Plainfield Garden Club








Member: Hamilton, Mrs. Christie Paterson (Louise May) '27

Rahway Road

1928 Treasurer Book April 15th $5.00
1929 Treasurer Book Active April $5.00

1930 Treasurer Book: Mrs. Christie Hamilton, 1210 Denmark Road, Resigned

Mrs. Hamilton's daughter was PGC Member Mrs. Alden R. ( Demetria "Meechy" Hamilton) Loosli '64

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

Sometimes older home are lost, but the replacements are gratifying. This nineteenth century structure located on Rahway Road, may have appeared quite dated in the early twentieth century. In 1930 Christie Hamilton had the hosue removed and built a spectacular period revivival confection of brick, stone and half timbering. Visible in the foreground is the old hand water pump from the original house . . . the lone sentinel harking back to an earlier time. Courtesy of Richard Loosli

Christie Hamilton

Mr. Hamilton was Meechy's father and she moved into the house on Rahway Avenue once her parents died – Anne Shepherd

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

Sometimes older home are lost, but the replacements are gratifying. This nineteenth century structure located on Rahway Road, may have appeared quite dated in the early twentieth century. In 1930 Christie Hamilton had the hosue removed and built a spectacular period revivival confection of brick, stone and half timbering. Visible in the foreground is the old hand water pump from the original house . . . the lone sentinel harking back to an earlier time. Courtesy of Richard Loosli

Courier News articles on the Hamiltons

Hamilton Anna White husband Robert K. 10/1/1938 News
Hamilton Anna White husband Robert K. 5/23/1962 News
Hamilton Anna White husband Robert K. 1/15/1963 News
Hamilton Bridget (Kaine) husband William 5/8/1974 Obituary
Hamilton Christie P. wife Louise May 4/24/1945 Obituary
Hamilton Christie P. wife Louise May n.d. News

Hamilton David C. 6/23/1938 News
Hamilton David C. 4/4/1948 Annotation death
Hamilton David C. n.d. Obituary
Hamilton Joseph 1/3/1972 News death
Hamilton Lakish 4/15/1975 News death
Hamilton Lakish 4/17/1975 News
Hamilton Louise May husband Christie P. 9/2/1944 Obituary
Hamilton Robert K. wife Anna White 10/1/1938 News
Hamilton Robert K. wife Anna White 3/30/1939 News
Hamilton Robert K. wife Anna White 3/1/1954 News
Hamilton Robert K. wife Anna White 3/2/1954 News
Hamilton Robert K. wife Anna White 3/22/1957 News

Courier News Index: H 11 of 80
Last Name First Name Relationship Date Source Data Item Type
Hamilton Robert K. wife Anna White 1/16/1958 News
Hamilton Robert K. wife Anna White 3/21/1958 News
Hamilton Robert K. wife Anna White 11/8/1960 News
Hamilton Robert K. wife Anna White 4/13/1967 News
Hamilton Robert K. wife Anna White 3/17/1971 Obituary
Hamilton Robert K. wife Anna White n.d. Film Negative
Hamilton Sandra Ann associated with Charles E. Pace 1/14/1970 Obituary
Hamilton Sandra Ann 1/15/1970 Obituary
Hamilton Walter F. 12/15/1971 News
Hamilton Walter F. 3/18/1974 Annotation death
Hamilton William 7/26/1933 Annotation death
Hamilton William 6/27/1936 News
Hamilton William 8/28/1951 News
Hamilton William 6/29/1957 News
Hamilton William 7/1/1957 News
Hamilton William 9/1/1966 News
Hamilton Willie 3/14/1966 News death

Residence of Christie P. Hamilton, 1210 Denmark Road

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

Family Tree

Not sure if there is a familial relationship between Mrs. Christie P. Hamilton and notable Plainfield citizen Charles Hamilton Frost who owned "Questover" at 1060 Central Avenue. See file for Mrs. F. Willoughby (Virginia Voorhis) Frost.

Genealogy for Mrs. Hamilton

Hamilton
Louise May (Mrs.)
3/7/1877 Born
9/1/1944 Died
Mother's Maiden Name: Simmins, Demetria Ann
Father's Maiden Name: May, Ben
Husband: Hamilton, Christie Paterson
Children: Davidd, Demetria Ann, Christie P. Jr.
Address: 1210 Denmark Rd., 927 Rahway Rd
ltr. From Delmar Ave. Bap.Ch. St. Louis MO

Hamilton
David
2/24/1913 Born
10/23/1927
0/0/1948/49? Died?
Mother's Maiden Name:Louise May
Father: Hamilton, Christie Paterson
Address: 1210 Denmark Rd, 927 Rahway Rd Plainfield, 144 Mercer St. Princeton NJ

September 14, 2014 Netherwood Heights Home Tour

Hurray! Brenda has come up with the addresses for the Netherwood Neighborhood tour on Sunday, September 14th. Listed below are the homes plus the links to the members that once lived there:

559 Belvidere Avenue

601 Belvidere Avenue
Madsen, Mrs. John (Evelyn or "Evie" Wilson) '70

661 Belvidere Avnue

750 Belvidere Avenue

1210 Denmark Road
Hamilton, Mrs. Christie P. (Louise May) '27
Loosli, Mrs. Alden R. ( Demetria "Meechy" Hamilton) '64
Van Hoesen, Mrs. Stephen G. (Eva Lemira Hamilton) '21

1236 Denmark Road

720 Dixie Lane

734 Berkeley Avenue
Hall, Mrs. Frederic L. (Anne Garrigues Wigton) '68

While strolling these streets, be sure to keep an eye out for the neighboring PGC homes:

614 Belvidere
Pond, Mrs. C. Northrup (Alethea or "Toddy" Marder) '53

630 Belvidere Avenue
Joost, Mrs. Sherman Brownell (Marie Murray) '19

633 Belvidere
Clendenin, Mrs. Edward Hume (Margaret Rowe Tyler) '44

Tyler, Miss Margaret R. '44

714 Belvidere "Henry Pearl Talmadge House"
Dunbar, Mrs. William Kuhn '17

Rock, Mrs. Robert B. '43

Runkle, Mrs. Harry Godley (Jennie Fitz Randolph) '15

Whitehead, Mrs. James Harold (Jean Fitz-Randolph Heiberg) '43

715 Belivdere
Connell, Mrs. Philip G. '74

735 Belvidere
Sanders, Mrs. David F. (Molly) '58

740 Belvidere
Coriell, Mrs. William Wallace (Emma Buckle) '25

749 Belvidere
Thomas, Mrs. Eugene P. '22

770 Belvidere Avenue
Nash, Mrs. William Bryan (Blanche Pelz) '32

777 Belvidere
Rushmore, Mrs. Townsend (Jean Betram Murray) '20

789 Belvidere
Vivian, Mrs. Richard C. (Lucille Hutchings or "Diddles") '74

792 Belvidere
Spalt, Mrs. Evan R. (Ellen F.) '71

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

1200 Denmark Road
Coriell, Mrs. William Wallace (Emma Buckle) '25

1201 Denmark Road
Lockwood, Mrs. W. L. '25

Lockwood, Mrs. Frederick M. (Hazel Marshall) '52

1216 Denmark Road
Wigton, Mrs. William Garrigues (Ann Hayes) '55

1226 Denmark Road
Foster, Mrs. David Scott (Constance "Connie" Elena Titus) '46

1275 Denmark Road
Sandford, Mrs. Webster (Barbara Tracy) '50

1299 Denmark Road
Diss, Mrs. Albert B. (Alexandra Grosset or "Alex") '62

717 Dixie Lane
Foster, Mrs. David Scott (Constance "Connie" Elena Titus) '46

Furman, Mrs. Gerald S. (Victoria or "Vicky" Houck) '62

737 Dixie Lane
Gaston, Mrs. Hugh M. (Elizabeth Thomson) '54

747 Dixie Lane
Goddard, Mrs. Frederick W. '16

754 Dixie Lane
Foster, Mrs. David Scott (Constance "Connie" Elena Titus) '46

812 Dixie Lane
Morse, Mrs. George Maxwell Randall (Jeanette Clawson or "J" Miner) '74

724 Berkeley Avenue
Cooke, Mrs. William J. '16

737 Berkeley Avenue
Ginna, Mrs. Daniel F. (Katherine Whiting Lewis) '15

August 28, 2014

Email today from the Drake House:

There is a Netherwood House Tour on September 14, 2014, from 1-5PM. Details are on the attached flyer. [See Below]

One of the homes was designed by Evarts Tracy, architect. He also built the old Muhlenberg Hospital and the old Plainfield Police Station, and was the pioneering camouflage officer for the US government during WWI. It is spectacular on the outside.

Thank you for your support of Plainfield.

Nancy Piwowar
President
Historical Society of Plainfield


The Tracy Family had many many family members in the Plainfield Garden Club. They included:

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

These three women open the doors for many more familial Plainfield relations which include the Cox, Streuli and Perkins clans. The Tracy family also boasts a special architectural & artist relationship to Mrs. Mead. In fact, there should be a home tour just using these families' abodes!

The Tracy family lived at 1009 Hillside Avenue – which sits directly behind 1330 Prospect Avenue which is currently owned by Shakespeare Garden helper Virginia Carroll.

Interestingly enough, 1330 Prospect Avenue was said to have been built by Mrs. Streuli, who lived on the next block of Hillside at #1035. Mrs. Streuli also lived at 1331 Prospect Avenue. Yes, that's correct – the next house over! Mrs. Streuli's daughter, PGC member Caroline, married the Tracy boy at 1009 Hillside and well, lets just say, Caroline didn't get too far from both her PGC mother and mother-in-law. Did she have any choice about joining the PGC!?!

Eight homes in Netherwood are photographed on the flyer – does anyone know the addresses? It would be interesting for all of us to see if they once belonged to one of our members!

Netherwood Heights Tour of Homes September 14, 2014

To help you figure out WHO lived WHERE consult our "Home & Garden" page.

1210 Denmark Road

September 14, 2014 Netherwood Homes Tour
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1210 Denmark Road

September 14, 2014 Netherwood Homes Tour
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1210 Denmark Road

September 14, 2014 Netherwood Homes Tour
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1210 Denmark Road

September 14, 2014 Netherwood Homes Tour
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1210 Denmark Road

September 14, 2014 Netherwood Homes Tour
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1210 Denmark Road

September 14, 2014 Netherwood Homes Tour
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1210 Denmark Road

September 14, 2014 Netherwood Homes Tour
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1210 Denmark Road

September 14, 2014 Netherwood Homes Tour
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1210 Denmark Road

September 14, 2014 Netherwood Homes Tour
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1210 Denmark Road

September 14, 2014 Netherwood Homes Tour
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1936 Princeton David Carpenter Hamilton

"3E- DAVID CARPENTER HAMILTON Christie^ Fuz Hamilton was born February 24, 1913, in Plainlield, NJ. He is the son of Christie P. Hamilton and Louise Hamilton. His father is affiliated with the General Electric Company. He has one brother and one sister. Among his relatives who attended Princeton is Edward Hamilton ' 96. He prepared at La Villa School, in Switzerland, and Lawrenceville School, where he was on the Soccer Team and Publications Board. At Princeton he majored in English. He was on the Nassau Lit Board (2) ; member Dial Lodge. During Freshman year he roomed at 2 Dickinson St., with Frederick Frick ; Sophomore year alone at 55 Campbell ; Junior year at 32 ' 79 Hall, with William Davey; Senior year alone at 33iPyne. Hamilton is a Baptist and a Republican. His permanent address is 927 Rahway Road, Plainfield, N.J. C 1843 "

David Carpenter Hamilton

Birth: 1913
Death: 1944


Family links:
Parents:
Christie P Hamilton (1877 - 1945)
Louise May Hamilton (1877 - 1944)

Burial:
Hillside Cemetery
Scotch Plains
Union County
New Jersey, USA

Created by: Dianne Delitto
Record added: Oct 03, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 118112507

Louise May Hamilton

Birth: 1877
Death: 1944

Family links:
Spouse:
Christie P Hamilton (1877 - 1945)

Children:
David Carpenter Hamilton (1913 - 1944)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Hillside Cemetery
Scotch Plains
Union County
New Jersey, USA

Created by: Dianne Delitto
Record added: Oct 03, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 118112395

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February 16, 2015 Real Estate Listing

927 Rahway Rd,
Plainfield, NJ 07060
7 beds 8 baths – sqft

FOR SALE
$2,500,000
EST. MORTGAGE
$9,186/mo
See current rates on Zillow

Nestled amid the grand homes that define the character of Sleepy Hollow; this illustrious residence, Hamilton House, rivals the glorious mansions of the 20s and 30s. Rock-faced ashlar, elaborate masonry, imposing half-timbers, twelve-over-twelve windows, tall diagonal brick stack chimneys and a slate roof orchestrate an exterior that heralds the craftsmanship of a gilded age. Glowing with a sophisticated fusion of debonair period style you can almost see The Great Gatsby himself standing under…
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Lot: 2.3 acres
Single Family
Built in 1930
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Cooling: Central
Heating: Other
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Cable Ready
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Flooring: Hardwood, Laminate, Other
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Parking: Garage - Attached, 0 space
Patio
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