340 Howard Ave1

b. 1929
     The occupants of 340 Howard Ave were
     in 1930-5: Robert J Clarke2,3,4
     and in 1937-41: John B Duke5,6,7
     in 1931 it was not listed in the directory.8

Robert J Clarke was born in 1899 in New York.2 He married Ruth J in 1920.2 Robert J Clarke appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 340 Howard Ave, with Ruth J as wife, and their child Allen.2 The value of the house was $14,200.2 Robert J Clarke was a bankteller or clerk in New York.2 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Robert J Clarke was a Veteran of the World War.2

Ridgewood Sunday News, 20 January 1935     
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clark of Howard Ave, entertained at a cocktail party before the supper dance at the Elmwood Country Club on Friday Evening. Their guests included: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Warren, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Speer, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Webster, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Knott of Radburn, Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Patton, Mr. and Mrs. William Laffarandie, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Walsh of Ridgewood, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cardinal of Nutley.

John B Duke was born in 1898 in Maryland.9 He married Blanche in 1919.9 John B Duke was an (insurance) manager in New York.9,8 He did not own a radio in 1930.9 John B Duke was a Veteran of the World War.9 John B Duke moved before 1933 from 302-H6 Highstreet to 9 Burnham Place, and before 1937 to 340 Howard Ave.3,5


  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 3B (151), line 74-76.
  3. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  4. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  5. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  6. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  7. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  8. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  9. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 6B (154), line 58-59.