Plainfield Garden Club








Member: Robinson, Mrs. Harry A. (Lilla Bryan) '20

1922 Address: 977 Kensington Avenue, Plainfield

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

May be related to the following PGC Members:

Hetherington, Mrs. Ferris (Grace Bryan Yeargan) '37
Nash, Mrs. William Bryan (Blanche Pelz) '32

Residence of Arthur P. Robinson, 916 Grant 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. E. W. Robinson
1050 Evergreen Avenue

Arthur P. Robinson

Arthur Pierce Robinson (February 23, 1879 September 30, 1944) was an American football coach and businessman. He was the head coach of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team during the 1901 college football season. He later worked for more than 24 years for the Ransome Concrete Machinery Company of Dunellen, New Jersey.

Early years

Robinson was born in 1879 in Lapeer Township, Cortland County, New York. He attended Princeton University where he graduated with honors with a civil engineering degree in 1903.[1][2]
[edit]Football coach at Rutgers

While studying at Princeton, Robinson, at age 21, served as the head football coach at nearby Rutgers College in 1901. He compiled a record of 07 during his one season as the team's head coach.[3]

Business career and family

After graduating from Princeton, Robinson worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad for a year-and-a-half. He next operated a contracting business of his own until January 1907. In February 1907, he moved to Birmingham, Alabama in the employ of a northern contracting firm. In June 1907, he was married to Mary Louise Wallace. They had three children: Ellen Emeline (born 1908), John Wallace (born 1909), and Mary.[4]

In October 1909, he became employed by the W. E. Austin Machinery Co. in Atlanta. By August 1913, he had been promoted to vice president. He was responsible for overseeing projects throughout the south and in Cuba.[4]

Robinson next worked for more than 24 years for the Ransome Concrete Machinery Company of Dunellen, New Jersey, eventually retiring as the company's vice president and sales manager.[5] In 1918, Robinson was living in Plainfield, New Jersey, with his wife Mary, and working as the sales manager for the Ransome Concrete Machinery Company.[6] At the time of the 1920 United States Census, he was living in Plainfield with his wife Mary and three children: Ellen, John and Mary.[7][8] At the time of the 1930 and 1940 Censuses, he remained in Plainfield with his wife Mary.[9][10] In 1942, Robinson was still living in Plainfield and working for the Ransome Concrete Machinery Co.[11]

Robinson died in September 1944 at Muhlenberg Hospital in Plainfield at age 66. He was survived by his wife Mary Louise Wallace Robinson, two daughters, and a son.[5]

Muhlenberg Hospital Board of Governors 1924

Harry A. Robinson

1915 - 1923 List of Meetings

1915 - 1918 Meeting Minutes