11A Berkeley Place1


The occupants of 11A Berkeley Place were:

#1. George Hughes (from 1930 to 1931).
The value of the house in 1930 was $14,500.2

George Hughes was born in 1891 in England.2 George Hughes married Mary in 1919.2 George Hughes appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 13 Berkeley Place, with Mary as wife, and their children George R. and Mildred.2 George Hughes was a tile contractor.2 He owned a radio in 1930.2 George Hughes was a Veteran of the World War.2 Mary was born in 1895 in North Ireland.2 George was born in 1923 in New York.2 Mildred was born in 1924 in New York.2 George immigrated in 1913, and Mary in 1912.

#2. Howard C. Deckard (1933).

The New York Times, 1 July 1931, pg. 49.
     The City Housing Corporation sold a house at 11A Berkeley Place to Howard C. Deckard of Hasbrouck Heights.3
Howard C. Deckard married Berenice H.4 Howard C. Deckard was a plant manager in Rutherford, New Jersey.4 Howard had probably at least one daughter, Betty J, who in 1935 is listed with them.5 Howard was listed in 1933 at 11A Berkeley Place, and in 1935 as removed to Detroit, Michigan.

#3. Robert J. Wood (from 1937 to 1944).
The monthly rent in 1940 was $70.6

Robert J. Wood was born in 1893 in New York.6 Robert J. Wood married Marie A.7,6,8 Robert J. Wood was a manager in Jersey City. In the 1940 census he is listed as a sales manager of plastic products.7,8,6 Marie was born in 1895 in New York.6 Robert and Marie lived in 1935 in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey.6 Robert and Marie had 2 children: Robert C. and Shirley Ann.6 Robert was born in 1925 in New York.6,9 Robert Wood graduated in 1943 from Ridgewood High School.9 Shirley was born in 1936 in New York.6 Robert and Marie were listed in 1937-44 at 11A Berkeley Place, and in 1946 at 1 Allen Place.
The Fair Lawn - Paramus Clarion, 21 July 1944, pg. 6.
     Lieutenant Robert Charles Wood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Wood of Berkeley Place was graduated Saturday morning from the Army's advanced bombardier school at Kirkland Field, Albuquerque, New Mexico and arrived home for a 21-days furlough.10

The Fair Lawn - Paramus Clarion, 21 July 1944, pg. 4.
     Second Lieutenant Robert C. Wood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Wood of Berkeley Place left last week for a base somewhere in Nebraska. He spent a 20-day furlough at his parents house after his graduation as bombardier in the Army Air Forces.11

The Fair Lawn - Paramus Clarion, 21 July 1944, pg. 6.
     Aviation Cadet Robert C. Wood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Wood of 11A Berkeley Place, Radburn, a recent graduate of the Army Air Forces Bombardier School at has been commissioned Second Lieutenant and awarded the silver wings of the aerial bombardier, supplementing previously won aerial gunners insignia. Lieutenant Wood is a graduate of Ridgewood Hogh School, where as an undergraduate he was a member of the track and football teams. His father was a veteran of the first World War.
Prior to his successfull completion of 18 weeks of flight and combat training at Kirkland Field, Lieutenant Wood was stationed at Las Vegas, Nev., where he graduated from the Army Air Force flexible gunnery school as an aerial gunner.
Now ready for active duty his destination is not disclosed.10


In 1935 it was listed as vacant.12

Citations

  1. [S3] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312, ED 2-66: sheet 2A (150), line 18-21.
  3. [S22] NY Times, July 1, 1931. pg. 49.
  4. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  5. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  6. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 65B (1321), line 65-68.
  7. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  8. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  9. [S29] Arrow, 1943.
  10. [S27] Clarion, July 21, 1944, pg 6.
  11. [S27] Clarion, July 21, 1944, pg 4.
  12. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312, ED 2-66.