300 Howard Ave1

b. 1929
300 Howard Ave was occupied by Dr Ralph J Brennan from before the census until after 1941.2,3,4

Dr Ralph J Brennan was born in 1896 in Pennsylvania.2 He married Crete in 1921.2 Ralph Brennen appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 300 Howard Ave, with Crete as wife, and their child Helen.2 The value of the house was $14,000.2 Dr Ralph J Brennan was a medical doctor.2,3 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Ralph Brennen was a Veteran of the World War.2
Dr Ralph J Brennan was the son of Robert M Brennan of Jersey City, who died 24 Feb 1932, and Martha Brennen, who died Jan 21, 1924. A sister Lillian lived at 169 Virginia Avenue, Jersey City. Ralph was called Robert J in the Letters of Administration, according to the NYT.5


  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 3A (151), line 41-43.
  3. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  4. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  5. [S22] NY Times, Apr 9, 1932. p. 30.