Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


8 Brearley Crescent1
b. 1929

     The occupants of 8 Brearley Crescent were
     in 1931: Fred E Webster2
     in 1933-5: McAlister Coleman and Ruth Fox MD3,4
     in 1937: Abner S. Waldman5
     in 1939: Siegfried V Spieker6
     and in 1941: Mrs. M. E. Winans.7

Fred E Webster married E Irene.2 Fred E Webster was a clerk, and in 1935-37 a worker at the Telephone Company in New York.2,4 Fred E Webster moved before 1933 from 8 Brearley Crescent to 4 Bedford Place.3

McAlister Coleman married Ruth F.3 McAlister Coleman was a writer.3 McAlister Coleman moved before 1937 from 8 Brearley Crescent to 302-F5 Highstreet, and before 1941 to 3 Ramapo Terrace.

New York Times, 5 April 1935
McAlister Coleman.8 wrote a letter to the Editor about high utility rates and the Wheeler-Rayburn bill

Ruth Fox MD was a doctor.3 It is probable that Ruth Fox MD is the wife of McAlister Coleman, as they move at the same time.

Siegfried W Spiecker married Ruth.4 Siegfried W Spiecker was an importer in New York.4 Siegfried W Spiecker moved before 1939 from 9 Brighton Place to 8 Brearley Crescent.6 Siegfried W Spiecker moved before 1941 away from Radburn, as there was no longer an entry in the directory.7

  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  3. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  4. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  5. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  6. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  7. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  8. [S22] NY Times, Apr 5, 1935. pg. 22.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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