Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


326A Plaza Road North1

     The census does not give unit letters, so it is not possible to determine, which unit was occupied by whom.2 The occupants of 326A Plaza Road North were
     in 1930: Leslie F Hiler3
     in 1931-3: William J Belay1,4
     in 1935-9: Cauldwell N Fraser5,6,7
     and in 1941: James E. L. Holmes.8

Leslie F Hiler was born in 1900 in New Jersey.3,9 Leslie F Hiler appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 326 Plaza Road North, with Gladys P as wife.3 The monthly rent was $57.-.3 Leslie F Hiler was a (cement) salesman.3,1 He owned a radio in 1930.3 Leslie F Hiler was a Veteran of the World War.3 Before coming to Radburn Leslie lived in Ridgewood.10 Leslie F Hiler and Gladys P Hiler moved in 1930 from 326A Plaza Road North to 323 Plaza Road North.10

William J Belay was born in 1909 in New York.11 He married Irma in 1928.1,11 William J Belay was a clerk (real estate). In 1941 he is a clerk at the Radburn Management Corp and also chief of the Fair Lawn Fire Dept, and housing manager in East Paterson and Clifton.1,11,8 Before coming to Radburn William lived in Queens County, New York.11 William J Belay moved before 1935 from 326A Plaza Road North to 318B Plaza Road North.5

Cauldwell N Fraser was born in 1891 in New York.12 He married Lillian E in 1919.1,12 Cauldwell N Fraser was a special agent (fire insurance) in Newark.1,12 Cauldwell and his wife Lillian had a daughter Helen.12 Before coming to Radburn Cauldwell and Lillian lived in Ridgewood.13 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.4,5,8

  1. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312.
  3. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 4A (152), line 19-20.
  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 1019, pg. 149. ED 97. Line 84-92.
  10. [S22] NY Times, Jun 5, 1930. pg. 50.
  11. [S12] Federal Census: 1930. T626, Roll 1585, pg 117, line 65-66 (ED-73).
  12. [S12] Federal Census: 1930. T626, Roll 1316, pg 68, line 71-73 (ED-206).
  13. [S22] NY Times, Aug 12, 1930. pg. 41.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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