Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


317 Plaza Road North1
b. 1929

     The occupants of 317 Plaza Road North were
     in 1930-1: William F Larkin2,3
     in 1933: Frank Fox 4
     in 1935: Clara L Tate5
     in 1937: Robert L. Crossley6
     in 1939: Paul E. Wilson7
     and in 1941: W. E. McClure.8

William F Larkin was born in 1893 in New York.2 He married Edna L in 1921.2 Wm. F. Larkin appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 317 Plaza Road North, with Edna L as wife, and their child J Willett. Enumerated with him was Anna A Mackey, mother-in-law.2 The value of the house was $8,500.2 William F Larkin was the proprietor of an ice manufacturing company in Haverstraw.2,3 He owned a radio in 1930.2 William F Larkin and Edna L Mackey moved before 1933 away from Radburn, as there was no longer an entry in the directory.4 Edna was the sister of Elmer Mackey, of 315 Plaza Road North.

Frank Fox was born in 1900 in New York.9 He married Barbara in 1923.9 Frank Fox was a bond salesman, and in 1931 a clerk in New York.9,3 He owned a radio in 1930.9 Frank Fox was a Veteran of the World War.9 Frank and his wife Barbara had two children Patricia and Michael.9 Frank Fox moved before 1931 from 302-F34 Highstreet to 4 Brighton Place, and before 1933 to 317 Plaza Road North.3,4 Frank Fox and Barbara Fox moved before 1935 to Clifton.5

No occupation was listed for Clara L Tate.5 Clara L Tate moved before 1937 away from Radburn, as there was no longer an entry in the directory.6

  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 4A (152), line 8-11.
  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. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 5A (153), line 43-46.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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