Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


4 Aberdeen Place1
b. 1929

     The occupants of 4 Aberdeen Place were
     in 1930-1: Carl R Russell2,3
     in 1933: Theodore K Ferry4
     in 1935: Mrs Lorena A Forsythe5
     in 1937: J Randolph Flacke6
     in 1939: W Alton Harrison7
     and in 1941: Frederick C. Earl.8

Carl R Russell was born in 1899 in Wisconsin.2 He married Patricia in 1927.2 C R Russell appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 4 Aberdeen Place, with Patricia as wife, and their child Patricia Ruth. Enumerated with him was Henry A Russell, father and Anna E Russell, mother.2 The value of the house was $9,600.2 Carl R Russell was an accountant at the Electric Co. In New York.2,3 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Carl R Russell was a Veteran of the World War.2 Mrs Annie H Zachman and Mrs Patricia B Russell were instructors in resp. German and French in the Adult Education courses, sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation and the American Association for Adult Education.9 Carl R Russell moved before 1933 from 4 Aberdeen Place to 9 Bedford Place.4
Henry A Russell was born in 1855 in Maine.2 He married Anna E in 1890.2 Henry A Russell was a physician.10 Henry and Anna moved before 1931 from their son Carl at 4 Aberdeen Place to their son Albert at 16 Bancroft Place.3 Henry A Russell died on 10 March 1933 in Radburn.11

Theodore K Ferry married Judith P.4 Theodore K Ferry was a sales manager in New York.4 Theodore K Ferry moved before 1935 from 4 Aberdeen Place to 1 Ashburn Place.5

No occupation was listed for Mrs Lorena A Forsythe.5

J Randolph Flacke married Florence B.3 Randolph Flacke was a supervisor in New Jersey.3 Randolph Flacke moved after 1931 away from 302-E3 Highstreet then before 1937 to 4 Aberdeen Place, and before 1939 to 14 Bristol Place.6,7

W Alton Harrison was born in 1907 in New Jersey.12 He married Marie in 1929.12 Alton Harrison was a lawyer (general legal work), and in 1931 an attorney and the Recorder at the Borough of Fair Lawn and later also attorney for the Fair Lawn Board of Education. His office was in the Fair Lawn - Radburn Trust Building.12,3,4 He owned a radio in 1930.12 Alton Harrison and Marie Harrison moved before 1933 from 1 Arlington Place to Fair Lawn but before 1939 they moved back into Radburn. In 1941 they are not listed to 4 Aberdeen Place.4,7,8 W Alton Harrison and Marie Harrison moved before 1941 away from Radburn, as there was no longer an entry in the directory.8

  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 1B (149), line 82-86.
  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, Dec 24, 1931. p. 11.
  10. [S12] Federal Census: 1920, T625, Roll 1985, pg 106, ED 83, line 12-16.
  11. [S22] NY Times, Mar 10, 1933. p. 15.
  12. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 1A (149), line 22-23.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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