Plainfield Garden Club

Member: Lyon, Mrs. Seward (Verna) '38

1917 Address: 939 Madison Avenue

1938 Treasurer Book, Active: Mrs. W. Seward Lyon 2/21/39 Pd.

1940 Treasurer Book, Active: Mrs. W. Deward Lyon 1/12/40 Pd. 1/11/41 Pd Her name is then crossed out with no notation.

June 2011: Delivered an invitation for Shakespeare-in-Bloom to 939 Madison Avenue.

From PGC Member Connie Foster's on-line album

Dave Foster, Ted Ladd, Connie Foster at Seward and Verns Lyon's house

From PGC Member Connie Foster's on-line album

Dave Foster, Ted Ladd and Connie Foster and Seward and Verns Lyon's home

William Seward Lyon


November 23, 1917 New York Times

Lyon, William Seward, 939 Madison Avenue, Plainfield, NJ

Ft. Myer Turns Out 900 New Officers
Many Candidates from New York and New Jersey Receive Army Commissions

June 24, 1912 New York Times

Big Entry for Boys' Tourney

Between thirty and forty entries have been received up to date for the metropolitan junior golf tournament at the Plainfield Country Club tomorrow. This is a fine entry, considering that it is the first tournament of the kind ever held in this district. The committee has decided not to close the entries until tonight. Each entry should state that the boy has not reached his nineteenth birthday, and if possible, should also give a few of his best practice scores this season as his home club. All entries should be mailed to Plainfield Country Club, Woodland Avenue, Plainfield. Boys who do not come out to Plainfield before Tuesday should take the West Twenty-third Street ferry or the ferry at the foot of Liberty Street, via Central Railroad of New Jersey, at 8:50 AM. Arlington Avenue trolley cars at Plainfield go direct to the club. Boys who come out Monday to practice will be invited to spend Monday night at the homes of club members. The purpose of this tournament is to stimulate interest in the game by giving the boys a good day's golfing and a good time.

The entries to doate are: [long list] Seward Lyon, Plainfield

939 Madison Avenue

Plainfiled Library Photo File

G-388 1934 Grimstead House at 939 Madison Avenue 939 Madison Avenue House at 939 Madison Avenue, image is not available. Van Wyck Brooks

November 14, 1895 New York Times


In Aid of Muhlenberg Hospital – Good Attendance and Reason for Expecting Financial Success – The Booths.

PLAINFIELD, N. J., Nov. 13 – There was a grand opening of the kirmess at the Columbia Cycle Academy Monday night, and the building was decorated very elaborately.

Not since the charity ball have the society fold here been interested in a like event for such a worthy cause. The kirmess is given for the benefit of Muhlenberg Hospital, and, judging from the attendance at the opening night, the hospital will be greatly bettered financially.

Booths have been very prettily arranged about the academy, making an exceedingly tasty show. The equipment of the booths is as follows:

French Booth – Mrs. Albert Hoffman Atterbury, Mrs. Irving H. Brown, Mrs. Charles B. Corwin, Miss Bessie Ginna, Mrs. George C. Evans, Mrs. Charles J. Fisk, Mrs. Ellis W. Hedges, Miss E. E. Kenyon and Miss Whiton.

Florentine Booth – Mrs. I. N. Van Sickle, Mrs. David E. Titsworth, Mrs. W. M. Stillman, Mrs. John D. Titsworth, Mrs. F. A. Dunham, Miss Louise Clawson, Miss Bessie TItsworth, and Mrs. Lulu Lewis.

Gypsy Booth – Mrs. Joseph W. Reinhart, and Mrs. Howard Fleming.

Venetian Booth – Mrs. Hugh Hastings, Miss Emelie Schipper, Mrs. George A. Chapman, Miss Haviland, Mrs. Samuel Huntington, Mrs. Emil Woltman, Mrs. Samuel St. J. McCutchen, Mrs. Conklin, Mrs. C. S. West, Mrs. W. E. Lower, Miss E. R. Cock, Mrs. Frank O. Herring, Miss Huntington, Miss Maud Van Bosckerck, Miss MacCready, Miss Clara D. Finley, Miss Ahrens, Miss Aynne MacCready, Miss Mondanari, Miss Graff, Miss Yerkes, Miss Gertrude Walz, and Miss Pierson.

Japanese Booth – Mrs. Charles Seward Foote, Mrs. George Clay, Mrs. S.P. Simpson, Mrs. L. Finch, Mrs. Constantine P. Ralli, Mrs. William Lewis Brown, Mrs. L. Dennis, Mrs. WIlliam Pelletier, Miss Ellis, Miss Anthony, Miss Dryden, Miss Morgan, Miss Bowen, Miss Lawrence, and Miss Rodman.

Spanish Booth – Mrs. S. A. Cruikshank, Mrs. A. T. Slauson, Mrs. J. F. Wichers, Mrs. T. H. Curtis, Mrs. Marion S. Ackerman, Mrs. T. A. Hazell, Mrs. H. L. Moore, Mrs. D. T. Van Buren, Mrs. E. H. Mosher, Miss Harriott, Miss Louise Patton, Miss Maud Lord, Miss May Kirkner, Miss Louise Van Zandt, Miss Annie Horton, Miss Titsworth, and Miss Meredith.

German Booth – Mrs. Mason W. Tyler, Mrs. Logan Murphy, Mrs. John H. Oarman, Mrs. Charles J. Taggart, Mrs. Benjamin R. Western, Mrs. J. E. Turill, Mrs. Arthur T. Gallup, Mrs. Horsley Barker, Mrs. John Haviland, Mrs. George Wright, Mrs. Amra Hamragan, Mrs. William L. Saunders, Mrs. William Wright, Miss Annie Murphy, Miss Wright, Miss Western, Miss Bartling, Miss Helen Warman, Miss Emma Adams and Miss Ann Thorne.

Stationery Booth – Mrs. John Gray Foster, Mrs. Elliott Barrows, Mrs. A. W. Haviland, Mrs. John D. Miller, Mrs. James R. Joy, and Miss Emily R. Tracy.

Parisian Flower Stall – Mrs. Harry M. Stockton, Mrs. Evarts Tracy, Mrs. Daniel F. Ginna, Mrs. W. H. Ladd, Mrs. Frederick Yates, Miss Marlon Dumont, Miss Ginna, Miss Baker, Miss Huntington, and Miss Van Bosckerck.

Refreshments were dispensed by Mrs. Orville T. Waring, Mrs. George W. Van Bosckerck, Mrs. John Bushnell, Mrs. Gifford Mayer, Mrs. George H. Goddard, Mrs. Moore, Mrs. H. P. Reynolds, Mrs. C. C. Guion, Mrs. N. P. T. Finch, Mrs. Henry McGee, Mrs. De Revere, Mrs. Ruth C. Leonard, Mrs. George W. Rockfellow, Miss Annie Opdyke, Mrs. Van Alstyne, Mrs. Utzinger, Mrs. Nelson Runyon, Mrs. Henry Tapsley, Miss Martine, Miss Edith Allen, Mrs. J. Parker Mason, Mrs. J. K. Myers, Mrs. Walton, and Mrs. H. C. Adams

Naples Society News December 1964

Mr. and Mrs. Sewar Lyons are at the Mansion House and are from Plainfield, N.J. and will be all winter. Last week the Lyons spent a few weeks with friends in Key West.

The Titusville Herald Thursday, February 24, 1972

Mrs. William Lyon

Mrs. William Lyon of Plainfield, N.J., died Wednesday at Naples, Fla.

She was the granddaughter of Mr. and mrs. David Emery, a pioneer oil family of Titusville.

The funeral service will be held Friday at Naples, Fla., and interment will be in Plainfield, N.J.

939 Madison Avenue

December 4, 2011 Van Wyck Brooks Historic Holiday House Tour

939 Madison Avenue

939 Madison Avenue

939 Madison Avenue

939 Madison Avenue

939 Madison Avenue

This home was listed as being the home of Mr. William Seward Lyon in 1917. His wife was briefly a member in the club and listed as Mrs. Seward Lyon '38. First name "Verns"

939 Madison Avenue

Now the home of artist Maria Mijares who added a huge art studio on to the back of the property.

939 Madison Avenue

939 Madison Avenue

939 Madison Avenue

939 Madison Avenue

939 Madison Avenue

Photo by Dan Damon

Photo by Dan Damon

Courier News articles for "Lyon"

Lyon Charlotte O. 12/6/1941 News
Lyon Charlotte O. 2/18/1957 Obituary
Lyon Charlotte O. 2/27/1957 News
Lyon Cornelia 11/3/1959 Obituary
Lyon Cornelia 11/30/1959 News
Lyon Edward A. 7/16/1934 News
Lyon Edward A. 6/12/1942 Annotation death
Lyon Howard S. 8/7/1941 News
Lyon Howard S. 8/26/1943 Clipping (nonCN)
Lyon Howard S. 12/23/1943 News
Lyon Howard S. 4/11/1944 News
Lyon Howard S. 4/25/1947 News
Lyon Howard S. 1/2/1948 News
Lyon Howard S. 5/13/1949 News
Lyon Howard S. 12/9/1949 News
Lyon Howard S. 12/28/1950 News
Lyon Howard S. 4/25/1951 News
Lyon Howard S. 5/22/1951 News death
Lyon Howard S. 5/22/1951 Obituary
Lyon Howard S. n.d. News

May 9, 1974 Spring Potpourri Guestbook

1920 Muhlenberg Hospital Womens Auxiliary

Mrs. E. A. Lyon
939 Madison Avenue

1938-1939 Meeting Minutes