Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


6 Aberdeen Place1
b. 1929

     The occupants of 6 Aberdeen Place were
     in 1930-1: Harry D Smith2,3
     in 1933: Edward Dickson4
     in 1935-9: Paul Van Duren5,6,7
     and in 1941: Kenneth Kasschau.8

Harry D Smith was born in 1885 in District of Columbia.2 Harry D Smith appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 6 Aberdeen Place, with Bertha B as wife, and their children Dorothy L and Edward L.2 The value of the house was $9,500.2 Harry D Smith was a (highschool) teacher in Paterson.2,3 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Harry D Smith moved before 1933 from 6 Aberdeen Place to 302-G4 Highstreet, and before 1935 to 302-H37 Highstreet.4,5

Edward Dickson married Shirley.4 Edward Dickson was a manager in New York.4 Edward Dickson moved before 1935 away from Radburn, as there was no longer an entry in the directory.5

New York Times, 5 January 1934
     Garden Estates, Inc. sold to Paul Van Duren a brick house mortgaged at $9099.- at 6 Aberdeen Place, Radburn, New Jersey.9 On 28 January 1934 the New York Times reported again that a house at 6 Aberdeen Place, Radburn, New Jersey was purchased by Paul Van Duren.10

Paul Van Duren married Florence L.5 Paul Van Duren moved before 1941 from 6 Aberdeen Place to 11 Addison Place.8

  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 1B (149), line 78-81.
  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, Jan 4, 1934. pg. 36.
  10. [S22] NY Times, Jan 28, 1934. pg. RE2.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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