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Keepers of the Light


This list has been updated with information from the Rock Island Guide Book published by the Friends of Rock Island:


Keepers Years
David E. Corbin 1837-1852
Willis W. Allen 1852-1853
Ira Cass 1853-1855
Joseph LeCuyer, Sr. 1855-1857
Simon Allaird 1857-1859
Frank Sawyer 1859-1861
Martin Trobee 1861-1865
Abraham Capers 1865-1870
William Betts 1870-1886
Jesse Miner 1886-1898
Louis Hutzler 1898-1899
F.W. Raether 1899
Lawrence Brown 1899-1902
Charles Boshka 1902-1911
Edward Cornell 1911-1928
John Fitzgerald 1928-1942
Ray Buttars 1942-1946

Assistant Keepers Years
Jack Arnold 1837-1846
Abraham Grover 1866-1868
Mrs. Capers 1868-1870
James Fuller 1870-1872
Emily Betts 1872-1882
Jens Jacobsen 1889-1897
Charles Boshka 1897-1902
John Fitzgerald 1902-1828
Earl Malloch 1928-1942
Frank Kusmierczyk 1943-1944
Ernie Lockhart 1946


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