12 Allen Place1

The occupants of 12 Allen Place were:

#1. James G. Abidin (1930).
The value of the house in 1930 was $9,200.2

James G. Abidin was born in 1892 in Switzerland.2 James G. Abidin married Marion E. in 1925.2 James Abidin appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 12 Allen Place, with Marion as wife, and their child Robert.2 James G. Abidin was in 1931 a contractor in Long Island City, New York. In 1930 he is a floorwaxer (building), and from 1933-1937 no place was specified.2,3,4 He did not own a radio in 1930.2 Marion was born in 1894 in Massachusetts.2 Robert was born in 1929 in New York.2 James and Marion were listed in 1930 at 12 Allen Place, and in 1931-7 at 22 Randolph Terrace.

#2. Elmer A. Smith (from 1931 to 1946).
The value of the house in 1940 was $9,000.5

Elmer A. Smith was born in 1905 in New York.5 Elmer A. Smith married Elizabeth.3,4,5 Elmer A. Smith was an accountant or auditor in Newark. In the 1940 census he is listed as an accountant for a public utility.3,6,7,5 Elizabeth was born in 1906 in New York.5 Elmer and Elizabeth had 2 sons: Richard and Robert.5 Richard was born in 1931 in New Jersey.5 Robert was born in 1937 in New Jersey.5


  1. [S3] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312, ED 2-66: sheet 2B (150), line 58-60.
  3. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  4. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  5. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 9A (1313), line 37-40.
  6. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  7. [S9] 1939 Directory.