Florida Fallen Stories

Photo courtesy of Mark Krancer

Paul Otha Webb

Boy 1st class. Son of William Harrison Webb (1853-1910) and Verona McDaniel (1867-1958), both native Kentuckians who moved to St. Petersburg about 1905. One of nine children, Webb was born on April 28, 1900. He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard at St. Petersburg on March 29, 1917. Home address: 819 4th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, where both his mother and a sister also lived. An older brother, Atha Leo Webb (1898-1933), served in an artillery unit in France. Paul Webb’s name is included on the World War Heroes Memorial in Williams Park, St. Petersburg. (USCG Service Card; Veterans Administration Master Index)




Paul Otha Webb was on board the USCGC Tampa. To read about the Tampa, please click here.