Florida Fallen Stories

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James (Jimmie) Jenkins Adams, Jr.

Cabin Steward, African American. Born in Key West on December 30, 1894. Enlisted in U.S. Coast Guard at Boston, Massachusetts, on August 7, 1913; age 18 years, 7 months. Employed by the Ybor City Ice Company prior to enlistment. Next of kin: Mrs. Amelia Anne Culmer Brown (mother), 829 Thomas Street, Key West, Florida. Adams was also married to Myrtle Chipchase on May 29, 1917. (Sources: USCG Service Card; Veterans Administration Master Index)

James (Jimmie) Jenkins Adams, Jr. was on board the USCGC Tampa. To read about the Tampa, please click here.