Plainfield Garden Club

Member: Moon, Mrs. Dabney von Knobloch (Mary Clay) '74

1975 - 1990 Address: 4 Brook Lane, Plainfield

1984 - 1990: Active

Mrs. Mary Moon passed away in 1991.

University of Virginia Magazine

Dabney von Knobloch Moon
(Col '34, Med '38 L/M) of Plainfield, N. J., died December 7, 2008. During World War II, he served as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Air Forces. Before retiring in 1988, Dr. Moon was a physician at Muhlenberg Hospital and had his own private practice in Plainfield.

Surving are three daughters, including Susan Washington Moon (Col '82 L/M)

Dabney Von Knobloch Moon

Dabney Von Knobloch Moon
Home: Plainfield, NJ
Date of Death: December 7, 2008
Age: 95Birthdate: July 4, 1913
Place of Birth: New York City, NY
Service Information:
Visitation: NONE
Interment: Somerset Hills Memorial Park, Basking Ridge, NJ

Dr. Dabney von Knobloch Moon died, Sunday, December 7, 2008, at JFK Hospice Center in Edison. Born in New York City in 1913, Dr. Moon spent his childhood in Baltimore, MD and Winston Salem, NC while spending summers in Charlottesville, VA. He lived his adult life in Plainfield.

Dr. Moon obtained both his Bachelors and his Medical Degree at the University of Virginia. During World War II he served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Air Corps.

Prior to retiring in 1988 he was a physician at Muhlenberg Hospital and also had his own private practice in Plainfield.

Dr. Moon was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Plainfield. He enjoyed watching sports, especially the New York Yankees and UVA football games, playing bridge and most of all spending time with his family.

Dr. Moon is predeceased by his loving wife Mary Clay Moon in 1991.

He is survived by his three daughters Anne Moon and her husband Douglas Stark, Welby Moon and Susan Moon.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Higgins Home for Funerals, 209 West 8th Street, Plainfield. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, One Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691 or to the UVA Medical School Foundation, Health System Development Office, Attn: Charles R. Souder, P.O. Box 800773, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0773.

1988 Archives

Contributions for the Polly Heely Memorial Fund

Mrs. Murray Rushmore
Mrs. E. J. Fitzpatrick
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

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

Memories of Dr. and Mrs. Moon

from PGC member Sally Genung Booth: "He was the nicest Dr. around... " Sally recounted a story of how she had to travel home from the shore after her mother learned that during her recent visit to Seattle she was exposed to spinal meningitis. Her mother insisted she come home once for shots from Dr. Moon so Sally took the train. Once in the office, Sally fainted and described falling with Dr. and Mrs. Moon, whom she described as small, catching her.

Sally added, "...the one whose son had spinal meningitis, hence the shots, was none other than Luck Van Boskerck Potter...who grew up in the governor's house. She has a daughter who is my age and still a good friend. small world."

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

May 9, 1974 Spring Potpourri Guestbook

Crescent Avenue Historic District

Crescent Avenue Historic District form for the National Register of Historic Places

Oct. 29, 1979
808-10 Third Place
Present Owner: Dabney and Mary Moon, Eda Wells

c. 1875

The "Robert Sutherland House." In 1895, the home of Charles Bullman, "Mining Engineer, N. Y."

Pointed, pedimented window heads. Federal door with eliptical fan light and side lights. Casement floor to ceiling windows on the first floor. Trefoil ornamental cut-outs on the porch column brackets. Symmetrical first story bay on either side of the house.

1985-1986 Year Book of the Plainfield Garden Club

1985-1986 Year Book of the Plainfield Garden Club

1985-1986 Year Book of the Plainfield Garden Club

1984-1985 Year Book of the Plainfield Garden Club

1984-1985 Year Book of the Plainfield Garden Club

1987-1988 Annual Report


The In-Club Flower Show was entered by almost all the membership, and evidenced by judging that took almost 2 1/2 hours, was highly praised. The theme of the show reflected by various Shakespeare quotes as defining the classes, was to commemorate our own Shakespeare Garden.

The Blue Ribbons were won by the following:

Novice: Joan Hunziker
Arrangement incorporating bricks: Betty Hackman
Line arrangement: Marge Elliott
Arrangement using daffodils: Evie Madsen
Arrangement using spring flowers: Mary Moon

We had two entries in the Zone IV Flower Show. Nancy and Sally Korll entered the miniature class and won a 3rd. Betty Hackman entered the Native Star Class and won an Honorable Mention.

I want to thank all members who made arrangements for the meetings. And special thanks to Nancy Kroll, Betty Hackman and Mary Moon for all their help throughout the year.

Respectfully submitted,
Sally Kroll

Monday Afternoon Club Membership

Monday Afternoon Club Membership