Plainfield Garden Club

Member: McWilliams, Mrs. Howard (Anna Louise Waldbridge/Mrs. Paul Taylor Brown) '22

1922 Address: 1005 Hillside Avenue, Plainfield

1932 Directory*: Not Listed
* = This directory is not dated but presumed to be from the year 1932.

April 26, 1916 New York Times wedding announcement

Daughter of Mrs. Howard McWilliams Weds Edwin Muller,Jr.

The wedding of Edwin Muller, Jr. of Lexington, KY, and Miss Eleanor Ryckman Brown, a daughter of Mrs. Howard McWilliams of New York and Plainfield, NJ took place last evening at 8 o'clock at the Central Presbyterian Church at Madison Avenue and Fifty-seventh Street. The wedding ceremony was performed by the Rev. Edwin Muller of Lexington, the father of the bridegroom, assisted by the Rev. John S. Zelie of Plainfield, NJ.

The bride walked with her stepfather, Howard McWilliams, who gave her in marriage.

Miss Marjorie Walbridge Brown, whose marriage to Kenneth H. Condit will take place June 1, was her sister's maid of honor.

Bridesmaids: Misses Helen Harrington of Plainfield, Dorothy Tuttle of Brooklyn, Katherine Mayer of Indianapolis, Frances Walbridge of Springfield, Mass, Margaret Mears of Poreland, Ore., and Sarah Washburn of Evanston, Ind.

CONDIT, Kenneth Hamilton, Tenth Av. at 30th St., New York

res. 963 Hillside Ae., Plainfield, N.J.

Editor; b. East Orange, N.J., Mar. 1, 1888; s. Oscar Halstead and Fannie Crane (Harrison) Condit; M. E. Steves Inst. of Tech., 1908; student, Columbia Univ.; C. E. Princeton Univ., 1913; Sigma Nu; m. Plainfield, N.J., June 6, 1916 Marjorie Walbridge Brown; children: Paul Taylor, Kenneth Walbridge. Draftsman and testing engr, Safety Car Heating and Lighitng Co., 1908-10; instr in civil eng., Princeton Univ., 1913-1917; asso. editor 1919, managing editor 1920, chief editor 1921. American Machinist. First Lt., Signal Officers Reserve Corpe, July 1917l Capt, Air Service (Aeronautics), Aug., 1918; discharged Dec. 10, 1918. Asso. mem A.S.M.E.; mem. S. A. E; Phi Beta Kappa (Princeton), Tau Beta Pi (Stevens)/ Sec. and treas., Princeton Eng. Assn. Recreation: Golf. Clubs: Engineer's, Plainfield Country, Princeton Tower. Republican. Presbyterian.

New York Times

The wedding dates of the Misses Eleanor Ryckman Brown and Marjorie Walbridge Brown, daughters of Mrs. Howard McWilliams of 525 Park Avenue, New York, have been announced. Miss Eleanor Brown's marriage to Edwin Muller, Jr., of Lexington, Ky., is to take place in the Central Presbyterian Church, Madison Avenue and Ffity-seventh Street, this city, on Tuesday, April 23, at 8 o'clock in the evening, with a reception afterward at the Gotham. The father of Mr. Muller, the Rev. Edwin Muller of Lexington, Ky., will perform the wedding ceremony, assisted by the Rev. John S. Zelie of Plainfiled, N.J. Miss Brown will have her sister, Miss Marjorie Walbridge Brown, as her maid of honor. The bridesmaids selected are the Misses Dorothy Tuttle of Brooklyn, Helen Harrington of Plainfield, Frances Walbridge of Springfield, Mass., Margaret Mears of Portlant, Ore., Sarah Washburn of Evanston, Ill., and Katherine M. Mayer of Indianapolis, Ind. Mortimer Glover Muller is to be his brother's best man, and the ushers chosen are James O. Murray of Plainfield, Charles Bates Hunter of Cambridge, Mass, John N. Gatch of Cincinnati, Ohio; Robert Lynd of Louisville, Ky., Kenneth H. Condit of Princeton and Charles Bann of St. Paul, Minn.

The wedding of Miss Marjorie Brown and Kenneth Hamilton Condit of Princeton is set for June 5 at the Crescent Avenue Church, Plainfied, and it is to be followed by a reception at the Summer home of Mr. and Mrs. McWilliams on Hillside Avenue, Plainfied. The Misses Brown are Mrs. McWilliams's children by her former husband, the late Paul Taylor Brown of Philadelphia, Penn., and granddaughters of the late Olin G. Walbridge of Prospect Park West, Brooklyn.

Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Association for the Advancement of Science - 1886
Brown, Paul Taylor, 220(5 Green St., Philadelphia, Pa. (33).

Anna Louise Walbridge Brown

ANNA LOUISE^ (Olin George,^ George,^ Stebbins,* Ebenezer,^ Ebenezer,^ Henry^), h. May 18, 1865, at Brooklyn, N. Y., where she m., June i, 1892, Paul Taylor Brown, b. May 28, 1868, at Philadelphia, Pa., son of John Williams Brown and Lydia T. Brock. Mr. Brown is a member of J. W. Brown & Co., 103 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pa., dealers in high grade canned goods, olives and olive oil. They reside at 4023 Pine St.

i. Marjorie Walbridge Brown, b. Feb. 14, 1893.

Howard McWilliams

McWilliams, Howard (see photo at link)


Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. 1858; fitted for College at the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute; graduated Princeton, 1888; engaged in mercantile business in New York City, 188-89; studied law with Julien T. Davies and in Columbia Law School and admitted to the Bar in spring 1891; has been engage in practice in New York City ever since that date.

Howard McWilliams, Lawyer, was born in Brooklyn, New York, April 19, 1868, son of Daniel W. and Helen Frances (Marquand) McWilliams. His father was born in Orange county, New York, and was of Scotch ancestry. One of his ancestors served in the Revolutionary Army. His mother's family, the Marquands, were originally Huguenots, from the Island of Guernsey. His mother is niece of Henry T. and Frederick Marquand of New York. The subject of this sketch graduated from the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute in 1883; and although he passed examinations for the Class of 1887 at Princeton, did not enter College until the fall of 1884, graduating from that University in the Class of 1888. For a year after graduating he was engaged in mercantile business with a wholesale house in New York City, and at the end of the year, having decided to adopt law as a profession, he entered as a student in the law office of Julien T. Davies. He also pursued his studies in Columbia Law School and was admitted to the Bar in the spring of 1891, since which time he has been engaged in the active practice of his profession in New York City. Mr. McWilliams is a member of the Bar Associations of New York and Brooklyn, the Princeton Club of New York and the Crescent Athletic Club of Brooklyn. In politics he is a Republican.

Brooklyn blue book and Long Island society register

Mc Williams-Brown: Mrs. Anna Walbridge Brown, daughter of the late
Mr. and Mrs. OUn G. Walbridge, to Mr. Howard McWilliams;
Redding) Conn., July 94, 1909.

Brooklyn blue book and Long Island society register

McWilliams, Mr. and Mrs. Howard 37 Prospect Park W. – Prospect 201

(Anna Walbridge-Brown) C. R. 802 Belvidere Ave.,

Netherwood, N J .–Plainfield 1315

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Hillside Historic District

August 29, 2015

Hillside Historic District has announced a new website:

They have neatly listed the homes in the district in a similar fashion to our Homes & Gardens page.

It is no exaggeration to say that the PGC helped build Hillside. In fact our first club meeting took place at Mrs. Connor's home at 999 Hillside. Take a look at our PGC Hillside Historic District resident members:

807 Hillside Avenue
Browne, Miss Elizabeth B. '37

810 Hillside Avenue
Barnhart, Mrs. Noah Chisholm (Susan Stevens) '15

816 Hillside Avenue
Zerega, Miss Bertha Virginia '23

817 Hillside Avenue
Lawton, Mrs. Richard M. (Edith Clarke) '21

832 Hillside Avenue
Yates, Mrs. Frederick Washburn (Bertha Kedzie Cornwell) '15

921 Hillside Avenue
Detwiller, Miss Laura Cecelia '29
Detwiller, Mrs. Charles H. (Catherine or "Cath" Campbell), Jr. '57

922 Hillside Avenue
Atterbury, Mrs. Albert Hoffman (Emma H. Baker) '15

930 Hillside Avenue
Corey, Mrs. Ella J. '15

937 Hillside Avenue
Hunn, Mrs. John T. Sharpless (Hope Ivins) '37
Ivins, Mrs. DeWitt Clinton (Louise Morton Fox) '15
Ivins, Mrs. Clinton Fox (Marguerite Carpenter) '33

945 Hillside Avenue
Stevens, Mrs. Horace N. (Helen Coburn) '15

950 Hillside Avenue
Harlow, Mrs. Edward Dexter (Elise Cochran Martin) '15
Martin, Mrs. Francis A. (Mary Keech Turner) '22

955 Hillside Avenue
Wallace, Mrs. Frederick W. (Grace Seccomb) '15
deForest, Mrs. Henry Lockwood (Amy Brighthurst Brown) '33

966 Hillside Avenue
Warren, Mrs. Frank D. '15

970 Hillside Avenue
Barnhart, Mrs. Noah Chisholm (Susan Stevens) '15
Kroll, Mrs. Alexander (Nancy Dwinnell or Mrs. Prince H. Gordon) '60

975 Hillside Avenue
Runkle, Mrs. Harry Godley (Jennie Fitz Randolph) '15
Albin, Mrs. Leland D. (Jennie Hoag) '36
King, Mrs. Victor E. D. (Yasmina S.) '78
Whitehead, Mrs. James Harold (Jean Fitz-Randolph Heiberg) '43

980 Hillside Avenue
Hall, Mrs. Frederic L. (Anne Garrigues Wigton) '68
Stuart, Mrs. Linden (Jeanette W.), Jr. '52
Wigton, Mrs. Charles Benson (Garrigues) '45

982 Hillside Avenue
Baker, Mrs. Clifford Myron (Margaret Drayton) '32
Valiant, Mrs. John (Katharine Drayton) '40

985 Hillside Avenue
Stevens, Mrs. John Peters ("J.P.") '15
Stevens, Mrs. Horace Nathaniel (Helen Coburn) '15
Stevens, Mrs. John Peters ("J.P."), Jr. (Edith S.) '37
Stevens, Mrs. Robert Ten Broeck (Dorothy Goodwin Whitney) '37

996 Hillside Avenue
Wallace, Mrs. Frederick W. (Grace Seccomb) '15
Murray Townsend
Mooney, Mrs. Wandell McMaster (Alice Joy McGee) '47

999 Hillside Avenue
Conner, Mrs. William A. (Florence Tupper) '15
Wigton, Mrs. William Garrigues (Ann Hayes) '55

1000 Hillside Avenue
Lawrence, Mrs. Chester B. (Florence B.), Jr. '22

1005 Hillside Avenue
McWilliams, Mrs. Howard (Anna Louise Waldbridge/Mrs. Paul Taylor Brown) '22

1007 Hillside Avenue
Lockwood, Mrs. Frederick M. (Hazel Marshall) '52
Marshall, Mrs. Henry P. (Dorothy Burke) '30

1009 Hillside Avenue
Tracy, Mrs. Evarts '22
Tracy, Mrs. Howard Crosby (Minerva Bingham Lamson) '15
Tracy, Mrs. J. Evarts (Caroline Frederica Streuli) '22

1019 Hillside Avenue
Baker, Mrs. Clifford Myron (Margaret Drayton) '28

1030 Hillside Avenue
Stillman, Mrs. William Maxson (Ethel Lucile Titsworth) '42

1035 Hillside Avenue
Streuli, Mrs. Alfred F. H. (Frederica Michelle Dwyer Hooper) '15

1045 Hillside Avenue
Timpson, Mrs. Lewis Gouverneur (Helen Frances Waring) '15
Waring, Mrs. Orville G. (Dorothy Fleming) '35

1046 Hillside Avenue
Genung, Mrs. Alfred Gawthrop (Dorothy or "Dot" Madsen) '69
Madsen, Mrs. John (Evelyn or "Evie" Wilson) '70

1300 Prospect Avenue
Streuli, Mrs. Alfred F. H. (Frederica Michelle Dwyer Hooper) '15
Tracy, Mrs. J. Evarts (Caroline Frederica Streuli) '22

1234 Watchung Avenue
Stevenson, Mrs. E. Vickers '41

1239 Watchung Avenue
Brown, Miss Edna M. '34