Plainfield Garden Club








Member: Burns, Mrs. Willis T. (Amelia "Daisey" Evans Hollingshead) '34

1934 Treasurer Book, Active: Mrs. Willis T. Burns 5/15/34 PAID
Treasurer Book, Active: 1935, 1936, 1937

1938 Treasurer Book, Active: Mrs. Willis T. Burns 1/8/38 Pd 1/7/39 Pd.

1940 Treasurer Book, Active: Mrs. Willis T. Burns 1/5/40 Pd 1/2/41 Pd
NOTE: Her name is scratched off with the notation "Died Mar 5th"

1940 Census: 531 West 8th Street

Full text of "Deutscher Rundfunk in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart; seine öffentlich rechtlichen Grundlagen und seine Organisation

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BURNS, Willis T. (Nov. 6. '03) in Charge of Electrolytic Refinery, Boston and Montana Con. Copper and Silver Mining Co., Great Falls, Mont

Transactions of the American Electrochemical Society, Volume 5

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1903 Meeting

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Notes on the Great Falls Electrolytic Plant by Willis T. Burns

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1905 Mining Gazette Houghton County Michigan

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YESTERDAY-MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED BY HOUGHTON COUNTY CLERK
Allpio SALANI and Miss Ada TOLENA, both of Franklin mine
Willis T. BURNS of Great Falls, Montana and Miss Daisy E. HOLLINGSHEAD of Calumet
Herbert LAUX, Jr. of Phoenix mine, Keweenaw County and Miss Minnie DONOVAN of Laurium

1905 April 27 Thursday

MARRIAGE- Willis BURNS of Great Falls, Montana married Miss Amelia Evans HOLLINGSHEAD,
at the home of mother, Mrs. Daisy HOLLINGSHEAD in Calumet at yesterday noon. The maid of
honor was Mrs. A. B. SIMONSON and the best man was Timothy BURNS of Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania. They will live in Great Falls

November 14, 1895 New York Times

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PLAINFIELD KIRMESS OPENED

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 Havbiland, Mrs. Samuel Huntingont, 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

1982 May Designer Showhouse: 1127 Watchung Avenue

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Page 52 to Page 75

Page 76 to Back Cover

Interior Designers Directory:

Rick Burns
Sue Rhode
34 West Elizabeth Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036
201-862-0554

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Willis T Burns in the 1940 Census

Willis T Burns in the 1940 Census
Age 73, born abt 1867
Birthplace Wisconsin
Gender Male
Race White
Home in 1940 531 West 8th Street
Plainfield,
Union, New Jersey
Household Members Age
Head Willis T Burns 73
Wife Daisey E Burns 64
Sister Nellie F Burns 72

Daisey E Burns in the 1940 Census
Age 64, born abt 1876
Birthplace Michigan
Gender Female
Race White
Home in 1940 531 West 8th Street
Plainfield,
Union, New Jersey
Household Members Age
Head Willis T Burns 73
Wife Daisey E Burns 64
Sister Nellie F Burns 72

531 West 8th Street

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Harmon and Burns Homes on West 8th

One of the PGC members is certain that 531 West 8th Street was always known as "Fernstone" but perhaps had it confused with the Harman mansion at 505 West 8th.

Interestingly, Mr. Harman and Mr. Burns were in the same "metal" field of business.

Anne Shepherd's memory of Elsie Harman
January 8, 2011

When shown the photos of the house listed at 531 West 8th Street, Anne was almost certain this was Fernstone.

"The house is bright red now. I don't know what they did to it. It used to be a classic old red with ivy on it. I knew Elsie Harman. She was quite a bit older than me. She had blonde curls. She was a counselor at the camp I went to. I don't know why they say she moved a few blocks away. Randolph runs parallel to 8th. The photos from inside that you showed me are Fernstone. I would have to see the house to be sure."

When it was suggested that perhaps the lot was subdivided at the time and the main house, Fernstone became "531" and not "505" West 8th, Anne agreed that was possible.

"It is a very old house."

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