Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


8 Bancroft Place1
b. 1929

     The occupants of 8 Bancroft Place were
     in 1930-31: Alfred R Chappelka2,3
     in 1935-39: Dorothy C Lawn4,5,6,7
     and in 1941: William Ingram.8 However, someone also pencilled his name into the 1939 Directory.7

Alfred R Chappelka was born in 1900 in Ohio.2 He married Eloise in 1925.2 Alfred R Chappelka appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 8 Bancroft Place, with Eloise as wife, and their child Doris.2 The value of the house was $10,000.2 Alfred R Chappelka was an electrical engineer (with a public utility) in New York.2,3 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Alfred R Chappelka and Eloise Chappelka moved before 1933 to Ridgewood.4

Dorothy C Lawn was born in 1889 in Missouri.9 Victor H Lawn married Dorothy C in 1916.3,9 Victor and his wife Dorothy had two sons Evan and Roger.9 Dorothy C Lawn moved before 1933 from 10 Bolton Place to 8 Bancroft Place.4 William Ingram married Dorothy C between 1939 and 1941.8 William Ingram and Dorothy C Lawn moved between 1942 and 1944 to Ashville, North Carolina.10

Roger C Lawn was born in 1923 in New York.9 Roger C Lawn attended Radburn School.10 Roger C Lawn graduated in 1940 from Ridgewood High School, and atttended the University of Michigan for two years.10,11
Roger C Lawn served in the Army, He was inducted in Jan 1943, and received training in Miami and Denver, CO. He was sent oversees in the fall of 1943. He was a bombardier (private).10,12 Roger C Lawn died on 20 May 1944 in Italy.10 No occupation was listed for William Ingram.8

Richard H Young married Sara M.13

  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 3A (151), line 3-5.
  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. [S12] Federal Census: 1930. T626, Roll 1538, pg 75, line 70-73 (ED-875).
  10. [S11] Clarion, July 21, 1944. insert. Serviceman's Newsletter, July 1944..
  11. [S29] Arrow, 1940.
  12. [S24] NARA, online unknown url, World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel Buncombe County, North Carolina. pg. 4. <http://media.nara.gov/media/images/29/15/29-1431a.gif>.
  13. [S27] City Directory, 1946.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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