Plainfield Garden Club








Member: Williams, Mrs. Lewis A. '31

1931, 1933, 1934, 1935 Treasurer Book Active

1932 Directory* Address: 1145 Woodland Avenue
* = This directory is not dated but presumed to be from the year 1932.

President 1935 - 1936

1936 Treasurer Book: Mrs. Lewis A. Williams 1/7/36 PAID Transferred 10/36
Treasurer Book Associate: 1936

1937 Treasurer Book, under "Associate": Mrs. Lewis A. Williams 6/21/37 Pd. Note added under her name "Bal. due from transfer to Ass. 1936 6/30/37 Pd."

1938 Treasurer Book, Associate: Mrs. Lewis A. Williams 1/19/38 Pd.
NOTE: The name is then scratched out. No payment recording for 1939.

It is not known if there is a familial relationship between Mrs. Lewis Williams '31 and Mrs. Harry Williams '37

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

The Williams Banquet on Woodland Avenue

Plainfield Library Photo File

C-20625 1929 Collier
The Williams Banquet
Diners sit at an ornately decorated table with a cruise ship center piece. The photographer titled the shot "Williams Banquet at Woodland Ave." There are six couples photographed in this picture dated September 1929.

William B. Lewis

possible relation?

William B. Lewis (ca. 1816 - October 15, 1884 Brooklyn, Kings County, New York) was an American businessman and politician.

[edit] LifeHe began to work as a brick hod carrier, then learned the builder's trade, and became a contractor.

In the 1850s, he was City Comptroller of Brooklyn.

He was New York State Treasurer from 1862 to 1863, elected on the Union ticket nominated by the Republicans and War Democrats.

After the American Civil War he left politics, and became the Secretary and Cashier of the Brooklyn City Railroad and held these posts until his sudden death, collapsing on Fulton Street, Brooklyn. Sometime prior to his death he had removed to Plainfield, New Jersey but commuted to Brooklyn every day.

[edit] Sources[1] Obit in NYT, on October 16, 1884 (stating he was City Comptroller as a Democrat)
[2] Nominations on the American Party ticket for Brooklyn city election, in NYT on March 18, 1859 (stating he had been nominated by the Republican Party, and was endorsed by the American Party)
[3] Comptroller's annual report, in NYT on March 14, 1859
[4] Brooklyn city loan announced, in NYT on March 31, 1855
[5] Political Graveyard
[6] New York Union state ticket, in Harper's Weekly, September 28, 1861, pg. 611

Residence of Weston Williams, 1402 Chetwynd 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. L. H. Williams, Jr.
903 West Eighth Avenue

Mrs. W. H. Williams
30 Rockview Avenue, N. P.

1936 - 1937 Meeting Minutes