Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


201-B42 Abbott Road1
b. 1929

     201-B42 Abbott Road was designated (126/164) Abbott Court North in the census, for the order of visitation (house/family), as no unit numbers were used.2 The occupants of 201-B42 Abbott Road were
     in 1930-1: Lester A De Voe2,1
     in 1933: Herbert O Morse3
     in 1935-9: Richard B Swallow4,5,6
     and in 1941: E. D. Patterson.7

Lester A De Voe was born in 1890 in New Jersey.2 He married Mary A in 1920.2 Lester A De Voe appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 201-B42 Abbott Road, with Mary A as wife.2 The monthly rent was $60.-.2 Lester A De Voe was in 1930 a proprietor (electrical), and in 1931 a manager in Paterson.2,1 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Lester A De Voe and Mary A De Voe moved before 1933 to Glen Rock.3

Herbert O Morse married Corinna I.3 Herbert O Morse was a teacher in Teaneck, New Jersey.3 Herbert O Morse moved before 1935 away from Radburn, as there was no longer an entry in the directory.4

Richard B Swallow married Madlynn B.3,7 Richard B Swallow was an electrical engineer, and after 1937 an assistant division meter chief in Jersey City.3,5 Before coming to Radburn Richard lived in Jersey City.8 Richard B Swallow moved before 1935 from 24 Reading Terrace to 201-B42 Abbott Road, then before 1939 to 6 Ballard Place, and before 1941 to 17 Beekman Place.4,6,7

  1. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 6A (154), line 16-17.
  3. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  4. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  5. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  6. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  7. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  8. [S22] NY Times, May 27, 1931. pg. 53.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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