Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


201-C5 Abbott Road1
b. 1929

     The occupants of 201-C5 Abbott Road were
     in 1931-3: George V S Williams1,2
     in 1935: Gail Bennett3
     in 1937-9: Harry V Stollwerck4,5
     and in 1941: Walter Bender.6

George V S Williams was born in 1870.7 He married Mae Louise.1,7 George V S Williams was a lawyer in New York, and the president at the Fair Lawn Press Inc. At Hartley Place in Fair Lawn.1 George V S Williams moved before 1935 away from Radburn, as there was no longer an entry in the directory.3

Gail Bennett married Dorothy K.2 Gail Bennett was a jeweler in New York.2 On 3 October 1932 the New York Times reported, that Gail Bennett conveyed to Garden Estates, Inc a dwelling in Radburn, subject to three mortgages totaling $10,660. Which house this was is unknown, as he is not listed in the census or the 1931 directory.8 Gail Bennett moved before 1935 from 201-C7 Abbott Road to 201-C5 Abbott Road.3

Harry V Stollwerck married Margaret L.5 Harry V Stollwerck was a salesman.5 Margaret L Stollwerck moved before 1941 to 210 Oak, Ridgewood.6 Harry V Stollwerck moved before 1941 away from Radburn, as there was no longer an entry in the directory.6

Walter Bender married Elizabeth.1 Walter Bender was an assistant sales manager in New York. But in 1933 he was a broker.1,2 Before coming to Radburn Walter lived in East Orange.9 Walter Bender moved before 1933 from 10 Burnham Place to 3 Bedford Place, and before 1941 to 201-C5 Abbott Road.2,6

  1. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  2. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  3. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  4. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  5. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  6. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  7. [S12] Federal Census: 1920. T625, Roll 1224, page 247, line 31-34 (ED 1445).
  8. [S22] NY Times, Oct 3, 1932. pg. 32.
  9. [S22] NY Times, Aug 12, 1930. pg. 41.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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