Monday, February 29, 2016

Monday Mailbox: The USS Farragut

USS Farragut (TB-11) off Mare Island Navy Yard circa 1899Dear readers,

I received this letter Friday in response to my article and photos of Leavenworth prisoners wearing hats.

---The Insider


Dear Ancestry Insider,

What is of interest to me is Mr. Ames' hat and the ribbon.  It says U.S.S. Farragut.

W. H. Ames, Inmate Number 8757, at Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary

USS Farragut may refer to:

With his conviction being in 1913, he must (assuming the picture was taken before his sentencing and not some years after) have served on the torpedo boat.

Enjoy looking at the different ships; they are found by entering the ship's name, clicking on the most recent and then clicking on the link at the top to show all ships bearing the name.

Howland Davis

Dear Howland,

I love it! This is why genealogy is so fun. What other hobby or vocation bids you learn about prisons, uniforms, ships, militaries, histories (personal and macro), and photo examination, all in one afternoon? Thanks for sharing.

---The Insider

P.S. Happy Leap Day, everyone!

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