|Birth: ||Feb. 6, 1888|
|Death: ||Oct. 11, 1964|
New Jersey, USA
Age: 76 years
Military: WWI U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, 312th Infantry, Intelligence Section
Percy was the son of John J. & Margaret (Donahue) Bulger. He was born in Holyoke, MA during the years that his father was employed there as a wire weaver. By 1891 the family had returned to NJ where they lived in Harrison and Newark. John died when Percy was only 13 years old. His mother worked hard taking in boarders and serving meals in her large boarding house in Newark. Percy quit school and went to work to help earn income for his mother. He rode a bicycle around Newark reading the gas meters for the public service company. On the 1915 NJ State Census, Percy is listed as a scholar attending Central High School in Newark at the age of 27. By 1917, when he is filling out his World War I registration card, he is a student at N.Y.U. on Waverly Place in N.Y.C.
Percy served in France during WWI where he suffered from an attack with mustard gas. He lived in the trenches on the battlefield and served his country honorably as a "Doughboy" (a name which Percy was proud to use to refer to himself in later life).
After the war, Percy returned to NJ. His mother had remarried and was now in Keyport and Keansburg. Percy went to work and became a butcher under the guidance of his step-father, Herman Hubert. They maintained two butcher shops, one in Keyport and one in Keansburg. They also ran a seasonal boarding house called "The Holland House" in Keansburg during the summers.
At the shore, Percy met Edna Swenson from Brooklyn, NY. They were married on 4 June 1922, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Keyport. They took up residence in the home which Percy had built for them on Beers Street in Keyport. They remained in this home, where their son, John P. Bulger was born, for the duration of their lives. Percy died on 11 October 1964 at the age of 76 and is buried in Shoreland Memorial Gardens with his mother, his step-father and Edna, who lived to be 100 years old in 2002. (msa)
John J Bulger (1857 - 1901)
Margaret Donahue Bulger Hubert (1867 - 1937)
Edna Louise Swenson Bulger (1902 - 2003)*
John Percival Bulger (1923 - 2006)*
Shoreland Memorial Gardens
New Jersey, USA
Created by: MSA
Record added: Apr 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36135394