Obit: Bolger, Captain M. H. (? - 1934)

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Surnames: Bolger, Hinkes, Leddy, Packel, Griffin, Bartlett, Lanham

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 18 Jan. 1934

Bolger, Captain M. H. (? - 1934)

? E. Bartlett brought a newspaper clipping to the Press office Tuesday telling of the death of Captain M. H. Bolger, assistant chief of the Watertown police force, after a two weeks’ illness. Mr. and Mrs. Bolger will be remembered by many of the older residents of this community, having owned the farm now occupied by E. J. Lanham east of the fairgrounds, about 25 years ago. Mr. Bolger has been a member of the Watertown police force 21 years.

Mr. Bolger is survived by his widow four children, the Rev. Henry P. Bolger, C.S.C., a graduate of the University of Norte Dame and at present in Pasadena, Calif.; Francis G. Bolger, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. J. F. Hinkes, Sheboygan, and Miss Josephine Bolger, a teacher in the Milwaukee public schools. There are five grandchildren. He is also survived by four sisters and three brothers, Mrs. James Leddy, Chicago; Mrs. F. Packel, Waterloo; Mrs. Martin Griffin and Miss Hannah Bolger, Columbus; P. H. Bolger, Milwaukee and John Edward Bolger, Waterloo.

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Re: Obit: Bolger, Captain M. H. (? - 1934)

Contact: Crystal Wendt


In the 1930 Census Captain Bolger is listed as Michael Bolger; occupation is Policeman in the city of Watertown, Dodge County, Wis.


***Additional Notes on the Bolger Family:

1870 Wis., Jackson County, Irving:

John, Bolger (head) age 50 born Ireland; Mary, Bolger (wife) age 50, born Ireland; John, Bolger, (son) age 15, born Wisconsin; James, Bolger, (son) age 13, born Wisconsin; Mary, Bolger, (daug.) age 9, born Wisconsin;

1880 Wis., Jackson Co., Irving

Bolger, John age 25; Bolger, James (brother) age 23; Bolger, Mary (mother) age 60, widow; Bolger, Mary A. (sister) age 20;


Bolger, Loretta (head) age 70 wd born Wis. [was married to John born 1855]; Bolger, Charles (son) age 42, marred at 42, born Wis.; Bolger, Leo (son) 34, single; Bolger, Geneive (daughter-in-law) age 33, married at 33 [Charles and Geneive are married]


Just came across this on the net, this is part of my family. My grandfather was John. What is your connection to Bolger's?  Marilyn Bolger Gentry,

Contact: Sarah Benjamin

Thank you for sending this to me. Can you tell me what Captain Bolger's initials, M.H., stand for? I might be able to tell by his name if we could possibly be related.

Thanks, again. Sarah

Contact:  Marilyn Gentry

If you are talking about the M H Bolger who was the chief of police in Watertown, WI, the first name is Michael. None of the papers I have show the middle name. He was married to Mary Roche and the son of James & Anna Bolger and was also a brother to my grandfather John.






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