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List of Lighthouse Keepers

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List of Lighthouse Keepers
FirstLastServiceStateCountyPlaceSrc
HeadFrank B. 1975-1976NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
1st AssistantHenry 1901-1903MDAnne Arundel CoAnnapolis, Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse
2nd AssistantGeorge 1872-1873MABarnstable CoProvincetown, Highland LIghthouse
HeadJames T. 1907-1928MABarnstable CoChatham Lighthouse
3rd AssistantJohn W. 1877SCCharleston CoMorris Island Lighthouse
2nd AssistantJohn W. 1877-1881SCCharleston CoMorris Island Lighthouse
1st AssistantJohn W. 1881-1883SCCharleston CoMorris Island Lighthouse
2nd AssistantCarl 1917NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
HeadJ. F. 1869-1875SCGeorgetown CoGeorgetown, Georgetown Lighthouse
HeadJames 1855-1859NYErie CoBuffalo, Buffalo Main Lighthouse
2nd AssistantJohn F. 1906-1908NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
1st AssistantJohn F. 1908NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
HeadJohn F. 1910-1912NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
HeadRandall K. 1967-1968MAEssex CoBakers Island Lighthouse
HeadRandall K. 1968-1969MAEssex CoBakers Island Lighthouse
HeadWilliam L., Jr. 1915-1917MAPlymouth CoDuxbury Pier Lighthouse
2nd AssistantNathaniel P. 1871-1873NCDare CoHatteras Lighthouse
2nd AssistantCharles S. 1886-1891NCCurrituck CoCorolla, Currituck Lighthouse
1st AssistantFrancis D. 1907-1908OHAshtabula CoAshtabula Lighthouse
HeadGeorge W. 1880-1883GAGlynn CoSt Simons Lighthouse
HeadSalmon 1853OHAshtabula CoAshtabula Lighthouse
1st AssistantBenjamin 1881MDAnne Arundel CoAnnapolis, Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse
1st AssistantMrs. S. J. 1874-1878MAPlymouth CoDuxbury Pier Lighthouse
1st AssistantNathaniel P. 1865-1868MABarnstable CoProvincetown, Highland LIghthouse
HeadWilliam 1871-1878MAPlymouth CoDuxbury Pier Lighthouse
1st AssistantAvery J. 1867NCDare CoManteo, Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse
2nd AssistantEdward B. 1930-1933NCCurrituck CoCorolla, Currituck Lighthouse
1st AssistantHomer T. 1907MDAnne Arundel CoAnnapolis, Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse
2nd AssistantHomer T. 1912-1913NCDare CoHatteras Lighthouse
1st AssistantHomer T. 1915-1920NCDare CoBodie Island Lighthouse
1st AssistantHomer T. 1928-1930NCCurrituck CoCorolla, Currituck Lighthouse
HeadHomer T. 1931-1936NCCurrituck CoCorolla, Currituck Lighthouse
2nd AssistantJulian H. 1928-1929NCDare CoHatteras Lighthouse
1st AssistantJulian H. 1930-1933NCWashington CoPlymouth, Roanoke River Lighthouse
1st AssistantJulian H. 1933-1940NCDare CoBodie Island Lighthouse
3rd AssistantWesley 1885-1889NCDare CoHatteras Lighthouse
2nd AssistantWesley 1889-1892NCDare CoHatteras Lighthouse
1st AssistantWesley 1892-1893NCDare CoHatteras Lighthouse
1st AssistantWesley L. 1893-1912NCCurrituck CoCorolla, Currituck Lighthouse
HeadWesley Leon 1912-1929NCHyde CoOcracoke Lighthouse
2nd AssistantWilliam Riley 1891-1912NCCurrituck CoCorolla, Currituck Lighthouse
1st AssistantWilliam Riley 1912-1927NCCurrituck CoCorolla, Currituck Lighthouse
HeadHenry A. 1876-1885NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
HeadJames H. 1888-1891MAPlymouth CoDuxbury Pier Lighthouse
1st AssistantSamuel G. 1857-1858NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
2nd AssistantAlonzo 1889-1890NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
1st AssistantAlonzo 1890-1891NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
HeadHenry 1814-1832NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
HeadNathaniel 1846-1849MEYork CoBoon Island Lighthouse
HeadNathaniel 1859MEYork CoBoon Island Lighthouse
1st AssistantRichard C. 1892-1894NCWashington CoPlymouth, Roanoke River Lighthouse
HeadThomas 1940-1950OHAshtabula CoAshtabula Lighthouse
2nd AssistantWilliam A. 1908-1912NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
1st AssistantA. J. 1910NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
HeadArthur J. 1930-1940CTMiddlesex CoSaybrook, Lynde Point Lighthouse
HeadPaul 1946-1951MAEssex CoBakers Island Lighthouse
HeadEbenezer D. 1869-1885NYNiagara CoFort Niagara Lighthouse
1st AssistantOliver H. 1871-1872NCDare CoHatteras Lighthouse
3rd AssistantOliver H. 1873-1878NCDare CoHatteras Lighthouse
1st AssistantWalter L. 1901NCDare CoManteo, Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse
3rd AssistantJohn 1876-1877SCCharleston CoMorris Island Lighthouse
1st AssistantJoseph E. 1904-1908MADukes CoEdgartown, Cape Poge Lighthouse
HeadJoseph E. 1908-1919MADukes CoEdgartown, Cape Poge Lighthouse
HeadRalph 1849-1853MDAnne Arundel CoAnnapolis, Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse
1st AssistantWilliam H. 1869NCDare CoManteo, Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse
HeadGeorge, Jr. 1967-1968MABarnstable CoProvincetown, Highland LIghthouse
1st AssistantThomas H. 1905NCDare CoHatteras Lighthouse
HeadGeorge W. 1890-1899CTNew London CoStonington Harbor Lighthouse
HeadSeth H. 1857-1861OHAshtabula CoAshtabula Lighthouse
2nd AssistantF. W. 1880-1882NCCurrituck CoCorolla, Currituck Lighthouse
1st AssistantGeorge S., Jr. 1935MAPlymouth CoDuxbury Pier Lighthouse
2nd AssistantHarry C. 1921-1923NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
HeadMesech 1783-1786NHRockingham CoPortsmouth, Harbor Lighthouse
3rd AssistantAngus G. 1883SCCharleston CoMorris Island Lighthouse
2nd AssistantAngus G. 1883-1896SCCharleston CoMorris Island Lighthouse
1st AssistantAngus G. 1896-1902SCCharleston CoMorris Island Lighthouse
HeadAngus G. 1902-1914SCGeorgetown CoGeorgetown, Georgetown Lighthouse
2nd AssistantLewis L. 1868-1869NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
2nd AssistantLewis L. 1870-1872NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
2nd AssistantLewis L. 1873-1874NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
1st AssistantLewis L. 1874-1875NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
2nd AssistantStephen B. 1863-1864NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
2nd AssistantWilliam G. 1874-1875NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
HeadSaxton 1853-1857OHAshtabula CoAshtabula Lighthouse
HeadMitchell 1911-1916MEYork CoBoon Island Lighthouse
HeadGeorge A. 1880-1881NCDare CoHatteras Lighthouse
2nd AssistantGeorge A. 1884-1886NCDare CoBodie Island Lighthouse
1st AssistantGeorge A. 1886-1912NCDare CoBodie Island Lighthouse
2nd AssistantSilas 1859-1860NCCarteret CoMorehead City, Cape Lookout Lighthouse
HeadElijah 1823-1825NYNiagara CoFort Niagara Lighthouse
HeadFrederick A. C. 1930-1936MAPlymouth CoDuxbury Pier Lighthouse
2nd AssistantOscar C. G. 1902-1903MABarnstable CoProvincetown, Highland LIghthouse
HeadKenneth F. 1966-1967NYSuffolk CoMontauk, Montauk Point Lighthouse
2nd AssistantJohn 1942-1944MABarnstable CoProvincetown, Highland LIghthouse
HeadGeorge 1854-1855MEYork CoBoon Island Lighthouse
1st AssistantRay L. 1933-1935NCCarteret CoMorehead City, Cape Lookout Lighthouse
HeadCharles W. 1867-1869CTNew Haven CoNew Haven, Five Mile Point Lighthouse
1st AssistantSarah A. 1868-1869CTNew Haven CoNew Haven, Five Mile Point Lighthouse
2nd AssistantJohn D. 1917NCDare CoHatteras Lighthouse
HeadBenjamin 1861-1864MEYork CoBoon Island Lighthouse

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39Lighthouse KeepersOH, Ashtabula Co, Ashtabula Lighthouse
68Lighthouse KeepersSC, Charleston Co, Morris Island Lighthouse
31Lighthouse KeepersSC, Georgetown Co, Georgetown, Georgetown Lighthouse

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09 Jun 2021City of Somerville Annual Reports 1911320320
09 Jun 2021Somerville City Directory, 1889138138
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06 Jun 2021Worcester City Directory, 1910702702
27 May 2021San Francisco City Directory, 18951,491
24 May 2021Detroit City Directory, 19131,749
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19 May 2021Chicago Medical Directory, 1905734
19 May 2021North Adams City Directory, 1917138
18 May 2021Medical Directory of Greater Boston, 1915-19164,145
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12 May 2021Portland City Directory, 1912320
10 May 2021Boston City Directory, 1855166
09 May 2021Manual of the Public Schools of Boston, 18801,052
09 May 2021Manual of the Public Schools of Boston, 1870532
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01 May 2021Boston City Directory, 19164,970
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24 Apr 2021History of the Boston Fire Department442
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06 Apr 2021Saginaw City Directory, 1921354
03 Apr 2021Dallas City Directory, 19098,632
01 Apr 2021Manchester City Directory, 1915208
01 Apr 2021Worcester City Directory, 1889277
01 Apr 2021Lowell, MA City Documents, 187566
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31 Mar 2021Lowell City Directory, 1916535
31 Mar 2021Topeka City Directory, 1890109
31 Mar 2021Topeka City Directory, 1902148
30 Mar 2021Denver City Directory, 19015,251
28 Mar 2021Colorado Educational Directory8,267
26 Mar 2021Delaware County Public Schools 1904-597
25 Mar 2021Muncie City Directory, 1934908
25 Mar 2021Fall River City Directory, 1905326
24 Mar 2021Fall River City Directory, 1921606
21 Mar 2021Directory of the Chicago public schools, 1916-77,811
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20 Mar 2021Directory of Indianapolis public schools, 1937-82,413
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19 Mar 2021High schools of New York city, 19212,582
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15 Mar 2021Cleveland OH City Directory, 1879470
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13 Mar 2021Baltimore City Directory 191553
12 Mar 2021Directory of the schools of Baltimore, 1926-73,128
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