Plainfield Garden Club

Member: Stockton, Mrs. Harry M. '25

Stockton Mrs. Harry M. 1925 1941

1908 Plainfield Directory:

Stockton, Harry M, merchant, h. 1070 Central av

New York Times January 20, 1895

Social Doings in Plainfield.

PLAINFIELD, N.J., Jan. 19. Tuesday the Central Avenue Euchre Club held pleasant meeting at the home of Mr. Charles F. Abbott. Mrs. E.C. Perkins won the first lady's prize, and the second was taken by Mrs. Harry M. Stockton. The first men's prize was won by G.J. Parker Mason and the second by Harry M. Stockton.

In the High School Assembly Hall, Tuesday night, Prof. Leon H. Vincent lectured on "Charles Dickens."

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Stiger of New York are guests of Mrs. D. T. Van Buren.

Mrs. M. E. Edgerton of East Front Street entertained a number of friends at an informal luncheon Wednesday afternoon.

Miss Reick of Haverstraw, N.Y. is the guest of Mrs. Frank O. Herring of Park Avenue.

A pleasant event in Plainfield society was the reception and dance give to the Glee, Mandolin, and Banjo Clubs of Columbia College in the Casino Monday night.

Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Shepard have gone to New York for the Winter.

Tuesday night the Camera Club elected the following offiers: President – Oscar S. Teale; Vice-President - Howard Stillman; Secretary - Harry Coward; Treasurer - W. A. Freeman; Board of Directors – Harold Serrell, J. Harvey Doane and J. E. Stewart.

Tuesday Miss Delphine L. Bowers gave a charming afternoon tea at her home on Franklin Place.

A number of friends were entertained Tuesday night by Mrs. J. Wesley Johnson of La Grande Avenue in honor of her guest, Miss Van Patton of Burlington, Vt.

November 14, 1895 New York Times


In Aid of Muhlenberg Hospital – Good Attendance and Reason for Expecting Financial Success – The Booths.

PLAINFIELD, N. J., Nov. 13 – There was a grand opening of the kirmess at the Columbia Cycle Academy Monday night, and the building was decorated very elaborately.

Not since the charity ball have the society fold here been interested in a like event for such a worthy cause. The kirmess is given for the benefit of Muhlenberg Hospital, and, judging from the attendance at the opening night, the hospital will be greatly bettered financially.

Booths have been very prettily arranged about the academy, making an exceedingly tasty show. The equipment of the booths is as follows:

French Booth – Mrs. Albert Hoffman Atterbury, Mrs. Irving H. Brown, Mrs. Charles B. Corwin, Miss Bessie Ginna, Mrs. George C. Evans, Mrs. Charles J. Fisk, Mrs. Ellis W. Hedges, Miss E. E. Kenyon and Miss Whiton.

Florentine Booth – Mrs. I. N. Van Sickle, Mrs. David E. Titsworth, Mrs. W. M. Stillman, Mrs. John D. Titsworth, Mrs. F. A. Dunham, Miss Louise Clawson, Miss Bessie TItsworth, and Mrs. Lulu Lewis.

Gypsy Booth – Mrs. Joseph W. Reinhart, and Mrs. Howard Fleming.

Venetian Booth – Mrs. Hugh Hastings, Miss Emelie Schipper, Mrs. George A. Chapman, Miss 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

December 11, 1903

Daily Princetonian, Volume 28, Number 140, 11 December 1903 – GLEE CLUB CONCERT In Plainfield To-night. Program and List of Patronesses.


In Plainfield To-night. Program and List of Patronesses.

The second concert of the Glee, Banjo and Mandolin Clubs will be given in the Casino of Plainfield, N. J., to-night at 8.15 o'clock. The clubs will leave Princeton to-day at 1.21 p. m., and arrive at Elizabeth at 2.20. Leaving Elizabeth on the C. R. R. of N. J. at 2.35, they will reach Plainfield at 3.03. The men will be entertained at the homes of the Princeton alumni, and immediately after the concert adance will be given in honor of the clubs. On the return trip the men will leave Plainfield on Saturday at 9.40 a. m., reaching Elizabeth at 10.04, leave at 10.06, and arrive in Princeton at 11. The program of the concert follows: PART FIRST. 1. Old Nassau, Carmina Princetonia Glee Club. 2. A Rag Time Ball, J. H.Jennings Banjo Club. 3. 1904 Medley, Arranged by K. S. Clark Glee Club. 4. Selections from Babes in Toyland, Herbert Mandolin Club. 5. Fantasienstuck, Arranged Banjo Club. PART SECOND. 1. Step Song, Carmina Princetonia Glee Club. 2. Gondoliere, Nevin Mandolin Club. 3. The 1904 Rakion, Joseph Chapman Banjo Club. 4. Solo, Selected Mr. Truesdale. 5. Espanola Viva, Arranged Glee and Mandolin Clubs. 6. The White Crow, Paul Eno Banjo Club. PART THIRD. 1. Bedelia, Schwartz Mandolin and Banjo Clubs. 2. Selection, Arranged Glee Club. 3. Danse Caprice, Grieg Mandolin Club. 4. Triangle Song, Carmina Princetonia Glee, Banjo and Mandolin Clubs. The patronesses are as follows : Mrs. Charles F. Abbott, Mrs. Frederick H. Andrews, Mrs. Ernest R. Ackerman, Mrs. John T. Baker, Mrs. Eliot T. Barrows, Mrs. James R. Blake, Mrs. Charles I. Brooks, Mrs Howard W. Beebe, Mrs. E. H. Booth, Mrs. P. W. Bakely, Mrs. P. T. Brown, Mrs. J. Hervey Buchanan, Mrs. J. Edgar Corlies, Mrs. George A. Chapman, Mrs. J. B. Dumont, Mrs. M. E. Egerton, Mrs. Chapman Fisk, Mrs. Howard Fleming, Mrs. Walter Gaston, Mrs. Wm. T. Gaugh, Mrs. John F. Harmon, Mrs. Ellis W. Hedges, Mrs. Eugene H. Hatch, Mrs. W. E. Honeyman, Mrs. James Hayes, Mrs. Samuel Huntington, Mrs. Henry L. Hall, Mrs. Henry C. Irons, Mrs. D. C. Ivins, Mrs. William T. Kaufman, Mrs. William E. Lowe, Mrs. Edward H. Ladd, Jr., Mrs. E. L. Mack, Mrs. George P. Mellick, Mrs. H. Raymond Munger, Mrs. William H. Murray, Mrs. Henry A. McGee, Mrs. Walter Mc- Gee, Mrs. Samuel St. J. McCutchen, Mrs. Frank S. Martin, Mrs. Theodore W. Morris, Jr., Mrs. F. G. Meade, Mrs. Arthur J. Otterson, Mrs. D. W. Pond, Mrs. W. G. Peckham, Mrs. W. A. Pinto, Mrs. Joseph W. Reinhart, Mrs. David Rowland, Mrs. George S. Ring, Mrs. George T. Rogers, Mrs. Joseph M. Shellabarger, Mrs. Walter E. Stewart, Mrs. Lemuel W. Serrell, Mrs. Alfred F. H. Streuli, Mrs. Henry M. Stockton, Mrs. Joseph W. Sandford, Jr., Mrs. C. L. Sykes, Mrs. R. B. Strong, Mrs. George A. Strong, Mrs Duncan W. Taylor, Mrs. Evarts Tracy, Mrs. Lewis G. Timpson, Mrs. Mason Tyler, Mrs. Edward M. Van Buren, Mrs. George W. Van Boskerck, Mrs. A. Vandewater, Mrs. J. Vandewater, Mrs. William B. Wadsworth, Mrs. Orville T. Waring, Mrs. Lewis E. Waring, Mrs. Theodore D. Wilson, Mrs. E. Woltman, Mrs. John S. Zelie.

Jan. 1, 1891 New York Times

New York Times Newspaper - Jan 1, 1891 (pg 4)
- Plainfield, N.J., Dec 31st – The handsome new home of the Union County Country Club was thrown open to the members and their friends tonight. Dedicatory exercises were begun in the casino, the theatrical wing of the clubhouse, at 9:30 o'clock, when Rowland COX, representing the Building Committee, delivered to the keeping of Harry M. STOCKTON of the House Committee the keys of the structure, which were linked together with gold. Alexander GILBERT, Mayor-elect of Plainfield, responded for the club to Mr. COX's speech, and, after other formalities, Mr. STOCKTON announced that the clubhouse was open to the guests.
- The assemblage then passed into the main club building, where the visitors were received by the officers of the club and the members of the House Committee, who were ranged before a huge open fireplace. A New Year's Eve ball and banquet followed, and the society people of the city and country were escorted through every part of the handsome, commodious editice.
- The plan of the clubhouse is thorough and artistic in every department. It contains, besides the casino, which is one of the prettiest and most satisfactory playhouses imaginable, billiard rooms, bowling alleys, tennis courts, dining parlors, libraries, and other auxiliaries of genuine club life, all furnished in the most elaborate and luxurious style. The President of the club is Harry G. RUNKLE, the Vice President is William BLOODGOOD, the secretary William T. KAUFMAN, and the Treasurer Pliny FISK. The club membership is limited to 100. Most of the members are New York business men.

Stockton relations

Mrs. Caroline E. Doyle
The Morning Call | January 21, 1987
Mrs. Caroline E. Doyle, 85, of Plainfield, N.J., formerly of Allentown, died Tuesday in Ashbrook Nursing Home, Scotch Plains, N.J. She was the wife of Thomas Stockton Doyle. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Harry M. and Susanna R. (Maxwell) Gangewer. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, Plainfield. Surviving with her husband are a son, Thomas S. of Chatham, N.J.; a daughter, Susan D. Callender of Scotch Plains; five grandchildren and a great- grandchild.

Susan D. Callendar was a member of the Plainfield Garden Club. Another possible relation is Mrs. George Maxwell Randall (Jeanette Clawson or "J") Miner

August 26, 1894 New York Times Article: Plainfield, City of Homes

Some of the others that do business in New York and have handsome homes here are . . .; Harry M. Stockton, a manufacturer of woolen goods, and many others who have become identified with the city.

Plainfield, NJ - Christian Book Commemorating a Young Girl's Inspirational Ideals - circa 1925 -

This book relating to Plainfield, New Jersey and Northfield, New Jersey - the history of the Young Women's Conference and Christian Evangelism

A Charming Little Book which is an Inspirational Memorial to a Young Girl who left this Life all too soon, yet left a lasting Legacy of Piety, Charity, High Spirits and Good Fellowship to all who knew her.


Published by Frederic H. Andrews
Plainfield, N. J. Published circa 1925

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Louise Stockton Andrews (1893 - 1913) was a vivacious young woman of tender years when she died. In her brief life she was an exemplary model for the teachings of Jesus, whose teachings she took to heart. Her sympathy, cheerfulness and general good Christian fellowship affected all around her in a positive way. When she passed away tragically at the age of twenty, a palpable hole was suddenly opened in the lives of her friends and family; such that this small memorial book, which contains a brief, biography, her philosophy of life and some poems that she wrote, was so immediately popular and sought after that more copies had to be printed.

Here are a few brief excerpts, which demonstrates why the memorial was written and the general sweetness and charm of the book: -

Louise was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, on December 2, 1892, and she died in her home there on June 12, 1913. She was given only a little more than twenty years of life. She lived it quietly among home friends and in simple places. Her opportunities, her character and service were such as God gives to many of his children. Surely what she was and what she did in her short and glorious life ought to be a summons to thousands of others, girls and boys, women and men, to rise up in such joy and obedience as she manifested and to use their lives as richly and courageously as she used hers.

"One day, when we had 'speeches,' Louise spoke on friendship. None of us- will ever forget that day. She stood before us, young and beautiful and earnest and spoke from the note-book of her heart. Here and there she threw in a little joke, just to make us sure she was the same Louise but, in the main, it was like a great thanksgiving for the friendships that had made her life so rich. When she was through, there was a moment of silence ; and then, not quite sure whether 'the teacher' would approve or not, the class began to clap. Did I approve? I clapped the loudest of them all." And the principal of the school writes: "Her democratic and helpful spirit was a blessing to the High School."

She wrote out for herself a little prayer which she called "My Northfield Prayer" and God answered it for her. To live up to the high ideals gained at Northfield, and to keep, with God's help, the resolves made there she made the following resolutions:.

To be a friend worth having.
To be not only good, but good for something.
To love others so that I forget myself.
To make the best of every opportunity.
To make a friend every day, and keep him or her.
To be pure and strong.
To use my talents as a good stewardess of Jesus Christ.
To live wherever Christ wishes to put me, as a sunbeam, not a cloud ; and to show Christ's pre-eminence in every word and deed.

The book ends with a brief chapter about the Louise Andrews Camp for Girls at Northfield, New Jersey. This was a meeting camp that facilitated the Young Women's Conference, which met yearly in Northfield. There is a photograph of one of the Camp buildings.

TITLE : One Girl's Influence- A Memorial of Louise Stockton Andrews
AUTHOR : Robert E. Speer (Robert Elliott Speer, 1867 - 1947. )
DATE : No Date [ circa 1920 - 1928]
PLACE : Plainfield, New Jersey
IMPRINT : Frederic H. Andrews
PRINTER : Courier News Publishing Co.
EDITION : Reprint

Illustrated with 8 half-tone photographs, including a frontispiece portrait; 125 pages;
approximately 4" x 5 3/8"; drab boards with title, etc. printed in black on spine and front board; brown drab end-papers


Clean and presentable with the following imperfections noted:

EXTERIOR : Boards display moderate wear: general mild weathering - mildly worn edges (a few small dents) - scattered small spotting and light abrasion - head of spine is a bit frayed and exhibits small loss - foot of spine displays moderate wear - spine has a shallow vertical crease

HINGES / BINDING : Solid - no leaves are loose or detached – pages open widely

PAGE EDGES : A bit toned – else clean

END-PAPERS : Clean – a dated gift inscription is neatly inked on the front free end-paper:

Miss Edith Hale
Northfield, 1929

INTERIOR : Paper is toned – there are scattered near-negligible small signs of use – but mostly clean and presentable


1909 Plainfield City Directory

Stockton Earle, h 1070 Central av
Stockton Harry M, merchant, h 1070 Central av

1925 Meeting Minutes: Pages 1 to 20

May 13, 1925 Meeting Minutes

1925 Meeting Minutes

New York Times April 27, 1928

HARRY M. STOCKTON.; Retired Head of Woolen Firm Dies in Plainfield, N.J.

Special to The New York Times. ();
April 27, 1928,
, Section , Page 25, Column

January 5, 1895 The Press

1891 American Kennel Club Stud Book: St. Bernards