Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


5 Aberdeen Place1
b. 1929

     The occupants of 5 Aberdeen Place were
     in 1930-35: Robert J Cohen2,3,4,5
     and in 1937-41: William I Thompson.6,7,8

Robert J Cohen was born in 1898 in Massachussetts.2 He married Ella L in 1920.2 Robert J Cohen appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 5 Aberdeen Place, with Ella L as wife, and their children Herbert R and Lois L.2 The value of the house was $10,000.2 Robert J Cohen was an accountant (CPA) at 115 (208) Plaza Road N in Radburn.2,3 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Robert J Cohen was a Veteran of the World War.2
On 28 April 1934 the New York Times reported, that Robert J Cohen conveyed a brick house mortgaged at $8550.- at 5 Aberdeen Place, Radburn, NJ to Garden Estates, Inc.9

William I Thompson married Bertha B.10 William I Thompson was an insurance broker in New York.10 William I Thompson and Bertha B Thompson moved before 1937 from 333 Plaza Road North to 5 Aberdeen Place.6

  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 1B (149), line 54-57.
  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 28, 1934. pg. 29.
  10. [S27] City Directory, 1946.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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