James McDonough, a hotel keeper at the Highlands, died last Saturday morning of consumption, aged 42 years. He had been in failing health about a year. The funeral was held yesterday at the Catholic church at the Highlands and the body was buried in Mount Olivet cemetery.
Mr. McDonough was the son of Patrick McDonough of Homdel and was born at that place. In 1881 he went to work as a bartender for Thomas Swift of the Highlands. Seven years later he went to work as bartender for Michael Rowland of the Highlands at Thompsonís lower bar. For several years past he had conducted the hotel himself. He had served as a Democratic member of the election board in the Highlands district. Mr. McDonough was thoroughly honest in his dealings and he was well thought of in the community in which he lived.
He married Miss Margaret McGarry, daughter of James McGarry of the Highlands. She and one small child survive him. Six brothers and sisters, a half-brother and a half-sister also survive him. His brothers and sisters are Thomas McDonough of Red Bank, William and Henry McDonough of Holmdel, John McDonough of Vanderburg, Edward McDonough of Rhode Island and Mrs. Mary Wheeler of Keyport. His half-brother is Peter McDonough of the Highlands and his half sister is Miss Ella McDonough, who lives at home.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Jan 10, 1900