Florida Fallen Stories

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William Leonard Felton

Ordinary Seaman. Enlisted Dry Tortugas, Florida, April 12, 1917, age 16 years, 5 months. Next of kin: Mrs. Carrie Elizabeth Gay Felton (mother), 616 Ashe Street, Key West. Both of his parents were Bahamians, and they had as many as seven children. His mother was born in Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, in 1882, while his father, William Henry Felton, was born in Rock Sound, Eleuthera, in 1864. (USGC Service Card)


William Leonard Felton was on board the USCGC Tampa. To read about the Tampa, please click here.