Plainfield Garden Club








Member: Mooney, Mrs. Wandell McMaster (Alice Joy McGee) '47

1947 - 1948 Treasurer Book, Active: Mooney, Mrs. Wandell M. June 24, 1948 June 23, 1949 June 30, 1950 May 1951 June 1952

Mooney Alice Mrs. Wendell 1947

No other mention of Mrs. Mooney after 1960

Residence:
860? Cedarbrook Road, Plainfield (1953)

Mrs. Mooney is related to the following PGC Members:

Mrs. Henry August (Emma Louise Whiting) McGee
Mrs. Walter Miller (Mary Alice Yerkes) McGee
Mrs. James R. (Emma Prentice McGee) Joy
Mrs. Murray (Helen Joy) Rushmore

Introduction in Rhyme of Skit for Garden Club Meeting 1956 by Marge Elliott

Introduction

Imagine that you are our garden club
type here the powers that be
What things go on in a garden club
you'll be surprised to see

The cast are famous actresses
All brought at great expense
So please be kind to others, my friends
Lest they should take offense.

The President's name is Hazel
And its Lockwood – thats for sure
She presides as "to-the-manner-born"
But her arrangements – they are poor.

Elizabeth King of Programs – She's
all fluttering, cooing and coy.
To find the right speaker for just the right day
Is her constant delight and her joy.

Introduction of Rhyme of Skit for Garden Club Meeting May 1956 by Marge Elliott

Page 2

Ways and Means Chairman is Shirley
Bernhart we're meaning of course
She's breathless, naive and appealing
But hasn't the sense of a horse.

Marrion Loizeaux is chairman
of membership – looks la-de-da
But don't let that big hat delude you
She's a great one for making faux pas.

Fanny Day has charge of the minutes
Madame Secretary – no less –
But I must in confidence tell you
All her reports are a mess.

Hiely – that's Polly the Treasurer
Does weird things to the books
She was never good at her figures
And so for the balance – gad - zooks!

Introduction of Rhyme of Skit for Garden Club Meeting May 1956 by Marge Elliott

Hospitality chairman is Barbara
Sandford's the rest of her name
She's very smart but sarcastic
the "country tweed type" is this dame.

Conservation is Anne Marie Seybold
She is a lady who knows what is what
She has no time for the frivilous
In her ways she's terribly sot.

Alice Mooney – our wonderful speaker
Rosa Bunda – she has quite a past
And now you know all that you need to
about our illustrious cast.

So please let the music be quiet
I see the house lights are low
Put on the fools and the spotlights
All right – curtain ready? Let's go!

Introduction in Rhyme of Skit for Garden Club Meeting May 1956 by Marge Elliott

New York Times Obituary February 2, 1983 Wandell M. Mooney

Wandell M. Mooney, a former vice president of the Chemical Bank, died Tuesday in a nursing home in North Falmouth, Mass. Mr. Mooney, a longtime resident of Plainfield, N.J., was 84 years old and had been living recently in Pocasset, Mass.

He was with the Chemical Bank for 42 years until his retirement in 1963. He served as a trustee of Wesleyan University and Drew University, treasurer of the New York Chamber of Commerce and a director of the Board of Missions of the Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Wesleyan.

He is survived by a son, Richard E. Mooney of Manhattan; a daughter, Joy Jenkins of Duxbury, Mass., and five grandchildren.

http://www.nytimes.com/1983/02/02/obituaries/wandell-m-mooney.html

Wesleyan University Records

3444. WANDELL McMASTER MOONEY. B.S. *. T. Born
February 28, 1898, Caldwell, N. J. Son of G. Mooney (class of 1891).

Commissioned ensign, U. S. Naval Reserve Flying Corps, 1918. With

the Chemical National Bank, New York, N. Y., 1919 .

Address: 141 Water St., Paterson, N. J

Merklee Family Geneology

http://www.merklee.com/genealogy/CM/rr01_013.html#P5618

Fourth Generation (Continued)

––––––––––––––––––––––
Family of Elizabeth Ann MERKLEE (15) & James McGEE


35. Henry Augustus McGEE. Born on 27 Dec 1850 in New York, NY. Died on 17 Oct 1914 in Plainfield, NJ.

He married Emma Louise WHITING. Born in 1853 in Brooklyn, Kings, NY. Died on 26 Oct 1930 in North Plainfield, NJ.

They had the following children:
53 i. Clifford Whiting (1873-1958)
ii. Harry Livingston. Born on 13 Feb 1876 in Plainfield, NJ. Died on 26 Nov 1960.

iii. Raymond. Born on 11 Nov 1879 in Plainfield, NJ.

54 iv. Donald Ashbrook (1883-1937)

36. Caroline "Carrie" Leake McGEE. Born on 12 May 1853 in Brooklyn, Kings, NY.

She married Charles E. HORNE. Died on 2 Oct 1922 in Plainfield, NJ.

They had the following children:
i. Elsie Rutherford. Born on 16 Sep 1876 in Plainfield, NJ.

55 ii. George Augustus (1877-)
iii. Arthur Whiting. Born on 5 Feb 1881 in Plainfield, NJ. Died on 26 Aug 1882 in Plainfield, NJ.

56 iv. Frederick Roland (1884-)

37. Gertrude Anne McGEE. Born on 20 Jul 1855 in Brooklyn, Kings, NY. Died abt 1955.

She married Edward Graham ASHBROOK. Died on 16 Mar 1901 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.

They had the following children:
i. Myron G.. Born on 29 May 1883 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Died on 29 May 1883 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.

57 ii. Charlotte Garwood (1885-)
58 iii. Margaret Garwood (1891-1990)

38. Walter Miller McGEE. Born on 27 Jan 1860 in Brooklyn, Kings, NY. Died on 30 May 1952 in North Plainfield, NJ. Occupation: Standard Oil Company.

He married Mary Alice YERKES, daughter of Rev. David John YERKES & Sarah E. TAYLOR. Born on 13 May 1861 in Brooklyn, Kings, NY. Died on 11 Jun 1949 in North Plainfield, NJ.

They had the following children:
i. Walter Vaughan. Born on 23 Jul 1884 in Plainfield, NJ. Died bef 30 May 1952. He married Florence WILDEY. Died in 1912.

ii. Alice Elizabeth. Born on 14 Feb 1891 in Plainfield, NJ. She married Herbert Sperry DUCRET.


39. Emma Prentice McGEE. Born on 9 Jul 1864 in Brooklyn, Kings, NY. Died on 5 Apr 1934 in Plainfield, NJ.

She married James R. JOY.

They had the following children:
i. Alice. She married Wandell MOONEY
.

ii. Helen. She married Murray RUSHMORE.


40. Adelaide Frances McGEE. Born on 10 Aug 1866 in Brooklyn, Kings, NY. Died on 16 Sep 1958.

She married Herbert WELCH, son of Peter WELCH & Mary Louisa LOVELAND. Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY.

They had the following children:
59 i. Dorothy McGee (1891-)
ii. Eleanor Loveland. Born on 3 Sep 1900 in Middletown, CT

Introduction in Rhyme of Skit for Garden Club Meeting May 1956 by Marge Elliott

Introduction in Rhyme of Skit for Garden Club Meeting May 1956 by Marge Elliott
To see the handwritten pages, see 1956 Archives


Introduction

Imagine that you are our garden club
type here the powers that be
What things go on in a garden club
you'll be surprised to see

The cast are famous actresses
All brought at great expense
So please be kind to others, my friends
Lest they should take offense.

The President's name is Hazel
And its Lockwood – thats for sure
She presides as "to-the-manner-born"
But her arrangements – they are poor.

Elizabeth King of Programs – She's
all fluttering, cooing and coy.
To find the right speaker for just the right day
Is her constant delight and her joy.

Page 2

Ways and Means Chairman is Shirley
Barnhart we're meaning of course
She's breathless, naive and appealing
But hasn't the sense of a horse.

Marion Loizeaux is chairman
of membership – looks la-de-da
But don't let that big hat delude you
She's a great one for making faux pas.

Fanny Day has charge of the minutes
Madame Secretary – no less –
But I must in confidence tell you
All her reports are a mess.

Heely – that's Polly the Treasurer
Does weird things to the books
She was never good at her figures
And so for the balance – gad - zooks!

Hospitality chairman is Barbara
Sandford's the rest of her name
She's very smart but sarcastic
the "country tweed type" is this dame.

Conservation is Anne Marie Seybold
She is a lady who knows what is what
She has no time for the frivilous
In her ways she's terribly sot.

Alice Mooney – our wonderful speaker
Rosa Bunda – she has quite a past
And now you know all that you need to
about our illustrious cast.

So please let the music be quiet
I see the house lights are low
Put on the fools and the spotlights
All right – curtain ready? Let's go

1974 Junior League Designer Showcase: The Martine House

Program lists "Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. T. Mooney" - relation?

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.

1947 Check Book

In left margin:

Dues Mooney 9.00

1950 Check Book

No. 850
Oct. 23, 1950
Margaret L. Morrell
change for tickets to
Open Houses to be put at
Plainfield Boat Shop
$15.00

No. 851
Oct. 23, 1950
Alice J. Mooney
for change to be put
at houses for tickets
on Oct. 27
$75.00

No. 852
Nov. 8, 1950
Union Instrument Corp.
Photo stats
Open Houses
$5.60
Duplication in billing
check returned

In left margin:

Dec. 14 Forsythia buses 29.30
gift (Mrs. CClellan) 5.00

1997 Mansions of May

South Dakota Historical Society

Glass slide donated by Wandell M. Mooney: Burial of the Dead at Wounded Knee

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Title(s) Wounded Knee - Burial of the Dead
Wounded Knee - Lakota Mass Grave
Identifier 2012-10-17-305
Subject(s) Southwest – Shannon County – SD
military – reserves – reservations
people – Native Americans – First Nations
social science – theology – religions – funerals
towns – lat: 430826N – long: 1022157W
collection: vault:F6A-D5
grants – Glass Plates, 2012-2013
Description This is a 3x4 lantern slide of two individuals in a trench with individuals standing nearby dressed in winter gear and holding firearms. Frozen remains are in front of the groups of people, both in the trench and to the left of the trench. Title(s) by Carpenter, L (DIC/PMP).
Archivist Notes (5) H2012-056 Pine Ridge - Burial of the Dead at the Battlefield of Wounded Knee, SD Copyrighted on Jan. 1, 1891 By the Northwestern Photo Co. Chadron, Nebr. Donor: Wandell M. Mooney, Plainfield, New Jersey, April, 1953. (print and Neg. on file) Wounded Knee
Inscription 73 Burial of Dead - Battle Wounded Knee No. 3 Subject Late Indian Outbreak McIntosh Battery & Optical Company 141 & 123 Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Ill.
Caption [inscription scraped away once read: Burial of the Dead at the Battle of Wounded Knee, S.D. Northwestern Photo Co. Chadron Neb]
Creation Date 1891- 01-01
Source Original format: 3x4 lantern slide H2012-056 in the Mooney, Wandell collection at the SD State Historical Society - Archives Department
Coverage Wounded Knee, Shannon, SD, United States
Digitization Specifications Image scanned by Reed, C using an Epson Expression 10,000 XL flatbed scanner. Scanned at 1,200 PPI,16-bit grayscale, with the Histogram output set to 9/247.
Publisher SD State Historical Society - Archives Department
Language eng [ISO 639-2]
UseFormat JPeG set to medium compression, dimension sized to 640x480, resolution set at 30 dpi, watermark set to 15 percent.
RightsMgmt It is the responsibility of anyone reproducing photographs from the State Archives collections to determine copyright holders and secure permissions accordingly. For further information visit http://history.sd.gov/archives/photouse.aspx

Joy Mooney Jenkins

Joy Mooney Jenkins
February 04, 1931 - November 18, 2003
Birthplace: Plainfield, New Jersey
Resided In: Duxbury Massachusetts USA
Visitation: None
Service: December 06, 2003
Cemetery: Duxbury Cemetery /Crematory

Joy Mooney Jenkins, a generous spirit and devoted community volunteer died at her home in Duxbury Nov. 13, after along illness. She was 72 years old.

Mrs. Jenkins gave much to her hometown on many years, touching countless lives. Diagosed with cancer more then 40 years ago she was especiaaly ardent in helping others through their illnesses and final days as hospice volunteer.

She was nominated as a Duxbury ''volunteer of the year'' in 2002 and 2003. Cranberry Hospice Plymouth reconixed her 22 years of service with its Volunterr Program.

Mrs. Jenkins was born in Plainfield New Jersey daughter of the late Wandall MacMaster Mooney and Alice Joy Mooney. She attened Hartridge School in Plainfield and graduated from Mt. Holyoke College in 1953. In 1954 she married David B. Jenkins.

In her early years worikng in Boston, Georgia and Washington D.C Mrs Jenkins assisted cancer research. She was an elentary school teacher in Duxbury for 10 years. and then opened her own business called ''Little Folk Limited'' designing and creating more than 100 dresses ans sunsuits for young gilrs and boys.

She is survived by her husband David and a son Peter of Barrington R.I. and a daughter Susan Warren of Duxbury. 5 grandchildren and her brother Richard Mooney of NYC and one niece and 5 nephews.

Memorial Service on Sat. Dec. 6, at 2:00 pm in the Pilgrim Church 404 Washington St. Duxbury. Memorial Donations may be made to the Cranberry Hospice 36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 326 Plymouth,Ma 02360

August 9, 1982 New York Times Richard E. Mooney

Richard E. Mooney Is Joining Editorial Board of The Times
Published: August 9, 1982

Richard E. Mooney, former executive editor of The Hartford Courant, will join the editorial board of The New York Times today, it was announced by Max Frankel, editor of the editorial page.

Mr. Mooney is rejoining The Times after five years with The Courant. When he left The Times in 1976, Mr. Mooney had been with the newspaper for 19 years, reporting on economic affairs from Washington, Paris and New York and serving as assistant to the executive editor, deputy foreign editor and deputy financial editor.

Richard E. Mooney

Yale alumnus Richard E. Mooney has drawn upon the resources of the Yale Library, where many of Nathan Hale's papers are kept, to create an exhibition about the Revolutionary War hero.

Exhibit recalls life (and death)
of American patriot Nathan Hale

An exhibit marking the 250th anniversary of the birth of Nathan Hale, Yale Class of 1773, will be on view through the end of July in the Sterling Memorial Library nave.

Hale, who was hanged as a spy by the British during the American Revolution, has become an icon of patriotism. Legend has it that his last words were: "I regret that I have but one life to give for my country."

Born in 1755 in Coventry, Connecticut, Hale was educated by the Reverend Joseph Huntington, Class of 1762, and entered Yale at the age of 14. One of his classmates was James Hillhouse, later a U.S. senator and an advocate of abolition long before the Civil War. Timothy Dwight was one of the college's three teachers at the time and later president of Yale.

Following graduation in 1773 Hale taught in one-room schoolhouses in eastern Connecticut until fighting broke out at Lexington and Concord, at which point he enlisted as an officer and joined the fight for independence. When General George Washington was desperate for someone to spy on the British in New York in September 1776, Hale volunteered. He was caught within two weeks and hanged on Sept. 22.

The exhibit includes letters between Hale and his friends, Hale's college records, Hillhouse's sheepskin diploma and artifacts evocative of the colonial period. One item on display is a lock of hair from Major John Andrι, the British go-between in Benedict Arnold's intended surrender of West Point. Andrι was hanged four years after Hale.

Yale alumnus Richard E. Mooney '47 B.A. is the curator of the exhibit. His work has been supported by staff in Manuscripts and Archives at Sterling Memorial Library and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, where many of Hale's papers and items are kept. Mooney, who wrote for the Yale Daily News during his undergraduate years, spent more than 30 years at The New York Times where he was a reporter, foreign correspondent and editor, and served for more than a decade on the paper's editorial board before retiring in 1997. He also served for five years as executive editor of the Hartford Courant in the 1970s.

An article in the Courant sparked Mooney's interest in Nathan Hale. It said that the young spy was hanged at Third Avenue and East 65th Street in Manhattan, around the corner from Mooney's apartment. He arranged for a plaque to mark the spot, with the help of Robert A.M. Stern, dean of the School of Architecture. When Mooney realized that there had been no recent biography of Hale, he started on a book that seeks to unravel the facts and mystique about Hale's short life. Much of Mooney's research incorporates the material that will be on display in the exhibit.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Mooney will present a lecture at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11. In addition, at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 6 – Hale's birthday – the Sons of the American Revolution will place a wreath on the patriot's statue in front of Connecticut Hall on Old Campus. Both events are free and open to the public.

Elizabeth Coleman Mooney

November 18, 2003
MOONEY, Elizabeth Coleman

Elizabeth Coleman Mooney, formerly of Hartford, caring and courageous wife, mother and grandmother, died in New York City, NY on Saturday, (November 15, 2003) after a brief illness. With an M.A. in education from the College of New Rochelle, she taught reading to the learning disabled for more than 25 years. Westover School, where she prepared for college, honored her for unique use of the telephone for one-on-one instruction. Passion for music led her to establish a classical music series at her alma mater, Bryn Mawr College. Betty was a great athlete and a good sport, too. A native of Baltimore, she moved to Washington, D.C., after college and later to Paris, Pelham, NY, Hartford and New York City. She is survived by her husband, Richard E. Mooney, former editor of the Courant; three sons, James C. of Saxtons River, VT, Stephen E. of Roslindale, MA, and John B. of Montclair, NJ; their wives and seven grandchildren; and her sister, Susan N. Coleman of Sedona, AZ. Gifts may be made to Star Learning Center, 26 West 84th St., New York, NY 10024, or the Learning to Listen Fund, Bryn Mawr College, 101 North Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010. Funeral service at the Church of the Heavenly Rest, Fifth Ave. at 90th St., on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 11 a.m.

Richard E. Mooney

Tamra Lee Fisher Is Wed in Darien
Published: March 11, 1991

Tamra Lee Fisher, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Fisher of Gillette, N.J., was married yesterday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Darien, Conn., to James C. Mooney, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Mooney of New York. The Rev. Anne B. Kimball performed the ceremony.

Mrs. Mooney, 31 years old, graduated from Bowling Green State University and is in the certificate program for occupational therapy at Quinnipiac College. Her father is an engineering consultant. Her mother, Bernice L. Fisher, is a manager for Weichert Realtors in Mendham, N.J.

Mr. Mooney, 34, is the assistant principal of the Rye (N.Y.) Country Day School, where he teaches history and art history. He graduated from Yale University and received a master's degree in education administration from Stanford University. His mother, Elizabeth Coleman Mooney, is a special-education teacher. His father is a member of the editorial board of The New York Times.

1954 - 1970 296 Images from Plainfield Library Scrapbook

996 Hillside Avenue

June 2, 2008 Greg Palermo's Tree Blog

There is a fine kousa dogwood between 980 and 996 Hillside Avenue, pictured below.

1949-1950 Program

1949-1950 Program

Monday Afternoon Club Membership

Monday Afternoon Club Membership

December 28, 2014

Local blogger Dan Damon wrote this article, Suspicious fire at historic Plainfield building, regarding a fire at the Samuel W. Rushmore building on South Avenue. Many Rushmore relatives have been members of the PGC including current Affiliate Member Ginny Rushmore.

To learn more about this prominent family, click on these member albums:

Rushmore, Mrs. Murray (Helen Joy)
Rushmore, Mrs. Townsend (Jean Betram Murray) '20
Joy, Mrs. James R. (Emma Prentice McGee) '33
Mooney, Mrs. Wandell McMaster (Alice Joy McGee) '47
Joost, Mrs. Sherman Brownell (Marie Murray) '19
Murray, Mrs. James Everett (Alice Marshall) '20
Roome, Mrs. John Stanton (Dolores or "Dody" Murray) '57
Tilney, Mrs. Albert Arthur (Augusta R. Murray) '20
McGee, Mrs. Harry Livingston (Susan M. Howell) '18
McGee, Mrs. Walter Miller (Mary Alice Yerkes) '22
Lockwood, Mrs. Frederick M. (Hazel Marshall) '52
Lockwood, Mrs. William L. (Amy M.) '25
Marshall, Mrs. Henry P. (Dorothy Burke) '30
Howell, Mrs. Josephus Halsey (Romaine Ray) '22
Chambliss, Mrs. Leopold A. (Anna Scott Yerkes) '50
Eddy, Mrs. Charles Brown (Ellen Coolidge Burke) '15

And through marriage on her husband's side, the late Mrs. Webster (Barbara Tracy) Sandford '50.

Plainfield firefighters responded early Saturday evening to a suspicious fire in a historic factory structure at South Avenue and Berckman Street.

The complex of three buildings, parts of which are over a hundred years old, most recently housed the Royal Apex Company, a manufacturer of gutters and other metal and plastic extruded products. The buildings have been vacant since 2007, when Royal Apex was bought out by Berger Building Products, Inc., and operations were moved to Pennsylvania.

Originally, the buildings housed the Rushmore Dynamo Works, owned by Plainfield entrepreneur and inventor Samuel W. Rushmore. Rushmore made his fortune in patents and manufacturing several key improvements in automobile technology.

Among his notable inventions – or improvements on those of others – are the automatic starter, cooling systems for internal combustion engines, the flared automobile headlamp, a searchlight, and locomotive headlights. At one time, half of all the automatic starters used in American automobiles were manufactured in the Plainfield location.

Rushmore sold the business in 1914 to the Bosch Magneto Company, with the proviso that the Rushmore name be used on its products for a number of years. When Bosch violated the terms of the agreement, Rushmore successfully sued (see here) for $100,000 (which would be over $2 million today).

Bosch, a German company with a U.S. branch, established a separate U.S. corporation, headquartered in New York City. Because of suspicions of its owners' loyalty, Bosch was nationalized in both the First and Second World Wars – with control returning to private hands in 1948.

Though several area fire companies responded to the blaze, it was quickly brought under control. A source told me the fire is suspected to be arson, a determination that will be made officially by arson investigators.

January 31, 2015 Correspondence

Dear Ms. Nichols,

My sincerest apologies for getting back to you so late. Our website had an "issue" with emails and I am just figuring it out.

Unfortunately, the only thing I would know about your family are the things posted on www.plainfieldgardenclub.org for Mrs. Mead:

Mead, Mrs. Frederick Goodhue (Marie Louise Myers) '15

Mrs. Mead was relating to other members of the Plainfield Garden Club:

Myers, Mrs. J. Kirtland (Mary Ann Stillman) '15
Quarles, Mrs. Ernest Augustus (Anita Mary Stillman) '22
Stillman, Mrs. Albert Leeds (Virginia Brown) '41
Stillman, Mrs. William Maxson (Elizabeth B. Atwood) '15
Stillman, Mrs. William Maxson (Ethel Lucille Titsworth) '42
Joy, Mrs. James R. (Emma Prentice McGee) '33
McGee, Mrs. Harry Livingston (Susan M. Howell) '18
McGee, Mrs. Walter Miller (Mary Alice Yerkes) '22
Mooney, Mrs. Wandell McMaster (Alice Joy McGee) '47

I do recommend you contacting the genealogy department of the Plainfield Library 908-857-1111 as they would be more likely to help you further. Also, there may be information to be found at the Fanwood Library www.fanwoodlibrary.org

Best of luck to you –

Susan Fraser
Communications Chair
Plainfield Garden Club
Founded 1915
www.plainfieldgardenclub.org


December 27, 2014

My mother, Sandra Shepard Wright, was an only child and the great grand-daughter of Agustus D Shepard and Johanna Elizabeth Mead. I am looking for any information regarding great aunt Winifred Prentice Kay, and also Marie Riis [aka Rees] who was married to Agustus D. Shepard Jr. -Thanks!

Winifred Ohrstrom Nichols

Hillside Historic District

August 29, 2015

Hillside Historic District has announced a new website: http://hillsideavenuedistrict.com

They have neatly listed the homes in the district in a similar fashion to our Homes & Gardens page.

It is no exaggeration to say that the PGC helped build Hillside. In fact our first club meeting took place at Mrs. Connor's home at 999 Hillside. Take a look at our PGC Hillside Historic District resident members:

807 Hillside Avenue
Browne, Miss Elizabeth B. '37

810 Hillside Avenue
Barnhart, Mrs. Noah Chisholm (Susan Stevens) '15

816 Hillside Avenue
Zerega, Miss Bertha Virginia '23

817 Hillside Avenue
Lawton, Mrs. Richard M. (Edith Clarke) '21

832 Hillside Avenue
Yates, Mrs. Frederick Washburn (Bertha Kedzie Cornwell) '15

921 Hillside Avenue
Detwiller, Miss Laura Cecelia '29
Detwiller, Mrs. Charles H. (Catherine or "Cath" Campbell), Jr. '57

922 Hillside Avenue
Atterbury, Mrs. Albert Hoffman (Emma H. Baker) '15

930 Hillside Avenue
Corey, Mrs. Ella J. '15

937 Hillside Avenue
Hunn, Mrs. John T. Sharpless (Hope Ivins) '37
Ivins, Mrs. DeWitt Clinton (Louise Morton Fox) '15
Ivins, Mrs. Clinton Fox (Marguerite Carpenter) '33

945 Hillside Avenue
Stevens, Mrs. Horace N. (Helen Coburn) '15

950 Hillside Avenue
Harlow, Mrs. Edward Dexter (Elise Cochran Martin) '15
Martin, Mrs. Francis A. (Mary Keech Turner) '22

955 Hillside Avenue
Wallace, Mrs. Frederick W. (Grace Seccomb) '15
deForest, Mrs. Henry Lockwood (Amy Brighthurst Brown) '33

966 Hillside Avenue
Warren, Mrs. Frank D. '15

970 Hillside Avenue
Barnhart, Mrs. Noah Chisholm (Susan Stevens) '15
Kroll, Mrs. Alexander (Nancy Dwinnell or Mrs. Prince H. Gordon) '60

975 Hillside Avenue
Runkle, Mrs. Harry Godley (Jennie Fitz Randolph) '15
Albin, Mrs. Leland D. (Jennie Hoag) '36
King, Mrs. Victor E. D. (Yasmina S.) '78
Whitehead, Mrs. James Harold (Jean Fitz-Randolph Heiberg) '43

980 Hillside Avenue
Hall, Mrs. Frederic L. (Anne Garrigues Wigton) '68
Stuart, Mrs. Linden (Jeanette W.), Jr. '52
Wigton, Mrs. Charles Benson (Garrigues) '45

982 Hillside Avenue
Baker, Mrs. Clifford Myron (Margaret Drayton) '32
Valiant, Mrs. John (Katharine Drayton) '40

985 Hillside Avenue
Stevens, Mrs. John Peters ("J.P.") '15
Stevens, Mrs. Horace Nathaniel (Helen Coburn) '15
Stevens, Mrs. John Peters ("J.P."), Jr. (Edith S.) '37
Stevens, Mrs. Robert Ten Broeck (Dorothy Goodwin Whitney) '37

996 Hillside Avenue
Wallace, Mrs. Frederick W. (Grace Seccomb) '15
Murray Townsend
Mooney, Mrs. Wandell McMaster (Alice Joy McGee) '47

999 Hillside Avenue
Conner, Mrs. William A. (Florence Tupper) '15
Wigton, Mrs. William Garrigues (Ann Hayes) '55

1000 Hillside Avenue
Lawrence, Mrs. Chester B. (Florence B.), Jr. '22

1005 Hillside Avenue
McWilliams, Mrs. Howard (Anna Louise Waldbridge/Mrs. Paul Taylor Brown) '22

1007 Hillside Avenue
Lockwood, Mrs. Frederick M. (Hazel Marshall) '52
Marshall, Mrs. Henry P. (Dorothy Burke) '30

1009 Hillside Avenue
Tracy, Mrs. Evarts '22
Tracy, Mrs. Howard Crosby (Minerva Bingham Lamson) '15
Tracy, Mrs. J. Evarts (Caroline Frederica Streuli) '22

1019 Hillside Avenue
Baker, Mrs. Clifford Myron (Margaret Drayton) '28

1030 Hillside Avenue
Stillman, Mrs. William Maxson (Ethel Lucile Titsworth) '42

1035 Hillside Avenue
Streuli, Mrs. Alfred F. H. (Frederica Michelle Dwyer Hooper) '15

1045 Hillside Avenue
Timpson, Mrs. Lewis Gouverneur (Helen Frances Waring) '15
Waring, Mrs. Orville G. (Dorothy Fleming) '35

1046 Hillside Avenue
Genung, Mrs. Alfred Gawthrop (Dorothy or "Dot" Madsen) '69
Madsen, Mrs. John (Evelyn or "Evie" Wilson) '70

1300 Prospect Avenue
Streuli, Mrs. Alfred F. H. (Frederica Michelle Dwyer Hooper) '15
Tracy, Mrs. J. Evarts (Caroline Frederica Streuli) '22

1234 Watchung Avenue
Stevenson, Mrs. E. Vickers '41

1239 Watchung Avenue
Brown, Miss Edna M. '34