More About Joseph Noah Singleton

Joseph Singleton was born on October 15, 1879 to Thomas and Elizabeth Singleton. His siblings were Easa, Bertha, Gertrude, Maud, and Rollie. He started his career at age 30 with the U.S. Lighthouse Service on October 22, 1909. He and his wife, Martha Elizabeth, had four sons named John, Charlie, Tom, and Roy. Joseph served as Keeper at Charity Island, Two Harbors, and Crisp Point (1927-1939). He retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in 1939. Joseph passed away in September 1964 and was laid to rest in the Forest Home Cemetary in Newberry, Michigan.

Photo by Walter M. Sands

The following three pictures were from the dedication ceremony conducted on July 3, 2016 where a USLHS grave marker was placed at Joseph Singleton's gravesite.

The following six pdf files are an interview by Charles Brill with Tom Singleton, one of Joe Singleton's sons. Tom recounts many of the adventures he had growing up as a lighthouse keeper's son. This article was originally printed in the Summer of 2000 in The Keeper's Log.



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