Date of Service: 1921 – 1925
1887: Born on March 5 to parents Benjamin Nathaniel and Sarah Gray, in Drum Point, MD.
1900: In the U.S. Census at age 12, he is listed as living with his parents, Nathaniel, and Sarah. His father, Nathaniel, is the Principal Keeper at Cove Point Lighthouse, MD.
1905: Serves as First Assistant at Cove Point Lighthouse, MD from August 21 to September 29.
1910: In the U.S. Census at age 22, his occupation is listed as a cook for a lumber mill.
1917: Draft Registration Card lists Paul B. Gray as married with 2 children. His occupation is listed as a farmer.
1920: In the U.S. Census, Paul B. Gray is listed as married to his wife Edna with 2 sons and 1 daughter. His occupation is listed as a farmer.
1921: Serves as First Assistant at Sandy Point Shoal Lighthouse, MD. His salary was $840/year.
1922: Transferred to Cove Point Lighthouse, MD to serve as First Assistant.
1925: Transferred to Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, MD. to serve as Principal Keeper.
Sources: Chesapeake Chapter Keeper database, Robert J. Hurry, Registrar of Calvert Marine Museum, “United States Census, 1910,” FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org), The J. Candace Clifford Lighthouse Research Catalog, www.uslhs.org