Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


325 Howard Ave1
b. 1929

     The occupants of 325 Howard Ave were
     in 1931: Howard R Speer2
     in 1933: Garrett Powell3
     in 1935-9: Paul Miller4,5,6
     and in 1941: Herman E Newham.7

Howard R Speer was born in 1899 in New Jersey.8 He married Hildegard in 1925.8 Howard Speer was a foreman, and in 1931 a engineer at the Telephone Company in New York.8,2 He owned a radio in 1930.8 Howard Speer was a Veteran of the World War.8 Howard and his wife Hildegard had two children, Audrey and Donald.8 Howard R Speer and Hildegard Speer moved before 1931 from 12 Arlington Place to 325 Howard Ave, then before 1933 to 2 Ashburn Place, before 1935 to 20A Townley Road, and before 1937 to 341 Howard Ave.2,3,4,5

Garrett Powell married Marjorie.3 Garrett Powell was a teacher in New York.3 Garrett Powell moved before 1935 from 325 Howard Ave to 9 Bancroft Place.4

Paul Miller married Eleanor D.4 Paul Miller was a salesmanager in New York.4 Paul Miller moved before 1941 from 325 Howard Ave to 10 Ramapo Terrace.7

Herman E Newham married Helena E.2 Herman E Newham was a salesman in New York.2 Herman E Newham moved before 1941 from 14 Brighton Place to 325 Howard Ave.7 Herman E Newham was listed as Herbert E. Newham in the 1937-41 directories.

  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  3. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  4. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  5. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  6. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  7. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  8. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 1A (149), line 45-49.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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