Keeper Bio: Paul B. Gray

Paul B. Gray

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

 

 

 

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