Plainfield Garden Club








Member: Pond, Mrs. Chauncey Northrup (Alethea or "Toddy" Marder) '53

1946 - 1947 Treasurer Book: Listed under "Juniors" Mrs. Northrop Pond June 12, 46 May 22, 1947 June 28, 1948 June 8, 1949

1947 - 1953 Treasurer Book: Listed under "Junior Members" Pond, Mrs. Northrop

1958 - 1990 Address: 1241 Cooper Road, Scotch Plains

1982 Address: Heirs' Landing, P.O. Box 302, South Dennis, Mass 02660

1984 - 1985: Active
1985 - 2000: Sustaining
2000 - 2001: Deceased

Mother-in-law is member Mrs. Henry H. Pond '25

1990 Annual Program Report

In March at Crescent Avenue Church, the Horticulture program featured our Mrs. John Madsen who gave a fascinating talk on the gardens of Elizabethan times including a history of our Shakespeare Garden in Cedar Brook Park. Mrs. Victor King, with the assistance of Mrs. John Tyler followed with a slide program showing lovely scenes and plants in the garden. The hostesses were Mrs. Susan Callendar and Mrs. Northrup Pond.

1998 PGC

The Plainfield Garden Club January 21, 1998
Photo sent in by Diana Madsen. She wrote, "This is a picture of the PGC when I was president (1996-1998). It was taken at a joint meeting with the Garden Club of the Oranges at Orange Lawn Tennis Club." January 21, 1998

Back Row, left to right:
Maryann Gonder, Jeanne Turner, Toddy Pond, Elisabeth Loizeaux, Joan Vivian, Jane Burner, Tucker Trimble, Nina Weil, Carroll Keating

Second Row, left to right:
Bernice Swain, Jane Craig, Evie Madsen, Barbara Lang, Mary Kent

Seated, left to right:
Sally Kroll, Meechy Loosli, Betty Hackman, Anne Wigton, Martie Samek, Sally Booth

Front Row, left to right:
Barbara Peek, Diana Madsen

May 17, 1957 Club Commemorates Founding of Iris Garden

Caption: GARDEN MARKER VIEWED – Standing before the marker commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Iris Garden in Cedar Brook Park are (left to right) Mrs. Frederick Lockwood, Victor B. King, Jr., John C. Wister, Mr. Richard Tracy and Miss Harriette R. Halloway, founder of this garden. (Courier photo by E. T. Wiggins)

The Plainfield Garden Club and guests yersterday dedicated the the entranceway of the of the Iris Garden in Cedar Brook Park.

Miss Harriette R. Halloway, found of the garden and chairman of the garden of the Iris Garden [not legible] the project was started in 1932, was presented a medal by Mrs. Frederick M. Lockwood, president of the Garden Club.

The medal is [not legible] "from the grateful members of the Plainfield Garden Club Harriette R. Halloway founder and director of the Iris gardens of Cedar Brook Park, Plainfield, 1932 - 1957."

[Not legible] viewed a recently installed [not legible] tablet marking the anniversary of the garden.

"Excercise in Perfection"
Victor R. King, president of the Union County Park Commission, led the gathering [not legible] the garden display was "an excercise in perfection is [not legible]," he said.

The park commission provides the setting for the garden and have [not legible] in the project [not legible]

W. [not legible] Tracy, executive had of the Park Commission when the Iris Garden was started paid tribute to Miss Halloway for her "tireless work and painstaking effort."

Another speaker was Dr. John C. Wister of Swarthmore, Pa., president of the American Iris Society when the garden was started and author of [not legible] article about the garden in the current issue of the Journal of the New York Botanical Gardens.

Miss Halloway spoke briefly and [not legible] on the work of the [not legible] who care for the Iris Garden. She introduced Kenneth Smith, one of the largest contributors of plants to the garden [not legible]

Mrs. Lockwood presided at the program. Guests included members of [not legible] garden clubs and contributors to the garden.

The Iris Garden Committee includes Mrs. Morris E. Benton, Mrs. Alden de Hart, Mrs. Lockwood, Mrs. Donald E. Luce, Mrs. William K. Dunbar, Jr., Mrs. C. Northrop Pond, Mrs. Webster Sandford, Mrs. Arthur D. Seybold, Mrs. John R. Wells, Mrs. Willian G. Wigton, Mrs. Robert MacLeod, vice chairman, and Miss Halloway, chairman.

Special slides [not legible] for the chairman were Mrs. Charles A. Eaton, Jr., Mrs. F. Willoughby Frost ad Mrs. Edwin M. Treat, Jr.

Mrs. Victor M. King was chairman of the special committee assisted by Mrs. J. Harold Loizeaux, Mrs. E. B. Newberry, and Miss Margaret Tyler. Also cooperating were Mrs. N. C. Barnhart, Jr., Mrs. William P. Elliott, Mrs. Homer Cochran and Mrs. H. I. Flanders.

Hostesses (not legible)
Other hostesses were Mrs. William W. Coriell, Mrs. Leslie E. Fort, Mrs. William A. Holliday, Mrs. Richard M. Lawton, Mrs. Robert T. Stevens, Mrs. C. Boardman Tyler, Mrs. William S. Tyler. Mrs. Thomas Van Boskerck and Mrs. Orville G. Waring.

The Iris Garden now has more than 1,800 named varieties properly labeled, representing all types of Iris and totaling more than 75,000 plants.

The main part of the garden is [not legible] caring Iris [not legible] and is expected to be is good blooms thorugh the rest of the month.

From the Corresponding Secretary file

May 19, 1980 Board Meeting Minutes

March 18, 1981 Meeting Minutes

May 17, 1982 First Meeting of Executive Board

May 17, 1982 First Meeting of Executive Board

May 17, 1982 First Meeting of Executive Board

June 24, 1982 Letter of Resignation

from Margaret Morrell

September 25, 1982

response from Toddy Pond

September 25, 1982

December 20, 1982

December 20, 1982

back of stationery

circa 1983

May 3, 1983

1987 Archives

From the Corresponding Secretary file

Contributors in Marge Ladd's Memory for the Shakespeare Garden

Mrs. Philip Nash
Mrs. Lawrence Heely
Mrs. Richard Eckert
Mrs. Webster Sandford
Mrs. June [not legible]
Standish Ave and Wood Ave
Mrs. Bruce Reid
Mrs. Northrop Pond
Mrs. Alden De Hart
Mrs. E. J. Fitzpatrick
Mrs. William Elliot
Mrs. Charles Eaton Jr.
Mrs. William Shepherd

Total $445.00

1988 Archives

Contributions for the Polly Heely Memorial Fund

Mrs. Murray Rushmore
Mrs. E. J. Fitxpatrick
Mrs. F. Gregg Burger
Mrs. Philip Nash
Mrs. Frederic Pomeroy
Mrs. Alexander Kroll
Mrs. C. Northrop Pond
Mrs. Theodore Budenbach
Mrs. Homer Cochran
Mrs. Dabney Moon
Mrs. Webster Sandford
Mrs. Alden Loosli
Mrs. Robert Loughlin
Mrs. Robert de Graff
Horse Shoe Rad, [not legible] NY 11765
Total $430.00

From the Corresponding Secretary File, Jane Craig

From the archives of the Plainfield Library

Toddy Pond, Evie Madsen, Jane Craig, Betty Hackman, Barbara Sandford, Bernice Swain

Corresponding Secretary Annual Report June 5, 2001

Corresponding Secretary Annual Report June 10, 1995

1995 Flower Show at the Frelinghuysen, Morristown

Background left, Toddy Pond
Background right, Evie Madsen

Unknown member at the table

Wardlaw-Hartridge School

Althea Marder Pond Award - excellence in the fine and performing arts in the eighth grade

Wardlaw-Hartridge School

1998 Obituary for Richard C. Marder

Westfield Leader

Toddy's brother

Richard C. Marder, 84; Owner of Graftek;
Active Member of Westfield Glee Club

Richard Collins Marder, 84, a lifelong Plainfield resident, died on Thursday, August 27, at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in
Plainfield.

Mr. Marder had been a Director of United National Bank for 31 years
before retiring in May of last year. He served on the Executive Committee and as Chairman of the Audit Committee.

He attended Plainfield schools, graduating from Plainfield High
School in 1931. Mr. Marder subsequently attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

During a business career that spanned more than 60 years, he had
served as Production Manager for C.P. Hoagland Printing in Somerville;
as Unit Supervisor for Wright Aeronautical during World War II, and
later in positions at American Type Founders.

He had also been Director of Planning for Lockheed Electronics and
its predecessor, Stavid Engineering, as well as Marketing Director for
Squires-Sanders in Bernards.

He maintained his own phototypography business, Graftek, since
1969, where he prepared United National Bank advertisements which
appeared in the Courier News for many years.

Mr. Marder was a member of the Plainfield Rotary Club and headed
the scholarship program for many years. He was also a member of the
Christian Businessmen’s Committee of Central Jersey, the Plainfield
Mendelssohn Glee Club and the Westfield Glee Club.

He was involved in fellowship at the Cedarcroft Bible Chapel in South
Plainfield, formerly the Grove Street Chapel in North Plainfield, for over
40 years.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Catherine Loizeaux Marder; a son,
Richard C. Marder, Jr. of Plainfield; a daughter, Elizabeth R. Marder, also of Plainfield, and a sister, Alethea M. Pond of Scotch Plains.

A memorial service was held at the Cedarcroft Bible Chapel on Monday,
August 31. Arrangements were handled by the Memorial Funeral
Home, 155 South Avenue in Fanwood.
September 3, 1998

Althea Marder to be Wed Oct. 21; Will Be Bride of Northup Pond in Grace Episcopal Church, Plainfield

October 5, 1944 New York Times Wedding Announcement

Cape Cod Times May 23, 2001

Alethea 'Toddy' Pond, 83 Former summer resident of Dennis noted philanthropistSCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. - Alethea "Toddy" (Marder) Pond, 83, died Monday at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield, N.J.

She was the wife of the late C. Northrop Pond.

Mrs. Pond was born in Plainfield, and lived there before moving to Scotch Plains in 1948. She had summered in South Dennis since 1945.

A graduate of LaSalle Junior College, Mrs. Pond was a member of the Plainfield Country Club, the Plainfield Garden Club, the Heather Twig at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, and the Junior League of Plainfield-Cranford. She served on the board of the Plainfield Foundation and on the board of directors of United National Bank. She was well known for her philanthropic interests.

She is survived by a son, Charles N. Pond Jr. of South Dennis a daughter, Grace Greaves of Homosassa, Fla. two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Funeral services are at – p.m. today at the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, 716 Watchung Ave., Plainfield, N.J. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Scotch Plains, N.J.

Memorial donations may be made to the Stonework Fund of Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, 717 Watchung Ave., Plainfield, NJ 07060.

Princeton University Class of 1932

Lists Charles Northrop Pond, 1400 Prospect Avenue, Plainfield, NJ

Morris Fuller Benton

Richard Marder worked at American Type Founders and with Morris Fuller Benton

Mrs. Katrina Benton was a Plainfield Garden Club Member

1998 Winter Party at Carroll Keating's Home

Ann Wigton, Elisabeth Loizeaux, Nina Weil and Toddy Pond

1984 Questover Designers Showhouse Program

Questover Program pages 1 through 55

Questover Program pages 56 through 106

Questover Program pages 107 through 131

April 24 - May 30, 1988 Cedar Brook Farm Designer Showhouse

Many PGC members were also members of the Muhlenberg Auxiliary that staged amazing designer homes in Plainfield in an effort to raise money for the hospital.

In 1988, the designer showcased home was Cedar Brook Farm which had also been the home of a PGC member, Mrs. Robert F. (Carolyn Waring) MacLeod '55, PGC President 1958 - 1960

To see the progam and learn the history of the house, click these links:

1988 Cedar Brook Farm Designer Showcase Program Cover to Page 25

1988 Cedar Brook Farm Designer Showcase Program Pages 26 to 50

1988 Cedar Brook Farm Designer Showcase Program Pages 51 to 75

1988 Cedar Brook Farm Designer Showcase Program Pages 76 to End

1974 Junior League Designer Showcase: The Martine House

1974 Designer Showcase Martine House Cover to Page 25

1974 Designer Showcase Martine House Page 26 to End

In addition to saving the 1988 Program for the Designers Showhouse of Cedar Brook Farm (aka The Martine House) which was organized by the Muhlenberg Auxiliary, PGC Member Anne Shepherd also kept the 1974 Designers Showcase of the very same home, organized by the Junior League.

Within the program pages, you will find mentioned many PGC members. They include: Clawson, MacLeod, Kroll, Davis, Wyckoff, Stevens, Loizeaux, Swain, Hunziker, Connell, Foster, Dunbar, Elliott, Fitzpatrick, Gaston, Hackman, Holman, Lockwood, Morrison, Royes, Rushmore, Sanders, Williams, Barnhart, Bellows, Burger, Burner, Carter, Clendenin, DeHart, Detwiller, Eaton, Eckert, Fort, Frost, Gonder, Keating, Laidlaw, Loosli, Madsen, Mann, Marshall, Miller, Moody, Moon, Morse, Murray, Mygatt, Barrett, Peek, Perkins, Pfefferkorn, Pomeroy, Pond, Royes, Samek, Sandford, Sheble, Stevens, Shepherd, Stewart, Stout, Trewin, Vivian, Zeller, Cochran, Mooney and Hall.

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

**RAFFLE: Mrs. C. Northrop Pond, Co-Chairman

January 20, 1999

Helen Goddard and Ruth Crocker Floral Arranging Workshop
Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Plainfield, NJ

Photo by Jeanne Turner

Elisabeth Loizeaux seated
Standing Marty Samek, Barbara Sandford and Toddy Pond

October thru December 1999 General Meeting Minutes & Sign In Sheets

2001 January thru June Meeting Minutes and Sign in Attendance Sheets

2001 September thru December Board Meeting Minutes

Residence of Walter S. Marder, 614 Belvidere 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

September 2012

A member of the PGC was invited to 1400 Prospect Avenue by the current owner and enjoyed a walk through the grounds. Afterward, the circa 1917 Photograph of the property was sent to the current homeowner. Here is the exchange:

Thank you so much! I have not seen this particular picture, but it is so–oo interesting! I believe that Harry H. Pond would have been Toddie Pond's Father-in-Law. Toddie is someone you may remember from the Garden Club. She was very well known around here for a very long time. The Ponds were big shareholders in the bank downtown. I think it's name then was New Jersey National. (Not to be confused with BNJ.) This is one of the times I really miss Anne Louise, who was always eager to fill me in, especially if I showed a little background knowledge first!

As you can see, it does look like rhoddys. I would have sworn they would have been installed later, perhaps in the late 30's. Wow! Those natural babies really do last! Obviously, installation by 1917 would have made the Ponds trendsetters!

Also note the absence of the right-hand driveway, which came with the Oneil divorce in the late 1950s or early 60s. They put in the 3-car garage when the outlying property, including the carriage house, was sold for the divorce settlement. (That was before it was called "equitable distribution.") Too bad we can't really see the lovely oak, now mature, that must have masked the remaining drive around to the carriage house. I also like the stones lining the edge of the drive, which looks like it was paved, even then. We redid it, for the first time in many, many years, according to the appearance of the surface. (It was repave or remove. I'm glad we saved it.) We also paved our main drive at that time, as I mentioned. Before that the right-hand drive was still gravel. It's narrower that the left-hand drive, probably because of the trees.

More later. Again, many thanks.

On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 1:54 PM,

I am once again going through some archives for the Plainfield Garden Club and came across a copy of a book we believe to have been published around 1917 by the Courier News advertising homes in the area. Within is a photo of your house! Perhaps you have seen it before? Do I detect some Rhododendron growing under the windows?

Here is the opening page text:

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

NOTE: The homeowner refers to Anne Louise Davis who was a well known citizen of Plainfield and related to the garden club through her sister-in-law, Mrs. F. Edgar (Dorothy Campbell) Davis '60. A volunteer and contributor to the Plainfield Library, Anne Louise's portrait hangs there today. It was painted by noted artist and Plainfield GC member Mrs. Frederick G. (Geraldine de M. Goutiere) Acomb '62

When the "Oneils" had lived at 1400 Prospect, the story goes that Mr. Oniell had an affair with a woman in the neighborhood and he was discovered on one of his frequent walks to her home through the gardens along Prospect. The divorce was costly, so the property was subdivided. The carriage house to 1400 Prospect, which fronts Evergreen and now is known as 1415 Evergreen. Anne Louis Davis then bought the converted carriage house.

Ghosts and Stories of 1400 Prospect Avenue

The current owner (September 2012) of 1400 Prospect Avenue entertained the Plainfield GC member with stories of the house which included how Plainfield GC Mrs. William J. Cooke '16 and her husband traveled a lot (he had some sort of professional connections in Washington, DC) and their son Billy Cooke was left at the house with a governess.

The Stouts (who lived across the street) could remember how they attended Billy Cooke's birthday parties.

The homeowner said that a pyschic came to the house once and said there were 6 ghosts there. One was detectable by the almond-scented pipe tobacco. Another ghost was detectable by the strong smell of chocolate. And yet another ghost would tug the hair of only true blonds. Upon reading the physical description of Bill Murrie, who lived and died in the house, as "towheaded" one should wonder if the tugging of the hair and the strong smell of chocolate are related. (Mr. Murrie being the well known, powerful Hershey executive.)

The homeowner also reported that one day, Mr. Murrie's son, Bruce, showed up in the driveway and asked to see the house.

Once the house was on a house tour and Plainfield Garden Club member Toddy Pond served as the docent in the dining room. Toddy Pond was the daughter-in-law of Plainfield Garden Club member Mrs. Harry H. Pond, who lived at 1400 Prospect circa 1917.

January thru June 1996 Board and General Meeting Minutes

1995 May and June Board and General Meeting Minutes

Toddy & C. Northrup Pond at the 50th Anniversary in 1965

To see all the photos from the event: 1965 50th Anniversary

Toddy Pond

1965
50th Anniversary of the Garden Club
Monday Afternoon Club, Plainfield, NJ

See entry for Mrs. Morris Fuller (Katrina) Benton

Morris Fuller Benton had become ATF's chief type designer in 1900. Painstakingly researching each new typeface idea, Morris studied the mar- ket to determine what sort of face was needed. Richard Marder, whose grandfather John Marder was one of the original founders of ATF, remembered seeing Benton in the company's renowned typographic library on Saturdays, which then were half workdays for employees. I used to spend a lot of my time on Saturdays in the library. . . . [Benton's] inspiration came from that library. That's one of the reasons it was created.

Thursday, September 3, 1998 The Westfield Leader

Richard C. Marder, 84: Owner of Graftek
Active Member of Westfield Glee Club

Richard Collins Marder, 84, a life-long Plainfield resident, died on Thursday, August 27, at Muhlenberg Regional Medial Center in Plainfield.

Mr. Marder had been a director of United National Bank for 31 years before retiring in May of last year. He served on the Executie Committee and as Chairman of the Audit Committee.

He attended Plainfield schools graduating from Plainfield High School in 1931. Mr. Marder subsequently attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

During a business career that spanned more than 60 years, he had served as Production Manager for C. P. Hoagland Printing in Somerville; as Unit Supervisor for Wright Aeronautical during World War II, and later in positions at American Type Founders.

He had also been Director of Planning for Lockheed Electronics and its predecessor, Stavid Engineering, as well as Marketing Director for Squires-Sanders in Bermuda.

He maintained his own photography business, Graftek, since 1969, where he prepared United National Bank advertisements which appeared in the Courier News for many years.

Mr. Marder was a member of the Plainfield Rotary Club and headed the scholarship program for many years. He was also a member of the Christian Businessmen's Committee of Central Jersey, the Plainfield Mendelssohn Glee Club and the Westfield Glee Club.

He was involved in fellowship at the Cedarcroft Bible Chapel in South Plainfield, formerly the Grove Street Chapel in North Plainfield, for over 40 years.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Catherine Loizeaux Marder, a son, Richard C. Marder, Jr. of Plainfield; a daughter, Elizabeth R. Marder, also of Plainfield, and a sister, Alethea M. Pond of Scotch Plains.

A memorial service was held at Cedarcroft Bible Chapel on Monday, August 31. Arrangements were handled by the Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Avenue in Fanwood.

1954 - 1970 296 Images from Plainfield Library Scrapbook

April 23, 1965 Garden Club History Reviews Past 50 Years

A history of the Plainfield Garden Club was presented to members Wednesday by Mrs. Edward H. Ladd 3rd at the club's annual meeting in the home of Mrs. Edgar F. Davis, 1080 Rahway Rd. Mrs. Alexander Kroll was co-hostess.

The history has been published to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Garden Club, which was formed in 1915.

The first part of the history was written by a charter member, now deceased, Mrs. Thomas Van Boskerck. The second part, covering the years from 1940-1965, was written by Mrs. Gerald Furman, and highlights the accomplishment of all the departments of the club.

Special emphasis is given to the three continuing projects: the Shakespeare Garden started in 1927; the Dogwood Collection, sponsored since 1946; and the Iris Garden begun in 1932; all in Cedar Brook Park. These three gardens have received national recognition and many awards for excellence.

The Union County Park Commission has just named the dogwood planting, "The Harriette R. Halloway Cornus Collection," in appreciation of the club's many years of service to park activities. Miss Halloway, 90, is the Garden Club's oldest living member and an authority on cornus and iris.

Mrs. Edwin J. Fitzpatrick, nominating chairman, present the slate of officers which was elected as follows: President, Mrs. Wayne J. Holman Jr.; first vice president, Mrs. David Sanders; second vice president, Mrs. F. Gregg Burger; treasurer, Mrs. William K. Dunbar Jr.; recording secretary, Mrs. C. Northrup Pond; and corresponding secretary, Mrs. C. Benson Wigton Jr.

Mrs. Holman and Mrs. Sandford will attend the annual meeting of the Garden Club of America in Cleveland, Ohio from May 10-14. Mrs. Holman will present a resume of recent program given by members of the Plainfield Club on the botanical background of the mallow plant family.

Mrs. John Wells of Valley Road, Watchung, said the club will again give scholarships to the Audubon summer camps or the N. J. State School of Conservation at Stokes Forest, as has been done since 1941. School teachers and scout leaders are eligible to apply for the scholarships.

A colored movie, entitled "Wings Over Blitzen," was shown, picturing wildlife in its natural state in the Malheur Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore.

Tea followed the meeting. Mrs. C. Benson Wigton and Mrs. Blanche P. Nash presided at the tea table, which was decorated with an arrangement of white spring flowers.

1990 Application for the GCA Zone IV Historic Preservation Award: Marge Eillott

1990 Application for the GCA Zone IV Historic Preservation Award: Marge Elliott

April 7, 1984 "Belles and Beaux" Scotch Plains Tercentennial Fashion Show & Luncheon

1973-1974 PGC Directory

1974-1975 Directory

Plainfield Historical Society Memorabilia From the Archives of Barbara Tracy Sandford

This is a sampling of materials saved by Barbara Sandford in her "Plainfield Historical Society" file.

Plainfield Historical Society Memorabilia

Index (73 pages)

May 14, 1983 Centennial The Wardlaw Hartridge School

1985-1986 Year Book of the Plainfield Garden Club

1991-1992 Year Book of the Garden Club of America

1990-1991 Year Book for the Plainfield Garden Club

1994-1995 Annual Report

1994-1995 Annual Report

Chauncey Northrop Pond

Chauncey Northrop Pond (1841-1920) was a Congregational minister (ordained in 1866) devoted to missionary efforts in China prior to, and around the time of, the Boxer Rebellion. The Oberlin College missionaries who served in Shansi Province were Pond's primary interest. Ponds' daughter, Jennie Pond Atwater (1865-96), served for four years as a missionary at the Fenzhou station of the American Board and died there. In the Boxer Rebellion, Jennie's husband, the Rev. Ernest R. Atwater (1865-1900), her four children, Ernestine (born 1889), Mary (b. 1892), Celia (b. circa 1894), and Bertha (b. 1896), and Ernest's second wife, Elizabeth Graham Atwater were all killed.

Pond held the pastorate at Berea Congregational Church in Berea, Ohio, from 1862 to about 1894. He also served North Bloomfield Congregational Church from about 1894 to about 1906.

Jennie Pond Atwater

Jennie Pond Atwater (1865-96) was the daughter of Congregationalist Rev. Chauncey Northrop Pond. She was born in Oberlin, Ohio, September 14, 1865. She served for four years a missionary with her husband, the Rev. Ernest R. Atwater, at the Fenzhou station (China) of the American Board of Foreign Missions. She died in China of puerperal fever on November 25, 1896. She was 31. Her husband and all of her children - Ernestine (b. 1889), Mary (b. 1892), Celia, and Bertha (b. 1896) were killed in the Boxer Rebellion.

Rev. Chauncey Pond

Henry Pond

Percy Martyn Pond

Phi Beta Kappa