Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


322A Plaza Road North1

     322A Plaza Road North was designated #322 Plaza Road in the census, as no unit letters were used.2 The occupants of 322A Plaza Road North were
     in 1930-1: Herbert W Rubottom3,1
     in 1933: Townsend D MacCoun4
     in 1935: Edward Phelan5
     and in 1937-9: Elmer W Grenfell6,7
     in 1941 it was listed as vacant.8

Herbert W Ruttom was born in 1897 in California.2 Herbert W Ruttom appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 322A Plaza Road North.2 The monthly rent was $56.-.2 Herbert W Ruttom was an airplane mechanic, and in 1931 a clerk in Paterson.2,1 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Herbert W Ruttom moved before 1933 away from Radburn, as there was no longer an entry in the directory.4

Townsend D MacCoun married Myrtle E.4 Townsend D MacCoun was a radio engineer.4 Townsend D MacCoun moved before 1935 away from Radburn, as there was no longer an entry in the directory.5

Edward Phelan married Mary C.4 Edward Phelan was an engineer.4

Elmer W Grenfell married Alta P.8 Elmer W Grenfell was a cost accountant. In 1920 he was a bookkeeper for a print works in New York.8,9 Elmer W Grenfell moved before 1941 from 322A Plaza Road North to 14 Barry Place.8

  1. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 3B (151), line 96.
  3. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 4A (152), line 1-4.
  4. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  5. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  6. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  7. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  8. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  9. [S12] Federal Census: 1920. T625, Roll 683, ED 45, pg 109, line 14-20.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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