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William Wellesley DEMERITT

William Wellesley DEMERITT, Senior Lighthouse Engineer and Superintendent of Lighthouse, Seventh District. Member of Association American Society of Continuing Education; Chamber of Commece; American National Red Cross Organiz.; National Association of Audubon Society; Florida Audubon Society, The Avicultural Society of American; National Geography Society; Mason, 32°; Shriner; I.O.R.M.; l. O.O.F.; Woodmen of the World; B.P. O. E.

Background

  • DEMERITT, William Wellesley was born on July 20, 1880 in Key West, Florida, United States.

  • Education

    • Public Schools; Correspondence Schools. Private teachers; (United States Licensed Chief Engineer of Ocean Steam Vessels of any gross tons and Chief Engineer of Vessels of any gross tons propelled by Gas, Fluid, Naptha, or Electric Motors.).

    Career

    • Entered Lighthouse Service as coal passer on United States.L.H. Tender Laurel. Passed United States Steamboat Inspection Service examination for license as Second Assistant Engineer Ocean steam vessels of any tonnage. Appointed Assistant Engineer, United States.L.H. Tender Magrove, 1900.

      Promoted to Engineer, United States.L.H. Tender Magrove, 1905. Promoted to United States.L.H. Inspector of Machinery New York Ship Building Company, Camden, New Jersey. Promoted to Engineer, United States L. H. Tender Hibisus.

      1908; transferred to Engineer, United States.L.H. Tender Magrove. 1910. Promoted to Superintendent, L.H. Service and assigned to 7 L.H. District, 1911. Promoted to Inspector in charge of 7 L. H. District, 1913.

      Served during the entire World War in 7th Naval District.

    Membership

    Member of Association American Society of Continuing Education. Chamber of Commece; American National Red Cross Organiz. National Association of Audubon Society.

    Florida Audubon Society, The Avicultural Society of American. National Geography Society. Mason, 32°; Shriner; I.O.R.M.

    L. O.O.F.; Woodmen of the World. B.P. O. E. Clubs: Rotary, Key West Country, Shrine, Motor.

    Connections

    • Spouse Claudia Alberta Demeritt, Key West, Florida.
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