Last week’s photo showed a sturdy block of stone with the name “Dr. J. McCaffrey” inscribed on the face and abutting a curb.
Brian Benjamin recognized it because it’s in front of his house, on Irving Place in Red Bank. Doreen O’Donnell knew it because she lives next door.
A century ago, the home was where veterinary physician James McCaffrey lived and practiced. A cursory search of the online Red Bank Register archive turned up the article at right, published May 17, 1911, reporting that the good doctor was injured while tending to a horse. Another story several years later reported he was injured cranking his automobile. He died in 1919.
Also writing in were Robert Clark, the Colmorgen Kids, Linda Schwabenbauer, Brian Hanlon, Linda McCaffrey (who says she’s no relation), Trish DePonti, all of whom knew the location. Thanks to all for participating.
Want a quick way to search the Register archive? Follow this link and type in your search terms, replacing or supplementing the words “red bank” in the search box.
The Monmouth Township Public Library has the archive online.