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Member: Wherry, Mrs. William Mackey, Jr. (Rhoda Edwards Zug) '18

1919 Address: 927 Madison Avenue, Plainfield

1922 Directory: Not Listed

June 2011: Attempted to deliver an invitation to Shakespeare-in-Bloom. Notation: Does Not Exist

Rhoda Zug Wherry

Rhoda ZUG Wherry d. 1931 Brooklyn
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Rhoda ZUG Wherry d. 1931 Brooklyn
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Bklyn Standard Union - April 9, 1931 - DEATHS

RHODA EDWARDS WHERRY, wife of William M. WHERRY, Jr., New York attorney, died last night at the Medical Center, Manhattan. She was the daughter of Charles H. and Sarah BREED ZUG, of Pittsburgh. Her father was identified with the steel industry in Pittsburgh for many years as the president of the ZUG Iron & Steel Works. She was educated at Mrs. STEARN's School, Amherst; married in 1902 and later moved to Plainfield, N.J., where she resided for a number of years. She was an active worker in charitable circles and took an active interest in the work of the VANDERBILT Clinic. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Margaretta EDWARDS, wife of Hugh TREHERNE-THOMAS, Mumbles, Wales, and one son, William M. WHERRY, 3d, now a student at Choate School. The funeral services will be held Friday at 3 P.M., at the chapel of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church. Madison Avenue and Seventy-third street, Manhattan.

William M. Wherry, Jr. wrote Public Utilities and the Law in 1925

Zug family of Pittsburgh

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~davtur/thomasofb/pafg41.htm

Charles H Zug of Pittsburgh.Charles married Sarah Breed.

Sarah Breed.Sarah married Charles H Zug of Pittsburgh.

They had the following children:

F i Rhoda Edwards Zug died on 9 Apr 1931.


William M Wherry.William married Rhoda Edwards Zug.

Rhoda Edwards Zug [Parents] died on 9 Apr 1931 in New York, New York State, USA. She married William M Wherry.

[Notes]
They had the following children:

F i Margaretta Edwards Wherry.
M ii William M. Wherry.

Who's who in New York City and State Vol. 4 1909

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WHERRY, William Mackey, Jr.:

Lawyerl b. West Point, N.Y., 1878; s. Brig. Gen. William M. Wherry, U.S. A., and Alice (Grammer) Wherry; grad. Univ. of Mich., B.S., 1895, Law School, Univ. of Cincinnati, and Columbia Coll.; sec. of Philsophical Society while at Univ. of Mich.; m. Pittsburgh, April 17, 1902, Rhoda Edwards Zug; one daughter, Gretchen, b. 1904. Partner in law firm of Wherry and Morgan; Director Nat. Light, Heat and Power Co., Greensboro Electric Co., Ocean Wave Mining, Special lecturer at Amos Tuck School of Finance, Dartmouth, on Regulation of Public Utilities. Republican. Mem. Ass'n Bar City of N.Y. Clubs: Phi Delta Phi, Plainfield Country, Watching Hunt. Address: 43 Cedar St., N.Y. City.

Genealogy of the Edwards Family

CHILDREN OF SARAH MARIA BRKKD AND CHARLES H. ZUG.

1. Eliza Bair Zug, born at Pittsburgh, Pa., November 6,

1865 ; married Lindsay King, of , June 28, 1892.

They have one child.

2. George Breed Zug, born September 10, 1867.

3. Charles Gordon Zug, born June 10, 1872.

4. Rhoda Edwards Zug, born July 28, 1875 ; married
William Mackey Wherry, April 17, 1902,

5. Emma Zug, born March 29, 1881.

Daughter Margaretta Edwards Wherry

Francis Hugh Treherne-Thomas 1, 2, 3, 4 (Francis Treherne-Thomas , Richard , Richard , William , William , Griffith , William ) was born on 11 Mar 1905 in Llanelli, Caerfyrddin, Cymru. He died on 21 Nov 1987 in Four Winds, Fir Lane, Appleton, Cheshire.

[Notes]
Francis married (1) Margaretta Edwards Wherry 1, 2, 3 daughter of William Mackey Wherry and Rhoda Ogden Zug on 17 Apr 1926 in St. Bartholomew's, New York, USA. The marriage ended in divorce.Margaretta was born on 29 Oct 1904 in Plainfield, New Jersey, USA.

Margaretta Wherry's Family

Francis Hugh Treherne-Thomas

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index: 1837-1983
Name: Francis Hugh T Thomas
Year of Registration: 1905 Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun District: Paddington County: Greater London, London, Middlesex Volume: 1a Page: 68
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New York Times
BRITON DIVORCED IN RENO; Mrs. Treherne-Thomas, New Yorker, Gets Decree by Default
Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES.
August 13, 1943, Friday
Section: OBITUARIES, Page 19, 163 words
RENO, Nev., Aug. 12 – Mrs. Mararette Wherry Treherne-Thomas, wife of F. Hugh Treherne-Thomas, British steel manufacturer, received a default divorce today. The custody of their two children was arranged by previous agreement.
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Francis Hugh Treherne Thomas of Four Winds, Firs Lane, Appleton, nr Warrington, died on 14th April 1972. Probate granted at District Probate Registry, Liverpool, 24th August 1972.
Gross 43,848.32 pounds, net 43,447. 85 pounds, estate duty 2769. 40 pounds.
Granted to Lloyds Bank, 1 Old Street, Liverpool, L3 9QT.
Extracted by Thomas Ridgeway and Co., Warrington.


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Margaretta Edwards Wherry

New York Times
Distributed Clothing To British War Needy; Mrs. Treherne-Thomas Lauds Relief Work Here
January 26, 1941, Sunday
Section: SOCIETY NEWS WOMEN'S NEWS, Page D4, 424 words
Not many months ago Mrs. F. Hugh Treherne-Thomas was distributing, from centers in South Wales, supplies for civilians and men in the service sent from the United States by the British War Relief Society. Today she is back in America, where she was born, one of the most ardent workers for the society here.


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277. Rhoda Margaret Treherne-Thomas

England & Wales, Birth Index: 1916-2005
Name: Rhoda M Treherne-Thomas Mother's Maiden Surname: Wherry Date of Registration: Oct Nov Dec 1927 Registration district: Gower Registration county: Wales Volume Number: 11a Page Number: 1570
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The Rev's Rhoda Treherne-Thomas or Sister George
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Spitfire Chase
In late June of 1940 it took only about 5 minutes for German planes leaving their newly won aerodromes in Northern France to reach our school, so the air-raid sirens did not send us to the shelter until the planes had passed. One night in our school dormitory, two or three of us had left our beds to talk by the window. Suddenly we heard planes approaching, flying very low, coming up the lawn straight towards us, and then roared directly over the roof just above our heads. We realised the first plane was a Messerschmitt and it was being chased by a Spitfire that was shooting at it. It was so dramatic, I can still see and hear it now.
Contributed by BBC @ The Living Museum </ww2peopleswar/user/36/u1667636.shtml>
People in story: Rhoda Treherne-Thomas
Location of story: Lymington, Hamps.
Background to story: Civilian
Article ID: A4365335
Contributed on: 05 July 2005
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treherne-thomas, rhoda 80 Staten Island, NY Bronx, NY

Treherne-Thomas Rhoda Rev
10 Bay Street Apartment 6L Staten Island, NY 10301-2537

Francis Hugh Treherne-Thomas -- Rhoda's son-in-law

Francis Hugh Treherne-Thomas 1, 2, 3, 4 (Francis Treherne-Thomas , Richard , Richard , William , William , Griffith , William ) was born on 11 Mar 1905 in Llanelli, Caerfyrddin, Cymru. He died on 21 Nov 1987 in Four Winds, Fir Lane, Appleton, Cheshire.

[Notes]
Francis married (1) Margaretta Edwards Wherry 1, 2, 3 daughter of William Mackey Wherry and Rhoda Ogden Zug on 17 Apr 1926 in St. Bartholomew's, New York, USA. The marriage ended in divorce.Margaretta was born on 29 Oct 1904 in Plainfield, New Jersey, USA.

[Notes]
They had the following children:

277 F i Rhoda Margaret Treherne-Thomas "Sister Mary George" 1, 2 was born in Oct 1927 in Gower, Cymru. [Notes]
+ 278 M ii David Hugh Treherne-Thomas was born in Jan 1935. He died on 09 Jan 2003.

Francis married (2) Joan Winifred 1. Joan was born on 02 Apr 1903. She died in Dec 1997 in Warrington, Cheshire, England.

[Notes]

Charles H. Zug, Pioneer Iron Manufacturer

Industrial World, Volume 44, Issue 2 1910

Charles H. Zug, ages 78, one of Pittsburgh's well known manufacturers, president of the Zug Iron & Stell Company, died suddenly at his home, 3407 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, on October 21. Death was the result of an abcesss on the brain, but his condition was not thought to be serious. His death was a great surprise to his friends.

Mr. Zug was born in Carlisle, Pa., but came to Pittsuburgh when a boy and had made his residence here since. He was the only son of Christopher Zug, founder of the old firm of Graff, Lindsay & Company, which in 1844, was succeeded by Zug, Lindsay & Company. In 1854 the name of the firm was changed to Zug & Painter. This firm operated for a number of years and was dissolved after which Mr. Zug organized the firm of Zug & Company. In 1906 the firm named was changed to Zug Iron & Steel Works. The elder Mr. Zug died eight years ago at the age of 94.

Mr. Zug is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sarah Breed Zug; one son, Professor George Breed Zug of Chicago University; three daughters, Mrs. Leila B. King, Mrs. Rhoda B. Wherry of New York, N.Y., and Miss Emma B. Zug of this city.

Mr. Zug received his early education in this city, after which he was a student at Brown Univeristy. On returning from school he entered the steel business with his father and at the latter's death, was elected president. In October 1864 he was married to Miss Sarah Breed, daughter of George Breed.

There have been few men so universally liked and respected. His business methods were above reproach and the old firm is considered one of the most substantial and reliable in existence. His father was one of the founders of the Passavant hospital.

Mr. Zug continued the philanthropic work of his father. The majority of his benevolences, however, were of a private nature.

He had always enjoyed the best of health and was actively engaged until the time of his death.

The funeral services were held last Monday afternoon.

A Century and a Half of Pittsburg and her People, Volume 3 1908

The father, Christopher Zug, was an iron manufacturer, and was interested in the Pittsburg mills and later formd the firm of Graff, Lindsay & Company, which in 1844 was succeeded by Zug, Lindsay & Company, and by Zug & Painter ins 1854, which was continued some years and the dissolved, after which Mr. Zug formed the firm of Zug & Company, which in 1906 was succeeded by the Zug Iron & Steel Company, as it now exists. He thus operated for forty years and up to the time of his death.

Charles H. Zug, the subject, was educated Pittsburgh and Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. After coming to man's estate he entered the iron business with his father and is still engaged in this industry having succeeded his father's interest at his death. He was united in marriage October 12, 1864, to Sarah, the daughter of George Breed and his wife (see sketch of Henry A. Breed), by which union were born the following children: 1. Lelia, widow of Lindsay King, who has one son, John King; 2. George N. who is an art critic and lecturer at the University of Chicgo, and who married Clara Stearns, of Cleveland, Ohio. 3. Charles G., who is associated with his father as a member of the Zug Iron & Steel Company, and married Willa H. Forsyth. 4. Rhoda Edwards, who married W. M. Wherry, Jr., of New York City, and who child is Margaretta Edwards. 5. Emma Zug.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Zug are members of the First Presbyterian church of Pittsburg. They reside on the old homestead which belonged to Mrs. Zug's father, George Breed, and where she has lived for sixty-five years, or since 1842. It is among the beautiful sites on Fifth Avenue.

William Wherry, Jr. Letter dated 10/18/32

WILLIAM W. WHERRY, JR.
The New York utilities and civil rights lawyer organizes a "stag dinner" for Judge Learned Hand
Typed Letter signed: "Wm W Wherry", 1 page, 5x7. 120 Broadway, New York City, 1932 October 18. On personal letterhead to Martin Taylor, Esq. (in the same New York office building). In full: "I am giving a little stag dinner to Judge Learned Hand, and some others, on November 1, at 8 PM, at my apartment, 1085 Park Avenue. It would give me great pleasure if you would be among my guests. Sincerely yours". William W. Wherry, Jr. was a New York lawyer specializing in utilities regulation, the author of at least two books on the subject (1913, 1925). He was chairman of the ethics committee of the New York State Bar Association, and an original member of the NAACP legal committee. Learned Hand (1872-1961) was a federal district and circuit court judge whose opinions and other legal writings were highly respected and often cited. Pencil markings (unknown hand) at top and near bottom right corners. Lightly toned. Otherwise fine condition.

Report of the Board of Health, City of Plainfield, N.J., 1912

William M. Wherry, Jr. 965 Madison Avenue

927 Madison Avenue

December 4, 2011 Van Wyck Brooks Historic Holiday House Tour

927 Madison Avenue

927 Madison Avenue

927 Madison Avenue

Next door to the right of 925 Madison, is 927 Madison Avenue. In our records, we have this as being the home of Mrs. William Mackey (Rhoda Edwards Zug) Wherry, Jr. However, we also have her residing at 965 Madison Avenue. Did she live at both homes? We need to go to the Plainfield Library and pull out some old directories.

1982 May Designer Showhouse: 1127 Watchung Avenue

Cover to Page 25

Page 26 to Page 51

Page 52 to Page 75

Page 76 to Back Cover

**PATRON: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Edwards

Residence of D. Clinton Mackey, 1001 Central 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

Residence of Charles A. Edwards, 1143 Evergreen 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

1920 Muhlenberg Hospital Womens Auxiliary

Mrs. W. M. Wherry, Jr.
927 Central Avenue

1909 Plainfield City Directory

Wherry Wm E, farmer, h Mountain av nr Leland av, N P
Wherry Wm H, lawyer, h 965 Madison av

2007 Gregory Palermo's Tree Blog

2007 Gregory Palermo's Tree Blog

1971 Plainfield Beautification Committee

In Memory of
William Mackey Wherry
Who Contributed to
And Inspired
Plainfield Development

January 13, 2014 Release of the 1971 Barbara Tracy Sandford slides

January 13, 2014

If you were living in Plainfield in 1971, you may have driven a new Datsun 1200 Sports Coupe that would have cost you $1,866 and paid for gas at .33 cents a gallon. Perhaps you would have driven to the movies to see Love Story or The French Connection. A movie ticket would have cost you $1.50.

In 1971 Barbara Sandford was making great strides in beautifying the eyesore that was Madison Park and other areas of town. Compared to the images from 1967 and 1968, she was enjoying quite a bit of success. Barbara's friends in the Plainfield Garden Club were also hard at work. Never-before-seen photos of Esther Perkins and Anne Marie Seybold have been discovered. Does anyone recognize the other women?

1971 Plainfield

** Memorial tree plaque for Mr. William Mackey Wherry featured

Monday Afternoon Club Membership