Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


321 Plaza Road North1
b. 1929

     The occupants of 321 Plaza Road North were
     in 1931: Herbert J Penman2
     in 1933: Cauldwell N Fraser3
     and in 1935-41: Fritz Semmler.4,5,6,7

New York Times, 31 January 1932
The occupant of 321 Plaza Road North bought his house in 1932.8

Herbert J Penman was born in 1875 in New York.9 He married Frieda in 1903.2,9 Herbert J Penman was a sales agent (steel) in New York.2,9 Before coming to Radburn Herbert lived in Manhattan.9 Herbert J Penman and Frieda Penman moved before 1933 from 321 Plaza Road North to 1 Bristol Place.3

Cauldwell N Fraser was born in 1891 in New York.10 He married Lillian E in 1919.2,10 Cauldwell N Fraser was a special agent (fire insurance) in Newark.2,10 Cauldwell and his wife Lillian had a daughter Helen.10 Before coming to Radburn Cauldwell and Lillian lived in Ridgewood.11 Cauldwell N Fraser and Lillian E Fraser moved before 1933 from 3 Burnham Place to 321 Plaza Road North, then before 1935 to 326A Plaza Road North, and before 1941 to 17 Reading Terrace.3,4,7

Fritz Semmler married Alta J.4 Fritz Semmler was an instructor in Brooklyn.4

  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, Jan 31, 1932. pg. RE1.
  9. [S12] Federal Census: 1930. T626, Roll 1580, page 124, line 17-19 (ED 1125).
  10. [S12] Federal Census: 1930. T626, Roll 1316, pg 68, line 71-73 (ED-206).
  11. [S22] NY Times, Aug 12, 1930. pg. 41.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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