8 Ballard Place1

The occupants of 8 Ballard Place were:

#1. M. Walthall Turner (from 1935 to 1946).
     In 1935-1939 his brother William D. Turner resides with him, and in 1941 Donald McAlpin.
The value of the house in 1940 was $8,900.2

M. Walthall Turner was born in 1903 in New York.2 M. Walthall Turner married Dorothea L.3,2 M. Walthall Turner was the president of the New Jersey Dy-Dee Wash Inc at River Road near S. Maple in Fair Lawn. No occupation was listed in 1939, and in 1941 he was a president in Paterson.3,4,2 Dorothea was born in 1905 in New York.2 Dorothea L. Turner was a secretary at the YMCA.2 M. and Dorothea had a daughter Constance R.2 Constance was born in 1934 in New York.2

William D. Turner was born in 1901 in New York.5 William D. Turner was not married (at least no spouse was listed).4 William D. Turner was the general manager of the New Jersey Dy-Dee Wash Inc at River Road near S. Maple in Fair Lawn. In 1937-39 no occupation is listed.3,4 William was listed in 1935-9 at 8 Ballard Place, and in 1941 as removed to Richmond, Virginia. His mother Grace moves also, they are both listed in the 1940 census in Richmond, Virginia.6,7

Donald McAlpin was not married (at least no spouse was listed).7 Donald McAlpin was a clerk in New York.7
Donald D. MacAlpine (wife Ruth) is no longer listed at 8 Bolton Place in 1941, but a Donald McAlpin (no spouse) is listed as residing with the head of household at 8 Ballard Place. Is this the same person?

8 Ballard Place was not listed in the numerical directory before 1933. In 1933 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 65B (1321), line 62-64.
  3. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  4. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  5. [S39] Federal Census: 1920. New York, Queens County, AD 4, ED 236, pg. 148/149, sheet 1B/2A, line 78-80/1-3 (NARA: T625, Roll ?).
  6. [S39] Federal Census: 1940. Virginia, Richmond, ED 118-25, pg. 148/149, sheet 9B, line 46-47 (NARA: T627, Roll 4319, pg. 288, sheet 9B).
  7. [S10] 1941 Directory.