8 Beekman Place1

The occupants of 8 Beekman Place were:

#1. Lee Kolb (1933).

Lee Kolb married Edna B. In 1935 and 1939 his wife was listed as Barbara E.2,3 Lee Kolb was a manager, later a superintendent in New York.2,3 Lee was listed in 1933 at 8 Beekman Place, in 1935 at 201-A5 Abbott Road, and in 1937 at 333 Howard Ave. Lee was also listed as Robert L. or Lee Robert Kolb.3,4

#2. Charles L. Gates (from 1935 to 1939).

Charles L. Gates married Mary E.2,5 Charles L. Gates was a manager in Paterson. In 1946 he worked in Rutherford.2,5 Charles was listed in 1933 at 1 Allen Place, in 1935-9 at 8 Beekman Place, and in 1941-46 at 13-15 Plaza Road South.

#3. George U. Coles (from 1940 to 1941).
     His mother-in-law Bertha Fritenbach and his stepdaughter Lois Ann Johnson are enumerated with him in the census.
The monthly rent in 1940 was $60.6

George U. Coles was born in 1904 in New York.6 George U. Coles married Beatrice J.6,7 George U. Coles was a sales engineer (steam sales) in New York.6,7 Beatrice was born in 1908 in New York.6 George and Beatrice lived in 1935 in Palisades Park, New Jersey.6 George and Beatrice had a son Robert Allen. Beatrice also had a daughter Lois Ann Johnson from a previous marriage.6 Robert was born in 1938 in New Jersey.6 Lois was born in 1930 in New Jersey.6
Bertha Fritenbach was born in 1880 in New York.6 Bertha Fritenbach was widowed.6 Bertha lived in 1935 in Bergenfield, New Jersey.6

#5. Norman C. Elliot (1946).

Norman C. Elliot was born in 1891 in Virginia.8 Norman C. Elliot married Louise in 1932.8,4,7 Louise was born in 1908 in North Carolina.8 Norman and Louise were listed in 1937 at 14B Townley Road, in 1939 they were not listed, then in 1940 at 11A Burnham Place, in 1941-4 at 14 Burnham Place, and in 1946 at 8 Beekman Place.

#4. Arthur L. Groo (from 1941 to 1944).

Arthur L. Groo married Hazel S.7 Arthur L. Groo was a salesman.7

In 1931 it was listed as vacant.


  1. [S3] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  3. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  4. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  5. [S12] 1946 Directory.
  6. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 6A (1310), line 39-40, sheet 6B, line 41-43.
  7. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  8. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 7B (1311), line 67-69.