Two readers identified the photo of the pond fountain shown in last week’s Where as one on Hope Road in Tinton Falls.
But 16 others correctly called it out as Pomphrey Pond in Rumson, on East River Road opposite borough hall.
Sarah Pomphrey, who lives in town, wrote in to share some history of the pond and the family for whom it’s named.
Sarah’s married to Edwin Lincoln Pomphrey, Jr., great-grandson of the family progenitor, Edwin Austin Francis Pomphrey, Jr., who bought the house adjoining the pond in 1906. He and his wife raised 10 kids in the red house next to the pond. The next generation of Pomphreys to occupy the house had seven kids. And the one after that, two.
The mother of those two, Edna Pomphrey Ruscio, a granddaughter of the original Pomphrey, still lives in the red house, Sarah says.
Here’s an excerpt from remarks Sarah delivered at a 2011 ceremony at which the pond was formally named Pomphrey Pond following a long-overdue dredging and installation of an aeration system:
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