Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


(113/137) Abbott Court South1
b. 1929

     (113/137) Abbott Court South was the designation in the census, for the order of visitation (house/family), as no unit numbers were used. It is not possible to determine which unit this was.1

H Norton Van Duyn was born in 1906 in New Jersey.1 He married Dorothy C on 25 January 1930 in Montclair, New Jersey.1,2
H Norton Van Duyn appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at (113/137) Abbott Court South, with Dorothy C as wife.1 The monthly rent was $63.-.1 Norton Van Duyn was a retail buyer for a department store.1 He owned a radio in 1930.1 Norton and Dorothy moved before 1931 away from Radburn, as there was no entry in the directory.3

New York Times, 26 January 1930

MONTCLAIR, Jan 25. -- Miss Dorothy Cumming, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold H Cummings of 213 Park Street, Montclair, was married today to H Norton Van Duyn, son of Mr. and Mrs. M E Van Duyn of Wallingford, Conn., at the home of the bride's parents, by the Rev. Dr. Thomas Travis, pastor of the Watchung Avenue Congregational Church.
The Misses Helen Suffern of Montclair and Alice Douglas of Minneapolis were bridesmaids. Harold J Clarke of Newark was best man and Warren Cummings, brother of the bride, and Paul Venneman of New York were ushers.
Mrs. Van Duyn attended Mount Holyoke College and Mr. Van Duyn is a graduate of Dartmouth. Upon their return from a wedding trip the couple will reside in Radburn, NJ.2

  1. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 5A (153), line 36-37.
  2. [S22] NY Times, Jan 26, 1930. pg. 34.
  3. [S5] 1931 Directory.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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