Keeper Bio: Elmore, Augusta P.

Date of Service: 1871-1877

1845:  Augusta P. Ashburn is born on June 9 in Virginia

1863: William M. Elmore marries Augusta P. Ashburn in Virginia.

1870: In the 1870 Lighthouse Inspection Report, the inspector requests a new boat for the station, stating that the Keeper and his family capsized and almost drowned.

1871-1877: Augusta P. Elmore is named the Assistant Keeper at Bowlers Rock Lighthouse, VA. Her salary is $400/year. (Her husband William M. Elmore served as Principal Keeper)

1880: In the 1880 U.S. Census, Augusta is living wither her husband William in Richmond, VA.

1900: In the 1900 U.S. Census, Augusta lives with her daughter in Washington D.C.

1924:  Augusta P. Elmore passed away on April 4th at the age of 78. She is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Washington D.C.

Sources: Chesapeake Chapter Keeper’s Database;;


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