Keeper Bio: Speake, Thomas E.


Date of Service: 1887 – 1917

1846:  Thomas E. Speake is born in August to Thomas & Mary Speake in MD.

1876:   Thomas Speake marries Buena Clagett in MD.

1887-1917:     Thomas E. Speake is appointed Principal Keeper at Upper Cedar Point Lighthouse, MD. (His wife Buena Speake serves as First Assistant) His beginning salary is $550/year and ending salary $600/year.

1931:   Thomas E. Speake dies on September 13th, at the age of 85 in Virginia. He is buried at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Luray, VA.

Sources: Chesapeake Chapter Keeper’s Database;;;


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