17 Beekman Place1

The occupants of 17 Beekman Place were:

#1. Leo J. Ryan (from 1933 to 1939).
     In 1939-40 Ruth E. Ryan is a widow, and Laura K. Bowie lives with her. In 1940 her aunt Elizabeth Stevens is also enumerated at this address.
The value of the house in 1940 was $7500.2

Leo J. Ryan married Ruth E.3 Leo J. Ryan was in 1933 a clerk in New York.3 Leo J. Ryan died before 1939.4
Ruth E. Ryan was born in 1902 in New Jersey.2 Ruth E. Ryan was in 1939 a registry clerk in New York. In the census she was listed as a filing librarian for a banking company.4,2 Leo and Ruth had a son Leo Jerome II.2 Leo was born in 1939 in New Jersey.2

Laura K. Bowie was born in 1885 in Indiana.2 Laura K. Bowie was widowed (Spouse: Harold D).4 Laura K. Bowie was a (baby) nurse.4,2 Laura lived in 1935 in Ridgewood, Bergen County, New Jersey.2

Elizabeth Stevens was born in 1861 in New York.2 Elizabeth Stevens was widowed.2 She lived in 1935 in the same house.2

#3. Richard B. Swallow (1941).

Richard B. Swallow was born in 1901 in New Hampshire.5 Richard B. Swallow married Madlynn B.3,5,6 Richard B. Swallow was in 1933 an electrical engineer, and after 1937 an assistant division meter chief in Jersey City. In the 1940 census he is listed as an electrical engineer at a public utility.3,7,5 Madlynn was born in 1903 in New Jersey.5 Richard was listed in 1933 at 24 Reading Terrace, in 1935-7 at 201-B42 Abbott Road, then in 1939-40 at 6 Ballard Place, in 1941 at 17 Beekman Place, and in 1944-6 at 15 Ballard Place.8,4,6,9

#4. George E. Jacques (from 1944 to 1946).

George E. Jacques was born in 1908 in New York.10 George E. Jacques married Doris E.4,10 George E. Jacques was a salesman (printing ink).4,10 George and Doris were listed in 1939-40 at 201-A34 Abbott Road, in 1941 at 335 Howard Ave, and in 1944-6 at 17 Beekman Place.

In 1931 it was listed as vacant.


  1. [S3] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 6A (1310), line 22-25.
  3. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  4. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  5. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 65B (1321), line 43-44.
  6. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  7. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  8. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  9. [S11] 1944 Directory.
  10. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 2B (1306), line 72-73.