Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


12 Brearley Crescent1
b. 1929

     The occupants of 12 Brearley Crescent were
     in 1930-1: Michael J Quinn2,3
     and in 1933-41: Alexander G McCaw.4,5,6,7,8

Michael J Quinn was born in 1898 in North Ireland.2 He married Kathleen in 1928.2 Michael J Quinn appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 12 Brearley Crescent, with Kathleen as wife. Enumerated with him was Joseph Quinn, cousin.2 The value of the house was $11,300.2 Michael J Quinn was the owner of a dairy in Paterson.2,3 He owned a radio in 1930.2

Joseph Quinn was born in 1910 in North Ireland.2 Joseph Quinn was a driver for a dairy, in 1931 a chauffeur.2,3 Michael, Kathleen and Joseph moved before 1933 to Paterson.4

Alexander G McCaw married Jean R.4 Alexander G McCaw was an accountant in New York.4

Ridgewood Sunday News, 20 January 1935     Mr. and Mrs. Alexander McCaw of Brearley Crescent, sailed on Friday for Scotland, called there by the serious illness of Mrs. McCaw's mother.9

  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 3A (151), line 12-14.
  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. [S16] Ridgwood Sunday, 20 Jan 1935, pg. 7.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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