11 Brighton Place1

The occupants of 11 Brighton Place were:

#1. Harry W. Gunther (from 1931 to 1941).
     In 1940 Joseph Lawton is enumerated with him.
The value of the house in 1940 was $6800.2

Harry W. Gunther was born in 1901 in New York.2 Harry W. Gunther married Esther in 1929.3,4,2 Harry W. Gunther was a clerk (in a brokerage house) in New York.3,2 Esther was born in 1901 in New York.2 Harry and Esther lived in 1930 in 496 Hudson Street, Manhattan.4 Harry and Esther had 2 sons: Roger and Curtis.2 Roger was born in 1931 in New York.2 Curtis was born in 1934 in New York.2
Joseph Lawton was born in 1912 in Kentucky.2 Joseph Lawton was a machinist (textile dyeing).2 Joseph lived in 1935 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.2

#2. William B. Harley (from 1944 to 1946).

The Fair Lawn - Paramus Clarion, 21 July 1944, pg. 6.
     William Harley, son of Mr and Mrs William B. Harley of Brighton Place, is vacationing at Point Pleasant, NJ. Bill will leave for service in the Navy on July 17.5

William B. Harley was born in 1890 in New Jersey.6 William B. Harley married Mildred K.7,8 William B. Harley was a lawyer in Paterson.8,9 Mildred was born in 1900 in New Jersey.7 William was born in 1926 in New Jersey.7,10 William Harley graduated on 20 July 1944 from Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood. William was one of the last graduating class of Radburnites of Ridgewood High School. He planned to go to the New York State Maritime Academy.10,5 William Barker Harley Jr of 11 Brighton Place was among a group of men who left on 17 July 1944 to be inducted in the US Armed Forces.11 William and Mildred were listed in 1941 at 340B Plaza Road North, and in 1944-6 at 11 Brighton Place.


  1. [S3] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 8A (1312), line 7-11.
  3. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  4. [S39] Federal Census: 1930. T626, Roll 1545, pg 222, line 19-20 (ED-48).
  5. [S27] Clarion, July 21, 1944, pg 6.
  6. [S39] Federal Census: 1920 (T625). New Jersey, Passaic County, Paterson, 5th ward, ED 108, pg. 233, Sheet 5A/B, Line 49-53.
  7. [S39] Federal Census: 1940 (T627). New Jersey, Passaic County, Paterson, 4th ward, ED 26-69, pg. 859, Sheet 6B, Line 63-65.
  8. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  9. [S12] 1946 Directory.
  10. [S29] Arrow, 1944.
  11. [S27] Clarion, July 14, 1944, pg 1.