|Birth: ||Dec. 25, 1885|
|Death: ||Mar. 22, 1926|
Morgan Gardner Bulkeley, Jr., B.A. 1907.
Born December 25, 1885, in Hartford, Conn
Died March 22, 1926, in Hartford, Conn.
Father, Morgan Gardner Bulkeley (honorary M.A 1889,
LL.D. Trinity 1917); president ^Etna Life Insurance Com-
pany, Civil War veteran; mayor of Hartford; governor of
Connecticut; United States senator, son of Eliphalet Adams
Bulkeley (B.A. 1824) and Lydia Smith (Morgan) Bulkeley,
descendant of the Rev. Peter Bulkley, a graduate of St. John's College, Cambridge, in 1608, who came to Cambridge, Mass, in 1635, w a s t n e ^ r s t se ttler and minister at Concord, Mass., and the founder of the twelfth church in the colony, and whose library formed the nucleus of the Harvard College Libiary Mother, Fannie Briggs (Houghton) Bulkeley; daughter of James Franklin and Caroline (Sparhawk) Houghton; descendant of John Houghton, who came from England to Massachusetts in 1635. Yale relatives include: Charles E. Bulkeley,'56 (uncle), and Charles E. Brainard, ex-yi, Morgan B Brainard, '00, Newton C. Brainard, '02, and Richard B.
Bulkeley, '08 (cousins).
Hartford Public High School. Member Wranglers, Yacht
Club, Delta Kappa Epsilon, and Wolf's Head.
Connected with ^Etna Life Insurance Company since graduation; (clerk in financial depaitment until 1910; made
assistant treasurer 1910, director 1912, and treasurer 1922,
also a vice-president of the company since 1923); elected
assistant treasurer of ^Etna Casualty & Surety Company
1915, director 1916, and treasurer 1923; elected assistant
treasurer of Automobile Insurance Company 1916, director
1917, and treasurer 1923; trustee Bankers Trust Company;
director of Charter Oak Bank from 1909 to 1915, when it
was merged with Phoenix National Bank of Hartford; director
of the latter bank, Dime Savings Bank, Standard Fire Insurance Company, Hartford City Gas Light Company, Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Company, Billings & Spencer Company (drop forging machinery, etc.), Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company (printers and bookbinders), Kellogg & Bulkeley Company (lithographers),
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Smyth Manufacturing Company (bookbinders* machinery), Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company, and Cedar Hill Cemetery Association; member of board of managing directors of Hartford Hospital; trustee of Hartford Y. W. C. A. and director of its new building project in 1916; secretary
of Connecticut River Bridge and Highway Commission; member Hartford City Council 1909-1911, Municipal Building Commission 1910-1915, Board of Finance 1916, and Park Board 1922-24; chairman Republican Town Committee of Hartford 1921; member Hartford Chamber of Commerce, board of managers of Connecticut Society of Sons of the Revolution, Society of the Cincinnati, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States, and Loyal Legion; attended South Congregational Church, Hartford; enlisted in Troop B, 5th Cavalry, Connecticut National Guard, March 9, 1911, and rose through the non-commissioned grades to a second lieutenancy in January, 1916; served as such with Troop B on the Mexican Border, being promoted to First Lieutenant November 2 and to Captain and commander of the troop November 30; organization was federalized as Company B, 101st Machine Gun Battalion, in 1917; went overseas as its Captain in October, 1917, and served in all the engagements in which the 26th Division participated; after several months' training in the Neufchateau area, entered the line in the Chemin des Dames Sector; promoted to Major August 1, 1918, and commanded the battalion at Chateau-Thierry and during the St.-Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives, during the latter of which he and his battalion were in "Death Valley" twenty-five days; on October 28, 1918, was gassed and evacuated to Base Hospital 28 at Limoges and later to Base Hospital 22 at Bordeaux; invalided home and sent to Base Hospital at Camp Upton, Long Island, in December; received his discharge from service January 9, 1919; awarded a divisional citation in September, 1918; also recommended for the Croix de Guerre and the Distinguished Service Cross.
Married June 8, 1912, in Hartford, Ruth Lee, daughter
of William Erastus Collins (B.A. Williams 1884) and Era
Lee (Steele) Collins, and niece of Atwood Collins, '73, and
Daniel R Howe, '74 Children: Morgan Gardner, 3d, William Erastus, and Edward Root.
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Death due to a tumor on the brain; had been ill for a number of months and underwent an operation the previous summer. Buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. Survived by wife, three sons, mother, a brother, Houghton Bulkeley, 6*-'19, and a sister, Elinor Bulkeley Ingersoll, the wife of John A. Ingersoll, '11 S.
Morgan Bulkeley (1837 - 1922)
Fannie Briggs Houghton Bulkeley (1860 - 1938)
Ruth Collins Bulkeley (1887 - 1973)*
Morgan Gardner Bulkeley (1913 - 2012)*
William E.C. Bulkeley (1915 - 1989)*
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Created by: Teddi Kella-Fuller
Record added: Feb 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85560436