10 Allen Place1

The occupants of 10 Allen Place were:

#1. Joseph L. Brewer (from 1930 to 1946).
     His mother Lillian Brewer lives with him until 1939. Adelaide Miller is listed in 1937-41; Beulah G. Hall is listed in 1939-1941 (but she has a separate entry in the census).
The value of the house in 1930 was $9,800. In 1940 the value is listed as $6,500.2,3

The New York Times, 23 June 1929, pg. RE1.
     Joseph L. Brewer of Hoboken was among the early settlers of Radburn.4

Joseph L. Brewer was born in 1896 in Indiana.2,3 Joseph L. Brewer married Ruby G. in 1927.2,3 Jos. L Brewer appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 10 Allen Place, with Rubie G. as wife, and their child James M.. Enumerated with him was Lillian Brewer, mother.2 Joseph L. Brewer was an assistant manager at Swift & Co (a meatpacker) in New York. In 1937-1939 he was an assitant manager in Harrison. In the 1940 census he is listed as an executive in a meat packery.4,2,5,3 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Joseph L. Brewer was a Veteran of the World War.2 Ruby was born in 1895 in Illinois.2,3 Joseph and Ruby had 2 sons: James M. and Joseph G.3 James was born in 1929 in New Jersey.2,3 Joseph was born in 1931 in New Jersey.3

Lillian Brewer was born in 1871 in Indiana.2,6 Lillian Brewer was widowed (Spouse: Joseph H).7,2 No occupation was listed for Lillian Brewer.8 Lillian Brewer died from 1939 to 1940. (She is listed in 1939, but not in the 1940 census).3

Adelaide Miller was born in 1873 in Indiana.3,6 Adelaide Miller was not married (at least no spouse was listed).5,3 No occupation was listed for Adelaide Miller.5
The monthly rent in 1940 was $35.9

Beulah G. Hall was born in 1889 in Illinois.9 Beulah G. Hall was widowed (Spouse: Albert E).10,9 No occupation was listed for Beulah G. Hall.10,9 Beulah lived in 1935 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.9
Beulah and Ruby are most likely sisters. Both have middle initial G; both are born in Illinois, and parents born in Illinois. Beulah is in the 1930 census in Chicago with her husband.


  1. [S3] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312, ED 2-66: sheet 2A (150), line 37-40.
  3. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 65B (1321), line 57-61.
  4. [S22] NY Times, Jun 23, 1929. pg. RE1.
  5. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  6. [S39] Federal Census: 1880. Arkansas, Pulaski County, Little Rock, pg. 259C, line 40-44 (NARA: T9, Roll 0054, pg. 259C).
  7. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  8. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  9. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 67A (1323), line 14.
  10. [S10] 1941 Directory.