Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


4 Brearley Crescent1
b. 1929

     The occupants of 4 Brearley Crescent were
     in 1930-7: John Marshall2,3,4,5,6
     and in 1939-41: A. E. Barkalow. 7,8

New York Times, 30 November 1929
     The City Housing Corporation sold a house at 4 Brearley Crescent, Radburn to John Marshall of Corona, LI.9

John Marshall was born in 1888 in New York.2 He married Ethel in 1910.2 John Marshall appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 4 Brearley Crescent, with Ethel as wife, and their children James, Donald and John.2 The value of the house was $11,000.2 John Marshall was a construction superintendant at the City Housing Corporation in Radburn. In 1937 he was the Fire Chief of the FLFD at Gardiner Road.2,3,6 He owned a radio in 1930.2 John Marshall and Ethel Marshall moved before 1939 to Glen Rock.7

  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 3A (151), line 15-19.
  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, Nov 30, 1929. pg. 39.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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