4 Arlington Place1

The occupants of 4 Arlington Place were:

#1. Samuel F. Swales (from 1930 to 1931).
The value of the house in 1930 was $10,000.2

Samuel F. Swales was born in 1892 in New York.2 Samuel F. Swales married Cecile in 1924.2 Samuel F. Swales appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 4 Arlington Place, with Cecile as wife, and their child Donald.2 Samuel F. Swales was an architect (real estate) in Paterson.2,3 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Samuel F. Swales was a Veteran of the World War.2 Samuel and Cecile were listed in 1930-1 at 4 Arlington Place, in 1933 at 8 Burnham Place, and in 1935 as removed to Columbus, Ohio

#2. Ronald S. Spittel (from 1933 to 1940).
     In 1937-40 his mother Mary Spittel lives with him; in 1940 Robert J. Tierney is also enumerated with him.
The monthly rent in 1940 was $57.4

Ronald S. Spittel was born in 1894 in New Jersey.4 Ronald S. Spittel married Nettie.5,4,6 Ronald S. Spittel was an engineer in New York. In 1939 he is a reporter in Hackensack, and in 1941 he is also clerk and manager for the Borough of Fair Lawn. IN the 1940 census he is listed as a newspaper writer.5,7,6,4 Nettie was born in 1902 in Canada.4 John was born in 1926 in New Jersey.4 Richard was born in 1931 in New Jersey.4 Ronald and Nettie were listed in 1933-40 at 4 Arlington Place, and in 1941-6 at 7 Ashburn Place.

Mary Spittel was born in 1870 in New Jersey.4 Mary Spittel was widowed (Spouse: Charles H).8,4 Mary lived in 1935 in Fair Lawn.4
Robert was born in 1913 in New York.4 Robert J. Tierney was the director of recreation at a public school.4 Robert lived in 1935 in New York City, New York.4

#3. Charles I. Rice (from 1941 to 1944).

Charles I. Rice married Mildred C.6 Charles I. Rice was in 1941 a salesman.6

#4. Ivan Plumley (1944).

Ivan Plumley was born in Pontiac, Michigan.9 Ivan Plumley married Ruth.9

The Fair Lawn - Paramus Clarion, 21 July 1944, pg. 4.
     Ivan Plumley of Radburn was in the Coast Guard in WWII.9 Ivan and Ruth were listed in 1944 at 4 Arlington Place, and in 1946 as removed to New York.

In 1946 it was listed as vacant.


  1. [S3] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312, ED 2-66: sheet 1A (149), line 39-41.
  3. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  4. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 65B (1321), line 51-56.
  5. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  6. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  7. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  8. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  9. [S27] Clarion, July 21, 1944. insert, pg.4.