Plainfield Garden Club








Member: Baker, Mrs. John Whitney (Theodora Faber) '22

1922 Address: 429 Stelle Avenue, Plainfield

1928 Treasurer Book May 28th $5.00
1929 Treasurer Book Active $5.00
1930, 1931, 1932, 1933 Treasurer Book Associate
1934 Treasurer Book Associate: DEAD Mrs. J. W. Baker DEAD

1932 Directory* Address: 429 Stelle Avenue
* = This directory was not dated but presumed to be from the year 1932.
NOTE: Mrs. J. Whitney Baker, 429 Stelle Avenue is listed as an
"Associate Member"

Related to the following PGC Members:
Atterbury, Mrs. Albert Hoffmann (Emma H. Baker) '15
Baker, Mrs. Clifford Myron (Margaret Drayton) '32, President

1909 Plainfield Directory:

Faber Agnes T Miss, h 70 Willow av, N. P.
Faber Alexander E, h 38 ROckview av, N. P.
Faber Alexander E Jr, salesman, h 92 Mercer av, N. P.
Faber Charles E. salesman, h. 38 Rockview av, N. P.
Faber Wm R, broker, h. 105 Park pl, N. P.

July 13, 1913 New York Times article Golf Results at Plainfield Clubs

Golf Results at Plainfield Clubs.

Special to The New York Times. ();
July 13, 1913,
, Section SPORTS SECTION BASEBALL TURF ATHLETICS YACHTING TENNIS GOLF, Page S3, Column , words
[ DISPLAYING ABSTRACT ]

PLAINFIELD, N.J., July 12. -These scores were posted in the golf sweepstakes at the Plainfield Country Club to-day: Burnett C. Kenyon, 91, 21–70; J. R. Evans, 89, 18–7l: L. H. Gates, 96, 23–78; Stuart H. Patterson, 88, 13–75; J. Whitney Baker, 83, 7–76; W.G. Cooke, I01, 22–79; Dr. F. E. Debois, 99. 19–80.

Red Horse Chestnut Tree at 429 Stelle Avenue, Plainfield

The hybrid red horse chestnut, Aesculus x carnea, is less troubled by leaf problems. Red horse chestnuts are uncommon in Plainfield. Two were planted in front of City Hall two or three years ago. There is a wonderful red horse chestnut that can be glimpsed from the street in the rear garden at 429 Stelle Avenue. This beautiful tree was recognized by the City of Plainfield as a specimen tree of special note at the Arbor Day observance in 2006. Its age is estimated at 120 years.

429 Stelle Avenue Residence: Baker

429 Stelle Avenue

Plainfield Libarary Photo

Photo not available
Collection Collier
Title Four Driver's Licenses, August 1934
Image Year 1934
Time Period 1930s
Description Four driver's licenses, 1934, Plainfield, each license belongs to a different resident at 429 Stelle Avenue, last names Baker and Cranswick,they are shown at what seems to be actual size.

Photo ID C-20562
Address
Historic District
Creator Paul Collier

New York Times Engagement Announcement October 12, 1909

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F50A1FF7345512738DDDAB0994D8415B898CF1D3

FABER - BAKER
The engagement is announced of Miss Theodora Faber, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Faber, to John Whitney Baker of Plainfield, N.J.

January 16, 1910 New York Times Wedding news

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F20D10FD3A5D16738DDDAF0994D9405B808DF1D3

Courier News articles for "Faber"

Faber Emily Bacon 2/18/1952 Obituary
Faber Mary A. 8/8/1958 Obituary

Courier News articles for "Baker"

Baker Catherine 3/21/1966 News
Baker Catherine 3/25/1966 News
Baker Catherine 3/31/1966 News
Baker Catherine 4/2/1966 News
Baker Catherine 5/17/1966 News death
Baker Catherine 5/18/1966 News
Baker Catherine 8/13/1966 News
Baker Catherine 8/11/1966 Clipping (nonCN)
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 Elizabeth T. 6/6/1956 News
Baker Elizabeth T. 12/28/1971 Obituary
Baker Horace Edward 5/20/1939 News
Baker Horace Edward 6/17/1939 News
Baker Horace Edward 3/15/1946 News
Baker Horace Edward 7/17/1947 News
Baker Horace Edward 12/11/1947 News
Baker Horace Edward 5/28/1948 News
Baker Horace Edward 3/24/1949 News
Baker Horace Edward 5/26/1950 News
Baker Horace Edward 6/20/1950 News
Baker Horace Edward 4/18/1952 News
Baker Horace Edward 9/9/1953 News
Baker Horace Edward 9/16/1953 News
Baker Horace Edward 3/12/1954 News
Baker Horace Edward 1/4/1961 News
Baker Horace Edward 6/29/1966 News
Baker Horace Edward 12/26/1974 News
Baker Horace Edward 10/3/1975 Obituary
Baker Horace Edward 10/4/1975 Obituary
Baker Ivan Franklin wife Lucile Atkinson 6/29/1976 Obituary
Baker Lucile Atkinson husband Ivan Franklin 10/27/1976 Obituary
Baker Jane Runyon 1/6/1966 News
Baker Jane Runyon 8/21/1969 Obituary
Baker John Drayton parents Clifford & Margaret 10/24/1945 News
Baker Joseph W. 10/28/1969 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 Serring B. 2/20/1971 Obituary
Baker Serring B. n.d. Film Negative

Plainfield CC

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F70C12FC3A5414728DDDA10994D0405B818CF1D3

New York Times August 18, 1901

CUP GOLF AT PLAINFIELD

Results of Weekly Marches at Hillside and Park Clubs.

PLAINFIELD, N. J. Aug. 17 – Notwithstanding the warm weather, there was a good attendance at the links of the Hillside Golf Club today. In the contest for the Mellick Cup, played this morning, Miss Maude Van Boskerck carried off the honors, the scores being: Miss Maude Van Boskerck 116, 12 - 104; Miss Herwarden, 110, 4 - 106, Miss May Holly, 137, 30 - 107; Miss May Wharton, 150, 35 - 115; Miss Louise Holly, 172, 25 - 137.

In the play for the Golf Committee Cup on the Hillside links, T. R. Van Boskerck led W. L. Glenny today by three points. The scores were: T. R. Van Boskerck, 92, 12 - 80; W. L. Glenny, 88 6 - 83; Walter Peterson, 99, 15 - 84; W. C. Faber, III, 27 -84; C. W. Abbott, 94, 8 - 86; C. A. Stevenson, 116, 24 - 92; C. C. Burke, Jr., 111, 19 - 92; E. W. Hedges, 115, 22-93; J. W. Sandford, 107, 13 -94; E. W. Newkirk, 122, 27 - 95; H. C. Tracey, 123, 17 - 96; L. H. Van Buren, 113, 15 - 98; J. R. Blake, 118, 18 -100; H. C. Munger, 114, 12 - 102; R. Rushmore, 127, 20 -107.

There was a comparatively small field in the weekly competition for the President's Cup at the Park Golf Club, and first and second honors went to Joseph L. Myers and Charles L. Nichols, respectively, who are newcomers in the race, while Charles B. Morse took third place. Senator Charles A. Reed still leads for the trophy.

The score cards better than 100 were: Joseph L. Myers, 117, 30 - 87; Charles L. Nichols, 119, 30 - 80; Charles B. Morse, 107, 15 - 92; William R. Faber, 113, 21 - 97; H. G. Phillips, 124, 25 - 90; Henry C. Wells, 118, 19 - 99.

Thursday, August 29 2003 Courier News article

Film shoot in Plainfield attracts protesters

Photo caption: A move crew works Wednesday at 429 Stelle Avenue in Plainfiled, filming the movie "Kinsey," which stars Liam Neeson.

1915 - 1923 List of Meetings

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


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Date: Mon, May 13, 2013 at 11:40 AM
Subject: New "Contact Us" submission from Brian Manning Smith
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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?

November 22, 2013 Memory of Anne Morrell Shepherd

When we were living at my grandmother's house – cleaning it out – for a few years at 432 Stelle Avenue, I can remember Mrs. Baker's house across the street. At that time she still had her ice delivered by horse and carriage. It was a big blue carriage with the word "Ice" on it. This was about 75 years ago [1938].

429 Stelle Avenue

Horse chestnuts

Don't eat them. They're poisonous. Horses should abstain as well. But horse chestnuts do have their uses. The British government paid schoolchildren to collect them during World War I. Horse chestnuts even had a role to play in the creation of the state of Israel. See below.

Horse chestnuts, Aesculus hippocastanum, make a spectacular display of huge, white flowers at this time of year. The large horse chestnut pictured in flower above is on the front lawn at 1127 Watchung Avenue.

The attractive leaves are palmately compound, their leaflets arranged like a seven-fingered hand.

Beautiful as these trees are, they have an Achilles' heel: drought and fungal leaf blotch reliably disfigure the foliage by midsummer. I daily pass by a row of horse chestnuts used as street trees at the corner of Hillside and Evergreen Avenues. In July I look for early signs of damage. By August I avert my eyes; the sight is painful.

The hybrid red horse chestnut, Aesculus x carnea, is less troubled by leaf problems. Red horse chestnuts are uncommon in Plainfield. Two were planted in front of City Hall two or three years ago. There is a wonderful red horse chestnut that can be glimpsed from the street in the rear garden at 429 Stelle Avenue. This beautiful tree was recognized by the City of Plainfield as a specimen tree of special note at the Arbor Day observance in 2006. Its age is estimated at 120 years.

Uses of horse chestnuts:

Nutritional: Although horses shouldn't eat horse chestnuts, the nuts do provide nourishment to public enemies number 1 and number 2: deer and squirrels.

Medicinal: Horse chestnut extracts are used as herbal medicines.

Recreational: Horse chestnuts are the "conkers" used in the game of conkers played in the British Isles.

Military?: Indeed. Back to the creation of Israel: Chaim Weizmann, Zionist and first president of Israel, began his career as a chemist. Professor Weizmann of Manchester University refined a method of producing acetone by bacterial fermentation of starches in various foodstuffs just before World War I. Acetone was crucial to production of cordite, smokeless gunpowder. The Weizmann process was used to make acetone for the war effort. When war made corn and other starches scarce in Britain, Weizmann adapted his fermentation process to use horse chestnuts in place of corn. Schoolchildren were enlisted in the war effort to gather horse chestnuts to produce munitions. Minister of Munitions David Lloyd George, who had worked with Weizmann, became prime minister. Lloyd George's gratitude for Professor Weizmann's war contributions was such that it led to the 1917 Balfour Declaration, which stated Britain's support for "a national home for the Jewish people" in Palestine.(1)

(1) For more detail on the role horse chestnuts played in the creation of Israel, see
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A6958812
and
http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1530046&displaytype=printable&lastnode_id=0

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