Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


2 Aberdeen Place1
b. 1929

     The occupants of 2 Aberdeen Place were
     in 1930-33: Oliver W Gatchell2,3,4
     in 1935-9: Sidney W Fay5,6,7
     and in 1941: M. C. Thompson.8

New York Times, 29 April 1930
     The City Housing Corporation has transferred the one-family house at 2 Aberdeen Place, Radburn to Oliver W Gatchell of Westerleigh, SI.9

Oliver W Gatchell was born in 1899 in Indiana.2 He married Margaret H in 1922.2 Oliver W Gatchell appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 2 Aberdeen Place, with Margaret H as wife, and their children John H and Oliver W.2 The value of the house was $11,500.2 Oliver W Gatchell was a civil engineer at the Electric Co. In New York.2,3 He did not own a radio in 1930.2 Oliver W Gatchell was a Veteran of the World War.2 Oliver W Gatchell and Margaret H Gatchell moved before 1935 away from Radburn, as there was no longer an entry in the directory.5

Sidney W Fay married Harriet D.4,6,8 Sidney W Fay was a salesman in 1933-1937, and in 1939-41 resp. an executive assistant and a marketer in New York, NY.4,7,8 Sidney W Fay moved before 1935 from 340B Plaza Road North to 2 Aberdeen Place, and before 1941 to 341 Howard Ave.5,8

  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 1B (149), line 87-90.
  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, Apr 29, 1930. pg. 53.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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