Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


11 Aberdeen Place1
b. 1929

     The occupants of 11 Aberdeen Place were
     in 1930: Horace E Wills2
     in 1933: William Geskes3
     in 1935: Thomas R Leakey4
     in 1937: Edward J Scheeler5
     and in 1939-41: Kurt Josten6,7
     It was listed as vacant in 1931.8

New York Times, 3 June 1931
     The City Housing Corporation sold a house at 11 Aberdeen Place to William H Geskes Jr, who had been occupying an apartment in the development.9

Horace E Wills was born in 1869 in Iowa.2 Horace E Wills appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 11 Aberdeen Place, with Lola as wife.2 The value of the house was $8,500.2 Horace E Wills was a salesmanager in poultry and eggs.2 He owned a radio in 1930.2

William Geskes married Alberta.3,7 William Geskes was a stylist in New York, and in 1941 a salesman.3,7 William Geskes moved before 1941 from 11 Aberdeen Place to 14 Remington Road, but he was not listed in 1935-1939.7

Thomas R Leakey married Mary F.4 Thomas R Leakey was a catalogue editor in Paterson.4

Edward J Scheeler was born in 1905 in New York.10 He married Anna in 1927.10 Edward J Scheeler was an engraver (photography).10,8,3 He owned a radio in 1930.10 Edward J Scheeler and Anna Scheeler moved before 1933 from 302-F23 Highstreet to 3 Ashburn Place, and before 1937 to 11 Aberdeen Place.3,5

  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 1B (149), line 58-59.
  3. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  4. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  5. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  6. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  7. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  8. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  9. [S22] NY Times, June 3, 1931. pg. 51.
  10. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 5A (153), line 41-42.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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