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THE GOOSEBERRY CLUB
Brooklyn Daily Standard Union
28 June 1889
An oranization composed chiefly of old residents
of the Fourth ward, enjoyed their annual clambake at
Tack-a-Pousha House, Far Rockaway, yesterday.
Every year a banquet or clambake is given by the club
to one of the members, Bernard McCAFFREY the retired
feed merchant, being the particular guest and recipient
of the honors yesterday. Ex-Police Commissioner John PYBURN
presided at the dinner, and later on he sang with much vigor,
and sweetness "The Yaller Dog," a song he said was popular
sixty years ago in Bridge street.
Mr. McCaffery, who was Treasurer of St. Patrick Society
for a quarter of a century, and has always taken an active
part in helping along local charitable work, was almost
over-whelmed by the compliments of his friends.
Among those present were:
J. Howard BREEN
Wm. A. CORR
John H. NEWMAN
James H. FARRELL
Francis Gerard TURNER
Thomas F. MEAGHER
Ed RORKE, Jr.
NOTE : From Pat Woods; Tack-a-Pusha House was a resort hotel built and
owned by David Roche, father of the William Roche who appears at the
end of the list of attendees.
Transcriber: Nancy E Lutz
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