Date of Service: 1881-1882
1826: Park Charity is born in Surry, VA., to parents Squire & Anne Charity.
1849: Marries Elizabeth.
1870: In the US Census, Park Charity (44) lives with his wife Elizabeth (36) and 4 children in Surry, VA., where he works as a farmer.
1871: The 9th Senatorial Convention for the City of Peterburg & Counties of Prince George & Surry elects Park Charity to the Senatorial Committee.
1876: In the Republican Congressional Convention, Park Charity is nominated as Vice-President.
1878: In the 2nd Congressional District of the Republican Convention, Park Charity is elected to represent Surry.
1880: Park Charity is elected delegate to the Republican State Convention.
1880: In the US Census, Park Charity (54) lives with his wife Elizabeth (47) and 4 children in Surry, VA., where he works as a shoemaker.
1881: Served as Assistant Keeper at Cherrystone Bar Lighthouse, VA.
1881-1882: Served as Principal Keeper at White Shoal Lighthouse, VA. His annual salary was $420/year.
1887: Park Charity dies on July 30th at age 61 in Surry, VA.
Sources: Chesapeake Chapter Keeper’s Database; familysearch.org; uslhs.org, The Daily State Journal, October 24, 1871, The Norfolk Virginian, September 7, 1876, The Norfolk Virginian, September 4, 1878, The Valley Virginian, April 22, 1880
Sources: Familysearch.org, Chesapeake Chapter Database.