Captain Charles H. Davis and his second wife Delia (Overton), shown here in front of the new Admiralty Head Lighthouse, were the first occupants of the new elaborate light station. Delia, who was born in 1861, and Charles were married in 1903; she was 29 years younger than Charles.
The new two-story keepers’ Admiralty Head Lighthouse residence, with its attached tower, designed by famed lighthouse architect Carl Leick, was said to be the most modern and comfortable in Washington state. It had three upstairs bedrooms, a dining room, living room, laundry room, kitchen, and an indoor bathroom. Access to the tower was gained through the dwelling’s foyer. Delia Davis died at the lighthouse on September 27, 1913. Charles, now a widower for a second time, dropped dead of a heart attack at the lighthouse on January 8, 1914, only a few short months after the death of his second wife. At the time of his death, at the age of 81, he was one of the oldest lighthouse keepers in the nation.
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