Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


319 Howard Ave1
b. 1929

     The occupants of 319 Howard Ave were
     in 1933: Mrs Anna Beusmann2
     in 1935: Harry W Cordes3
     and in 1937-41: Watson G. Harding4,5,6
     in 1931 it was listed as vacant.7

New York Times, 3 May 1931
     The City Housing Corporation sold a dwelling at 319 Howard Ave, Radburn to Mrs Anna Beusmann, who had been occupying an apartment in the development.8

Mrs Anna Beusmann was the widow of Carl.2 No occupation was listed for Mrs Anna Beusmann.2 Mrs Anna Beusmann moved before 1935 away from Radburn, as there was no longer an entry in the directory.3

Harry W Cordes was born in 1893 in New York.9 He married Elizabeth D in 1920.9 Harry W Cordes was a (shipping, export) clerk in New York.9,7 He owned a radio in 1930.9 Harry W Cordes was a Veteran of the World War.9 Harry and his wife Elizabeth had two children; Harry and Virginia.9 Harry W Cordes moved before 1935 from 6 Arlington Place to 319 Howard Ave.3

  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  3. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  4. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  5. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  6. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  7. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  8. [S22] NY Times, May 3, 1931. pg. N20.
  9. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 1A (149), line 35-38.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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