6 Burlington Place1

The occupants of 6 Burlington Place were:

#1. Frank Ward Jr. (from 1930 to 1933).
     In 1930-1 Sophie Stracalski lives and works here.
The value of the house in 1930 was $9,500.2

Frank Ward Jr. was born in 1898 in New Jersey.2 Frank Ward Jr. married Vera in 1926.2 Frank Ward appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 6 Burlington Place, with Vera as wife, and their children Frank, Marjorie and Charles. Enumerated with him was Sophie Straculski, servant.2 Frank Ward Jr. was from 1931 to 1933 in soap in New York. In 1930 he was a salesman/owner homefurnishings.3,4,2 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Frank Ward was a Veteran of the World War.2 Vera was born in 1900 in New Jersey.2 Frank was born in 1927 in Pennsylvania.2 Marjorie was born in February 1928 in Pennsylvania.2 Charles was born in December 1929 in New Jersey.2 Frank and Vera were listed in 1930-3 at 6 Burlington Place, and in 1935 at 292 S. Irving Street, Ridgewood.

Sophie Straculski was born in 1907 in Poland.2

#2. Kenneth R. Erdmann (from 1935 to 1946).
The value of the house in 1940 was $9,000.5

Kenneth R. Erdmann was born in 1903 in New York.5 Kenneth R. Erdmann married Marion.6,4,5 Kenneth R. Erdmann was a mechanical engineer in East Rutherford, New Jersey. In the 1940 census he is listed as a mechanical engineer for a boiler manufacturer.7,5 Kenneth R. Erdmann died from 1952 to 1954.8,9 Marion was born on 16 August 1903 in Ayre, Massachusetts.6,10,5 Marion Erdmann was in 1940 a hostess for an advertising company.5 Kenneth and Marion had 2 children: Robert and Janet.5 Robert was born in 1930 in New York.5 Janet was born in 1931 in Pennsylvania.5 Kenneth and Marion were listed in 1933 at 350B Plaza Road North, and in 1935-46 at 6 Burlington Place. She (2) married James E. Joynt circa 1957.6,11 Marion (3) married John N. Gish.6 Marion Gish died on 25 March 2007 in Woodbury.6,12 (Obituary in the Community News on 4 April 2007, pg. F23).13


  1. [S3] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312, ED 2-66: sheet 2B (150), line 94-99.
  3. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  4. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  5. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 11A (1315), line 1-4.
  6. [S31] Comm. News, Obituary, 4 Apr 2007, pg. 23.
  7. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  8. [S16] City Directory, 1952.
  9. [S16] City Directory, 1954.
  10. [S37] Vander Plaat Funeral Home, online at http://www.vpfairlawn.com/obituaries/Obituary.asp?Id=3223
  11. [S16] City Directory, 1958.
  12. [S23] Obituary, online id=3223.
  13. [S31] Comm. News, 4 Apr 2007, pg. F23.