Date of Service: 1869-1877
1833: William M. Elmore is born in Northumberland County, VA.
1845: Augusta P. Ashburn is born on June 9 in Virginia
1863: William M. Elmore marries Augusta P. Ashburn in Virginia.
1869-1877: William M. Elmore is named Principal Keeper at Bowlers Rock Lighthouse, VA. His beginning salary is $600/year. His ending salary is $540/year.
1870: In the 1870 Lighthouse Inspection Report, the inspector requests a new boat for the station, stating that the Keeper and his family capsized and almost drowned.
1871-1877: Augusta P. Elmore is named the Assistant Keeper at Bowlers Rock Lighthouse, VA. Her salary is $400/year.
1877: Keeper Elmore resigns his position as Principal Keeper.
1880: In the 1880 U.S. Census, William’s occupation is listed as a Census Enumerator, living in Richmond, VA.
1900: In the 1900 U.S. Census, Augusta lives with her daughter in Washington D.C.
1924: Augusta P. Elmore passed away on April 4th at the age of 78. She is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Washington D.C.
Sources: Chesapeake Chapter Keeper’s Database; familysearch.org; uslhs.org