Florida Fallen Stories

Photo courtesy of Mark Krancer

Jacob Darling Nix

Ship’s Writer. Nix was born in Hampton, South Carolina, on July 31, 1888. By 1910 he moved to Tampa, where he worked as a stenographer for Exchange National Bank. He and Wambolt Sumner (see below) worked in the same bookkeeping department in the bank. On March 15, 1915, Nix married Esther A. DeLong in Tampa. (Veterans Administration Master Index)



Jacob Darling Nix was on board the USCGC Tampa. To read about the Tampa, please click here.