Plainfield Garden Club








Member: Finch, Mrs. Edward Lucius (Annie Ridley Crane) '21

1922 Address: 1108 Park Avenue, Plainfield

"Graystone" Plainfield

1928 Treasurer Book April 15th $5.00
1929 Treasurer Book Active April $5.00
1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935 Treasurer Book Associate

1932 Directory* Address: 1106 Park Avenue
* = This directory is not dated but presumed to be from the year 1932.
NOTE: Mrs. Edward L. Finch, 1106 Park Avenue is listed as an "Associate Member"

1936 Treasurer Book: Mrs. Edward L. Finch 1/11/36 PAID Died May 1, 36

June 2011: 1106 and 1108 Park Avenue "not there now, apartments"

June 6, 1914 New York Times wedding announcement

Finch-Gardner Wedding June 18

The wedding of Miss Adelaide Barbour Gardner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Le Briton Gardner of New York and Ridgewood, NJ and Rufus Crane Finch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Finch of Plainfield, NJ is to take place on Thursday, June 18 in Christ Church at Ridgewood.

Edward R. Finch is to be best man for his brother.

H. L. Finch Jr. of New York will be one of the ushers

May 27, 1915 New York Times engagement announcement

Miss F. M. Baker Engaged

Daughter of President of Bank of Metropolis to Wed H. Le G. Finch

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Bake of 8 East Seventy-fifth Street have announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Mary Farquhar Baker to Henry LeRoy Finch, the third son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Finch of Graystone, Plainfield, NJ and a brother of Edward R. Finch, who married Miss Mary L. Delafield and of Rufus C. Finch who married Miss Adelaide B. Gardner. He has a younger brother, Norman R. Finch, who is a student at Yale, and the Misses Marie Louise and Charlotte T. Finch are his sisters.

October 2, 1915 New York Times Wedding Announcement

Miss Baker's Wedding

Attendants for Her Marriage to Henry Le Roy Finch on October 5

Miss Mary Farquhar Baker, whose marraige to Henry Le Roy Finch will take place sday, Oct. 5, will have her younger sister Miss Margaret L. Baker as her only attendant. Mr. Finch is to have his brother, Justice Edward Ridley Finch, as his best man, and the eight ushers selected are Charles D. Baker, a brother of the bride; Rufus C. Finch, another brother; Bernon S. Prentice, Fredrick C. Tanner of New York; Thomas J. Mumford of Plainfield, NJ; William Palmer Smith of Netherwood, NJ; Wilbur S. Tarbell, and George W. Elkins Jr., of Elkins Park.

1100 block of Park Avenue, Plainfield

In the 1100 block of Park Avenue, opposite 1106, is another attractive pagoda tree, photographed in bloom on July 25

2007 from Gregory Palermo's Plainfield Tree Blog

From Plainfield, New Jersey's History & Architecture by John Grady and Dorothe Pollard

Yes, this is Plainfield, and there really were fox hunts here. This photo shows the back of Dr. Edward L. Finch's Park Avenue mansion where there is a lot of activity in preparation for the hunt. The hunts frequently took place on John Taylor Johnston's estate, which extended into the Watchung mountains and comprised over one hundred acres. The house viewed through the porte-cochere still stands, but has been unsympatherically altered. Courtesy of Anne W. Finch

Cars replaced horses, chauffeurs replaced groomsmen, and carriage barns became garages. Henry Talmadge's chauffeur in his new conveyance, proudly poses in front of the old carriage house. The Talmadge mansion, which contained over thirty rooms, was a Belvidere Avenue landmark for many years. Both the house and the carriage house were destroyed by fire in the late 1960's.

November 14, 1895 New York Times

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PLAINFIELD KIRMESS OPENED

In Aid of Muhlenberg Hospital – Good Attendance and Reason for Expecting Financial Success – The Booths.

PLAINFIELD, N. J., Nov. 13 – There was a grand opening of the kirmess at the Columbia Cycle Academy Monday night, and the building was decorated very elaborately.

Not since the charity ball have the society fold here been interested in a like event for such a worthy cause. The kirmess is given for the benefit of Muhlenberg Hospital, and, judging from the attendance at the opening night, the hospital will be greatly bettered financially.

Booths have been very prettily arranged about the academy, making an exceedingly tasty show. The equipment of the booths is as follows:

French Booth – Mrs. Albert Hoffman Atterbury, Mrs. Irving H. Brown, Mrs. Charles B. Corwin, Miss Bessie Ginna, Mrs. George C. Evans, Mrs. Charles J. Fisk, Mrs. Ellis W. Hedges, Miss E. E. Kenyon and Miss Whiton.

Florentine Booth – Mrs. I. N. Van Sickle, Mrs. David E. Titsworth, Mrs. W. M. Stillman, Mrs. John D. Titsworth, Mrs. F. A. Dunham, Miss Louise Clawson, Miss Bessie TItsworth, and Mrs. Lulu Lewis.

Gypsy Booth – Mrs. Joseph W. Reinhart, and Mrs. Howard Fleming.

Venetian Booth – Mrs. Hugh Hastings, Miss Emelie Schipper, Mrs. George A. Chapman, Miss Haviland, Mrs. Samuel Huntington, Mrs. Emil Woltman, Mrs. Samuel St. J. McCutchen, Mrs. Conklin, Mrs. C. S. West, Mrs. W. E. Lower, Miss E. R. Cock, Mrs. Frank O. Herring, Miss Huntington, Miss Maud Van Bosckerck, Miss MacCready, Miss Clara D. Finley, Miss Ahrens, Miss Aynne MacCready, Miss Mondanari, Miss Graff, Miss Yerkes, Miss Gertrude Walz, and Miss Pierson.

Japanese Booth – Mrs. Charles Seward Foote, Mrs. George Clay, Mrs. S.P. Simpson, Mrs. L. Finch, Mrs. Constantine P. Ralli, Mrs. William Lewis Brown, Mrs. L. Dennis, Mrs. WIlliam Pelletier, Miss Ellis, Miss Anthony, Miss Dryden, Miss Morgan, Miss Bowen, Miss Lawrence, and Miss Rodman.

Spanish Booth – Mrs. S. A. Cruikshank, Mrs. A. T. Slauson, Mrs. J. F. Wichers, Mrs. T. H. Curtis, Mrs. Marion S. Ackerman, Mrs. T. A. Hazell, Mrs. H. L. Moore, Mrs. D. T. Van Buren, Mrs. E. H. Mosher, Miss Harriott, Miss Louise Patton, Miss Maud Lord, Miss May Kirkner, Miss Louise Van Zandt, Miss Annie Horton, Miss Titsworth, and Miss Meredith.

German Booth – Mrs. Mason W. Tyler, Mrs. Logan Murphy, Mrs. John H. Oarman, Mrs. Charles J. Taggart, Mrs. Benjamin R. Western, Mrs. J. E. Turill, Mrs. Arthur T. Gallup, Mrs. Horsley Barker, Mrs. John Haviland, Mrs. George Wright, Mrs. Amra Hamragan, Mrs. William L. Saunders, Mrs. William Wright, Miss Annie Murphy, Miss Wright, Miss Western, Miss Bartling, Miss Helen Warman, Miss Emma Adams and Miss Ann Thorne.

Stationery Booth – Mrs. John Gray Foster, Mrs. Elliott Barrows, Mrs. A. W. Haviland, Mrs. John D. Miller, Mrs. James R. Joy, and Miss Emily R. Tracy.

Parisian Flower Stall – Mrs. Harry M. Stockton, Mrs. Evarts Tracy, Mrs. Daniel F. Ginna, Mrs. W. H. Ladd, Mrs. Frederick Yates, Miss Marlon Dumont, Miss Ginna, Miss Baker, Miss Huntington, and Miss Van Bosckerck.

Refreshments were dispensed by Mrs. Orville T. Waring, Mrs. George W. Van Bosckerck, Mrs. John Bushnell, Mrs. Gifford Mayer, Mrs. George H. Goddard, Mrs. Moore, Mrs. H. P. Reynolds, Mrs. C. C. Guion, Mrs. N. P. T. Finch, Mrs. Henry McGee, Mrs. De Revere, Mrs. Ruth C. Leonard, Mrs. George W. Rockfellow, Miss Annie Opdyke, Mrs. Van Alstyne, Mrs. Utzinger, Mrs. Nelson Runyon, Mrs. Henry Tapsley, Miss Martine, Miss Edith Allen, Mrs. J. Parker Mason, Mrs. J. K. Myers, Mrs. Walton, and Mrs. H. C. Adams

New York Times April 11, 1901

PLAINFIELD, N.J., April 10. – The wedding of Miss Lydia Platt Ackerman and Arthur Murphy took place this afternoon at Grace Church. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Ellen R. and the late J. Hervey Ackerman. Her brothers are New York business men. The bridegroom is the son of the Rev. T. Logan Murphy, the newly appointed curate of the American Church at Paris.

Miss Ackerman was accompanied to the altar by her married sister, Mrs. Robert Rushmore, matron of honor, and by Miss Anna Riker of New York, Miss Mary Scott Denniston of the State College of Pennsylvania, and Miss Catherine DePauw of New Albany, Ind. The best man was Clarence L. Murphy, the groom's brother. The ushers were Marion S. Ackerman, James F. Middledith, and Rufus F. Finch of Plainfield, and Townsend Morgan of New York. The bride's three nephews, dressed in white sailor costumes, were pages.

The service was read by the Rev. T. Logan Murphy, assisted by the rector of Grace Church, the Rev. Erskine M. Rodman. After the marriage at the church a reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rushmore.

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Social Register Summer 1913

Finch Dr & Mrs. Edw. Bronson (Delia B. Gardner)
Juniors Miss Edith "Locust Terrace" Greenfield Mass

Mr. and Mrs. Edw. L. (Annie R. Crane) Phone No. 57W "Graystone" Plainfield, NJ
Finch Misses Marie L. & Charlotte T.
Finch Msrs Rufus C. & Henry L. & Juniors Norman R.

Finch Mr. and Mrs. Edw. Ridley (Mary L. Delafield) Phone No. 140
Briarcliff Lodge Briarcliff Manor NY Aug 1 W Hampton Beach LI

Finch Mrs. Jessica G. (Jessica B. Garretson)
Cosgrave Mr. John O'Hara
Married Jan 4 at Greenwhich Ct.

Edward Ridley Finch (Court of Appeals Service: 1935-1943)

Edward Ridley Finch (Court of Appeals Service: 1935-1943)
Edward Ridley Finch was born in the Borough of Manhattan, City of New York. He was the son of Dr. Edward L. Finch and Annie Ridley Crane Finch. He graduated from Yale in 1895, A.B.; L.L.B. Columbia, 1898; L.L.D. (Hon.) St. Stephens College, 1928; L.L.D. (Hon.) Columbia University, 19129; L.L.D. (Hon.) New York University, 1935. He married Mary Livingston Delafield. He practiced law in New York City as a member of Tappan & Finch and Finch & Coleman. He was elected a member of the New York Legislature 1901, 1902, 1903. He was appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court, New York, in 1915 by Governor Whitman. Elected by all parties for term 1916-1930. Re-elected by all parties for term 1930-1944. In 1922 he was designated Associate Justice Appellate Division, First Department, by Governor Miller. In 1927 re-designated by Governor Alfred E. Smith. In 1930 re-designated by Governor Roosevelt. Appointed Presiding Judge Appellate Division, First Department, by Governor Roosevelt. Elected Associate Judge of the Court of Appeals for term 1935-1949.

In 1922 appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary on special mission to Brazil.

Resigned from the Court of Appeals on April 30, 1943.

(290 NY [front].)

http://www.courts.state.ny.us/history/bios/finch_edward.htm

Edward Ridley Finch

Edward Ridley Finch (b. 1873) – also known as Edward R. Finch – of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 15, 1873. Son of Edward L(ucius) Finch and Annie Ridley (Crane) Finch; married, January 18, 1913, to Mary Livingston Delafield. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 5th District, 1902-04; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1915-34; appointed 1915; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 1st Department, 1922-33; judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1935-40. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Sons of the American Revolution; Union League. Burial location unknown.

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Who's Who in New York City 1918

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Edward Ridley Finch Cox

Edward Ridley Finch Cox (born October 2, 1946), is the chairman of the New York Republican State Committee and the son-in-law of the late President Richard M. Nixon. Cox is a lawyer in the Manhattan law firm of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP where he has served as the Chairman of the Corporate Department and a member of the Management Committee. In 2008, Cox was named in Super Lawyers in the area of Securities & Corporate Finance and his firm was ranked third on The American Lawyer's 2008 "A-List" of leading law firms in the United States.

He was born to Howard Ellis Cox and Anne Crane Delafield Finch Cox in Southampton Hospital in Southampton (village), New York and spent his early years attending Westhampton Beach Elementary School.[1] He is the scion of four old American families, the Finches, the Coxes, the Livingstons, and the Delafields. Cox is named for his grandfather, Judge Edward Ridley Finch, a prominent New York jurist who served as a State court judge from 1915 to 1943 and rose to be the Presiding Justice of the State's First Department and an Associate Judge on the State's highest court, the New York Court of Appeals.[2] His father, Howard Ellis Cox, was a decorated World War II aviator and a New York lawyer and Long Island real estate developer.

Cox graduated from Princeton University (the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, class of 1968) and Harvard Law School (class of 1972). After graduating from college, Cox worked with the consumer advocate Ralph Nader as a founder of what came to be called "Nader's Raiders," co-authoring The Nader Report on the Federal Trade Commission (Baron Press, 1969) and writing articles and editorials for The New Republic. Upon graduating from law school in 1972, Cox campaigned extensively for the reelection of his father-in-law, President Nixon, and after the election he and his wife traveled to Europe and the Soviet Union, meeting privately with leaders and their families. Cox subsequently was a lawyer with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York.

From 1981 to 1983 Cox served in the Reagan Administration as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of a government corporation, The United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation. In 1983, Cox returned to the practice of law in New York where he has also served in a number of volunteer governmental and non-governmental charitable posts: a founding director of the Student Sponsor Partners (supporting and mentoring inner-city parochial school students, 1985 to present), a Commissioner of the Commission on Judicial Nomination (nominating candidates for New York's highest court, 1991 to present), Chairman of the New York Council of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (1995 to 2008), Chairman of the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (1995 to present), a Trustee of the State University of New York (SUNY)(1995 to present) and a director of the New York Institute for Special Education (1994 to present). As a Trustee, Cox was a founder of SUNY's Charter School Institute (which authorizes charter schools), of its Community College Committee, of its Institute for Community College Development and of its Task Force on Energy and the Environment. In these capacities he fostered the development of cutting edge policies and programs for K-12 education, teacher training and facilities evaluation and has been a leader in energy and environmental policy making. After the 2006 election, Cox chaired Attorney-Elect Andrew Cuomo's environmental transition team. In 2007 and 2008, Cox chaired John McCain's New York campaign.

While practicing law, Cox has also served three presidents, and particularly President Nixon, in the international arena.

In 1971, Cox married Tricia Nixon, daughter of then-President Nixon, in a White House Rose Garden ceremony. The wedding was described in Life Magazine as "akin to American royalty." Tricia and Edward have a son, Christopher N. Cox. They currently reside on Long Island, New York.

After attending Harvard Law School, Cox was admitted to the New York State bar in 1973. In 1974 he was admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Cox has held a number of positions in government and professional organizations. Some of these include: Commissioner, New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination; founder of New York Secretary of State's Corporation Advisory Task Force; Member, New York, Federal and American (Corporate Section) Bar associations, New York Bar Foundation, New York City Bar and American College of Investment Counsel; Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Federal Energy Finance Agency; Chairman, New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund; Chairman, State University Construction Fund; Trustee, State University of New York (Chair, Finance and Administration Committee; Co-Chair, Charter Schools Committee; and Co-Chair, Community College Committee); Chair, New York State Council of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; Trustee, Fund for Modern Courts; Director, Noble Energy, Inc. (an NYSE worldwide oil and gas exploration and production company); Assisted President Nixon with trips to China, Cuba, Italy, Greece, Yugoslavia, the Soviet Union, Egypt, France, Romania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Austria, England, Japan, North and South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Burma, Pakistan, and Turkey; Fact-finding trips to Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, and Russia; Member or otherwise active in various foreign policy organizations, including Foreign Policy Association (Director) and Council on Foreign Relations.

At Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, LLP, he handles corporate and finance law with experience in general representation of public and private entities, including financings, acquisitions, and joint ventures, both domestic and international. He was previously a partner at the now-defunct, old-line New York law firm of Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Irvine. In 1997, Mr. Cox and his former law firm were sued, along with their client, by the purchaser in a foreclosure action Florida Power & Light of a failed power plant venture in South Carolina. He is the author of "Reinvigorating the FTC: The Nader Report and the Rise of Consumer Advocacy," 72 Antitrust Law Journal 899 (2005) and has lectured on the legal aspects of cogeneration financing and of the sale of venture companies.

Cox was Battalion Commander of his Army ROTC unit at Princeton and subsequently served with the 11th Special Forces Group.

2006Cox was initially rumored to be considering a run for New York Governor George Pataki's seat in 2006 should Pataki not seek re-election. Pataki did not run again, but Cox later chose instead to seek the seat held by incumbent U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D) in the 2006 New York U.S. Senate election. Initial reports indicated Cox would run as a fiscal conservative and an environmentalist. However, after Governor Pataki endorsed rival Republican, Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro, Cox announced on October 14 that he was no longer running.[3]

[edit] 2010 New York gubernatorial campaignSee also: New York gubernatorial election, 2010
Cox was mentioned in mid-2009 as a potential candidate for governor in 2010.[4] He was elected chairman of the New York State Republican Committee at the Committee's meeting on September 30, 2009.[5] Cox had a seven-point "agenda for the future" when elected chairman:

to be "a full-time chairman"
to win election victories in the 2009 local elections
to re-build the state party's staff
to "re-establish credibility" of the state party nationally
to raise money
to recruit a "slate of candidates up and down the ballot."
to win statewide elections in 2010.[6]
Not running for governor himself, and doubting Rick Lazio's chances of winning as the Republican candidate, Cox recruited Democrat Steve Levy, the Suffolk County executive, to carry the party's banner. Levy became a Republican but GOP county chairman, bucking Cox, denied Levy a spot on the Republican primary ballot. Cox then found himself outflanked on the right by an insurgent, businessman Carl Paladino of Buffalo, whom Cox and much of the party's leadership denounced. In September, 2010, having "energized Tea Party advocates and social conservatives, Paladino won the primary soundly. Lazio, who had refused to debate Paladino, won (but later relinquished to Paladino) the nomination of the smaller but influential Conservative Party and fell short of embracing Mr. Paladino's candidacy in his concession of the Republican race.[7]

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Edward Ridley Finch Cox and his wife, Tricia Nixon

Ed Cox, a scion of old

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One of Ed's ancestors was Robert Livingston who, as the first chancellor of New York State, donned robes to swear in George Washingington as President.

Edward Finch Cox grew up in a world of old money, of society pedigrees and debutante parties. There were summers at the estate in Wasthampton Beach, L. I., which has been in the family for six generations, winters in a comfortable New York apartment, education at the best private schools.

His mother, born Anne Crane Delafield Finch, is descended from a man who helped draft the Declaration of Independence.

New York Times Obituary June 23, 2002 Mary Delafield Finch

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HASKELL-Mary Delafield Finch. 87, beloved wife of the late Col. Francis W. Hask ell, died at her home in McLean, Virginia on Thursday, June 20. Called ''Noelle'' because she was born on Christmas Day, 1914, she was a graduate of the Nightingale-Bamford School in New York City and member of the Colonial Dames of America. She was the daughter of the Hon. Edward Ridley Finch, a judge on the Court of Appeals of New York State and Mary Livingston Delafield. She was a descendent of Chancellor Robert Livingston who administered the oath of office to George Washington. Mrs. Haskell is survived by her two sons, the Rev. Robert Finch Haskell of Oneonta, New York and Dr. Samuel Delafield Haskell of Douglassville, Georgia; by four grandchildren, Matthew Ridley Haskell, John Wyatt Haskell, Elizabeth Herbert Haskell and Lucy Livingston Haskell; and by her sister, Anne Crane Finch Cox, and her brother, the Hon. Edward Ridley Finch, Jr., both of New York City and Westhampton Beach, New York. Services will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church in McLean, Virginia on Monday, June 24 at 5 PM and at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Westhampton Beach, New York on Monday, July 1 at 11 AM.

New York Times Obituary January 28, 2005 Anne Delafield Finch Cox

COX–Anne Delafield Finch. Died peacefully in her 86th year at Sunswyck in Westhampton Beach, N.Y. on January 25, 2005. Beloved mother of Mazie, Howard & Edward and devoted grandmother of Dune, Yarrow & Christopher. Services will be on February 1 at 10 AM, St. Bartholomew's Church, 50th Street & Park Avenue, New York City. Cemetery services to follow at 4PM at the Westhampton Cemetery, Montauk Highway, Westhampton, L.I., N.Y. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the East End Hospice, 481 WesthamptonRiverhead Road, POB 1048, Westhampton Beach, N.Y. 11978 or to the Hospice of Palm Beach, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL. 33407.

COX–Anne Dela Field Finch. The East End Hospice Board of Directors, staff and volunteers note with great sadness the death of Anne Finch Cox, founding member of the Hospice Board of Directors, patron and loyal friend. Anne was devoted to helping others and we are truly grateful to have had the benefit of many years of her good counsel and fidelity. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to her children Howard, Mazie and Edward, her grandchildren, the extended family and many friends. Priscilla Ruffin, Exec. Dir. W. Michael Pitcher, President Board of Directors East End Hospice Westhampton Beach, NY

1930 Blue Book

Finch, Mr. & Mrs. Norman Ridley, 303 W.8 st., Plainfield,N.J.

National Register of the society, Sons of the American Revolution 1902

EDWARD RIDLEY FINCH, New York City (10542). Son of Edward Lucius and Annie Ridley (Crane) Finch; grandson of Rufus Erastus and Anne (Ridley) Crane; great-grandson of Anson and Experience (Brush) Crane; great-grandson of Jonathan Crane, Lieutenant New York Militia; great-grandson of Joseph Crane, Member of Committee of Safety.

1899 Membership Register for The Empire State Society, Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

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The information came from the 1899 Membership Register for The Empire State Society, Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. I only saw Jonathan's direct line:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nywestch/sar/member-F.htm#finch

Edward Ridley Finch, [State: 1142; National: 10542] New York City; Born, New York City, Nov. 15, 1873. -snip- Son of Edward Lucius Finch and Annie Ridley Crane; grandson of Rufus Erastus Crane and Anne Maria Ridley; great-grandson of Anson Crane and Experience Brush; gt²-grandson of Jonathan Crane and Berthia Baldwin; gt³-grandson of Joseph Crane.

Jonathan Crane
Born in Fredericksburg, Dutchess (now Putnam) Co., N.Y., May 8, 1747; died in Southeast, Putnam Co., N.Y., Aug 27, 1834; bearer of despatches to Washington from the Committee of Safety of which his father Joseph Crane was a member; Ensign in the 5th (Southeast) Co. of the 2d Regt. of Dutchess County Militia; a Lieutenant in the 1st Regt. of that County raised to "go into immediate service" under resolution of July 16, 1776; almost continuously in service until the close of the war. – Edward Riley Finch.

Joseph Crane
Father of Jonathan Crane (q.v.); born in Fredericksburgh, Dutchess Co., N.Y., Oct. 2, 1722; a physician and was County judge for 16 consecutive years; at the outbreak of the war was one of a Committee of Safety with Egbert Benson of Poughkeepsie and Wm. Jay of Bedford; had four sons in the army, Lieut. Johnathan, Surgeon Joseph, Jr., Adjutant Solomon, and Lieut. Isaac. – Edward Riley Finch.

Annie Ridley Crane b. March 6, 1851

2345. Rufus Erastcs Crane 7 [1399], (Anson, 6 Jonathan. 3
Joseph, 4 Joseph, 3 Jonathan, 2 Benjamin 1 ), married Annie Ridley
in New York citv June 10, 1850. He died in New York city
Sept. 5, 18G5. Children:

2346–1. Annie Ridley, b. March 6, 1851; m. Edward L. Finch.
2347–2. Louise Adelaide, b. July 1, 1853; d. Sept. 12, 1897.


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Married Feb. 12, 1873 in New York City Annie was 22 years-old

17 LEROY W.

Leroy W. Finch, son of Lucian R. and Charlotte (Turner)
Finch, married, Oct. 14, 1862, Martha H. Hunter of Montgomery
Co., Md. She died Aug. 15, 1870. He died July 19, 1872.

Child: 21 Lucian /, b April 5, 1867, living with his grand-
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19 EDWARD L.

Edward L. Finch, son of Lucian R. and Charlotte (/Turner)
Finch, married Anna R. Crane, of New York City, Feb. 12, 1873.
Child: 22 Edward Ridley, b Nov. 15, 1873.

Is Edward Ridley Crane Cox related to his father-in-law's prosecutor, Archibald Cox?

http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=archibald_cox_1

Cox is not related to Nixon's son-in-law, Edward Finch Cox. [Washington Post, 5/19/1973]

But we do know that Edward's great-grandmother, Annie Ridley Crane Finch was in the Plainfield Garden Club at the same time as Archibald Cox's mother, Frances Perkins Cox

Mrs. Finch was a bit older than Mrs. Cox. For example, in the year 1930 when they were both members, Mrs. Finch was 79 years-old. Mrs. Cox's birth date is yet undetermined, however she did give birth to her famous son in 1912.

Courier News articles

Finch Edward Ridley 12/17/1934 News
Finch Edward Ridley 6/?/1935 Clipping(nonCN)
Finch Edward Ridley 10/23/1952 News
Finch Edward Ridley 9/16/1965 Obituary
Finch Dorothy Louise Langford husband Norman Ridley 12/13/1957 News
Finch Dorothy Louise Langford husband Norman Ridley n.d. News
Finch Norman Ridley wife Dorothy Louise Langford 2/26/1941 News
Finch Norman Ridley wife Dorothy Louise Langford n.d. News
Finch Norman Ridley wife Dorothy Louise Langford 5/30/1976 Annotation
Finch Norman Ridley wife Dorothy Louise Langford 6/2/1976 Obituary
Finch Rufus Crane 9/20/1940 News
Finch Rufus Crane 2/22/1951 News

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

**PATRONS: Dr. and Mrs. Norman T. Crane

New York Times October 13, 1895

New York Times October 13, 1895

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THE WEEK IN PLAINFIELD

Entertainment by the Dorcas Society – Monday Afternoon Club

PLAINFIELD, N.J., Oct. 12 – A social event of the last week was the entertainment given by the Dorcas Society, King's Daughters, at the home of Miss Maude Lowrie, in Park Avenue, Monday evening. It was titled "The Circulating Library," and was given for the purpose of raising funds for the benefit of the poor of the city. The guests on arriving were given a blank catalogue, with only numbers on it, and they were to guess the titles of books represented. The Reception Committee was composed of Miss Bowers, Miss Brown, Miss Lowrie and Miss Langdon. Those presiding at the talbes were Mrs. Crane and Miss Wyckoff, assisted by Mrs. Clark, Mrs. C. T. Pond, Miss Minnie French, Miss Green, Miss Ella Blish, and Miss Maltly. In the library were Miss Crane, Miss Cornwell, Miss Lou French, Miss Millie Landgon, Miss Etta BLish, Miss Alice Hayners, Miss Bessie Titsworth, and Miss Kline.

S.E. Hull of Duer Street has returned from Broadway, where he spent the Summer.

The Monday Afternoon Club, Plainfield's leading woman's club, held it sifrst meeting of the Fall. On account of repairs being made at the Casino or the Union County Country Club, where the meeings are usually held, the ladies gathered in the parlors of the Congregational Church. The subject upon which papers are to be read for the coming year is "Some Great Florentines and Their Times." Two papers were read Monday – one by Mrs. Josiah Brown and the other by Mrs. Robert Lowry. Next month the paper will be read by Miss Kenyon, Principal of the Young Ladies' Seminary.

H. M. Stevens of Fanwood gave a reception at the Fanwood Clubhouse Friday evening.

Miss Nellie Saums of Ricefiled is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Saums of Clinton Avenue.

George Barton has returned to Keyport after a visit with Mrs. Barton of Madison Avenue.

Edward Hooley of Rockview Avenue has gone to Atlanta.

The Rev. E. L. Hyde of Hyde Park, Mass., is visiting friends in Plainfield.

The Misses Anthony of Crescent Avenue have returned from Europe.

Miss Bessie Booker of Richmond, Va., has been visitng Miss Dryden of West Seventh Street.

James Smith of Elmwood Place has returned from Amesbury, Mass.

Miss May Haberle, who has been visitng her cousin, Miss Lillie Haberle, has returned to her home in Orange.

Miss Mary Ryder of Brooklyn, who has been visiting at the home of Robert Lucky of Fifth Street, has returned home.

Charles L. Case and family of Central Avenue returned this week from their European trip.

Miss Lydia Duffert of Morris County is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Van Dyke of East Front Street.

Mr. and Mrs. John Burnett of Brookyln have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Charles Doane of Fifth Street.

Charles Potter of West Seventh Street has returned from Philadelphia.

Mrs. Florence Howe Hall of Madison Avenue is in Massachusetts delivering a course of lectures.

Miss Mary and Miss Grace Shreve of New York are guests of B. J. Shreve of Grove Street.

Miss Agnes Baldwin of Brooklyn is the guest of Miss Haviland of Washington Park.

Benjamin Terry of Bridgeport is the guest of the Misses Livergey of Park Avenue.

Thomas H. Keller of East Front Street left this week for a trip South.

C. C. Burke and family have left for their Winter home in New York, after spending the Summer at the cottage on Ravine Road Netherwood.

William Tyler of West Eigth Street has gone to Europe.

David Krymer of West Second Street has gone to Baltimore.

Dr. Frank Searles and Mrs. Searles have returned to Bayonne, after a visit with Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Lourie of Park Avenue.

Dr. John H. Carman and fmaily of Somerset Street returned this week from the Adirondacks.

Dr. B. Van D. Hedges of Watchung Avenue is home from his outing in Maine.

Miss Caroline Fitz Randolph, daughter of ex-Mayor L. V. F. Randolph of East Front Street, sailed Saturday for Europe.

May 9, 1974 Spring Potpourri Guestbook

"Graystone," Residence of Dr. Edward L. Finch, 1106 Park 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

"Cranehurst," Residence of Charles B. Crane, 440 West Eighth 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

Residence of Dr. A. Strubing, 1006 Park 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 J. Henry Crane, 826 First Place

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

1915 - 1923 List of Meetings

National Register of Historic Places: Grace Episcopal Church

The decades of the 1940's and 1950s saw certain aesthetic improvements to the interior of the church. In 1940, a new limestone altar as given in memory of Edward and Annie Finch, by their children. Above the high altar is the carved white oak reredos given in memory of Orville Griffith Waring, a warden and vestryman for over fifty years.

National Register of Historic Places

Crescent Avenue Historic District

Crescent Avenue Historic District form for the National Register of Historic Places

821 - 23 Second Place
c. 1880
In a894, the home of John Ridley, "Attorney at law"

Flat headed dormers with shell motif as applied decoration. Projecting stone window sills. Square corner tower with pyramidal roof that terminates at the roof level.

This is an interesting small scale house with diagonally located short tower and verandah echoing the more elaborate and larger homes in the District. Presently painted a park-bench green, this color does little to enhance its impact on the viewer.

Crescent Avenue Historic District

Crescent Avenue Historic District form for the National Register of Historic Places

824 - 26 First Place
c. 1880
In 1895, the home of M. A. Haven, "Manager, Plainfield Beef Company"

Most of the original building remains unaltered, including the generous wrap around porch. It has the strong crisp feeling of the houses built by Job Male and is possibly one of his products. It conforms and is very much part of the character of the District.

May 15, 2013 Old Westbury Gardens

Sons of the American Revolution. Empire State Society

Edward Ridley Finch – Mrs. Finch's son.

Jessie Wallace Hughan (1875-1955) Peace Advocate

Hughan retired from teaching in 1945 and died at her Manhattan home on April 10, 1955. Her papers from 1905 through 1955, including an unfinished biography of Hughan by Annie Ridley Crane Finch, are stored at the Swarthmore College Peace Collection.

Henry Le Roy Finch

Banker, broker; b. Plainfield, N.J.; s. Edward L. and Annie Ridley (Crane) Finch. ed. Andover. With Harvey Fisk & Sons, bankers. 5 years. Now senior mem. N. Y. Stock Exchange, firm of Finch & Tarbell; m. Oct. 5, 1915, Mary Farquhar Baker, d. of Stephen Baker. Clubs: City (N.Y.), Athletic Watchung Hunt, Plainfield Country and Plainfield Riding and Driving. Residence 51 E. 58th St., N. Y. City. Address: 120 Broadway, N. Y. City.

September 10, 1915 New York Times

Miss Mary Farquhar Baker, the elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Baker of 8 East Seventy-fifth Street has set Tuesday, Oct. 5, for her wedding to Henry Le Roy Finch, the third son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Finch of Graystone, Plainfield, N. J., and a brother of Edward R. Finch, who has just been appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court and who married Miss Mary Livingston Delafield. The marriage will be celebrated at 4 o'clock in St. James's Church, Seventy-first Street and Madison Avenue and will be followed by a reception at the Baker town house, 8 East Seventy-fifth Street.

Mr. Baker is the President of the Bank of the Metropolis, and he and his family are well known for their church work and philanthropy. The engagement was announced last May.

1973 Images from Barbara Tracy Sandford

January 26, 2014

1973 was an historic year for our nation. The Watergate scandal occupied most headlines and the stand-off between Nixon and his nemesis, Plainfield's own son, Archibald Cox, riveted not only Plainfield and the U.S., but the world.

Archibald Cox grew up at 1010 Rahway Road. "Archie's" mother was Plainfield Garden Club member Frances Perkins Cox '25.

In May 1973, Professor Cox (Harvard Law) was named special prosecutor to the Watergate scandal. It was he that demanded Nixon release the tapes and he refused Nixon's attempts at compromise. It was this tough stand that eventually led to Nixon's resignation.

Also in May 1973, the Washington Post, upon learning of Cox's appointment, was quick to announce that Archibald Cox was in no way related to Nixon's new son-in-law, Ed Cox. (Remember he and Tricia Nixon were married in the White House rose garden in 1971.) Hmm.

Well, the PGC suspects that there is some DNA that floats between the two men. At the very least, the Washington Post missed the familial relationships between the two "Cox" factions – and probably because they were known to one another through the female sides of the family, which is frequently ignored when tracing genealogy.

Nixon's son-in-law, Edward Ridley Crane Cox, was named for his great-grandmother, PGC member Annie Ridley Crane Finch '21 who lived in "Graystone" on Park Avenue and was a fellow PGC club member with Archibald's mother, Frances. Archibald had many relatives in the PGC (most notably the Perkins and Tracy families) so other than the PGC (and most likely Archibald) no man made the press at the time any wiser to their "circle of acquaintance" back in Plainfield.

Meanwhile Barbara Tracy Sandford began a new endeavor: Childrens Gardens. She solicited large corporations (Bell Labs, Sears) and received monies to start the gardens. Most notably, she started the Elmwood Garden Club, near the now famous Elmwood apartments in the West End. Local award-winning filmmaker Alrick Brown is working on a new film titled My Manz which is about growing up in the Elmwood Garden Projects of Plainfield.

To see what Elmwood looked like in '73 and other parts of the Queen City:

1973 Plainfield, New Jersey

Monday Afternoon Club Membership

Monday Afternoon Club Membership

Monday Afternoon Club Membership