Charles E. Respess

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First Name:
Charles
Last Name:
Respess
Image Source:
Chesapeake Chapter US Lighthouse Society
Middle Initial:
E.
Born:
1862
Died:
1915
Comments

Charles E. Respess drowns on March 5, 1915 when trying to reach shore from the lighthouse.

On his tombstone is inscribed:

Oh, how sad was the summons,

when word came he was dead;

My husband left home full of life,

And brought back to me dead.

Place(s)
Title / Position:
1st Assistant Lighthouse Keeper
Cause of Termination:
Transferred and Promoted
Year Started:
1893
Year Departed:
1894
Title / Position:
1st Assistant Lighthouse Keeper
Year Started:
1894
Year Departed:
1894
Begin Salary:
435
Title / Position:
Principal Lighthouse Keeper
Cause of Termination:
Transfered and Demoted
Year Started:
1894
Year Departed:
1897
Place:
Title / Position:
1st Assistant Lighthouse Keeper
Cause of Termination:
Transferred and Promoted
Year Started:
1897
Year Departed:
1899
Place:
Title / Position:
Principal Lighthouse Keeper
Cause of Termination:
Transferred
Year Started:
1899
Year Departed:
1903
Begin Salary:
600
Title / Position:
Principal Lighthouse Keeper
Cause of Termination:
Transferred
Year Started:
1903
Year Departed:
1907
Begin Salary:
575
Title / Position:
Principal Lighthouse Keeper
Cause of Termination:
Died
Year Started:
1907
Year Departed:
1915
Begin Salary:
600
Vessels
Associated Vessel:
Title / Position:
1st Mate
Year Started:
1888
Year Ended:
1890
Associated Vessel:
Title / Position:
Captain-Master
Year Started:
1891
Year Ended:
1893

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Entered by:
trholman
Entered Date:
Nov 13, 2018