5 Aberdeen Place1

The occupants of 5 Aberdeen Place were:

#1. Robert J. Cohen (from 1930 to 1935).
The value of the house in 1930 was $10,000.2

Robert J. Cohen was born in 1898 in Massachusetts.2 Robert J. Cohen married Ella L. in 1920.2 Robert J. Cohen appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 5 Aberdeen Place, with Ella L. as wife, and their children Herbert R. and Lois L..2 Robert J. Cohen was an accountant (CPA) at 115 (208) Plaza Road N in Radburn.2,3 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Robert J. Cohen was a Veteran of the World War.2 Ella was born in 1898 in Massachusetts.2 Herbert was born in 1925 in New Jersey.2 Lois was born in 1929 in New Jersey.2

The New York Times, 28 April 1934, pg. 29.
     Robert J. Cohen conveyed a brick house mortgaged at $8550.- at 5 Aberdeen Place, Radburn, NJ to Garden Estates Inc.4

#2. William I. Thompson (from 1937 to 1946).
The monthly rent in 1940 was $58.5

William I. Thompson was born in 1900 in New York.5 William I. Thompson married Bertha B.6,7,5 William I. Thompson was an insurance broker in New York.6,7,5 Bertha was born in 1902 in New York.5 William and Bertha lived in 1935 in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.5 William and Bertha had 3 children: Norma, William and Zelda.5 Norma was born in 1928 in New York.5,8,9 Norma Thompson graduated on 20 July 1944 from Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood. Norma was one of the last graduating class of Radburnites of Ridgewood High School.8,9 William was born in 1931 in New York.5 Zelda was born in 1938 in New Jersey.5 William and Bertha were listed in 1935 at 333 Plaza Road North, and in 1937-46 at 5 Aberdeen 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 54-57.
  3. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  4. [S22] NY Times, Apr 28, 1934. pg. 29.
  5. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 8B (1312), line 71-75.
  6. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  7. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  8. [S27] Clarion, July 21, 1944, pg 6.
  9. [S29] Arrow, 1944.