Keeper Bio: Sturtevant, Mary J.

Date of Service: 1870-1873

1824: Mary Jane Bell is born in Portsmouth, VA.

1842: William P. Sturtevant marries Mary Jane Bell in Portsmouth, VA. On November 15th.

1870-1873: Mary J. Sturtevant is named the First Assistant at Craney Island Lighthouse. Her beginning salary is $400/year, and her ending salary is $420/year. (Her husband William P. Sturtevant served as Principal Keeper)

1874: Mary Jane Sturtevant dies. She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, VA.

Sources: Chesapeake Chapter Keeper’s Database;;; The Norfolk Landmark, November 10, 1898


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