Keeper Bio: Elizabeth Cross

Date of Service: 1860-1863

1860-1863: Elizabeth Cross is named the First Assistant at Craney Island Lighthouse. Her salary is $300/year. (Her husband George Cross served as Principal Keeper)

1861: During the Civil War, the Confederates remove the lens from the lighthouse and cause major damage to the structure.

Sources: Chesapeake Chapter Keeper’s Database; familysearch.org; uslhs.org;

 

 

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