2 Aberdeen Place1

The occupants of 2 Aberdeen Place were:

#1. Oliver W. Gatchell (from 1930 to 1933).
The value of the house in 1930 was $11,500.2

The New York Times, 29 April 1930, pg. 53.
     The City Housing Corporation has transferred the one-family house at 2 Aberdeen Place, Radburn to Oliver W. Gatchell of Westerleigh, SI.3

Oliver W. Gatchell was born in 1899 in Indiana.2 Oliver W. Gatchell married Margaret H. in 1922.2 Oliver W. Gatchell appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 2 Aberdeen Place, with Margaret H. as wife, and their children John H. and Oliver W..2 Oliver W. Gatchell was a civil engineer at the Electric Co. in New York.2,4 He did not own a radio in 1930.2 Oliver W. Gatchell was a Veteran of the World War.2 Margaret was born in 1900 in Ohio.2 John was born in 1926 in North Carolina.2 Oliver was born in 1929 in New York.2

#2. Sidney F. Fay (from 1935 to 1939).

Sidney F. Fay was born in 1903 in New York.5 Sidney F. Fay married Harriet D.6,7,5 Sidney F. Fay was a salesman in 1933-1937, and in 1939-41 resp. an executive assistant and a marketer (for an oil company) in New York.6,8,5 Harriet was born in 1904 in New York.5 Sidney and Harriet were listed in 1933 at 340B Plaza Road North, in 1935-9 at 2 Aberdeen Place, and in 1940-6 at 341 Howard Ave.

#3. Guy Frick (1940).
The monthly rent in 1940 was $70.9

Guy B. Frick was born in 1904 in Illinois.9 Guy B. Frick married Selma.7,9,10 Guy B. Frick was a salesman. In the 1940 census he was listed as a secretary at an iron works.7,9,10 Selma was born in 1909 in Pennsylvania.9 Guy and Selma lived in 1935 in Rye, New York.9 Guy and Selma had a son Guy Jr.9 Guy was born in 1934 in Massachusetts.9 Guy and Selma were listed in 1937-9 at 18 Randolph Terrace, in 1940 at 2 Aberdeen Place, and in 1941 at 10 Barry Place.

#4. Matthew C. Thompson (1941).

Matthew C. Thompson was born in 1911 in West Virginia.11 Matthew C. Thompson married Margaret.11,10 Matthew C. Thompson was a salesman (for a hosiery company).11,10 Margaret was born in 1913 in Maryland.11 Matthew and Margaret had 2 sons: Matthew C. Jr. and James C.11


  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 87-90.
  3. [S22] NY Times, Apr 29, 1930. pg. 53.
  4. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  5. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 62B (1318), line 79-80, sheet 63A (1319), line 1-3.
  6. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  7. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  8. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  9. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 9A (1313), line 24-26.
  10. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  11. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 61A (1317), line 35-38.