Herbert Peck Crittenden was born on February 27, 1872 to Henry M. and Amelia Crittenden in Iowa. His siblings were Alfred, Earnest, and Mable. At the age of 27, Herbert married Mary Christiancy in Detroit on February 14, 1899. While we do not have Herbert's complete service history, here is what we do know. From 1905-1910 he was the First Assistant Keeper at Whitefish Point. From 1910-1913 he was the Head Keeper at Gull Rock lighthouse. Gull Rock was automated in 1913 and the responsibility for the lighthouse was transferred to Manitou Island Lighthouse. From 1913-1916? Herbert was the Head Keeper at Manitou Island Lighthouse. From 1921-1927 he was the Head Keeper at Crisp Point Lighthouse. In 1927 he transferred to Martin Reef Light until 1928.
It appears that Herbert passed away on February 6, 1947 in Monterey, California.