In Memoriam

Many lighthouse personnel crossed the bar due to natural causes of sickness or age. However, some lighthouse personnel gave their lives for their country and service due to accidents, drownings, and even murder. Listed below is a Memorial to these courageous members of the Lighthouse Service who lost their lives during their service and the time and manner in which their passing occurred. The Society will be adding to this list as other personnel are found who gave their lives in such a manner.
 
FIRST NAME LAST NAME TITLE LIGHTHOUSE DATE ACTION
Walter Abbott Seaman Tender White Alter December 7, 1968 Drowned
Michael Agnew Electricians Mate Tender White Alter December 7, 1968 Drowned
Nathaniel Alley Keeper Lubec Channel ME March 7, 1934 Died from Coal Stove Fumes
John Andersen Keeper Kanahena HI October 1910 Fell off Cliff
Joseph Andreu Keeper Saint Augustine FL January  1860 Fell from Lighthouse
Joshua Appleby Keeper Sand Key FL October 1846 Killed in Hurricane
Donald Ashley Jr. USCG Detour Reef MI March 30, 1971 Drowned
Felix Bearman Crewman Tender Manzanita March 22, 1916 Drowned
Andrew Bourisaw Keeper Skillagalee MI October 19, 1901 Drowned
Mr. Bradduck Temporary Keeper Boston MA November 14, 1718 Drowned
Samuel Brown Jr. Chief Warrant Officer Tender White Alter December 7, 1968 Drowned
Charles Butler Engineer LV-082 November 10, 1913 Drowned
Frank Campisano Seaman Tender White Alter December 7, 1968 Drowned
Aaron Carter Assistant Keeper Cape Florida FL  July 23, 1836 Killed in Indian attack
Maurice Cason Fireman Tender White Alter December 7, 1968 Drowned
Edwin Clements Assistant Keeper Smith Island WA December 29, 1939 Drowned
Jack Colvin Assistant Keeper Scotch Cap AK April 1, 1946 Killed in tsunami
John Cooper Jr. Quartermaster Tender White Alter December 7, 1968 Drowned
Forrest Cowan Assistant Keeper Cape Flattery WA February 18, 1911 Drowned
John Currie Assistant Keeper Eldred Rock AK March 26, 1910 Drowned
Clinton Dalzell Assistant Keeper Egg Rock ME February 1935 Drowned
Richard Duncan Seaman Tender White Alter December 7, 1968 Drowned
Dewey Dykstra Assistant Keeper Scotch Cap AK April 1, 1946 Killed in tsunami
Walter Eberle Assistant Keeper Whale Rock RI September 21, 1938 Killed in hurricane
John Enquist Keeper Destruction Island WA August 7, 1911 Hit in head by derrick
Richard B. Fredey Assistant Keeper Boston MA November 21, 1952 Drowned
Larry Fregia Seaman Apprentice Tender White Alter December 7, 1968 Drowned
S. R. Fullerton Keeper Round Island MS November 1, 1911 Drowned
George Genery Keeper Grand Island MI June 1908 Disappeared
Roy Gill  2nd Assistant Keeper Split Rock MN October 2, 1910 Drowned
Walter Grobben 2nd Assistant Keeper Skillagalee MI October 19, 1901 Drowned
Ramon Gutierrez Seaman Apprentice Tender White Alter December 7, 1968 Drowned
Thomas Harrison Keeper West Rigglets LA Nov 1862 Killed on duty during Civil War
Eugene Ingalls Keeper Petit Manan ME December 29, 1916 Drowned
Roger Jacks Seaman Tender White Alter December 7, 1968 Drowned
William Jensen Seaman LV-082 November 10, 1913 Drowned
Albert Joost Keeper Southampton Shoal CA December 25, 1945 Died in Fire
Charles Layton Keeper Point Pinos CA 1855 Shot
Andrew Leahy Mate LV-082 November 10, 1913 Drowned
Cornelius Leahy Asstant Engineer LV-082 November 10, 1913 Drowned
Raymond Linton Keeper Cape San Blas FL 1932 Suicide
Steven Lundquist Seaman Tender White Alter December 7, 1968 Drowned
Peter Mackey Cook LV-082 November 10, 1913 Drowned
Cornelius Maher Assistant Keeper Cockspur Island GA 1853 Drowned
Ernest Marler Assistant Keeper Cape San Blas FL 1938 Murdered
William A, Maxwell USCG Stannard Rock MI June 18, 1961 Killed in explosion and fire
Charles J. McDougal District Inspector Punta Gorda CA March 5, 1909 Drowned
John McKenna Keeper Lime Point CA December 22, 1902 Drowned
Joseph Morin Yeoman Tender White Alter December 7, 1968 Drowned
Charles Morrison Commissaryman Tender White Alter December 7, 1968 Drowned
Edward Morrison Assistant Keeper Grand Island MI June 1908 Murdered
George Murdock Keeper Roundout Creek NY 1857 Drowned
Paul Ness Assistant Keeper Scotch Cap AK April 1, 1946 Killed in tsunami
Louis Norvell Keeper Head of Passes LA 1891 Drowned
Walton O’Quinn Jr. Engineman Tender White Alter December 7, 1968 Drowned
Frederick Osborne Keeper Saint Simons Island GA March 3, 1880 Shot and killed by Assistant Keeper
Leonard Peckering Assistant Keeper Scotch Cap AK April 1, 1946 Killed in tsunami
Anthony Pettit Assistant Keeper Scotch Cap AK April 1, 1946 Killed in tsunami
Carmalite Philbert Keeper Choctaw Point AL 1852 Died in Fire
William Raether Keeper Waukegan IL December 18, 1907 Drowned
Ole Anton Rasmussen 2nd Assistant Keeper Cape Flattery WA September 18, 1934 Drowned
Henry Ray Assistant Keeper Mount Desert Rock ME May 1920 Drowned
John Rollinson Engineman Tender White Alter December 7, 1968 Drowned
Alexander Rose Keeper Stony Point NY 1856 Accident ruptured a blood vessel
Robert Saunders Temporary Keeper Boston MA November 14, 1718 Drowned
Edward Sexton Assistant Keeper Split Rock MN October 2, 1910 Drowned
James Shaw Keeper West Point WA December 3, 1913 Drowned
King Sheridan Assistant Keeper Frankfort Pierhead MI August 1902 Drowned by Car-Ferry
Aaron Sheridan Keeper South Manitou Island MI March 15, 1878 Drowned
Julia Sheridan Assistant Keeper South Manitou Island MI March 15, 1878 Drowned
Peter Shook Keeper Port Sanilac MI March 31, 1849 Drowned
John Silander Assistant Keeper Eldred Rock AK March 26, 1910 Drowned
Mary Terry Keeper Sand Point Escanaba MI March 4, 1886 Died in Fire
Alexander Toomey Assistant Keeper Makapu’u Point HI April 10, 1925 Died from burns in IOV lamp explosion
Gustavus Umberham Keeper Algoma, MI February 3, 1913 Drowned
Clement Van Ripper Keeper Beaver Island Harbor MI Aug 1872 Drowned
William Vitt Chief Engineman Tender White Alter December 7, 1968 Drowned
William Wheatley Assistant Keeper Granite Island MI April 30, 1898 Drowned
Hugh Williams Captain LV-082 November 10, 1913 Drowned
Guy Wood Boattswains Mate Tender White Alter December 7, 1968 Drowned
George Worthylake Keeper Boston MA November 3, 1718 Drowned