Keeper Bio: Smith, Mary Caulk

Date of Service: 1868 – 1872

1841: Born on August 10th in Delaware.

1868-1872: Mary C. Smith is appointed the First Assistant at Assateague Lighthouse, VA. Her annual salary is $400/year. (Her husband Charles Smith serves as Principal Keeper)

1908: Mary Caulk Smith dies on March 7, 1894. She is buried at Wilmington Delaware and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington Delaware.

Source: Chesapeake Chapter Keeper database; J. Candace Clifford Lighthouse Research Catalog,;; Official Register of the United States, various years.


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