Percy and Meta, Where They Lived and Worked on Long Island|
- After their marriage in 1908 Percy and Meta lived in Hauppauge. Arnold was born in Hauppauge in
1908 and Helen was born in Hauppauge in 1910. I do not know where their house was located, other than
that it was near that of Law and Elizabeth. The 1910 census listed them on Hauppauge Road. The
that I know of between 1908 and 1923 just give glimpses of houses and yards.
However, the 1910 census, in listing their immediate neighbors, indicates that they were living very close to the Methodists church in Hauppauge.
- Allen was listed as born in Islip in 1913.
- Bud (Edgar) was born in Hauppauge in 1915.
- In 1917 Percy was listed on his draft registration as living in Hauppauge and
working at Camp Upton.
- In 1919 Percy bought a piece of property (with buildings) on Town Line Road on the boarder
between Hauppauge and Islip very close to the property owned by his father, Law Land.
- In the 1920 census the family of Percy Land were listed on Wheeler Road in Islip. His neighbors indicate that he was
very near intersection of Joshua's Path and Wheeler Road. Why was he not living at the property
he had just bought on Town Line Road?
He may have been in transition as he bought the property
on North County Road
in Smithtown Branch in April 1920.
- Percy bought the property on North County Road in April, 1920. They were listed at North Country
Road in the 1930 Census.
- Percy worked for six years in Lloyd's Neck, Huntington. Bud Land said that Percy used the money from
the Livingston Job to buy the
property in St James where he had a lumber yard and hardware store.
- From Lewis Historical Biographies published in 1924 the following information was provided on
Percy A. Land worked at the carpenter's trade and finally became an independent builder and contractor.
He started in that business in 1911 and worked up a large and lucrative connection and is widely and
favorably known. He has now given up the building business, and has bought a tract of land opposite
St. James' (Long Island) depot, and is sub-dividing it into business and building lots, and will
also start a lumber, hardware, and material business.
According to the deed Percy bought the property in St James
in December 1924.