I presently own some framed degrees and certificates being in the name of this person. I am not related to him in any way, but feel that a descendant might want them. They have been used as set dressing at a community theater for a number of years and will be returned to the prop room if no interest is shown... Dr. Percival was born in Philadelphia Dec. 20, 1882. His pre-medical education was at the Temple University, and he graduated from the Medico-Chirurgical College, 1905. He served as resident Physician at the Samaritan Hospital, and as Assistant Chief Resident Physician at the Philadelphia Municipal Hospital for Contagious Diseases, then as Medical Inspector in the Bureau of Health of Philadelphia; and during 35 years was Director of the Radiological Department of the Methodist Hospital in Philadelphia. He served as Assistant Professor of Radiology in Philadelphia Polyclinic Hospital.
During the First World War, he served as Captain of the Medical Corps in the United States Army in charge of the Department of Radiology, stationed in the Base Hospital at Camp Merritt, NY. Dr Percival was married and the couple resided at 2332 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia.