Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


2 Ashburn Place1
b. 1929

     The occupants of 2 Ashburn Place were
     in 1933: Howard R Speer2
     in 1935: the Harold A Cooley3
     in 1937-9: Sidney P Howell4,5
     and in 1941: Charles R. Welch6
     In 1931 it was listed as vacant.7

Howard R Speer was born in 1899 in New Jersey.8 He married Hildegard in 1925.8 Howard Speer was a foreman, and in 1931 a engineer at the Telephone Company in New York.8,7 He owned a radio in 1930.8 Howard Speer was a Veteran of the World War.8 Howard and his wife Hildegard had two children, Audrey and Donald.8 Howard R Speer and Hildegard Speer moved before 1931 from 12 Arlington Place to 325 Howard Ave, then before 1933 to 2 Ashburn Place, before 1935 to 20A Townley Road, and before 1937 to 341 Howard Ave.7,2,3,4

Harold A Cooley married Minnie.2 Harold A Cooley was a salesman.2 Harold A Cooley moved before 1935 from 4 Berkeley Place to 2 Ashburn Place.3

Sidney P Howell married Marcia M.2 Sidney P Howell was in insurance in New York. In 1941 he was in Social Service.2,6 Sidney P Howell moved before 1935 from 7 Aberdeen Place to 5 Audubon Place, and before 1937 to 2 Ashburn Place.3,4

  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  3. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  4. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  5. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  6. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  7. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  8. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 1A (149), line 45-49.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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