Plainfield Garden Club








Member: Cornell, Mrs. Charles G. (Annie Wright Corlies) '38

1938 Treasurer Book, Active: Mrs. C. G. Cornell 1/3/39 Pd.

1940 Treasurer Book, Active: Mrs. Chas. G. Cornell 1/6/40 Pd 1/2/41 Pd 12/5/41 Pd. 11/24/42 Pd.

1943 - 1945 Treasurer Book, Active: Mrs. Chas. G. Cornell 12/4/43 Pd. 12/18/44 Pd. Her name is then crossed out.

1943 - 1945 Treasurer Book, Associate: Mrs. Chas. G. Cornell (no notation made for payments)

1945 - 1946 Treasurer Book, Associate: Cornell, Mrs. Chas. 12/4/45 May 15, 1946 May 9, 1947 June 18, 1948 June 23, 1949 June 30, 1950 June 1951 June 1952

1429 Martine Avenue(1942)

Uncertain if she is related to Plainfield Garden Club Member:

Mrs. Roswell H. (Louise Cornell) Rausch '65
Mrs. John Brokaw (Annie Wright Mason) Dumont '15

June 2011: Delivered a Shakespeare-in-Bloom invitation to 1429 Martine Avenue.

1429 Martine

Plainfield Public Library
Detwiller Archives

http://collections.plainfieldlibrary.info/collections_browser/search;collection=blueprints/search_results;architect=detwiller;collection=blueprints;_page=11/blueprint;id=10170;num=262/

Collection Detwiller
Title Alterations to Residence of Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Genung
Description Plans and elevations for addition of bay and bathroom remodeling.
Building Type Residence
Work Type Alteration and/or Addition
Elevation Yes
ConditionBlueprint ID D-10170
Permit NOP769
Year of Permit 1966
Microfilm Roll 0217
Microfilm Frame 0598
Condition 1003
Address 1429 Martine Avenue
Historic District
City Plainfield
Architect Charles H. Detwiller, Jr.
Architect Firm
Owner A.G. Genung
Business Owner
Acceptable

1953 Check Book

No. 1045
Sept. 9, 1953
Garden Club of America
Memorial to Mrs. Charles G. Coriell
$5.00

No. 1046
Sept. 19, 1953
Metlar's Woods Fund
c/o Mrs. H. Cole
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ
$50.00

No. 1047
Sept. 19, 1953
N. J. Roadside Council
dues
June 1953 - June '54
$5.00

1938-1939 Meeting Minutes

Is this our Mrs. Cornell?

G A Thelander in entry for Charles G Cornell and Anna V Thelander, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
Name: Charles G Cornell
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 27 Jul 1914
Event Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 31
Birth Year (Estimated): 1883
Father's Name: G A Cornell
Mother's Name:
Spouse's Name: Anna V Thelander
Spouse's Age: 27
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1887
Spouse's Father's Name: G A Thelander
Spouse's Mother's Name:
Page: 146
GS Film number: 1033253
Digital Folder Number: 004540601
Image Number: 00442

Is this our Charles G. Cornell?

Cornell, Charles G. – of New York, New York County, N.Y. Member of New York state senate 5th District, 1862-63, 1866-67; member of New York state assembly from New York County 14th District, 1873. Burial location unknown.

2013-07-09 Email from Mrs. Rausch's grandchild

I did some research with mom and aunt Nancy.

It seems none of the Rausch daughters (Barbara (Deely), Nancy(Epley), Elizabeth, Virginia) settled in Plainfield, so none were members of the Plainfield Garden Club.

I did confirm that a line on the Louise Rausch page:
"Louise Cornell Rausch's mother was most likely PGC Member Mrs. Charles G. Cornell '41 who lived at 1429 Martine Avenue, Plainfield"

is untrue. My grandmother Louise's mother was Mrs. Charles L. (L is for Lorin) Cornell and they lived at a house known as "Fairway" on Inman Avenue. My aunt didn't recollect the exact address, but thought the gardens may have been included in one of the Garden Club's tours one year. She didn't know whether my great-grandmother had been a member of the Garden Club itself, however.

Since you have a gardening focus, I also learned that my grandfather, Roswell H. Rausch, had been a member of the Camellia Society and had a "rare" success in that region in growing Camellia's next to the porch of the 1001 Rahway house where they were able to grow in the shade.

Aunt Nancy now lives in Virginia near a Bun Terhune who used to be the Superintendent of Schools in Plainfield, but she doesn't recollect knowing Barbara Sandford.

*Both Mrs. Deely and Mrs. Epley are in their '90's. Another grandchild of Mrs. Rausch is Anne (Lounsbury) Ekstrom, daughter of Nancy Rausch Epley.

Charles G. Cornell

Birth: Jun. 24, 1862
Death: Nov. 24, 1935

Spouse:
Annie Corlies Cornell (1874 - 1953)

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

Annie Corlies Cornell

Birth: Aug. 22, 1874
Death: Jun. 5, 1953

Parents:
John Edgar Corlies (1843 - 1883)
Mary Byrd Corlies (1850 - 1912)

Spouse:
Charles G Cornell (1862 - 1935)*

Siblings:
Annie Corlies Cornell (1874 - 1953)
Howard Wright Corlies (1876 - 1899)*
Edmee Corlies Hussey (1882 - 1961)**

*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling

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

John Edgar Corlies

Birth: Aug. 13, 1843
Death: Jun. 22, 1883

Spouse:
Mary Byrd Corlies (1850 - 1912)*

Children:
Annie Corlies Cornell (1874 - 1953)*
Howard Wright Corlies (1876 - 1899)*

*Calculated relationship

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

Mary Byrd Corlies

Birth: May 13, 1850
Death: Dec. 31, 1912

Spouse:
John Edgar Corlies (1843 - 1883)

Children:
Annie Corlies Cornell (1874 - 1953)*
Howard Wright Corlies (1876 - 1899)*
Edmee Corlies Hussey (1882 - 1961)*

*Calculated relationship

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

May 16, 1916 New York Times Engagement Announcement

Miss Adams to Wed R. K. Hay

The engagement of Miss Dorothy Adams of New York and Boston, a daughter of Henry C. Adams of Braintree, Mass., and R. Kingsland Hay, the son of James R. Hay of Nutley, N.J., is announced. Miss Adams is a grand-daughter of the late William Adams and a direct descendent of John Quincy Adams. Her mother, now dead, was Miss Clara Walton Corlies, a daughter of J. Edward Corlies, and she is a niece of J. Dunbar Wright of this city, and a granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Howard Wright. She is also a niece of Mrs. William C. DeLanoy of 357 Park Avenue and of Mrs. John Hussey of Plainfield, N.J.

Mr. Hay is a grandson of the late Rev. Dr. Philip Cortlandt Hay of Newark, a great grandson of Silas Condit, also of Newark, and a direct descendent of Colonel Samuel Hay, a charter member of the Society of the Cincinnati. No date has been mentioned for the wedding.

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F70A15FB3A5B17738DDDAF0994DD405B868DF1D3

1913 Social Register

Mrs. Cornell's mother

Corlies, Mrs. J. Edgar (Mary B. Wright) Died at Plainfield NJ Dec. 31

New York Times Obituary

CORLIES Suddenly, at her home, in Plainfield, N.J. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1912, Mary Byrd Corlies, daughter of John Howard and Sarah J. Wright and widow of J. Edgar Corlies. Services at her late residence in Plainfield on Friday, Jan. 3, 1913, at 10:30 A.M.


http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F2081FFB395F13738DDDAB0894D9405B838DF1D3

July 8, 2015 Email Sent to the Club

My wife and I read with great interest your posting on the Rausch property and garden. We have just recently purchased a home in Orange, New Jersey. The home was built in 1910 for Charles L. Cornell, his wife, their three daughters and son. The house was designed by the architect Wilson Eyre Jr. complete with a landscape design by R. Wheelwright. With a copy of the original watercolor landscape plan as a reference tool, we've able to concluded that many of the original foundation plants remain, though much of the garden will require restoration. In the early 1920s, The Cornells moved down to Plainfield where Mrs. Cornell became active in the Plainfield garden club, giving the house and garden to their daughter Helen (Louise Rausch's sister) and her husband Edwin A. Harriss. We would be very interested in dialoguing with you all at some point.