12 Burnham Place1

The occupants of 12 Burnham Place were:

#1. Edward F. Sinclaire (1930).
The value of the house in 1930 was $9,900.2

The New York Times, 15 November 1929, pg. 53.
     The City Housing Corporation sold the one-family house at 12 Burnham Place, Radburn to Edward F. Sinclaire of West Haven, Conn.3

Edward F. Sinclaire was born in 1894 in Connecticut.2 Edward F. Sinclaire married Emilie C. in 1923.2 Edward F. Sinclaire appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 12 Burnham Place, with Emilie C. as wife, and their children Emilie M. and Sheila.2 Edward F. Sinclaire was a chief clerk for the railroad.2 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Emilie was born in 1896 in Delaware.2 Before coming to Radburn Edward and Emilie lived in West Haven, Connecticut.4 Emilie was born in 1925 in Connecticut.2 Sheila was born in February 1928 in Connecticut.2

#2. Frederick A. Hemsath (from 1931 to 1933).

The New York Times, 16 August 1930, pg. 26.
     The City Housing Corporation sold the one-family house at 12 Burnham Place, Radburn to Frederick A. Hemsath of Pelham.5
Frederick A. Hemsath married Gertrude S. in 1923.6,7 Frederick A. Hemsath was a physician in New York.6 Frederick and Gertrude were listed in 1931-3 at 12 Burnham Place, and in 1935 as removed to Maplewood

#3. Joseph B. Rodgers (1935).

Joseph B. Rodgers married Charlotte M.8 Joseph B. Rodgers was a teacher in New York.8

#4. Walter G. Molt (from 1937 to 1941).

Walter G. Molt was born in 1907 in Germany.9 Walter G. Molt married Edith.10,9 Walter G. Molt was a chemist in New York. In 1940 he is listed as president (drug supplies), and in 1941 he is listed as treasurer.10,9,11 Edith was born in 1911 in Germany.9 Walter and Edith lived in 1935 in Stuttgart, Germany.9 Walter and Edith had a daughter Christina.9 Christina was born in 1937 in Germany.9


  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 59-62.
  3. [S22] NY Times, Nov 11, 1929. pg. 53.
  4. [S22] NY Times, Nov 15, 1929. pg. 53.
  5. [S22] NY Times, Aug 16, 1930. pg. 26.
  6. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  7. [S39] Federal Census: 1930. T626, Roll 1664, pg 79, line 53-56 (ED-312).
  8. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  9. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 67A (1323), line 11-13.
  10. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  11. [S10] 1941 Directory.