Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


16B Townley Road1

     The occupants of 16B Townley Road were
     In 1931 it was not listed2, but [R-Occupant-1] was living there3

     in 1933: Joseph F Kennedy1
     in 1935: John A Flobeck4
     in 1937: Roy W Sexton5
     and in 1939-41: Eric G Haynes.6,7

Russell P Westerhoff served in 1931 in the 521nd Coast Artillery (AA), NJ National Guard. He was ordered to active duty July 31 at Fort Hancock. On 21 Aug it was reported that he assigned to the 619th Coast Artillery (HD) 2nd Coast Artillery District and ordered to active duty at Fort Hancock effective Aug 19. He will rank from Aug 19 and revert to inactive status Sep 1.8,9 Russell moved before 1933 away from Radburn, as there was never an entry in the directory.

Joseph F Kennedy was born in 1903 in New Jersey.10 He married Helen G in 1929.10 Joseph F Kennedy was an engineer (heating), later a civil or mechanical engineer in New York.10,2,1 He owned a radio in 1930.10 Joseph F Kennedy and Helen G Kennedy moved before 1933 from 201-D23 Abbott Road to 16B Townley Road, and before 1937 to 315 Plaza Road North.1,5

John A Flobeck married Elizabeth M.4 John A Flobeck was a salesman in New York.4 John A Flobeck moved before 1937 from 16B Townley Road to 201-A5 Abbott Road.5

  1. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  2. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  3. [S22] NY Times.
  4. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  5. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  6. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  7. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  8. [S22] NY Times, Jun 17, 1931. p. 30.
  9. [S22] NY Times, Aug 21, 1931. p. 35.
  10. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 5B (153), line 70-71.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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