17 Bancroft Place1

The occupants of 17 Bancroft Place were:

#1. Burton L. Rain (from 1931 to 1933).

The New York Times, 26 March 1930, pg. 49.
     The City Housing Corporation sold the one-family house at 17 Bancroft Place, Radburn, New Jersey to Burton L. Rain of 131 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn.2
Burton L. Rain married Florence W.3 Burton L. Rain was a salesman.3
Mrs Florence Rain is the daughter of Henry Wittich, for many years in charge of the Tiffany Studio’s. Henry died 9 Dec 1933 at age 62. His wife was the former Lena Kamp.4
William H. Rain married Georgiana.5 No occupation was listed for William H. Rain.3 Burton and William were listed in 1931-3 at 17 Bancroft Place, and in 1935 as removed to Brooklyn, New York.

#2. Frank D. Cramer (1935).

Frank D. Cramer married Margaret A.5 Frank D. Cramer was a telephone insulator in Paterson.5

#3. Charles M. Aldrich (from 1937 to 1941).
     In 1940 his mother-in-law Anna Mackintosh is enumerated with him.
The monthly rent in 1940 was $75.6

Charles M. Aldrich was born in 1901 in Connecticut.6 Charles M. Aldrich married Jean.7,8,6 Charles M. Aldrich was a salesman (books).7,8,6 Jean was born in 1904 in New York.6 Charles and Jean lived in 1935 in Fair Lawn.6 Charles and Jean had 2 sons: Mackintosh and Anthony.6 Mackintosh was born in 1929 in New York.6 Anthony was born in 1935 in New Jersey.6 Charles was listed in 1933-5 at 4 Beekman Place, and in 1937-41 at 17 Bancroft Place.

Anna Mackintosh was born in 1872 in New York.6 Anna Mackintosh was widowed.6 Anna lived in 1935 in Bronxville, New York.6

#4. Clarence E. Reid (1944).

Clarence E. Reid married Ann H.9 Clarence E. Reid was a product manager at the Bendix Corp.9 Clarence was listed in 1941 at 6 Arlington Place, and in 1944 at 17 Bancroft Place.

In 1946 it was listed as vacant.


  1. [S3] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S22] NY Times, Mar 26, 1930. pg. 49.
  3. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  4. [S22] NY Times, Dec 10, 1933. p. N8.
  5. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  6. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 10A (1314), line 20-24.
  7. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  8. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  9. [S10] 1941 Directory.