Plainfield Garden Club

Member: Brower, Mrs. Henry Wyckoff (Euphemia Bakewell) '38

1916: 440 West 8th Street

1938 Treasurer Book, Active: May Mrs. Henry W. Brower 5/31/38 Pd. 1/3/39 Pd.

1940 Treasurer Book, Active: Mrs. Henry W. Brower 1/5/40 Pd 1/2/41 Pd. 1/25/41 Pd. 1/20/42 Pd. 1/23/43 Pd. 11/29/44 Pd. 12/3/45 5/15/46 May 12, 1947 May 27, 1948 June 8, 1949

1950 -1951 Treasurer Book, Active: Brower, Mrs. Henry May 29, 1950. Her name is crossed off and penciled in is "assoc" Under "Associate" Brower, Mrs. Henry Pd $10

1951 - 1952 Treasurer Book, Associate: Brower, Mrs. Henry May 1951 June 1952

1942 Address: 1326 Evergreen Avenue

1958 Address: 940 Glenwood Avenue

Euphemia Bakewell Brower passed away August 4, 1970

Her daughters were also PGC members:

Brower, Mrs. Henry Wyckoff (Euphemia Bakewell) '38
Burger, Mrs. Frank Gregg (Euphemia "Peggy" Brower) '54 *
Newberry, Mrs. E. B. (Euphemia Brower) '54*

*Believed to be the same person

May also be related to PGC Member:
Gonder, Mrs. Richard P. (MaryAnn Wyckoff) '89

New York Times Engagement Announcement September 1, 1910


Mrs. Thomas W. Bakewell of Plainfield, N.J., announces the engagement of her daughter Miss Euphemia Bakewell to Henry N. Bower of Plainfield.

January 12, 1911 New York Times Marriage Announcement

BROWER - BLAKEWELL – At Plainfield, N. J. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 1011. Euphemia, daughter of the late Thomas W. Bakewell and Mrs. Bakewell, to Henry Bower

PLAINFIELD COUNTRY CLUB, Plainfield, NJ – Henry W. Brower, Secretary, 440 West 8th Street, Plainfield, NJ

Febraury 4, 1920 New York Times article

J. P. Stevens Elected President at Country Club Meeting
PLAINFIELD, N. J. Feb. 3 – The Plainfield Country Club at its annual meeting tonight elected these officers for the year: President, J. P. Stevens; Vice President, W. T. Kaufman; Secretary, Henry W. Brower; Treasurer, C. D. Lounsbery; trustees for three years, George P. Mellick, A. L. Seidler, L. E. Erickson and J. P. Stevens. It was reported that without solicitation $36,000 had already been subscribed through the new certificate plan toward the $80,000 required for building a new 18-hole course and making house improvements

Social Register


1915 Social Register listing: 440 West 8th Street, Plainfield



Henry Wyckoff Brower (M)
(2. Apr. 1844 - 16. Jun. 1880), #418287
Pop-up Pedigree

Henry Wyckoff Brower was born on 2. Apr. 1844. He was the son of John Brower and Sophia W. Olcott. Henry married Diana Horton, daughter of Jacob Horton and Anna Van Wyck, on 23. Jun. 1869. Henry Wyckoff Brower died on 16. Jun. 1880 at age 36.

Last Edited=19 Jul 2010

Children of Henry Wyckoff Brower and Diana Horton
Elizabeth Brower (2. May. 1870 - )
Sophia Wyckoff Brower (12. May. 1872 - )
John Brower (1874 - )
Anna Van Wyck Brower (14. Aug. 1877 - a 14. Aug. 1877)
Henry Wyckoff Brower+ (25. Feb. 1880 - )

Henry Wyckoff Brower (M)
(25. Feb. 1880 - ), #418655
Pop-up Pedigree
Relationship=7th cousin 2 times removed of David Kipp Conover Jr..
Relationship=7th great-grandson of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.

Henry Wyckoff Brower was born on 25. Feb. 1880 at New York. He was the son of Henry Wyckoff Brower and Diana Horton. Henry married Eughemia Bakewell.

Henry was shown in the census on 6. Jan. 1920 as a partner, Stocks and Bonds.

Henry and Eughemia appeared on the census of 6. Jan. 1920 at Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey.

Last Edited=19 Jul 2010

Child of Henry Wyckoff Brower and Eughemia Bakewell
Anne B. Brower (c 1912 - )

Museum of Metropolitan Art

Fellowship in Perpetuity to Henry Wyckoff Brower.

1930 Blue Book

Brower, Mr. & Mrs. Henry W.,1326 Evergreen ave.,Plainfield, N.J.

June 10, 2011

A man came to the garden today to spread his aunt's ashes. He told the members that his aunt, who never married, brought him to the garden when he was little.

He said his aunt's family were Dutch art dealers and came from New York. He said his aunt lived "over on Kenyon" and we believe he said her last name was "Brower." He did not give his last name.

June 14, 2011

From Sally Genung Booth:

I think the Browers lived on Charlotte Road...her daughter...niece.?..,Toni (I don't remember her full name) was a good friend of my mother. She was married to Tom Mann. Do we know the name of the man who came to the garden? If I had not been so heat..sun stroked I would have paid more attention. I think I have a bohemian glass decanter (it's really quite attractive) that Mrs. Brower gave to my parents when they got married on my hall table. The Browers, I think, were descents of Audobon because they had some of his original prints. I do not remember that Toni was a member, but her mother may have been. I wish I knew who that was at the garden.

June 15, 2011

From Sally Genung Booth:

I am wondering if the man at the park was Toni and Tom Mann's youngest son. It wasn't eldest because he was very tall..I babysat for the youngest, but I can't remember his name. The middle child was Nancy, called Sister by everyone, but she died a number of years ago. Toni was the Brower. Are there any references to them in your research? They lived down the street from Phyllis

John James Audubon

In 1808, six months after arriving in Kentucky, Audubon married Lucy Bakewell. Though their finances were tenuous, the Audubons started a family. They had two sons: Victor Gifford (1809–1860) and John Woodhouse Audubon (1812–1862); and two daughters who died while young: Lucy at two years (1815–1817) and Rose at nine months (1819–1820).[27] Both sons would help publish their father's works. John W. became a naturalist, writer and painter in his own right.

Lucy Bakewell Audubon

With this oddly mixed background, John James AUDUBON first came to America at 18 to learn English and enter trade. He spent a year at Mill Grove studying birds and when he learned an English family had bought an adjoining estate, Fatland Ford, he avoided them like the plague. He hated all English people! Then he met the daughter, Lucy BAKEWELL, and reversed his position. They became engaged in 1804, but Lucy's father considered his daughter too young for marriage and insisted that AUDUBON should become established in the business world.

In the meantime, AUDUBON'S guardian had attempted to shanghai his young ward. In desperation, AUDUBON walked from Philadelphia to New York in three days. Here he appealed to Benjamin BAKEWELL, Lucy's uncle, for enough money to take him home to Coueron where he remained for a year, witnessing the wedding of his sister, Rosa, and agreeing to a partnership which his father arranged between him and Ferdinand ROZIER.

After a short stay at Mill Grove and a year's service as a clerk in Benjamin BAKEWELL'S commission house in New York, AUDUBON decided to join ROZIER in opening a pioneer store in Louisville, Kentucky, in August 1807.

In less than a year, AUDUBON returned to Pennsylvania and, on April 5, 1808, married Lucy BAKEWELL at "Fatland Ford". One biographer calls his marriage the most important event in his life because his wife was "the spur to his ambition and the balance wheel to his character."

Lucy Bakewell Audubon

"Lucy was, in DeLatte's words, 'extraordinarily independent'. She was no feminist. . . . Yet Lucy Bakewell Audubon had one advantage over many other women of her time: she knew precisely what she wanted. As often happens to good biographers, DeLatte herself seems to take on some of her subject's characteristics as her biography progresses. Modestly but firmly, she turns her book into a plea for Lucy Audubon, an entirely unapologetic one, though." –Christoph Irmscher, from his Foreword

Wife of the great naturalist John James Audubon, Lucy Bakewell Audubon (1788–1874) was a powerful and extraordinary woman who coped resourcefully with the demands of a difficult situation and worked tirelessly to aid her husband in his landmark work. In Lucy Audubon: A Biography, Carolyn E. DeLatte focuses on the early life of Lucy Audubon: her birth in England and youth in eastern Pennsylvania, her courtship and marriage to the eccentric young Audubon, their wanderings along the western fringe of the country, the birth of their children, and the preparation and publication of The Birds of America. Throughout, DeLatte emphasizes Lucy Audubon's own experiences, concerns, and point of view. She tells of Lucy's often stormy relationship with her brilliant but unreliable husband, her place at the head of their small family, and her crucial role in the creation and publication of her husband's magnum opus. Intelligent, adaptable, and strong-willed, Lucy was, DeLatte shows, the partner Audubon needed for his life and for his work. As noted Audubon expert Christoph Irmscher says in his foreword, "When [DeLatte] slips into her character's skin, she does so unobtrusively and to great effect–thus, we are right there with Lucy."

"Much has been written about John James Audubon but DeLatte has given us a first major look at the unique and talented woman who stood strongly both behind him and by his side." –Christian Science Monitor

Henry Brower

107-18-5140 February 25, 1880 March 1, 1970 90 years Plainfield, NJ

Read more:

Miss Jane Brower

President of the Sesame Club 1970 - 1971
Plainfield Library records

New York Times Wedding Announcement March 13, 1907

Miss Gillmore Weds J. I. Brower

Miss Josephine Louise Gillmore, grandaughter of the late Gen. Quincy A. Gillmore and daughter of the late Edward D. Gillmore, married John I. Brower, a real estate operator of Plainfield, NJ last night, in the home of her mother, at 233 West 107th Street. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. J.P. Peters, pastor of St. Michael's Church

Jean Mattson Collection [1977-1999]

Finding aid written and encoded by Sarah Hull in May 2009; collection processed in May 2009 by Sarah Hull.

Overview of the Collection
Repository: Plainfield Public Library, Local History Department, 800 Park Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07060
Creator: Jean Mattson
Title: Jean Mattson Collection
Dates: 1977 to 1999
Quantity: 1 linear feet of records
Comprised of 2 archival boxes:
One (1) 10"x15"x12" archival storage box
One (1) large photographic storage box

Abstract: The Jean Mattson collection documents her work with two exhibits involving Plainfield, NJ. The first exhibit includes her academic and genealogical research of local African American individuals from "History In The Making: Honoring Achievement in Plainfield." This exhibit honors the achievements, great and small, of numerous people throughout the history of Plainfield, NJ. There is also a series of Jean Mattson's own work from her photographic exhibit entitled, "The Plainfield Project: A Work in Progress," which celebrates the diversity of Plainfield's population. Other papers include biographical and genealogical materials from Jean's family and other Plainfield residents. Record types include: photocopies of handwritten letters and genealogical research, typed biographies, curriculum vitae, brief biographies, newspaper clippings, photographs, video tapes, and a CD. Materials date from 1977 to 1999..
Language: The records are in English and Spanish

Biographical Information
Jean Mattson was born in Plainfield, NJ, and was graduated from Maxon School and Plainfield High School. She holds master's degrees on educational media and history. She is a former president of the Historical Society of Plainfield. Local historian, world traveler, and photography teacher, Jean is a well-respected member of the Plainfield community.

Also an accomplished photographer, Jean has worked on numerous photography shows over the years. Her photos have been published on magazine covers in Ireland, and shown at conferences on gypsy lore. She also has had works on display at the Plainfield Public Library and the Drake House Museum in Plainfield. One of Jean's most notable exhibits includes an eight-year photographic survey in Ireland involving an inner city neighborhood and study of "The Traveling Gypsies" – Irish gypsies. In the late 1990s, Jean received a grant from New Jersey State Council on the Arts for her "Plainfield Project," which documents Plainfield's diverse population. Jean currently resides in Plainfield, where she also teaches photography.

Scope and Contents
The Personal Papers of the Jean Mattson include a variety of material dating from the 1990s, and is largely undated. Record types include: curriculum vitae, brief biographies, event fliers, newspaper clippings, and photographs. The CVs, biographies, clippings, and some photographs are those of notable African Americans with a relationship to Plainfield, NJ – either as a resident or through their occupation. They are all part of a 1996 exhibit entitled, "History in the Making: Honoring Achievement in Plainfield." Jean Mattson was a Committee Member for the exhibit, which was dedicated to Mills Barnes – a well-respected, Plainfield historian and black history pioneer. This exhibit was sponsored by the Historical Society of Plainfield and the Drake House Museum. The collection also includes Jean Mattson's own photographs from her exhibit entitled, "The Plainfield Project: A Work in Progress," which celebrates the diversity of Plainfield's population. This series contains 59 sepia toned and black & white photographs, mostly 8x10 or 11x14.

There are also documents related to Jean Mattson's genealogical research into her own family. These include: photocopies of genealogical records of the Crane/Squier family, a copy of a newspaper clipping, and two color photographs of painted portraits of Mr & Mrs. Squier.

There are also: two 60 minute, VHS video tapes contain an oral history with Anne Louise Davis and one CD, entitled "The Life & Times of Mary Vic Griswold.

Series Arrangement
The Personal Papers of the Jean Mattson are arranged into four series:

Series 1: Exhibit - History in the Making: Honoring Achievement in Plainfield
Series 2: Exhibit - The Plainfield Project: A Work in Progress
Series 3: Personal Genealogy
Series 4: Plainfield Biography

Access and Use

Restrictions on Access

The "Personal Papers of Jean Mattson " is available for research.

Access is restricted to materials prepared by the Local History department staff. All materials must be viewed in the Plainfield Room and may not be removed to another area of the library without permission of the Library Director or designee. Materials must be handled carefully and kept in order. Materials must not be leaned upon, altered, folded, ripped, or traced upon. Marks may not be added or erased from materials. Materials must be returned directly to Local History department staff and inspected before the researcher leaves the Plainfield Room.

Restrictions on Use

One photocopy may be made (by Plainfield Public Library staff) of each document for the purpose of research; official Local History departmental reproduction fees may apply. Permission to publish must be obtained by the Plainfield Public Library Board of Trustees as delegated to the Library Director. Permission to publish does not constitute a copyright clearance. The researcher is responsible for further copyright restrictions. The Plainfield Public Library is not responsible for the misuse of copyrighted material.

Index Terms
This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.


Mattson, Jean
Davis, Anne Louis
Vic Griswold, Mary


Historical Society of Plainfield
Drake House Museum
Plainfield Public Library

Plainfield (N.J.)


Plainfield (N.J.)–History
African Americans – History
Black History
Plainfield (N.J.)–Photography
Plainfield (N.J.)–Biography
Plainfield (N.J.)–Genealogy

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
This collection consists of paper documents and photographs which do not require any additional technology for access. In addition, there are two VHS video tapes and one CD that require suitable players for viewing and listening, which can be supplied by the Library upon request.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Identification of item; Date (if noted); "The Jean Mattson Collection," Box and Folder Number; Local History Department, Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield, New Jersey.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated on September 26, 2007 by Mrs. Jean Mattson.

Processing Information
This collection was processed by Sarah Hull in May 2009. The finding aid was written and encoded by Sarah Hull in May 2009. Finding aid content follows the guidelines suggested by Describing Archives: A Content Standard.

Series Description of the Collection
Series 1: Exhibit - History in the Making: Honoring Achievement in Plainfield [1996]

Series Description
Series 1 contains curriculum vitae, brief biographies, event fliers, newspaper clippings, and photographs related to the 1996 exhibit entitled, "History in the Making: Honoring Achievement in Plainfield." Jean Mattson was a Committee Member for the exhibit, which was sponsored by the Historical Society of Plainfield and the Drake House Museum. It is composed solely of paper documents and photographs.

Series 1 is arranged alphabetically by personal name. It was originally housed in a three-ring binder, but the original provenance has been maintained.

Series 2: Exhibit - The Plainfield Project: A Work in Progress [1998-1999]
Series Description
Series 2 contains Jean Mattson's own work from her photographic exhibit entitled, "The Plainfield Project: A Work in Progress," which celebrates the diversity of Plainfield's population. It is composed solely of black and white or sepia-toned photographs.

Series 2 is arranged by subject, and fills one oversized, photograph box.

Series 3: Personal Genealogy [undated]
Series Description
Series 3 contains Jean Mattson's genealogical research of her relatives from the Crane & Squier families. Documents are photocopies of typed and handwritten records.

Series 3 is predominantly arranged by subject or author, and fills 1 folder.

Series 4: Plainfield Biography [1977, undated]
Series Description
Series 4 contains biographies and genealogies of several people, specifically: Nancy White Campbell (circa 1860), the Brower family (including the Bogardus, Webber, De la Montagne, and Duryea family lines), Anne Louise Davis, and Mary Vic Griswold. There are photocopies of publications, genealogical records, letters, photographs, and newspaper clippings in this series, as well as two VHS tapes and a CD. There are also two lists of names of Plainfield residents.

Series 4 is arranged by subject, and fills 7 folders.

Contents Listing


History in the Making: Honoring Achievement

History in the Making: Honoring Achievement

History in the Making: Honoring Achievement

Personal Genealogy

Nancy White Campbell "Ebenezer" part 1

Nancy White Campbell "Ebenezer" part 1

Nancy White Campbell "Ebenezer" part 2

Brower Genealogy, part 2

Plainfield resident lists

Anne Louise Davis oral history VHS tape (Master)

Anne Louise Davis oral history VHS tape (Copy)

12 The Life & Times of Mary Vic Griswold CD undated
13 Van Wyck Genealogy, Part 1 undated
14 Van Wyck Genealogy, Part 2 undated
15 Horton Genealogy, Part 1 undated
16 Horton Genealogy, Part 2 undated
17 Olcott Genealogy undated
18 Brower Genealogy, Part 1 undated

2 1 Letter to mayor, index, and title pages 1998

59 photographs from The Plainfield Project
1998, 1999

The Plainfield Project - List of Photographs


Smiling couple
Rosemary/Al Pittis; She on left, he on right, standing
8 x 10

Smiling couple
Rosemary/Al Pittis; She on right, he on left, standing
8 x 10

Smiling couple
Rosemary/Al Pittis; She on left, he on right standing by bush
8 x 10

Young girl
Young girl in white uniform, sitting and reading in garden
8 x 10

Barbara Sandford
Standing behind picket fence with pruning shears
8 x 10

Lady on porch
Standing on porch, holding on to railing
8 x 10

Young girl
Sitting on bench, legs crossed, wearing hat with daisy on it
8 x 10

Frank Meeks
Standing in front of wood pile, arms crossed in front
8 x 10

Bernice Swain
Standing by gnarled tree in garden
8 x 10

Elizabeth Booth
Seated on chair on lawn, legs crossed
8 x 10

Peggy Thomas
Seated on wrought iron bench, legs crossed
8 x 10

Church Group
Hispanic group at St. Mary's Church, Good Friday
8 x 10

Two smiling women
Nancy Piowar, Barbara Fuller for 1st Sousa Concert
8 x 10

Smiling woman
Seated on brick steps in front of 915
8 x 10

Boy & girl
Seated on steps, wearing Mortar Boards
8 x 10

Paul O'Keeffe
Seated on step of War Memorial
8 x 10

Nellie Dixon
Standing with hand on large tree
8 x 10

Nellie Dixon
Seated in front of bush and tree, smiling
8 x 10

Standing by easel with still life painting
8 x 10

Seated on rocks, with crossed legs, holding knee
8 x 10

Marge Patterson
Seated, smiling, arm bent with hand on face
8 x 10

2 girls
Face painting at Plainfield Art Show, Library Park1
8 x 10

Elizabeth Booth
Standing in her garden, back yard
8 x 10

Family picture
Father, mother, son standing on lawn in front of house
8 x 10

Frank Meeks & wife
Standing in front of split log fence,
8 x 10

Jeanette Williams/Nima Warfield
Seated on stone bench
8 x 10

Barbara Sandford
Seated with violin in lap
8 x 10

Nima Warfield & Mother
Standing in front of Emerson School welcoming sign
8 x 10

Smiling man & woman
Standing in front of bench with background of trees
8 x 10

Seated Man
Holding landscape painting
8 x 10

Man & woman
Nima Warfield, Rhodes Scholar PHS; Mother, Magna Cum Laude
9 1/2 x 13

In long dress, standing in front of steps
11 x 14

Young girl
Seated on bench, legs crossed, wearing hat with daisy on it
9 x 13

Smiling man
Harry Ailster standing in Arbor
11 x 14

Smiling woman
Brenda Smiley, standing in Arbor with long skirt and hat`
11 x 14

Smiling couple
Rosemary/Al Pittis, she on left, he on right in shorts
11 x 14

Smiling woman
Beulah Womack, seated in front of bush, turban matching dress
9 1/2 x 12

Three men
Seated,wearing white cricket uniforms
11 x 14

Oliver Anderson lying in hammock attached to fence
11 x 12

People in road
Good Friday Procession
11 x 14

Good Friday bringing cross into St. Mary's Church
11 x 14`

Smiling woman
Mindy Grote sitting on porch railing next to potted plant
11 x 14

Man & woman
Aaron Brinkley and girl sitting on bench in empty stadium
11 x 14

Smiling woman
Elderly, seated in garden rocker
11 x 14

Adams Garrett in front of paintings, holding brushes in hand
11 x 14

Three women
Mother Teresa nuns, Good Friday procession
11 x 14

Three females
Library park, Mary Vic with cane, child with balloons, mother
11 x 12

Three people
Spanish festival, people unknown
11 x 14

Group of children/teachers
Spanish Day Care Center about 1990
12 x 13

Seated Man
Victor King seated in garden
11 x 14

Smiling man
Westry Horne on tennis court, holding racket
11 x 14

15 costumed men & women
Spanish dance group
11 x 14

Smiling man
Mills Barnes, age 100, seated on bench
11 x 14

Standing girl
Dressed for Communion Day, St. Mary's Church
11 x 14

Man, woman, child
Malcolm, Flora Dunn and grandchild on lawn in front of house
11 x 14

Elderly woman
Julia, seated holding pitchfork
11 x 12

8 Children
Standing in horizontal line, smiling
8 x 10

Woman, bike and dog
Ruth Dobson by side of house
11 x 14

Freeman Wetstone
Mr. Wetstone seated on brick steps of house
11 x 14

Audubon Park in New York

Naturalist Perched Here

ONE can imagine how John James Audubon, the renowned naturalist and illustrator of "Birds of America," might have reacted to the idea: his own name, being used to promote the very development that would transform the rambling woodlands of his beloved Washington Heights estate into a densely populated urban district. But that is precisely what happened, according to Matthew Spady, a longtime resident and magpie collector of historical facts about the area.

In 1841, shortly after the publication of "Birds," Audubon bought 14 acres north of 155th Street, which at that point existed only as a line on a map. There, at the base of a hill overlooking the Hudson River, he built a green-shuttered white clapboard house with a parlor he used as his painting room. When he died in the house a decade later, he left his family land-poor. To make ends meet, his widow, Lucy, began selling off parcels of the estate, which came for the first time to be called Audubon Park.

"The Audubon name had sold books," Mr. Spady said, and now it would sell real estate.

It is doing so again. Residents revived the name Audubon Park, which had been in disuse for nearly a century, during their decade-long campaign to win city landmark protection for their tranquil, architecturally cohesive enclave. And ever since the creation in 2009 of the Audubon Park Historic District, brokers have found the historic designation an effective lure uptown.

440 West Eighth Street

Plainfield Library

G-513 1934 Grimstead House at 440 West Eighth Street 440 West 8th Street House at 440 West Eighth Street, image is not available, Mrs. Charles B. Crane. Van Wyck Brooks

Extra Binding and The Mosher Books--An Overview from the Bishop Collection

The likes of Otto Zahn, Leonard Mounteney, and the binders at the Club Bindery were all European trained binders who made their way to America, but there were binders who received their training here, many of whom were talented and accomplished amateurs and some who became professionals in the field. In the late 19th century and early 1900s a whole bevy of American women went to learn the ABCs of binding in England and France. Many trained under Cobden-Sanderson of the Doves Press and the Doves Bindery. Evelyn Nordhoff became Cobden-Sanderson's first pupil in 1895, and then a whole succession of students traveled to learn under his tutelage. All totaled there were more than a dozen women who trained at the bindery between 1897 and 1909 including Ellen Gates Starr of Chicago's Hull House, and Florence Foote and Emily Preston of New York. From the Pittsburgh area Euphemia Bakewell became one of his best pupils, and like the others, when she returned to America she likewise took on students. Her two star pupils were the wealthy Rachael MacMasters Miller Hunt and her friend Elizabeth Utley. Hunt ended up binding at least six Mosher books, and both she and Utley provided examples of their work at the newly formed Guild of Bookworkers' inaugural exhibition of members work at the old Tiffany Studios of Fourth Avenue, New York in April 1907. Among the seventy-four bindings in the show, there was Elizabeth Utley's work on Rossetti's The Blessed Damozel (Mosher, 1901) which is now in the Bishop collection of Mosher books. This same binding was also shown in The Art Society of Pittsburgh's Exhibit of Artistic Industries in 1912, and at the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh's annual exhibition at the Carnegie Institute Galleries in 1935. More recently it was part of the Craftsman Farms Foundation exhibition "Women's Work: the Role of Women in the Arts and Crafts Movement" from July-October 1996. Mosher's almost 5 ½" square printing of The Blessed Damozel became a favorite for American binders and I've seen this attractively printed book appear more frequently bound in fine decorated binding than just about any other title in the Mosher line-up.


Cobden-Sanderson, T.J., Euphemia Bakewell

Title The Ideal Book or Book Beautiful. A Tract on Calligraphy Printing and Illustration & on the Book Beautiful as a Whole.

Binding Blue Morocco

Book Condition Fine

Edition Limited Edition

Publisher Hammersmith Doves Press 1900

Illustrator Illustrated by Euphemia Bakewell

Seller ID 134

Inlaid morocco doblures. Binding signed "EB." Bakewell was a student of Cobden-Sanderson. ; Octavo; Additional images and further information provided upon request.
Books on books Illustration Binding Calligraphy

Price = 3600.00 USD

Descendants of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven

Eughemia Bakewell (F)
(c 1888 - ), #418656

Eughemia Bakewell was born c 1888 at Pennsylvania. Eughemia married Henry Wyckoff Brower, son of Henry Wyckoff Brower and Diana Horton. Eughemia and Henry appeared on the census of 6. Jan. 1920 at Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey. In the census on 6. Jan. 1920 Eughemia Bakewell was named Euphemia Bakewell.

Last Edited=19 Jul 2010

Hillside Cemetery

September 14, 2011
Photo by S. Fraser

Hillside Cemetery

Could Euphemia Brower Burger be PGC Member:

Mrs. Frank Gregg (Peggy)Burger '54

Hillside Cemetery

440 West 8th Street, Plainfield

Photo by S. Fraser

440 West 8th Street, Plainfield

October 20, 2011 Hillside Cemetery

Brower Marker
In spring 2011, one of the Browers was laid to rest in the Shakespeare Garden.

Photo by S. Fraser

New York Times February 5, 1895


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.

Hillside Cemetery

October 20, 2011

Brower Marker

Hillside Cemetery

October 20, 2011
Photo by S. Fraser

Hillside Cemetery

October 20, 2011
Photo by S. Fraser

940 Glenwood

Plainfield Pulic Library
Detwiller Archives

Collection Detwiller
Title Brower Residence
Description Architectural drawings, floor plains, elevations, cross sections, and details of residence for Mr & Mrs. H W Brower. Frame 0176 to 0180.
Building Type Residence
Building Use Single Family
Work Type Alteration and/or Addition
Elevation Yes
Condition Acceptable
Blueprint ID D-12642
Permit NOP356
Year of Permit 1936
Microfilm Roll 0252
Microfilm Frame 0176
Condition 1003
Address 940 Glenwood Avenue
Historic District
City Plainfield
Architect Charles Detwiller
Architect Firm
Owner H.W. Brower
Business Owner

Courier News articles

Brower Euphemia (Bakewell) husband Henry Wyckoff 1/12/1961 News
Brower Henry Wyckoff wife Euphemia (Bakewell) 4/26/1941 News
Brower Henry Wyckoff wife Euphemia (Bakewell) 6/17/1942 News
Brower Henry Wyckoff wife Euphemia (Bakewell) 12/24/1957 News
Brower Henry Wyckoff wife Euphemia (Bakewell) 6/2/1959 News
Brower Henry Wyckoff wife Euphemia (Bakewell) 1/12/1961 News
Brower Henry Wyckoff wife Euphemia (Bakewell) 3/6/1970 Obituary
Brower Henry Wyckoff wife Euphemia (Bakewell) 3/7/1970 Obituary
Brower Henry Wyckoff wife Euphemia (Bakewell) n.d. News

Catherine Randolph Webster

Ladies Home of Plainfield
313 Franklin Place

Plainfield library recipient of historic Audubon print, relic of local history

Plainfield Cultural and Heritage Commission Treasurer Nancy Piwowar, left, with Plainfield Public Library Director Joe Da Rold and Swain Galleries owner Ann Swain pose with an original 1828 Audubon print recently added to the library's collection.

April 11, 2011


PLAINFIELD - In accepting a series of donations from a defunct community group, the Plainfield Public Library is adding to its archives equally fascinating relics of local and American history.

The donations include a print illustrating the family tree of late city resident Catherine Webster, whose lineage is traced back to the 1600s, plus an original 1828 print of a Black-Billed Cuckoo - part of legendary American naturalist and painter John James Audubon's groundbreaking "Birds of America'' book series.

That series, consisting of 435 images compiled during a span of 13 years as part of Audubon's stated goal of depicting every bird native to the United States, includes hand-colored, life-size prints made from engraved plates. The cuckoo print will join two other original Audubon images, depicting the American Flamingo and the Golden Eagle, currently hanging in Rooms 6 and 7 of the library's lower wing.

"It's very cool,'' library director Joe Da Rold said. "We're thrilled.''

The donations were made by the defunct Ladies Home of Plainfield, which was founded by Webster in 1910 and served as a residence until its closure in the 1990s. Webster was a part of the Randolph, Vail and Laing families, all pioneers of Plainfield, making her family tree a "remarkable addition'' to the library's genealogy collection, Da Rold said.

Both donations were made last year, when the family tree and the Audubon print each were in less-than-ideal condition, Da Rold noted. But thanks to a Plainfield Cultural and Heritage Commission grant, not only was the library able to have both items restored by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts in Philadelphia, but the funding also paid for the restored Audubon print to be framed and matted by a city institution: the 142-year-old Swain Galleries on Watchung Avenue, Plainfield's oldest surviving retail establishment and New Jersey's oldest privately owned art gallery.

"It's always exciting when you can work on something like this,'' gallery owner Ann Swain said, adding that she previously had framed each of the library's other two Audubon prints about a decade ago. The latest project, featuring 22-karat gold-leaf trim and a handmade frame, took about six weeks to complete, according to Swain.

"It really gives it more depth,'' Cultural and Heritage Commission treasurer Nancy Piwowar said. "And it's good that it'll be able to be seen by people.''

The print was one of Audubon's more unique works, depicting a pair of cuckoos - one about to snatch a flying bug out of the air - against the backdrop of a blossoming Southern Magnolia flower, parts of which appear to have been nibbled away by the insects.

Piwowar said the commission, which during the last decade was revitalized by late former City Councilman Ray Blanco, annually is able to distribute a handful of grants to fund cultural or historical initiatives. This project, she added, was a no-brainer.

"We try to be frugal and be realistic,'' she said. "Catherine Webster did a lot for this city, and it's good she'll be remembered.''

Mark Spivey covers Plainfield, North Plainfield, Warren, Watchung and Green Brook. 908-243-6607;

A Closer Look at the Print

New York Times October 13, 1895

New York Times October 13, 1895


Entertainment by the Dorcas Society – Monday Afternoon Club

PLAINFIELD, N.J., Oct. 12 – A social event of the last week was the entertainment given by the Dorcas Society, King's Daughters, at the home of Miss Maude Lowrie, in Park Avenue, Monday evening. It was titled "The Circulating Library," and was given for the purpose of raising funds for the benefit of the poor of the city. The guests on arriving were given a blank catalogue, with only numbers on it, and they were to guess the titles of books represented. The Reception Committee was composed of Miss Bowers, Miss Brown, Miss Lowrie and Miss Langdon. Those presiding at the talbes were Mrs. Crane and Miss Wyckoff, assisted by Mrs. Clark, Mrs. C. T. Pond, Miss Minnie French, Miss Green, Miss Ella Blish, and Miss Maltly. In the library were Miss Crane, Miss Cornwell, Miss Lou French, Miss Millie Landgon, Miss Etta BLish, Miss Alice Hayners, Miss Bessie Titsworth, and Miss Kline.

S.E. Hull of Duer Street has returned from Broadway, where he spent the Summer.

The Monday Afternoon Club, Plainfield's leading woman's club, held it sifrst meeting of the Fall. On account of repairs being made at the Casino or the Union County Country Club, where the meeings are usually held, the ladies gathered in the parlors of the Congregational Church. The subject upon which papers are to be read for the coming year is "Some Great Florentines and Their Times." Two papers were read Monday – one by Mrs. Josiah Brown and the other by Mrs. Robert Lowry. Next month the paper will be read by Miss Kenyon, Principal of the Young Ladies' Seminary.

H. M. Stevens of Fanwood gave a reception at the Fanwood Clubhouse Friday evening.

Miss Nellie Saums of Ricefiled is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Saums of Clinton Avenue.

George Barton has returned to Keyport after a visit with Mrs. Barton of Madison Avenue.

Edward Hooley of Rockview Avenue has gone to Atlanta.

The Rev. E. L. Hyde of Hyde Park, Mass., is visiting friends in Plainfield.

The Misses Anthony of Crescent Avenue have returned from Europe.

Miss Bessie Booker of Richmond, Va., has been visitng Miss Dryden of West Seventh Street.

James Smith of Elmwood Place has returned from Amesbury, Mass.

Miss May Haberle, who has been visitng her cousin, Miss Lillie Haberle, has returned to her home in Orange.

Miss Mary Ryder of Brooklyn, who has been visiting at the home of Robert Lucky of Fifth Street, has returned home.

Charles L. Case and family of Central Avenue returned this week from their European trip.

Miss Lydia Duffert of Morris County is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Van Dyke of East Front Street.

Mr. and Mrs. John Burnett of Brookyln have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Charles Doane of Fifth Street.

Charles Potter of West Seventh Street has returned from Philadelphia.

Mrs. Florence Howe Hall of Madison Avenue is in Massachusetts delivering a course of lectures.

Miss Mary and Miss Grace Shreve of New York are guests of B. J. Shreve of Grove Street.

Miss Agnes Baldwin of Brooklyn is the guest of Miss Haviland of Washington Park.

Benjamin Terry of Bridgeport is the guest of the Misses Livergey of Park Avenue.

Thomas H. Keller of East Front Street left this week for a trip South.

C. C. Burke and family have left for their Winter home in New York, after spending the Summer at the cottage on Ravine Road Netherwood.

William Tyler of West Eigth Street has gone to Europe.

David Krymer of West Second Street has gone to Baltimore.

Dr. Frank Searles and Mrs. Searles have returned to Bayonne, after a visit with Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Lourie of Park Avenue.

Dr. John H. Carman and fmaily of Somerset Street returned this week from the Adirondacks.

Dr. B. Van D. Hedges of Watchung Avenue is home from his outing in Maine.

Miss Caroline Fitz Randolph, daughter of ex-Mayor L. V. F. Randolph of East Front Street, sailed Saturday for Europe.

Social Register New York -- not dated

Newberry MIM" Chas T (Euphemia Brower)Sh.Cly.

P^1^6-47io. .986 Woodland Av Plainfield N J

Prominent Families of Pittsburgh

Bakewell, Mr. Dale. 23 Linden Place, Sewickley.

Ciu6– Edgeworth. Bell 482-R Sewickley.

Mrs. Bakewell (Leila Semple).

At Home Days – Wednesdays.
Bakewell, Miss Hazel.
Bakewell, Mr. Paul Bonner.

Bakewell, Mr. James K. 1501 Denniston Ave.

Bell 1425 Hiland.
Mrs. Bakewell (Lilly Fitler).

Bakewell, Miss Mary E. 34 Thorn St., Sewickley,

Bell 324-J Sewickley.
Bakewell, Miss Euphemia.

Bakewell, Mr. T. H. (Mass. Inst. Tech.). 5529 Fifth Ave.

Bell 1979 Hiland.

Clubs – Duquesne, Union, Country, Oakmont Country, New York

Mrs. Bakewell (Annie E. Mullins).
Bakewell, Mr. Donald C.
. Bakewell, Mr. Alan A.
Bakewell, Mr. Benjamin P.

Summer Home – Hyannisport, Mass.
Winter Home – Daytona, Fla.
Yachts – Waheva, Siren

June 24, 1938 New York Times

EUPHEMIA BROWER NEW JERSEY BRIDE; She Is Married in Plainfiedl Presbyterian Chruch to Charles newberry Jr.

.Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES. ();
June 24, 1938,
, Section , Page 16, Column , words

Miss Euphemia Brower, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wyckoff Brower of this city, was married this evening to Charles Todd Newberry Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Todd Newberry of Irvington-on-Hudson, N. Y., in the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church.

"Cranehurst," Residence of Charles B. Crane, 440 West Eighth Street

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

940 Glenwood Avenue

Status: Unknown
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5 full, 1 partial
Property type: Single-Family Home
Size: –
Lot: 215x215
Year built: 1929
Zip: 07060

This Single-Family Home is located at 940 Glenwood Avenue, Plainfield NJ. 940 Glenwood Ave is in the 07060 ZIP code in Plainfield, NJ. The average listing price for ZIP code 07060 is $230,880. 940 Glenwood Ave has 5 beds, 5 ½ baths, and was built in 1929
Listing Info for 940 Glenwood AveMost recent information provided by
•Price: $895,000•Status: Unknown•5 Bedrooms•5 full, 1 partial Bathrooms•Single-Family Home•Built In 1929•Lot Size: 215x215•Zip: 07060.

November 11, 2012

940 Glenwood Avenue

940 Glenwood Avenue

940 Glenwood Avenue

940 Glenwood Avenue

940 Glenwood Avenue

940 Glenwood Avenue

940 Glenwood Avenue

940 Glenwood Avenue

940 Glenwood Avenue

1928 Plainfield City Directory

1916 Social Register

Mr. and Mrs. Hy Wyckoff Brower 440 W. 8th, Plainfield NJ

1919 Social Register

Brower, Mr. and Mrs. Hy Wyckoff, Rumson Rd, Seabright, NJ

1912 Social Register

Brower, Mr. and Mrs. Hy Wyckoff (Euphemia Bakewell) "The Orchard" Clayton, NY

September 21, 2013 Email from Tom Mann


I can provide some more info to whoever is working on the genealogy of past members for the history portion of your website... Mrs. H.W. Brower '38 was my grandmother and both my mother and aunt were members. Sally Genung Booth thought it might have been me spreading ashes in the Garden...but it wasn't!

September 21, 2013

ear Tom,

Thank you for writing in! Yes, that was quite a day at the garden with the auntie's ashes! Sally Genung Booth had remembered babysitting for the family and had made a guess. As you can imagine, that young man just wanted to get on with his duties and leave.

Yes, we would love any information you could share with us about your family members that were in the garden club. We have become a resource for so many of these Plainfield families. It is very difficult to trace and preserve women's history when all the women are known by their husbands' names. Sadly, we cannot even find first names for many much less maiden names.

Did you know Sally? Her email is XXX if you wish to contact her directly.

Hope to hear from you –

Susan Fraser

September 21, 2013

Hi Susan,

I wil be glad to share pictures, etc. with you and maybe clear up some questions.... for example, my aunt, Euphemia (Peggy) Newberry Burger is listed 3 times in your list of notables!

Yes, I knew Sally. Her Mom and Dad were great friends of my parents and yes, she certainly did babysit for me! I think she went to Hartridge and was a few years younger than my sister.

Whoever did the research for your site did a fabulous job. I would like to contact that person or people because there was an old family manuscript that my mother and aunt had transcribed in the early 70's which is great but I have not been able to find the original manuscript in any of the family "treasure troves" – it is listed in the genealogy info for my grandmother and transcriptions are listed as being in the Plainfield Public Library which is good. I am trying to find the original to try to get it into a museum in Pittsburgh because it was written by a woman who was the daughter of one of the early "industrialists" there. I have her diary that covers a few years of her life in the 1820's and it includes a recipe for "serum" for rattlesnake venum! Very cool and I plan to give it to the Pittsburgh museum (the Frick Art & History Center).

Anyway, thanks for connecting!


September 21, 2013

Hi Tom –

I did the whole website! It has taken me a long time – I literally just sort through the boxes we have from peoples' attics and basements and throw stuff up in these "member files." I have many more boxes to go. I would love to work with you – where to begin? Maybe tell me the three names I have Aunt Euphemia under – ha!

At the Plainfield Public Library are some of our archives and of course they have an entire genealogy department that I haven't even begun to crack. The person I work with there is Sarah Hull and she is terrific. To find that manuscript (which is fascinating) I would start with Sarah, tell her you are working with me, etc.

I will probably see Sally this week so I will be sure to let her know you wrote in. She is fantastic – a third generation member of the PGC. Susan

September 21, 2013

You really have done great work sorting through all the stuff. Thank you!
In looking through the "notables" I or my parents knew most of them.

September 21, 2013

Take notes! The personal stories are the best. We are not really interested in who's husband worked at the Plainfield Trust, etc., etc. Susan

1954 - 1970 296 Images from Plainfield Library Scrapbook

April 15, 2014 GCA Bulletin

Did everyone receive their GCA Bulletin? The PGC is once again well represented within this issue. Click here to read the excerpts.

You may wonder why the Audubon article was included . . . Mrs. Lucy Bakewell Audubon was the great-aunt of PGC member Euphemia Bakewell Brower '38. The Plainfield Library has two original Audubon prints that were gifted to the Library from the now defunct Ladies Home of Plainfield. It is your Editor's strong suspicion that the Ladies Home of Plainfield (which was founded by many PGC members) was gifted the prints from Mrs. Brower or other Audubon relatives living in Plainfield.

April 26, 2014 Tour 5 notable homes on May 10 to support the NJ Festival Orchestra

In the Sleepy Hollow section of Plainfield, the public has been invited to tour Glen Oaks, a classic Tudor manor that sits on a knoll adding to its impression of grandeur, Colomedici said. Originally built for the family that owned Madison Square Garden, the current owners have assembled a treasure trove of beautiful antiques, one-of-a-kind objects d'arts and collectibles. The home holds many architectural surprises including timbered beams, Italian marble grand entrance foyer, chestnut floors, staircase and moldings, built-in alcoves and a "Prohibition Room" tucked away where, in its heyday, it would go unnoticed.

September , 2014 John James Audubon

September 9, 2014

Everyone might enjoy reading the NY Times article from the National Audubon Society. Can yo post this?

PGC NAL Chairman and PGC co-Chair Conservation
GCA National Chair Founders Fund

––– Original message –––
From: Suzette Dewey
GCA Zone IV NAL and Conservation Rep
Garden Club of Somerset Hills
Date:09/09/2014 5:36 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Betse Gump ,Carrie Dyckman ,Diana Madsen ,Gwendolyn Wisely ,Joan White ,Kathleen Biggins ,Kathy Andrews ,Katy Kinsolving ,KV Dresdner ,Liz Silvernail ,Lynn Nebel ,Marit Robinson ,Mary Lewis ,Maureen Ogden ,Meryl Carmel ,Pam Mayer ,Susan Gordon
FW: National Audubon Society scientific report

More good reading,

Dear Committees,
I was pleased to see that the much anticipated National Audubon Society scientific report was released yesterday. I woke up this morning to David Yarnold being interviewed on NPR about the science. Mr. Yarnold, President of the National Audubon Society, spoke to the delegates at 2014 NAL. He is quoted in a New York Times article today saying" birds are resilient, but that climate change will test their limits."

Hearing the songs of birds,

Climate Change Will Disrupt Half of North America's Bird Species, Study Says

Lindsay Marshall
GCA Chairman National Affairs and Legislation Committee
mobile: 404-234-1099

EDITOR'S NOTE: Do you know that Plainfield, and more specifically, the PGC has a special connection to THE John James Audubon? His niece was Mrs. Henry Wyckoff (Euphemia Bakewell) Brower '38. The Plainfield Library has three original Audubon prints. One was inherited from the Catherine Webster's famed Ladies Home of Plainfield – where one seemingly went to live in their dotage and many of our members were residents. The Library hasn't connected the dots that the print is probably not from the Webster family, but most likely from the Bakewell-Brower-Newberry-Mann clan (we have many members from this family on our roster) as Mrs. Brower lived at the now defunct Ladies Home of Plainfield at 313 Franklin Place.

1910 Pittsburgh Legal Journal Thomas Woodhouse Bakewell

On September 18th, 1884, Mr. Bakewell married Anne Campbell King, a daughter of Dr. Cyrus B. King, of Allegheny, who, with two children, Euphemia Bakewell and Ailan C. Bakewell, Jr., survive him.

In 1906 he moved to Plainfield, NJ.

Plainfield Library Bio Card

Monday Afternoon Club Membership

Monday Afternoon Club Membership