5 Audubon Place1

The occupants of 5 Audubon Place were:

#1. Rev. Deane Edwards (from 1930 to 1933).
     In 1930-1 Bessie Sweeney works and lives here also.
The value of the house in 1930 was $16,000.2

Rev. Deane Edwards was born in 1885 in Minnesota.2 Rev. Deane Edwards was the pastor of the Church in Radburn.2,3 Rev. Deane Edwards married Margaret D. in 1914.2 Rev. Deane Edwards appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 5 Audubon Place, with Margaret D. as wife, and their children Robert J., Richard, Edith F. and Mary P.. Enumerated with him was Bessie Sweeney, servant.2 He did not own a radio in 1930.2 Rev. Deane Edwards was a Veteran of the World War.2 Margaret was born in 1890 in New York.2 Robert was born on 15 August 1915 in Auburn, New York.2,4 Richard was born in 1917 in New York.2 Edith was born in 1920 in New York.2 Mary was born in 1923 in New York.2 Deane and Margaret were listed in 1930-3 at 5 Audubon Place, in 1935 at 8 Audubon Place, and in 1937 as removed to England.
Robert J. Edwards died on 15 January 2006 in West Hartford, Connecticut.4 (Obituary in the Hartford Courant on 17 January 2006).4
The Radburn Bulletin, 27 October 1932.
     The first service of the New Era of The Church in Radburn will be held on 30 Oct 1932 in the Assembly Room of the Plaza Building and will be conducted by Rev. Deane Edwards, who will preach on "The Trilogy of Spiritual Greatness," John 13:1-4. A special invitation is extended to everyone to join in this hour of worship. The Sunday Church School will meet as usual at 10 am and 11 am in the Plaza Building and the Children's House.5

Bessie Sweeney was born in 1895 in Irish Free State.2

#2. Sidney P. Howell (1935).

Sidney P. Howell married Marcia M.6 Sidney P. Howell was an executive in New York. In 1933 he is listed as in insurance, in 1935 as a writer, and in 1941 as in Social Service.6,7,8,9 Sidney was listed in 1933 at 7 Aberdeen Place, in 1935 at 5 Audubon Place, then in 1937-9 at 2 Ashburn Place, and in 1941 at 152 S. Van Dien Ave, Ridgewood.

#3. Robert C. Bryan (1937).

Robert C. Bryan married Frances T.8 Robert C. Bryan was a lawyer in New York.8

#4. Hugh R. Partridge (from 1939 to 1946).
The monthly rent in 1940 was $72.10

Hugh R. Partridge was born in 1891 in Illinois.10 Hugh R. Partridge married Martha.6,10 Hugh R. Partridge was a sugar broker in New York. In 1939-1941 he is an assistant treasurer (sugar broker).6,7,11,9,10 Martha was born in 1901 in New York.10 Hugh and Martha lived in 1935.10 Hugh and Martha had 2 sons: Dirk and Anthony.10 Dirk was born in 1926 in New York.10,12 Dirk Partridge graduated in 1942 from Ridgewood High School.12 Anthony was born in 1929 in New York.10 Hugh and Martha were listed in 1933-7 at 1 Bolton Place, and in 1939-46 at 5 Audubon Place.
The Fair Lawn - Paramus Clarion, 21 July 1944, pg. 4.
     Dirk Partridge, seaman first class, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh R. Partridge of Audubon Place, stationed at Patuxent River, MD spend the weekend with his parents. Dirk had just completed his freshman year at Swarthmore College, when he enlisted in the Naval Corps and left for training.13


  1. [S3] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312, ED 2-66: sheet 6A (154), line 22-28.
  3. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  4. [S23] Obituary, online Hartford Courant. <http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?n=robert-l-edwards&pid=16379411&fhid=4106
  5. [S20] Robert B. Hudson, Radburn, pg. 102.
  6. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  7. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  8. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  9. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  10. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 66B (1322), line 41-44.
  11. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  12. [S29] Arrow, 1942.
  13. [S27] Clarion, July 21, 1944, pg 4.