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The Lighthouse Keepers of the Morris Island Lighthouse

Below is the beginning of a list of lighthouse keepers who served at the Morris Island Lighthouse. This list is being reconstructed by Lighthouse Service payroll records, family histories and other historic records. The Lighthouse Service records after 1908 were destroyed by water damage from fighting a fire at the National Archives, thus limiting our resources for 1908 - 1938.

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Each lightkeeper is listed with his years of service.



St. Lo Mellichamp 1700s
George Wood 1850 - 1857
William A. Mellichamp 1857
William A. Harm 1870
James Skillins 1870 - 1873
Charles Player 1875 - 1876
James Masindun 1873 - 1874
William Player 1874 - 1875
Jimmy Conklin 1875 - 1876
Henry Conklin 1876
Gustavis Thompson 1878 - 1881
John Wieking 1885 - 1908
Martin Leary 1878 - 1881
John Ames 1877 - 1881, 1882 - 1883
John Hagan 1877 - 1880
Peter Collins 1880 - 1881
John Wragg 1881
Phillip Pepper 1881
John Howard 1881 - 1883
James Young 1882 - 1883
Angus Bennett 1883 - 1903
Thomas Jones 1883 - 1884
Thomas O'Hagan 1883 - 1887
Ernest Ferrell 1884
More Wilkinson 1884 - 1886
Richard Stonebridge 1884, 1887 - 1891
Edward Burns 1887 - 1891
Halvor Svendsen 1891 - 1896
Matthew Slavich 1892 - 1894
Carl Svendson 1903 - 1908
Victor Thelning 1901 - 1902
Jessie Swan 1902 - 1904
Martin Rowell 1903 - 1906
Maniard ____t 1906 - 1907
Ludwig Jacobson 1906 - 1908
Carl Sisson 1907 - 1908
Lewis Bringloe 1908
George Jackson 1910s
George Shierlock 1917 - ??
Edward T. Hewitt 1920s
William Hecker 1925 - 1938
W. A. Davis 1920s & 1930s
Edward L. Meyer 1933 - 1935