Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


7 Brighton Place1
b. 1929

     The occupants of 7 Brighton Place were
     in 1930-5: Roy S Crane2,3,4,5
     and in 1937-41: David B. Mayer.6,7,8

New York Times, 6 December 1929
     In Radburn the City Housing Corporation sold a house at 7 Brighton Place to Roy S Crane of Rutherford.9

Roy S Crane was born in 1892 in New York.2 He married Rita in 1928.2 Roy S Crane appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 7 Brighton Place, with Rita as wife. Enumerated with him was Sarah Crane, mother.2 The value of the house was $9,000.2 Roy S Crane was a draftsman, later an architect.2,3,6 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Roy S Crane and Rita Crane moved before 1937 to Fair Lawn.6

Sarah Crane was born in 1869 in New York.2 Sarah Crane was the widow of Richard V.2,3 Sarah Crane was a journalist.2

  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 4B (152), line 65-67.
  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, Dec 6, 1929. pg. 54.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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