10 Bancroft Place1

b. 1929
     The occupants of 10 Bancroft Place were
     in 1930: William W Niles2
     in 1933: Frederick K Lovejoy3
     in 1937: John Henshaw4
     and in 1939-41: A. Ladley Pearson5,6
     In 1931 and 1935 it was listed as vacant.7,8

William W Niles was born in 1902 in New York.2 He married Mercedes G in 1927.2 William W Niles appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 10 Bancroft Place, with Mercedes G as wife, and their child Mercedes G.2 The value of the house was $10,500.2 He owned a radio in 1930.2 William W Niles was the proprietor of a used car exchange.2

Frederick K Lovejoy was born in 1903 in Rhode Island.9 He married Elizabeth in 1928.7,9 Frederick K Lovejoy was a civil engineer (organisation work). In 1933 the listing said laundry in New York.7,9,3 Before coming to Radburn Frederick and Elizabeth lived in Newark.9 Frederick K Lovejoy and Elizabeth Lovejoy moved before 1933 from 201-A4 Abbott Road to 10 Bancroft Place.3

Elizabeth Lovejoy was born in 1903 in New York.9 They moved before 1935 to Leonia.8
Elizabeth Lovejoy was the daughter of the Rev Robert H Beattie, former pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Austin in Chicago, and president of the Presbyterian Training School of Chicago, who died 15 Nov 1932 in a hospital at age 68.10


  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 6B (154), line 69-71.
  3. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  4. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  5. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  6. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  7. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  8. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  9. [S12] Federal Census: 1930. T626, Roll 1336, page 85, line 17-19 (ED 110).
  10. [S22] NY Times, Nov 15, 1932. p. 21.