7 Brighton Place1

The occupants of 7 Brighton Place were:

#1. Roy S. Crane (from 1930 to 1935).
     His mother Sarah Crane resides with him.
The value of the house in 1930 was $9,000.2

The New York Times, 6 December 1929, pg. 54.
     In Radburn the City Housing Corporation sold a house at 7 Brighton Place to Roy S. Crane of Rutherford.3

Roy S. Crane was born in 1892 in New York.2 Roy S. Crane married Rita M. in 1928.2 Roy S. Crane appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 7 Brighton Place, with Rita M. as wife. Enumerated with him was Sarah Crane, mother.2 Roy S. Crane was a draftsman, later an architect.2,4,5 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Rita was born in 1894 in New York.2 Rita Crane was in 1930 an adjustment clerk for an insurance company. No occupation was listed in the directories.2 Roy and Rita were listed in 1930-5 at 7 Brighton Place, and in 1937 at 15-43 George Street, Fair Lawn.
Sarah was born in 1869 in New York.2 Sarah Crane was widowed (Spouse: Richard V).2,4 Sarah Crane was in 1930 a journalist. No occupation is listed in the directories.2

#2. David B. Mayer (from 1937 to 1944).
The monthly rent in 1940 was $55.6

David B. Mayer was born in 1901 in New York.6 David B. Mayer married Margaret M.5,6 David B. Mayer was a salesman (paint).5,6 Margaret was born in 1900 in New Jersey.6 David and Margaret lived in 1935 in North Bergen, Hudson County, New Jersey.6 David and Margaret had 2 children: David A. and Judith A.6 David was born in 1932 in New Jersey.6 Judith was born in 1937 in New Jersey.6 David and Margaret were listed in 1937-44 at 7 Brighton Place, and in 1946 at 8 Aberdeen Place.

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 4B (152), line 65-67.
  3. [S22] NY Times, Dec 6, 1929. pg. 54.
  4. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  5. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  6. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 8A (1312), line 3-6.