Plainfield Garden Club

Member: Rogers, Mrs. John H. G. (Jean Albin) '47

1947 - 1948 Treasurer Book, Junior Membership: Rogers, Mrs. J. H. G. May 22, 1947 May 26, 1948 June 8, 1949 June 15, 1950 June 1951 June 1952

1650 Forest Hill Road, Plainfield (1958)

May be related to the following PGC Member: Mrs. Wilbur H. Rogers '32
Mother PGC Member: Albin, Mrs. Leland D. (Jennie Hoag) '36

Mrs. Rogers passed away in 1960

Father-Son State Golf Champions

1972 -1974 Champions: John H. G. Rogers and son, John Jr.

October 20, 2011 Hillside Cemetery

A tall oblesik
This pink marble oblesik was marked with several members from the Rogers family. We had some Rogers in the PGC:

Mrs. John H.G. (Jean) Rogers 1946
Mrs. Wilbur H. Rogers 1932

This was inscribed "J. Augustus Rogers" and then at the bottom "Son of Daniel and Maria S. B. Rogers"

October 20, 2010 Hillside Cemetery

'Giggleswick' by Marjorie Blackman Elliott 1989

PGC Member Marjorie Blackman Elliott traces the history of the Mellick family and in particular PGC founding member Mrs. George P. (Ella Hartley) Mellick '15 and her well known estate, 'Giggleswick'

pages 13

Mrs. Elliott writes that Giggleswick was briefly owned by Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rogers. Relation?

1984 Questover Designers Showhouse Program

Questover Program pages 1 through 55

Questover Program pages 56 through 106

Questover Program pages 107 through 131

April 24 - May 30, 1988 Cedar Brook Farm Designer Showhouse

Listed in the program: Mr. John H. G. Rogers, Jr.

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.

May 1982 Plainfield Designer Showhouse: 1127 Watchung Avenue

Cover to Page 25

Page 26 to Page 51

Page 52 to Page 75

Page 76 to Back Cover

Smithsonian Archives

Creator:Rogers, Henry J. 1811-1879
Title:Henry J. Rogers Papers, 1844-1896
Dates:1844, 1844-1896
Notes:Henry J. Rogers (1811-1879) was an inventor and a pioneer in the development of the telegraph
Summary:These papers include correspondence with Samuel F. B. Morse, Alfred Vail, and Matthew Fontaine Maury. Also included are patent applications, material documenting his pioneering work in nautical signal systems, a "Historical Sketch of the Electric Telegraph" by Rogers, and a certificate signed by Joseph Henry and Alexander Dallas Bache attesting to the quality of Rogers' design for an insulated wire for submarine and subterranean telegraph lines
Restrictions:Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff
Topic:History of science and technology
Subjects:Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867, Henry, Joseph 1797-1878, Maury, Matthew Fontaine 1806-1873, Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872, Rogers, Henry J. 1811-1879, Vail, Alfred 1807-1859
Form/Genre:Collection descriptions, Mixed archival materials
Local Number:SIA RU007390

Letter from Louise Cornell Rausch to Elizabeth Rogers

1947 Check Book

May 22, 1947
Jean A. Rogers
Refreshments for open gardens

1947 Check Book

No. 650
May 28, 1947
Jean A. Rogers
food etc. for open houses

1954 - 1970 296 Images from Plainfield Library Scrapbook

October 10, 1954

1954 Mrs. John H. G. Rogers

May 14, 1983 Centennial The Wardlaw Hartridge School

Giggleswick by Marjorie Blackman Elliott, 1989

Thursday, July 24, 1997 The Westfield Leader

John H. G. Rogers, Jr., 56, a life-long Plainfield resident, died on Tuesday, July 15, at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield.

Mr. Rogers graduated from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 1968 with a bachelor's degree in business adminstration.

He had been a senior marketing representative for IBM for 22 years, retiring in 1990.

A veteran of the Vietnam War, Mr. Rogers served in the United States Army from 1962 to 1965 and in the Army Reserves until 1968.

He was a member of the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church in Plainfield, where he served as a deacon and an elder. He was a Treasurer of the Muhlenberg Foundation in Plainfield, and was a former member of the Board of Trustees at the Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, where he had also served on the Building Committee.

Mr. Rogers was an active volunteer for Habitat for Humanity in Plainfield.

He was a former board member and Golf Chairman at the Plainfield Country Club in Edison, where he won multiple golf championships, including the Metropolitan Golf Association and the New Jersey State Golf Association Father/Son Championships with his father, John H. G. Rogers, Sr. of Palm Beach, Florida and Point Pleasant, and a Metropolitan Golf Association Father/Daughter Championship with his daughter, Elizabeth "Lisa" Jean Rogers of Plainfield.

Mr. Rogers was predeceased by his mother, Jean Albin Rogers, in 1960 and by his daughter, Christine Given Rogers, in 1971.

Surviving, in addition to his father and daughter, are his wife, Nancy Voss Rogers; two sons, John Leland Rogers of Arlington, Virginia and Derek Albin Rogers of Plainfield; another daughter, Jamesine Voss Rogers of Plainfield and a brother, Randolph Rogers of Westfield.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, July 19, at the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Avenue West, Fanwood.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wardlaw-Hartridge School, 1295 Inman Avenue, Edison, 08820

JEAN ALBIN BETROTHED; Plainfield Girl Will Be Bride of John H. Griesel Rogers.

JEAN ALBIN BETROTHED; Plainfield Girl Will Be Bride of John H. Griesel Rogers.
July 18, 1936,

Monday Afternoon Club Membership