leggett, (Charles6 P, Thomas5 H, Joseph4, Thomas3, Gabriel2, Gabriel1)
born September 1, 1859 in Flushing, Queens, N.Y.
died October 1, 1935 in Plainfield, N.J.
buried October 4, 1935, Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains Township, N.J.
1st married Fannie Borrowe
parents William Borrowe
2nd married November 14, 1934 to Mrs. Romaine Ray Howell widow of Josephus H. Howell
Children (Leggett) 3: 3 boys
by his first wife
67-g8Le6 Thomas8 Haight, Jr, Dr.
68-g8Le6 William8 Borrowe
69-g8Le6 Davis8 Currie

the second Mrs. Thomas Haight Leggett was the mother of Plainfield Garden Club member Mrs. Harry L. (Susan M. Howell) '18

2nd married November 14, 1934 to Mrs. Romaine Ray Howell widow of Josephus H. Howell

Thomas Haight Leggett

New York Times, August 29, 1931

Mrs. Thomas H. Leggett

Plainfield, N.J., Aug 28 - Mrs. Fanny Borrowe Leggett, wife of Thomas H. Leggett, died today at her home, 427 West Seventh Street, Plainfield. She was born in Alexandria, VA., a daughter of Captain William Borrowe, USA and Mrs. Borrowe, and had lived here twenty-four years. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church. She left, besides her husband, three sons, Dr. Thomas H. Leggett, Jr., of Plainfield; William B. Leggett of St. Louis and David C. Leggett of Timmins, Ont., and one sister, Miss Constance D. Borrowe of Los Angeles.


New York Times, November 25, 1934

Leggett-Howell

PLAINFIELD, N.J., Nov. 24 - Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. McGee of 130 Rockview Avenue have announced the marriage of Mrs. McGee's mother, Mrs. Romaine R. Howell to Thomas Haight Leggett of Plainfield, N.J. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. E. Vicars Stevenson, rector of Grace Episcopal Church, in the McGee home on November 14.


New York Times, October 3, 1935

THOMAS H. LEGGETT, ENGINEER, 75, IS DEAD
Retired Mining Consultant Had Served in Mexico, South Africa, Honduras and California

PLAINFIELD, N.J., Oct 2 - Thomas Haight Leggett, retired mining engineer, died last night at his home here in his seventy-six year. He was born in Flushing, Queens, and studied at the College of the City of New York. He was graduated from Columbia in 1879 as a mining engineer.

One of his first assignments was in the Batopilas Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico, which was owned by Alexander R. Shepard, the first and last Governor of the District of Columbia. Mr. Leggett was a mining engineer from 1884 to 1887 for the New York & Honduras Rosario Mining Company, also consulting engineer for the Darlen Gold Mining Company.

In 1888 he assumed the management of the Standard Consolidated Mines at Bodice, Calif., later becoming president and from 1895 to 1903 was consulting engineer for S. Neuman & Co. in Johannesburg, South Africa. Returning from South Africa Mr. Leggett established himself in London, where he was a consulting engineer until 1907.

He then removed to New York City and opened private offices. He became consulting engineer for the American Smelting and Refining Company, with which he continued for twelve years. Afterward he again opened private offices, retiring three years ago.

He was twice married. His first wife was the late Fannie Borrowe. About a year ago he married Mrs. Romaine Ray Howell, widow of Josephus H. Howell. His widow and sons by his first marriage, Dr. Thomas H. Leggett, Jr. of this city, William Borrowe Leggett of Chicago and Davis Currie Leggett of The Pas. Man., survive.



Birth and death dates, burial place and wife's name in LotLL, 6-17.


Pamela Sprague (Leggett) Auger also supplied info on this line of THLs:

John L. and Pamela Auger
24 Casey Drive
Hooksett, NH 03106-2202
603-622-4543

Children of Thomas Haight Leggett III are:
+Thomas Haight Leggett IV.
William Borrowe Leggett, b. 08 July 1897, d. 29 August 1971, Winter Park, Orange Co., Florida?.
Davis Currie Leggett, d. Aft. October 1935.

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

Hillside Cemetery

September 14, 2011
Photo by S. Fraser

Hillside Cemetery

Residence of Thomas H. Leggett, 427 West Seventh Street

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

1920 Muhlenberg Hospital Womens Auxiliary

Mrs. T. H. Leggett
427 West Seventh Street

Civil War: Captain William Borrowe

Pennsylvania Independent Battery H

Battery H lost 7 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

1862
September 30
Organized at Pittsburg
October 21
Mustered in under Captain John I. Nevin, First Lieutenants Edwin H. Nevin and Thedore M. Finlay and Second Lieutenants John Brown and John C. Klett.
October
Ordered to Hagerstown, Maryland and assigned to General Morrell's command.
December
To Camp Barry Defenses of Washington, D.C. for Garrison duty in the Defenses of Washington
1863
February 14
Captain Nevin and Lieutenants Klett and Brown resign.
March
Assigned to Slough's Command, Garrison of Alexandria, 22nd Corps, Dept. of Washington. Employed in provost duty and against Confederate partisans
April 7
William Borrowe of the Second United States Artillery is commissioned Captain and given command of the battery.

October 10
First Sergeant A. J. B. Baumstarck promoted to Second Lieutenant
1864
May 29
Second Lieutenant A. J. B. Baumstarck discharged
July 14
First Sergeant William H. Askine, Jr. promoted to Second Lieutenant
July 22
First Sergeant Morris W. Gibbs promoted to promoted to Second Lieutenant
1865
January
To Camp Barry, 22nd Corps
March 8
Captain Borrowe dismissed
April 3
First Lieutenant Edward H. Nevin promoted to captain, Second Lieutenant Askine to First Lieutenant
April 17
First Sergeant William F. Hoagpromoted to promoted to Second Lieutenant
June 18
Mustered out at Pittsburg under Captain Edward Nevin, First Lieutenants Finlay and Askine and Second Lieutenants Gibbs and Hoag

1920 Meeting Minutes

1954 Mrs. Thomas H. Leggett

1954 - 1970 296 Images from Plainfield Library Scrapbook

October 10, 1954

Monday Afternoon Club Membership

Monday Afternoon Club Membership

Monday Afternoon Club Membership