Keeper Bio: Speake, Buena V.

Date of Service: 1895 – 1917

1847:   Buena Clagett is born in December in MD.

1876:  Thomas Speake marries Buena Clagett in MD.

1895-1917:     Buena Speake is appointed First Assistant at Upper Cedar Point Lighthouse, MD. (Her husband Thomas E. Speake is Principal Keeper) Her beginning salary is $360/year and ending salary $480/year.

1935:  Buena V. Speake dies on May 4th, at the age of 88 in Virginia. She is buried at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Luray, VA.

Sources: Chesapeake Chapter Keeper’s Database;;


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