Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


7 Allen Place1
b. 1929

     The occupants of 7 Allen Place were
     in 1930-1: William M Oliver2,3
     and in 1933-41: Wainright Holt.4,5,6,7,8

New York Times, 23 June 1929
William Oliver, the occupant of 7 Allen Place is mentioned among the early settlers of Radburn.9

William M Oliver was born in 1887 in England.2 He married Sarah P in 1914.2 William M Oliver appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 7 Allen Place, with Sarah P as wife.2 The value of the house was $9,500.2 William M Oliver was an assistant supervisor (insurance) in Passaic.2,3 He did not own a radio in 1930.2 Before coming to Radburn William lived in Clifton.9 William M Oliver and Sarah P Oliver moved before 1933 away from Radburn, as there was no longer an entry in the directory.4

Wainright Holt married Alice.4 Wainright Holt was a clerk in New York.4

  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 1B (149), line 98-99.
  3. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  4. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  5. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  6. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  7. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  8. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  9. [S22] NY Times, Jun 23, 1929. pg. RE1.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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