1 Allen Place1

The occupants of 1 Allen Place were:

#1. Robert D. Patton (from 1930 to 1931).
The value of the house in 1930 was $11,900.2

The New York Times, 10 January 1930, pg. 42.
     The one-family house at 1 Allen Place, Radburn, New Jersey, has been sold by the City Housing Corporation to Robert D. Patton of Brooklyn.3

Robert D. Patton was born in 1901 in Iowa.2 Robert D. Patton married Helen in 1925.2 Robert D. Patton appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 1 Allen Place, with Helen as wife, and their child Janet.2 Robert D. Patton was an accountant at the Telephone Company in New York. The census specifies Int. Tel. & Tel. Co., directory lists nothing.2,4,5 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Helen was born in 1903 in New York.2 Janet was born in December 1926 in New York.2 Robert and Helen were listed in 1931 at 1 Allen Place, in 1933 as removed to Wyckoff, and in 1937 at 344A Plaza Road North.

#2. Charles L. Gates (1933).

Charles L. Gates married Mary E.6,7 Charles L. Gates was a manager in Paterson. In 1946 he worked in Rutherford.6,7 Charles was listed in 1933 at 1 Allen Place, in 1935-9 at 8 Beekman Place, and in 1941-46 at 13-15 Plaza Road South.

#3. John R. White (1935).

John R. White married Kathryn.8 John R. White was a broker in New York.5 John was listed in 1935 at 1 Allen Place, and in 1937 at Glen Rock.

#4. C. Howard Blackley (from 1937 to 1944).
The monthly rent in 1940 was $65.9

C. Howard Blackley was born in 1890 in New York.9 C. Howard Blackley married Natalie G.8,9 C. Howard Blackley was in 1935 a manager in Paterson. In 1939-41 he was a salesman in New York. In the 1940 census he is listed as a salesman in brick and tiles.8,10,9 Natalie was born in 1889 in New York.9 Howard and Natalie lived in 1935 in Fair Lawn.9 Howard and Natalie had a son Howard A.9 Howard was born in 1927 in New Jersey.9,11,12 Howard and Natalie were listed in 1935 at 7 Aberdeen Place, in 1937-44 at 1 Allen Place, and in 1946 as removed to Hackensack.
Howard A. Blackley graduated on 16 June 1944 from Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood. Howard was one of the last graduating class of Radburnites of Ridgewood High School. He planned to become a professional baseball player with the St. Louis Cardinals.12,11 He did play in the Minor Leagues in the Lynchburg Cardinals and Allentown Cardinals in 1944, but apparently did not make the Major League.13

#5. Robert J. Wood (1946).

Robert J. Wood was born in 1893 in New York.14 Robert J. Wood married Marie A.5,14,15 Robert J. Wood was a manager in Jersey City. In the 1940 census he is listed as a sales manager of plastic products.5,15,14 Marie was born in 1895 in New York.14 Robert and Marie were listed in 1937-44 at 11A Berkeley Place, and in 1946 at 1 Allen Place.


  1. [S3] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312, ED 2-66: sheet 1B (149), line 91-93.
  3. [S22] NY Times, Jan 10, 1930. pg. 42.
  4. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  5. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  6. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  7. [S12] 1946 Directory.
  8. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  9. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 9A (1313), line 27-29.
  10. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  11. [S29] Arrow, 1944.
  12. [S27] Clarion, July 21, 1944, pg 6.
  13. [S28] Website, online Baseball Reference.Com. <http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=blackl001how
  14. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 65B (1321), line 65-68.
  15. [S10] 1941 Directory.