Plainfield Garden Club








Member: Barr, Mrs. W. Manning (Marjorie Bird) '39

1937 Treasurer Book Active: (written in pencil) Mrs. W. Manning Barr Oct.
1938 Treasurer Book, Active: (written in pencil) Oct 39 Mrs. W. Manning Barr

1940 Treasurer Book, Active: Mrs. W. Manning Barr 1/9/40 Pd 1/14/41 Pd. 12/16/41 Pd. 11/24/42 Pd. 12/17/43 Pd. 12/18/44 Pd. 1/4/46 5/23/46 May 27, 1947 June 28, 1948 June 8, 1949 June 15 1950 May 1951

1952 - 1953 Treasurer Book, Associate: Barr, Mrs. Manning June 1952

1942 Address: Woodland Avenue

1959 Address: Woodland Avenue, RD #1 South Plainfield

1970 Address: 979 Oakland Avenue, Plainfield
NOTE: Listed as a "Sustaining Member"

1973 -1980 Address: 979 Oakland
"Sustaining Member"

1984 - 1987: Sustaining
1988 - 1989: Deceased

Uncertain of relationship between Mrs. W. Manning '39 and Mrs. Frank Seymour Barr '32 who was listed abiding at Sterling Road and not listed in the 1942 Directory.

June 2011: An invitation to Shakespeare-in-Bloom was delivered to 979 Oakland

History of Middlesex County 1664 - 1920, Volume 2

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Listed under: The Roll of Honor – the following is a list of those who were in the United States service during the late War of Nations:

W. Manning Barr

Agricultural Machinery

May 3, 1831 - William Manning (Plainfield, NJ) received a patent for a reaper (mowing machine), though designed by Ann Harned Manning, his wife; first to mechanize harvesting of hay and grain.

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Memories of Marjorie Barr from PGC Member Anne Shepherd

Marjorie Barr was married to Manning Barr and had 3 daughters Nancy Barr Adams, Polly Barr Bowring, and Cynthia Barr Terry. Dont know where they are now. Anne

Memories of Marjorie Barr from PGC Member Anne Shepherd

Marjorie Barr was married to Manning Barr and had 3 daughters Nancy Barr Adams, Polly Barr Bowring, and Cynthia Barr Terry. Dont know where they are now. Anne

New York Times February 5, 1895

SOCIAL JOTTINGS FROM PLAINFIELD

Entertainmnets Which Have Helped to Make the Week Pass Pleasantly

PLAINFIELD, N. J., Feb. 16 – On Wednesday evening a cotillion was danced at the home of ex-Mayor Q. V. F. Randolph of East Front Street.

Herman Simmonds of Watchung Avenue has gone to Florida, to remain until Spring.

Mrs. Dudley Insley of Tacoma and Miss See of Sing Sing are guests of Mrs. E. E. Runyon of Madison Avenue.

Mrs. Howell of Chester, who has been visiting her sister Mrs. F. D. Whiting of East Sixth Street, has returned home.

Next Tuesday evening the ladies of the Monroe Avenue Chapel will hold their annual supper.

Mrs. Robert Downy of Madison Avenue gave a tea this afternoon from 4 to 7.

By far the largest and most brilliant social function that has ever been given in this city was the Ackerman reception at the Casino on Monday night. About 500 guests were present, the largest number that has yet gathered in that pretty clubhouse and ballroom. Mrs. J. Hervey Ackerman received, assisted by Mrs. Robert Rushmore, Mrs. Ernest R. Ackerman, and Mrs. Marion S. Ackerman.

Plainfield Countil of the Royal Arcanum celebrated the addition of the two hundredth member to its ranks Monday night with an entertainment.

William C. Ayers, one of Plainfield's oldest residents, celebrated his eighty-sixth birthday Tuesday. He was born on Feb. 12, 1809, on the same day as Lincoln.

Wednesday evening the ladies of the Seventh Day Baptist Church held a sale and supper in the church.

An interesting meeting of the Monday Afternoon Club was held in the parlors of the Crescent Avenue Church Monday, at which David P. Hall gave a talk on parliamentary usage.

The Third Regiment Cadet Corps of this city will go to Bound Brook on Washington's Birthday to take part in the parade of that place.

Several new members were received into the Plainfield Bicycle Club at a meeting Monday night.

On Thursday evening, Feb. 21, a Martha Washington tea will be given in the First Presbyterian Church.

Tuesday evening Mr. and Mrs. B. O. Bowers of Franklin Place entertained the Musical Club.

The Ladies Committee of the Young Women's Christian Association met Tuesday afternoon and elected the following officers: President – Mrs. Henry M. Maxson; Vice-President – Mrs. J. Wesley Johnson; Treasurere – Mrs. J. H. Manning; Secretary – Miss Embury.

Next month Miss Fannie Westphal will be married to George Gray of Brooklyn.

Tuesday, Mrs. Marion S. Ackerman of West Seventh Street gave a dinner in honor of her guest, Miss Cox of New York. The guests present were Miss Gertrude Waly, Miss Cox, Miss Marion Dumont, Miss Waldron, Miss Lawrence, Miss Carey, Harry Munger, Laurens Van Buren, Fred Waly, Dr. B. Van D. Hedges, Mr. Waring and Mr. Wharton.

A union meeting of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Societies of the Crescent Avenue and First Presbyterian Churches as held Tuesday afternoon at the latter church. The subject discussed as "China," papers being read by Mrs. M. E. Dwight, Mrs. Luchey, Mrs. Cornelius Schenck, Mrs. Pruden, and Mrs. Wyckoff.

Next Saturday Mrs. Henry McGee of Washington Park will give an afternoon tea. The hours will be from 4 to 7 o'clock.

During the week Miss Florence Honneger of New Brighton, S. I., has been the guest of Mrs. J. R. Hill of Belvidere Avenue.

Plainfield's handsome new Young Men's Christian Association Building was formally opened Tuesday night. Addresses were made by Mayor Alexander Gilbert, the first President of the association; the Rev. Dr. William R. Richards and William D. Murray, the present President. The building cost about $50,000.

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=FA0710F6395911738DDDAE0994DA405B8585F0D3

Courier News articles

Barr Ella Manning 2/21/1936 News
Barr Ella Manning 12/10/1957 Obituary

Barr W. Manning 6/13/1955 News
Barr W. Manning 11/16/1966 Obituary

Barr W. Manning 11/17/1966 Obituary
Barr W. Manning, Mrs. 11/14/1958 News
Barr W. Manning, Mrs. 11/15/1958 News

December 28, 2011 Nancy Barr Adams, West Windsor, New Jersey

Nancy Barr Adams, 84, of West Windsor, passed away Wednesday in RWJUH at Hamilton. Nancy was the owner/operator of Woodland Kennels in Edison, where she bread miniature poodles. Wife of the late Douglas Adams, she is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lissa Adams Gjertson and her husband Richard; her granddaughter, Anna Rose Gjertson; and her sisters, Mary Bowring and Cynthia Terry. Family and friends may call 10:30-11am Saturday with the funeral services at 11am at the A.S. Cole Funeral Home, 22 North Main St., Cranbury, NJ. Interment will follow in Brainerd Cemetery, Cranbury

1936 - 1937 Meeting Minutes

1938-1939 Meeting Minutes

Email received May 13, 2013

name: Brian Manning Smith
email: montaukbrian@yahoo.com

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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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?

1954 - 1970 296 Images from Plainfield Library Scrapbook

1973-1974 PGC Directory

1985-1986 Year Book of the Plainfield Garden Club

1925 Princeton

Class of '15

We quote, with great pleasure, from the New York Times of March 7:

"The marriage of Miss Marjorie Bird, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Philip Bird of Plainfield, N.J., to W. Mannine Barr of New York, son of Mrs. Thomas M. Barr and the late Mr. Barr of Metuchen, N.J., took place yesterday afternoon at the home of the bride's parents. The ceremony was performed by Dr. John J. Moore, pastor of the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, in the presence of the members of the two families.

"Miss Elsie Bird, sister of the bride, was maid of honor, and F. Seymour Barr was his brother's best man. The bride is a member of the Junior League and attended Shipley School in Bryn Mawr. Mr. Barr was graduated from Princeton University in 1995 and served overseas during the was as a pilot in the Naval Aviation. He is a member of the firm Barr Brothers (?) of this city and is a member of the University, Princeton, Nassau and Glen Cove Country Club.

"The couple will go South on their wedding trip and upon their return will reside at 915 Park Avenue."

As may be inferred from the ???, the wedding was a very quiet one, only members of the immediate families being present. In accordance with the past ??? whenever an effort of theClass has been married it is place? to present a silver loving cup to our new ??? President, to whom in the??? congratulations are recorded. Details regarding the cup will come along later.

1922 Manufacturers Association Bulletin

POLAND HONORS MANUFACTURER'S CHIEF
Order of Polonia Resituta conferred on J. Philip Bird
for services in aid of Republic's economic rehabilitation

1922 Manufacturers Association Bulletin

1930 Blue Book

1126 Evergreen Avenue, Plainfield, NJ
Mr. and Mrs. J. Philip Bird
Miss Elsie Emery Bird

Monday Afternoon Club Membership

Monday Afternoon Club Membership