John Houseal Furse

John Houseal Furse (20 April 1880 – 30 September 1907) was an officer in the United States Navy, 
whose active service lasted from 1901 until his death at sea in 1907.

Furse, born 20 April, 1880 in South Carolina, was a member of the United States Naval Academy class 
of 1901. His first service was in the Asiatic Station or Asiatic Squadron, where he served in Manila during a scientific expedition, as well as on other ships. Returning to the United States, he joined USS Illinois (BB-7) 29, September 1904, and on her served in Cuban waters. Lieutenant Furse died on board USS Illinois (BB-7) 30, September 1907, of injuries received fighting a storm which threatened his ship.