Thursday, June 14, 2012

Lodrick Brown

Lodrick Brown is buried at the Perkins Cemetery in Erie County, Ohio. Mr. Brown was born on September 8, 1800 and he died on May 21, 1882. The United States Coast Guard's website pertaining to Lighthouses states that Lodavick Brown served as the Keeper of the Marblehead Lighthouse from 1849 to 1853.

A quick search on WorldConnect indicates that Lodavick Brown was the son in law of William Kelly, the builder of the Marblehead Lighthouse. Lodrick/Lodavick Brown was married to William's daughter Margaret. Cemetery records state that Mrs. Margaret Brown's death date was March 11, 1877. Mr. and Mrs. Brown's daughter Eunice Brown Dewitt worked tirelessly on the home front during World War One. She knit over one hundred pairs of socks for the soldiers overseas.

The Marblehead Lighthouse, so closely connected to the Kelly and Brown families, still stands today as a beacon on the Great Lakes. Thousands of tourists visit the Lighthouse every year.

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