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2548. Clifford Blye Hermann886 was born on 13 Jan 1880 in Salem, Marion County, Oregon.570,886,1614 He died on 16 Sep 1957 in Tillamook County, Oregon.1615

• 1910 Census for Tatoosh Island, Clallam County, Washington shows Clifford Hermann, 30, "Assistant, W.L.L.H.", and Audrey A., 28, his wife of five years.

• World War I draft registration card, signed 8 Oct 1918, shows Clifford Blye Hermann, born 13 Jan 1880, a resident of 303 Custom House, Portland, Oregon. He is employed as a lightkeeper for the U.S. Lighthouse Service on Destruction Island off the coast of Washington. Nearest relative is his father, James B. Hermann of 803 24th Anacostas, Hidalgo, Washington. Clifford Blye Hermann is described as of medium height with a stout build, gray eyes, dark hair, and one eye slightly crossed.

• 1930 Census for Haceta, Lane County, Oregon shows Clifford B. Hermann, 50, a lighthouse keeper, and Audrey A., 48, his wife of 25 years.

• Obituary from The Headlight Herald (Tillamook, Oregon), 19 Sept 1957:
Funeral Services for Captain Clifford Blye Hermann, late of 605 Laurel Avenue, Tillamook, were conducted on Thursday, September 18 at 10:00 a.m. in the Memorial Chapel of Lundberg and Son with Tillamook Lodge No. 57 A.F. & A.M. in charge, Worshipful Master Charles Graham and Chaplain Norman Burdick presiding. Clifton Walters sang "God Be With You" and "Crossing the Bar" accompanied by Mrs. Violet Sandefur at the console of the Hammond Organ.

Captain Hermann was a native Oregonian, born in Salem Oregon on January 13, 1880 and passed away September 16, 1957 in Tillamook, Oregon at the age of 71 years, eight months and three days. He was united in marriage in Portland, Oregon on February 18, 1905 to Audrey Anna Waller, also a native Oregonian. The Couple observed their golden wedding anniversary at reception here two years ago last spring.

Captain Hermann spent 45 years in the Light House Service, now a department of the Coast Guard, entering about the time of his marriage. Prior to that he had been engaged in the dangerous "Life Saving Service" as it was called at the time. The Hermanns were stationed the entire time along the Oregon and Washington Coast with almost 25 years at Heceta Head Light House where Captain Hermann was in charge.

The veteran, light house keeper retired at the age of 70 in January of 1950 and at that time was awarded the, Albert Follatin medal, for his nearly 58 years of faithful service and excellent record. He was the first civilian to be so honored at that time and the award was Captain Hermann's most prized possession. Following his retirement the couple made their home in Tillamook where they have made a host of friends. The Captain with his black cocker spaniel was a familiar sight walking along the streets near his home, and will be greatly missed.

He was a member of San Juan Lodge, No. 175 A. F. & A. M. and The Scottish Rite Lodge of Eugene Oregon, a 32nd degree Mason, and a life member of the Elks Lodge at Coos Bay.

In addition to his beloved wife, Audrey A Hermann of Tillamook, he is also survived by two nieces and six nephews. Two nephews, Carroll and Lloyd Adams also reside in Tillamook.

Clifford Blye Hermann and Audrey Ann Waller were married on 18 Feb 1905 in Portland, Oregon.1614,1616 Audrey Ann Waller1616,1617 (daughter of Oliver Franklin Waller and Barbara J. Bedwell) was born on 11 Aug 1882 in Monmouth, Polk County, Oregon.1616,1617 She died on 1 Sep 1969 in Rockaway, Tillamook County, Oregon.1617,1618 She was buried in Willamette Memorial Park, Albany, Linn County, Oregon.1617

• Obituary from The Headlight Herald (Tillamook, Oregon), 4 Sept 1967:

Mrs. Audrey Anna Hermann, 87, of Rockaway, died there September 1 following an extended illness. She was born in Monmouth, August 11, 1882 and had lived in Rockaway for two and one half years. She was a member of Vesta Chapter No. 703, Order of Eastern Star.

Graveside services will be held today (Thursday) at 1:30 p.m., at Willamette Memorial Park, Albany.

She is survived by nephews, Lloyd and Carroll M Adams, Tillamook; John Adams, Klamath Falls, and Oliver Adams, Eureka, California; nieces, Mrs. Joseph (Barbara) Gray, Albany, and Mrs. Merle (Essel) Short of Eugene.

Lundberg and Sons were in charge of arrangements.