Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


311 Plaza Road North1
b. 1929

     The occupants of 311 Plaza Road North were
     in 1930-1: Thomas F LaHiff Jr2,3
     in 1933-9: Alvin E Drager4,5,6,7
     and in 1941: S. Paul Maas.8

Alvin E Drager married Dayle.4 Alvin E Drager was a telephone engineer, but in 1935-1946 a salesman.4,9,5 Alvin and his wife Dayle had 2 children: Richard and Allan.10 Richard D Drager was born in 1923.10 Richard D Drager attended Radburn School.10 Richard D Drager graduated from Ridgewood High School.10
Richard D Drager served in the Army, He was a Staff Sergeant, and was reported MIA on 16 November 1943. He was later presumed dead.10,11 Richard D Drager died in November 1943 in Europe.10

Thomas F LaHiff Jr was born in 1903 in New York.2 He married Sarah in 1926.2 Thomas LaHiff appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 311 Plaza Road North, with Sarah as wife, and their children Paul and Sally A.2 The value of the house was $8,500.2 Thomas F LaHiff Jr was a cashier for a brokerage firm, and in 1931 a clerk. From 1939 he was listed as the owner of The Dutch House.2,3 He owned a radio in 1930.2

  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 3B (151), line 53-56.
  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. [S27] City Directory, 1946.
  10. [S11] Clarion, July 21, 1944. insert. Serviceman's Newsletter, July 1944..
  11. [S24] NARA, online unknown url, World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel Bergen County, New Jersey. pg. 3. <http://media.nara.gov/media/images/28/34/28-3320a.gif>.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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