|Death: ||Sep., 1876|
2nd lt c 4th nj inf
Capt. Samuel H. Cavileer, of Fort Republic, was lost at sea in September, 1876. During the civil war he served with great credit and came home a lieutenant. He was Sheriff of Atlantic County during the years of 1868, 1869 and 1870, and was elected by the Republican party to the Legislature in 1871, and re-elected in 1872. After conclusion of his legislative labors, Capt. Cavileer opened a store at Port Republic, which he attended until he again became desirous to follow the sea.
The tempest in September, 1876, was the most severe experienced at Atlantic City for the previous ten years. The intense force of the wind snowócapped the breakers, and drove the tides in which washed away the frail boardwalk, upsetting bath houses and sweeping away Pavilions. No dwellings were injured.
Saint Pauls Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery
New Jersey, USA
Created by: Gregory Speciale
Record added: Sep 12, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15707923