Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


8 Aberdeen Place1
b. 1929

     The occupants of 8 Aberdeen Place were
     in 1930-1: Herbert C Yahraes Jr2,3
     in 1933: Neill N Payne4
     in 1935: Leopold Frankel5
     and in 1939-41: Ruben A. Beman6,7
     In 1937 it was listed as vacant.8

New York Times, 18 June 1930
     The City Housing Corporation announced the sale a house at 8 Aberdeen Place, Radburn, New Jersey to Herbert C Yahraes Jr formerly of Baton Rouge, LA.9

Herbert C Yahraes Jr was born in 1905 in Pennsylvania.2 He married Genevieve in 1929.2 Herbert C Yahraes Jr appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 8 Aberdeen Place, with Genevieve as wife.2 The value of the house was $9,500.2 Herbert C Yahraes Jr was an assoc. editor of a newspaper.2 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Herbert C Yahraes Jr and Genevieve Yahraes moved before 1933 away from Radburn, as there was no longer an entry in the directory.4

Neill N Payne was born in 1891 in New York.10 He married Florence E in 1914.10 Neill N Payne was a manager (linoleum), and in 1931-35 an assistant manager in New York.10,3 He owned a radio in 1930.10 Neill and his wife Florence had two children, Robert and Janet.10 Before coming to Radburn Neill lived in New York City.11 Neill N Payne moved before 1933 from 305 Plaza Road North to 8 Aberdeen Place.11,4 They moved before 1935 to Ridgewood.5

Leopold Frankel married Esther S.5 Leopold Frankel was an accountant in Paterson.5

  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 1B (149), line 62-63.
  3. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  4. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  5. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  6. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  7. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  8. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  9. [S22] NY Times, Jun 18, 1930. pg. 51.
  10. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 3A-B (151), line 48-52.
  11. [S22] NY Times, May 2, 1930. pg. 46.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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